Prime Minister comments on the positive impact Loughborough University has on sport

On Wednesday 3 April, Nicky Morgan MP and Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the House of Commons and acknowledged the success of both Loughborough University and Team GB athletes who recently competed in the Special Olympics.

In the Commons Chamber, Nicky Morgan said: “In Loughborough, we’re very proud of Loughborough University being the best university in the world for sports-related subjects.

“But one of the groups of athletes that have been much under-sung in recent weeks is our Team GB athletes who took part in the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi.

“127 athletes returned with 169 medals – over 60 gold.”

Prime Minister Theresa May responded with: “I’m very happy to join her [Nicky Morgan] and I’m sure everybody across this House will join me in congratulating our GB team in the significant haul of medals they brought back from those Special Olympics.

“And can I also say how much we value Loughborough University and the work it does on sport-related matters.”

You can watch the House Of Commons extract here.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport.

The University has been awarded five stars in all areas according to the independent QS Stars university rating scheme. It has also been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2017.

Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019 and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.