Loughborough University (London Campus)
Loughborough University London accommodation
If you are thinking about studying at Loughborough University’s London campus, you will be living in one of the world’s most iconic cities.
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Where is the Loughborough University London campus located?
Loughborough University’s London campus is located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. It’s right next to the London Olympic Stadium, the site of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The campus is at the heart of Here East - a new, dynamic innovation quarter on the east side of the city. Here East is an exciting community of creatives, organisations, and educational providers.
Surrounded by world-class sporting facilities, parklands, and cafes, the campus’s unique location provides a stimulating environment for students.
Close to campus there are lots of shops, restaurants, and cafes.
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park also offers quick access to many iconic sporting venues from the London 2012 Olympic Games, including the London Stadium, London Aquatics Centre, and the Copper Box Arena.
Right next to the Olympic Park is the Westfield Stratford City, the fourth biggest shopping centre in the United Kingdom.
A free shuttle bus connects Here East to all major transport stations in Stratford, so exploring the rest of London will be easy.
A vibrant city with a friendly, multi-cultural atmosphere, London is bursting with character and diversity. Highly cosmopolitan and fashionable, the words ‘boredom’ and London do not go together. With venues, events, and activities to suit everyone, there is no shortage of interesting things to see and do.
Studying at Loughborough University London campus
With a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with business and industry leaders, and tremendous achievements in sports, Loughborough University is one of the UK’s leading universities.
Named the University of the Year in the 2020 Whatuni Student Choice Awards, Loughborough is a highly rated university. It was ranked as the 256th best university in the world in the 2023 QS World University Rankings. QS has also given Loughborough a 5-star rating.
A seven-time recipient of the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education, Loughborough has developed into an exceptional, internationally renowned university.
It is upon that award-winning reputation and world-class teaching in which Loughborough University London was born. Established exclusively for postgraduate study and research, Loughborough University London offers innovative and forward-thinking master’s and Ph.D. degrees.
Like the main campus, it offers a truly outstanding immersive and stimulating learning experience, but in one of the world’s most iconic cities.
It brings together world-leading scholars, innovative thinkers, creatives, dynamic organisations, and future leaders in a collaborative, innovative, and inspiring learning environment delivering one of the best postgraduate experiences in the UK.
Loughborough London also continues Loughborough University’s success as one of the country’s top research-led universities.
Loughborough London is renowned for the excellence and relevance of its research. It collaborates with voluntary organisations, businesses, and the public to influence global social, cultural, and economic change. These collaborations ensure its research programmes are fuelled by real-world issues and genuine industry challenges.
The university’s pioneering research helps improve people’s lives, shape public policy, and improve the efficiency of businesses and industries.
Loughborough University London also ensures its students have access to everything they need to succeed in their studies.
The university’s 9,000 square metres of collaborative learning space provide fantastic facilities that are fully equipped with the latest and highest quality state-of-the-art technology and amenities to help maximise students’ full academic potential.
The library holds more than 5,000 books and provides access to over 1.2 million e-books. The campus offers a range of versatile workspaces that cater to independent study, group activities, and collaborative projects.
Loughborough London student life
The superb learning facilities are not the only thing that make the London campus an exciting place to study.
The campus cafe offers a selection of Fairtrade teas and coffee, as well as sandwiches, baked goods, and snacks. It also offers a tasty menu of breakfast and lunch options throughout the year.
There’s plenty to see and do outside of campus as well. The surrounding area boasts an exciting range of cafes, restaurants, shops, and parks.
Canalside, located a couple of minutes from campus, has an array of restaurants and bars by the Lee Canal, most of which offer student discounts.
The vibrant social space is the perfect spot for a bite to eat whilst watching the narrow boats along the canal.
Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre, just a 10-minute walk from campus, is home to 250 shops and about 70 eateries. After a busy day on campus, you can also catch a film at the Vue Cinema inside the shopping centre.
History of Loughborough University
Loughborough University’s history dates back to 1909 when it opened its doors to students interested in attending evening classes in technical subjects as well as science and art.
In its early years, the school emulated the Oxbridge colleges with students wearing gowns to lectures.
During World War I (1914-1918), the institute helped train workers for the munitions industry, acting as an “instructional factory.”
After the war, it split into four separate colleges:
- Loughborough Training College (teacher training)
- Loughborough College of Art (art and design)
- Loughborough College of Further Education (technical and vocational training)
- Loughborough College of Technology (technology and science)
Loughborough College of Technology would become the nucleus of Loughborough University.
In April 1966, Loughborough College of Advanced Technology was awarded its Charter before being renamed Loughborough University of Technology that same year.
After evolving into a more traditional university by diversifying its academic offerings with the introduction of the humanities, arts, and sciences, Loughborough University dropped the “of Technology” from its name in 1996.
In 2015, the Loughborough University London campus was opened in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near Loughborough University London campus
How can I book private student flats near Loughborough London on Student.com?
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Do you offer both shared and private student apartments?
Yes, we offer both private and shared accommodation. Here are the three types of student apartments we offer in London:
Shared Rooms – This room type accommodates two or more people sharing the same bedroom. Other living spaces, like kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms are also shared.
Private Room – This room type offers a private bedroom, used by just one student. Depending on the property, your bathroom may be either shared or private. Other facilities are shared with tenants from other rooms.
Entire Place – This is a fully private studio property. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette, without having to share with anyone.
Do you offer postgraduate accommodation?
Yes. As long as you’re a full-time student, you can book any accommodation with Student.com.
Are bills included in the rent?
It depends on the property, but typically, all bills are included in your rent. However, ensure that this is the case with the property you want to book. You’ll find this information on the property page of each property.
Are the apartments fully furnished?
Most of the student apartments we list in London are rented fully furnished. This is not always the case though, so make sure you find out before booking if the property is furnished or not. You can find this info on the property page of each property, and you can always give us a call to discuss your options. Our booking consultants will be able to recommend furnished properties for you.