Loughborough University

Location of university

Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
Location of university
6.8 / 10
 

(based on ratings in 2016)

2018

"Our campus is one of the biggest in the country so it's basically it's own mini town. There's even an enterprise park with small and medium businesses operating there. Everything is conveniently located on campus but, if you still find it a bit far to walk, there is always the free campus shuttle bus that runs every five minutes or so. There are loads of events on all the time to suit everybody's interests including sports, volunteering and even adventure things such as a charity skydive."
"The university is in a great location. It is right next to the town centre and train station but there is so much to do on campus that you rarely have to venture into town. The campus is amazing and has pretty much everything you could want and more. The facilities are great, especially the gyms as we have top athletes training in the same facilities. Some student accommodation is amazing while some is not great so it depends what you pick and how much you're willing to pay."
"It's a great location as the town and campus are of a great size and feel safe. There's not loads to do but we're able to keep busy with sport and societies. It's easy to get to town and around campus on the bus."
"The campus is so nice and the facilities are modern and very useful. There's a huge library and plenty of buildings to study in etc. Halls are all close together and the gym is good too but very expensive. Campus is quite far from town (half an hour walk) and there is only housing in between town and the uni. The town is very small and there's not a great deal of things to do."
"The facilities and campus are excellent. William Morris halls were great to live in and in a great location. Town activities are limited but other cities are not far away."
"There are lots of sports facilities available in the university itself. It's a lovely area in terms of walks and green spaces and the park in the town is absolutely gorgeous (if small). Beacon Hill is reasonably close as a place to go and watch the sunset. However, most other things require cars and there aren't many local tourist attractions."
"The location is rather quiet and there's not much to do in town or on nights out. The facilities are pretty good and are always upgraded so the gyms are great. There's lots of student accommodation to chose from so you'll find one that suits your needs and even more accommodation is being built this year. There are lots of sports going on during the day and we have the gym, classes, cafés and places to eat."
"Everything is on campus and it's the students that make it a good place. Loughborough doesn't have much to offer but it has enough to satisfy basic needs. It's also relatively close to lots of main cities."

2016

"The campus is beautiful and it's so nice to have everything in one place, especially as all the facilities are top quality. The student accommodation is lovely and it was nice to be given the opportunity to stay in halls for a second year."
"Location is not ideal for me as it's a small town. The campus is lovely but a bit too spread out and getting into town is a pain. Student accommodation is pretty good and facilities are generally good, although the design is somewhat tasteless in some buildings."
"The location isn't bad, there are various larger cities and towns surrounding Loughborough, meaning you can travel a short distance for a 'night out'. The campus is very large, which I like, and has essentially everything you need on site."
"Great campus with outstanding facilities, especially the gym. Student accommodation is also very good. The town can be a little dull sometimes."
"It's a huge campus filled with sport facilities! If you are looking for the city life it's not the best place but it's a nice, lovely town with a majority student population."
"A nice campus with lots of green space, the facilities are mostly in good condition and buildings are always being improved. The accommodation is generally nice, lots of different halls to choose from. Also the town is nice, missing some of the big shops but Leicester/Derby/Nottingham are all easy to access from Loughborough."
"The town is small, but has everything you need (besides a Nandos... But they're building one!). The campus is large, but there is a bus that is free and goes from one end to the other. It's always tidy, and easy to get around. The facilities are mostly new builds, so are all of high quality. Also, if the building isn't new, it has been recently renovated. The halls are fantastic. Most of them, again, are newly built or have been refurbished. They allow you to have inter-hall rivalry, which establishes a fantastic community and family feel to living in halls. I loved it!"
"As Loughborough is a small town everything is within walking distance. The only difficulty is that the train station is at the opposite end of town to the campus, but there is a frequent bus that runs this route. There is also a large amount of housing available between the university and town which can be ideal in later years when you may want to be equidistant from both."
"The campus is amazing and has everything you need on it: doctors, dentist, hairdressers, shops etc."
"Student housing is decent and fairly priced. Campus has everything you need and a lot of fun in first year."

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