Loughborough University re-signs Armed Forces Covenant

The University has continued its commitment to supporting the military community by re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

Originally signed in 2016, the agreement commits the University to recognising the value of serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families through research; education and training; improving access to higher education; and promoting and advocating support to staff, students and the wider community.

Nine East Midlands universities made this commitment on 7 February at a ceremony held at the University of Leicester, attended by Loughborough University London Operations Director Chris Euden.

He commented: “It was an honour to represent Loughborough University at the ceremony. Loughborough has a long tradition of supporting the Armed Forces community and the re-signing of the covenant allows us to build upon this commitment in the years ahead.”

Chief of Defence People (CDP), Lieutenant General Richard Nugee CB CVO CBE, said: “I am delighted to see these institutions from the East Midlands higher education sector reaffirming their Armed Forces Covenant commitments. 

“In particular the commitment to encourage students to become Reservists, and paid leave for existing Reservists to undertake their annual training commitments is very welcome and sets a potent example for peer organisations in the education sector.”  

More information on the Armed Forces Covenant is available here.

View the press release on the Loughborough University website for further information and resources.

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 and its underpinning academic disciplines.

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

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. 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.