Student accommodation in Loughborough
If you are planning on making this small but enchanting town your home while studying, you can make the most of your experience with comfortable and convenient student accommodation with Student.com.
We offer a varied range of options from self-contained private studios to shared student lets.
Like with all the cities we offer uni accommodation for, our Loughborough properties are designed to suit a variety of needs and preferences. If you need further information don’t hesitate to give us a call, or message us on live chat.
Get to know Loughborough
Though small and often overshadowed by its nearby Midlands neighbours, Loughborough is an impressive place to visit in its own right.
So built for students is Loughborough that some view it as a university with a town supporting it instead of a town with a university in it.
However you choose to spin it, Loughborough is a vibrant town with shops, restaurants, bars, and clubs built around its huge student population.
It might be small and historic but make no mistake Loughborough has lots to offer students from cultural activities to outdoor attractions to an active nightlife. If you visit its quaint food market you’ll likely find everything you need while the Carillon Court Shopping Centre in the centre of the town also has a lot to offer.
Within walking distance surrounding the centre you’ll find cinemas, gyms, banks and several other things a student would need.
Student life in Loughborough
This little East Midlands town offers enough thrills on a night out while still maintaining its warm and quiet nature. There are several quality pubs, restaurants, as well as cocktail bars and nightclubs across the town.
Be it fast food, high-class dinners, or traditional English pub food, there are several options for students to grab a bite to eat with friends during downtime. You can head to the popular Griffin, which is perfect for a tasty lunch, high-end boozer, and televised sports or to the well-known Wetherspoons chain pubs for a cheaper yet still tasty meal. Slightly out of the city centre, The Paget Arms is a fantastic student pub where you can also enjoy great and affordable food and drinks.
If you prefer something more chill, you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee or some dessert at one of the several cafés in Loughborough.
For true chocolate lovers, Chocolate Alchemy offers a great variety of chocolate bars, slabs, tasting boxes, bake jars and much more. Fifty Three is a unique gem in the heart of Loughborough offering homemade rolls, coffees, and cakes. If you’re into Italian dessert, Dolcino offers a wide variety including crepes, waffles, shakes, smoothies and of course ice cream.
The university’s student union stages several entertainment events such as Stupid Tuesdays, Hey Ewe, or FND while you’ll also find students’ nights off-campus in venues such as Echo’s or Firefly.
Also, the town hosts fairs, markets, and other annual events throughout the year.
Things to do in Loughborough
For a good day out there are some cool leisure spots, cultural sights, and museums in Loughborough.
The town’s popular climbing venue, The Climbing Station, is the perfect place for a rigorous and fun climbing workout.
Right next to the Climbing Station you can find the Great Central Railway, the UK’s only main line heritage railway.
The Alton Towers theme park, with its white-knuckle rides and daredevil rollers coasters, is also a community favourite. It’s located just east of Stoke-on-Trent, about an hour’s drive from Loughborough.
Loughborough is cheap
What makes Loughborough ideal for students is that you can experience all of this without burning all the cash from your student loan.
Living in Loughborough as a student is relatively cheap. You can get a lot for your money at pubs and restaurants with the average pint costing around 3 pounds.
Moreover, getting around is also quite cheap. Located smack in the middle of the UK, Loughborough provides affordable and easily accessible transport links to both the North and the South of England. The town is less than 15 minutes from Nottingham and Leicester, 1 hour from Sheffield and a bit over an hour from Birmingham and London.
Where to study in Loughborough
Loughborough University is a perennial fixture in many of the UK’s top university rankings. It was ranked 6th in the country in the Complete University Guide for 2021 and 7th in the 2021 Guardian University ranking.
More importantly, it’s ranked as one of the best universities in student satisfaction. This makes it a frequent front-runner in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, an annual survey of UK undergraduates. It was also named the 2015 Student Choice University of the Year.
University of Loughborough is the best in the world in sports-related subjects
It might be renowned for great student experience but it’s impossible to talk about Loughborough University without mentioning sports. If you’re interested in studying something sports-related, you’ll be in for a treat in Loughborough. The QS World University Rankings has ranked Loughborough University as the best university in the world for studying sports-related subjects four times in a row in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
One of the main reasons for this is its world-class facilities. The university has two high-quality gyms, rugby, football, and cricket pitches, athletics tracks, tennis courts, and a beautiful Olympic size swimming pool.
Several notable sporting personalities have passed through Loughborough such as former world record holder and current World Athletics CEO Sebastian Coe and Paula Radcliffe, world champion and three-time winner of the London Marathon.
Frequently asked questions about student housing in Loughborough
How do I apply for a student let on Student.com?
If you’ve selected your preferred student property you’d like to live in you can request to book it for the dates you need it by clicking “Book Now.” If you’re not quite ready to book yet and would like some more information, click “Enquire”.
We’ll then ask you to leave your contact details so that one of our booking consultants can call you and take you through the next steps of the booking process, or answer any further enquiries you may have.
Student.com does not charge you anything for this service: you’ll only need to pay a deposit to secure your booking and your rent. Both of these are paid directly to the landlord.
What are the different types of uni accommodation you offer?
We currently offer three different types of student accommodation in Loughborough
The Shared Rooms we list will take two or more people sleeping in the same bedroom while the other facilities like kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms are shared with occupants of other rooms.
In a Private Room you’ll get your own bedroom and depending on the property, either a private or a shared bathroom. Other facilities will be shared with tenants from other rooms.
Those who book an Entire Place will get a fully self-contained studio property with a private bedroom, bathroom and a kitchenette.
Can you arrange a viewing for me?
Sure. Get in touch with us and our booking consultants will gladly arrange a viewing for you before you book the property.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes. You’ll need to pay the landlord a deposit to secure the booking. Your booking consultant can give you more information on this once you’re ready to book.