Loughborough University

 History

  • Founded in 1909 as a small technical institute. Became Loughborough College and then Loughborough College of Technology.
  • In 1966 became Loughborough University of Technology, the UK's first technological university. Renamed Loughborough University in 1996.
  • Land acquisitions in 2003, 2006 and 2010 have made Loughborough one of the country's largest single-site campuses, with over 438 acres of land.
  • n autumn 2015, the University will open a second campus, Loughborough University in London, on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offering postgraduate teaching, research and enterprise opportunities.

 Location and Transport

  • Located on the edge of the market town of Loughborough. The cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby are easily accessible. London is 90 minutes away.
  • A safe, single-site campus provides plenty of open space, gardens and sports areas interspersed with academic buildings and student accommodation.
  • Loughborough railway station is 3 km (2 miles) away, the M1 1.6km (1 mile), and East Midlands Airport 14.5 km (9 miles). A shuttle bus operates between campus and the town/railway station.