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Loughborough University accommodation

Make your home close to the university’s beautiful 400-acre campus site that was once an old country house and estate with Loughborough University accommodation from Student.com.

We offer affordable shared and private student accommodation near Loughborough Uni and the town centre for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. You can choose from different types of student rooms from en-suite student lets to fully private studio apartments.

If you want more information on our offerings or have any questions, simply give us a call, or send us a quick message on the live chat on the bottom right-hand corner of this page.

Where is Loughborough University located? 

Loughborough University has two splendid campuses in the UK – one in the town of Loughborough in the Midlands in the heart of England and the other in London.

Loughborough campus

The university’s main campus is in Loughborough in the Borough of Charnwood in the county of Leicestershire. A small but busy market town with a vibrant history, Loughborough is home to about 66,000 people.

Loughborough is close to some fantastic countryside. The broad flat plain of the River Soar is at the centre of the area. To the east are some of England’s loveliest villages, including the rounded rolling hills of the Leicestershire Wolds. Close by is the historic Bradgate Park (from the 13th century) with roaming herds of red and fallow deer.

However, the town is much more than just countryside and bustling markets. It also provides the student essentials - plenty of open space, shopping, entertainment, and gardens.

Loughborough’s central location is also ideal for exploring further afield. The town is well served by road, rail, and air. Mainline road and rail networks link the town directly with the rest of the country. The University is less than two miles away from junction 23 of the M1 motorway and only 15 minutes from the East Midlands Airport by car. It is also only 1.5 hours by train from London, one hour from Birmingham, and two hours from Manchester and Leeds. Derby, Leicester, and Nottingham are some of the neighbouring cities.

Several tourist attractions, including the Peak District, Sherwood Forest, and the National Space Centre, are within reach of the Loughborough campus as well.

London campus

The university’s London campus sits on the east side of the city near Stratford. The campus is surrounded by many iconic world-class sporting facilities used in the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as cafés, shops, restaurants, and parklands.

Westfield Stratford City, the fourth biggest shopping centre in the UK, is also close to the campus just next to the Olympic Park.

Studying at Loughborough Uni

The public research university has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It also has strong links with businesses in various industries, as well as an unrivalled reputation in sports.

Loughborough University’s teaching quality has consistently scored highly in university league tables, such as the esteemed QS rankings as well as Government External Subject reviews.

The institution also possesses a global position as a centre for ground-breaking research. It is well known for research partnerships with multi-national businesses and long-standing collaborative links with many public and private sector organisations.

The university is also renowned for the relevance of its research, which is helping to improve the quality of people’s lives. It has 7 Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, a top 10 ranking in England for Research Intensity from the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), and a five-star rating for research from QS.

The university’s research strengths span engineering, mathematics, science, the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sport.

Student satisfaction

Delivering a high level of learning through teaching and research has earned the university respect, but it’s the exceptional overall university experience provided to its students that has earned Loughborough the most praise.

It has been named University of the Year three times (2015, 2018 and 2020) at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards and twice in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. It was also ranked the best university in England for overall student satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey.

Well-equipped campuses

Both of the university’s campuses boast state-of-the-art facilities equipping its students with everything they need to succeed in their studies and future careers.

The welcoming Loughborough site is a large single-site green campus. Its 440 acres of land is ordained with lots of green open spaces, landscaped gardens, and woods.

The London campus is equipped with the country’s largest concentration of world-class sporting facilities.

Both are interspersed with modern academic buildings and state-of-the-art facilities.

Enterprising

If you are entrepreneurial, then Loughborough is for you. From commercialising research through licensing and the formation of companies, the University has established an exceptional track record of fostering enterprise and innovation.

Loughborough partners with over 1,300 organisations of all sizes and across all sectors worldwide to drive innovation, boost performance, and help provide solutions to current and future challenges.

It inspires its students to be enterprising and provides an outstanding base for the nurturing of new graduate businesses. ‘The Studio,’ the University’s incubation hub, supports its graduates in the development of their business by providing resources, expertise, and knowledge.

