The sporting centre of the UK, Loughborough has a longstanding history in producing the greatest athletes our country has to offer. In fact, with more than 250 international athletes studying and training at Loughborough University, it is easy to see why it was highlighted as The Sunday Times University of the Year in 2008/09. Also boasting the achievement of being the biggest employer in the City, the single site campus has a continuing international notoriety, which sees it rank amongst the best Universities in the country, each and every year.
First mentioned in the 1086 Doomsday Book, Loughborough town sits within the Charnwood borough of Leicestershire and combines a number of modern and historical attractions to ensure a multicultural student setting. Of course, with such a communal spirit on campus, Loughborough University plays host to more onsite leisure pursuits than most educational facilities; so be sure to keep your ear to the ground during fresher’s week to guarantee that you don’t miss out.
As a small town, Loughborough may not be a buzzing haven of night lights and loud music, but it can certainly offer everything any student could ask for. The Student Union promises great prices and themed nights from Tuesday to Friday, while those refusing to say goodbye to the big city feel can still enjoy fresh sounds at Echo’s night club and the ultra trendy Revolution Bar; and for those refusing to settle, easy transport to Nottingham will quickly introduce you to the nightlife shared by the residents of two large university campuses.
An eclectic selection of entertainment ranges from F1K Indoor Karting to the Reel Cinema, whilst the Caravelli Italian Restaurant, The Woodhouse and Moomba, ensure an equally enticing choice of dining to suit any taste, with a number of Michelin rated locales sure to whet the appetite.
Loughborough student halls are excellent on campus, but very highly sought after. Fortunately, we have a selection of equally stunning student accommodation in Loughborough, with a wide range of facilities and services on offer. To choose from the very best available, please take a look out our latest Loughborough accommodation list: