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Student life in Loughborough

Student-friendly local haunts, an energetic student community, big vibrant cities and remarkably beautiful countryside nearby

Most hotspots in town, including Loughborough University, are just a short bus ride away. But on days when the weather is good, you’ll want to take in that crisp English air and walk - Loughborough is small enough to see all the best bits on foot.

When you’re not hitting the books, watching one of Loughborough University’s top-rated sports teams play or getting to know your classmates at the award-winning Student Union, you could find browsing the great high street shops in town. Stop by Market Place to pick up vintage knick knacks or fresh farm produce from the rolling Charnwood countryside surrounding the city.

When you fancy going further afield, hop on the train and you can be in the in famous London St. Pancras Station in just 80 minutes. From there, the possibilities are endless. If you're looking to go further, the East Midlands Airport is close by, and London Luton airport isn’t out of reach. You’ll find plenty of low-cost flights at both, enabling you to explore all around Europe.


A buzzing student town with top shopping and a dash of classic British countryside mixed in

Loughborough's University's active Student Union produces such a full calendar of activities and events that you could forget there are adventures to be had all around Loughborough. Here's our selection of our favourite places, to get you started.