In a survey carried out by Tech Nation 2020, Loughborough ranked 15th in the UK by number of spin-out companies.

Its enterprising culture has not gone unnoticed, and it won the Outstanding Entrepreneurial University of the Year award at the 2019 Times Higher Education Awards.

Loughborough Uni student life

Through a range of activities, clubs, societies, and services, the university helps to improve students’ lives academically, socially, and personally during their uni years.

Award-winning Student’s Union

While at Loughborough, you can get involved in many things, from societies to fundraising, volunteering, and playing sports. There are more than 100 clubs and societies for students to choose from, including political, cultural, skydiving, pole fitness, trading, real ales, drones, Disney, Harry Potter and Quidditch.

Most of these opportunities will come from the award-winning Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU), one of the best in the country. The union also provides students opportunities to give back to the community.

Community projects

The Students’ Union, through its Action team, organises many community projects across the region to engage with the community, change lives, inspire people, raise money for local charities, and support local schemes and causes.

Students can participate in a variety of projects covering areas such as working with both young and disadvantaged people, equality and diversity, community outreach, sport, and some international projects throughout the year.

In recognition of its impactful voluntary work, the university was awarded 1st place for Giving Back at the 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards, while ‘LSU Action’ won The Queen’s Award, the highest possible award for volunteer service in the UK.

LSU also received the 2020 Whatuni Students Choice Awards for The Best for Societies and Sports.

Loughborough University history  

The university has a long and proud history as an institution of further and higher education. In 1909, a small Technical Institute in the centre of Loughborough was established. Land was then acquired on the Burleigh Estate, which started the development of the university.

In 1966, in recognition of the excellence achieved by Loughborough College of Advanced Technology and its predecessor colleges, Loughborough was awarded its charter. It then became the Loughborough University of Technology, England’s first technological university. Thirty years later, it was renamed Loughborough University.

Several land acquisitions in 2003, 2006, and 2010 led to the establishment of the current glorious 440-acre main campus. 

In 2015, the London campus opened its doors on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Frequently asked questions about student rooms near Loughborough University

How can I book private student accommodation near Loughborough University on Student.com?

Booking a private student accommodation off-campus near Loughborough University on Student.com is very simple.

Our search, comparison, and location filters make it easy for you to find your ideal student property. Once you’ve chosen one that you like, go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’.

On the property page, you’ll need to choose your preferred type of room and the dates when you’ll want to book it for. After making your choice, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’. A booking consultant will soon reach out to you to answer any questions you may have and to guide you through the next steps of the booking process.

Why should I book private accommodation instead of university halls?

Booking private accommodation instead of university halls allows you more freedom in your choice of accommodation. You can book a place right next to your campus, or closer to the Loughborough town centre.

You’ll also be able to choose your preferred room type. Whether you want to save some money by sharing with flatmates, booking an en-suite room or going for a more luxurious option with a fully private studio flat, you’ll find it on Student.com.

Do you offer en-suite rooms and studio flats as well?

Yes. We offer three different room types:

Shared Rooms offer a shared bedroom with at least one roommate. With this room type, you’ll share your bathroom and kitchen with your roommate as well as other tenants from other rooms.

Private Rooms offer a private bedroom just for you. Depending on the property, your bathroom might be either private or shared. The kitchen is shared with other tenants from other rooms.

An Entire Place offers a fully self-contained studio apartment with private living facilities. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette without having to share anything with others.

Do you offer rooms located in the town centre?

Yes, we do. Many of the properties we list are right in the Loughborough town centre.

Do you offer accommodation also for postgraduate students?

Yes. As long as you are a full-time student, you can book any accommodation listed on Student.com.

Are bills included in the rent?

In most properties in Loughborough, all bills are included in the rent cost. However, make sure to check the property page of the accommodation you’re interested in to make sure this is the case with that particular property, as in some properties bills might not be included.

Are the apartments fully furnished?

Most of the apartments we list in Loughborough are all fully furnished. Some properties might be rented unfurnished though, so check the property page of the place you like to see if it’s rented furnished or unfurnished before making the booking.