Loughborough Uni Tops Poll

For the fifth year in a row Loughborough has been voted the best university by students.

It came top in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

The survey asked more than 13,000 undergraduates to rate their university on 21 different factors, from the quality of teaching to the social life on campus.

Loughborough scored highly for its sports facilities, campus environment, extracurricular activities, social life, students' union and library.

In second place was Sheffield University, and in third was the University of East Anglia.


How uni's rated in the East Midlands (out of 113):

2010 Position University 2009 Position
1 Loughborough University 1
20 University of Leicester 13
28 University of Nottingham 19
52 Nottingham Trent University 35
69 De Montfort University 62
70 University of Derby 54


Student Experience

Ann Mroz, editor of Times Higher Education, said:

"Our annual survey is well established as a benchmark of the student experience at each university.

"Unlike other polls, it asks students themselves to rate the factors they see as important."

Aaron Porter, president of the National Union of Students, said:

"This survey allows students a real voice to say what they think about their experiences and universities. As tuition fees are once again tripled students will increase the pressure on their universities to deliver a high standard of academic, social and environmental experience."