Situated between Leicester and Nottingham, Loughborough is a charming market town and home to Loughborough University
, one of Europe's leading sports universities, and to some stunning student accommodation.
Loughborough University benefits from one of the largest and greenest campuses in the UK. The Students' Union
building is home to 2 clubs, 5 bars, 5 shops and a pub complete with beer garden, all of which is within walking distance of UNITE's property The Holt
Spread across the university campus are leading sports facilities, including an international-standard 400m track and stadium, a range of grass, 3G and water-based pitches, and the National Cricket Performance Centre
, which is home to the England Cricket Team. In fact, Loughborough University's facilities are so advanced that they were used as the pre-Olympic Games training base for many national squads in 2012. This is a great place to live for students with sport in their hearts.
A number of gyms are within close proximity, including the campus-based student gyms
‘Powerbase’ and ‘LUFS’, and the public gym at Charnwood Leisure Centre
, offering great facilities during your student living in Loughborough.
For fans of professional sports, the close proximity to Leicester and Nottingham means you can see Leicester Tigers Rugby Club play a short train journey away, or pop into Nottingham to see the former European Champions Nottingham Forest Football Club.
The town centre, just a 10 minute walk or a 5 minute bus ride from The Holt
, is home to all the high streets banks and shops that you’d expect in a popular University town. Loughborough also benefits from many public parks which are highly popular with students, particularly in the summer. Many University students meet at Queens Park
or Cumberland Road Park to relax in the sunshine between lectures.
Loughborough’s train station offers regular services to London and neighbouring cities, such as Nottingham and Leicester. Birmingham New Street is just a 30 minute train journey away, which has links to the rest of the UK.
Additionally, the campus is located just 5 minutes’ drive from junction 23 of the M1 motorway which connects London to the North of England via the East Midlands. This makes Loughborough a great starting point for students exploring more of the UK at weekends and during university holidays.