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This post is designed for everyone to doubt their choice of university before coming to Loughborough.

Pros:
+Amazing sports facilities but the con is that there are too many people using them, like gym. No matter which one you pick = always crowded.

+Wide accomodation choice (there are plenty of halls you can apply and although they differ in quality, location and catered/self-catered, all of them are decent).

+Many sports clubs and societies (the downside however is that many societies are not managed properly or fall apart, so its really hard to know what you are getting yourself into unless its simple stuff like computer games, which is actually organised quite well).

+Lecture capture and e-attendance, allows you to skip or review lectures as well ass registed electronically, if you do it through PC, you can do it on campus without being at the lecture hall. Downside is that not every lecturer agrees to record, so to some you have to attend all lectures.

+Students Union is indeed one of the best in the country, organises many different party events, international meetings, sometimes meetings with dogs and other destress stuff. They even organised a few fight nights, where students doing martial arts would fight in a proper ring and it is very decent.

+Decent library and many PC's available to use around campus. However, library is not designed for exam seasons, at that time it will be literally full.

Cons:
-Very basic healthcare facilities on campus for a Sports University. Say if you do sports and you get a more serious injuiry than you can cure yourself, you need to go back home to your doctor because the ones at University can't even diagnose you properly in many cases. (Also waiting queues are quite long, I asked for an x-ray and they said to wait 2 weeks, which is pointless if you think you might have broken or fractured a bone).

-Night life is dead, the point everyone sells to you is that you can go to: Derby, Nottingham or Leicester for a night out. That is true, you can but everyone ends up there probably once or twice a year max. Students Union is great but it gets boring quickly and the town only has 2-3 clubs and a few bars.

-Teaching methods are surface and boring, (at least in business school) are not worth the money. In a nutshell, every module is a squashed version of some academic book, which in some cases is identical to the slides. Then the lecturer tells you the short version of the book on slides (depends on the lecturer, in about half the cases I felt they were not interested in teaching at all). Last step is either the coursework or exam. At some point you will definitely feel that it is just a memory test rather than learning something worthwhile. As well as that, the teaching is very surface level and far from being practical or anything you can't find and learn on your own with some books.

-Placement, while for some it is a great choice to kick start a career, the university is very pushy with the placement rules. So you need to think of whether you do a placement before finishing the 1st year, as they might not allow you to go into the 3rd year straight (check the course, on their website if it has a 3 and 4 year option). Otherwise you can get stuck in the situation where you will be FORCED to do a the sandwich year, while you are being charged (1-2k for UK and above 3K for Internationals for the year + writing some crap dissertation for an obsolete diploma, which is used to squeeze the money of students). The placement around all courses also means that you might not finish university with your friends if they are from the same year but do not take a placement or if they are from the year below/above.

-Surroundings, for many it will get boring very soon. Simple terms - you either drink, do sports or study to keep yourself busy. Choice of eating out or shopping is very narrow too.

-Students, English culture is very dominant in the university, so if you are an international student, feeling like you belong there might be a matter of a chance and the people you meet.

-Gender split, the university has an overall gender ratio about 63% male and 37% female, depending on the course it will vary but it is noticable. If you are female, you might struggle to find a good group of girl friends but finding a decent looking & built guy will probably be not a problem. If you are male, finding mates will probably not be hard, there are plentry around but if you want to get a girlfriend, that will be very hard to do unless you lower your standards, as there are so many guys better than you in every aspect. And even if you are a 8/10 and above dude, it still might be of an issue as many get taken very quickly.

-Sports initiations & other dares, some of those are truly sickening, while others look completely absurd. I personally witnessed 2 rugby players wrestling naked while the crowd was cheering them up and other really cringy things.

-Dangerous town, although the University won't admit but stabbings and other incidents are quite frequent. In June 2019, there has been at least 1 stabbing, another person got slashed on the back of the head and a student overdosed on some low quality drugs.
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This post is designed for everyone to doubt their choice of university before coming to Loughborough.

Pros:
+Amazing sports facilities but the con is that there are too many people using them, like gym. No matter which one you pick = always crowded.

+Wide accomodation choice (there are plenty of halls you can apply and although they differ in quality, location and catered/self-catered, all of them are decent).

+Many sports clubs and societies (the downside however is that many societies are not managed properly or fall apart, so its really hard to know what you are getting yourself into unless its simple stuff like computer games, which is actually organised quite well).

+Lecture capture and e-attendance, allows you to skip or review lectures as well ass registed electronically, if you do it through PC, you can do it on campus without being at the lecture hall. Downside is that not every lecturer agrees to record, so to some you have to attend all lectures.

+Students Union is indeed one of the best in the country, organises many different party events, international meetings, sometimes meetings with dogs and other destress stuff. They even organised a few fight nights, where students doing martial arts would fight in a proper ring and it is very decent.

+Decent library and many PC's available to use around campus. However, library is not designed for exam seasons, at that time it will be literally full.

Cons:
-Very basic healthcare facilities on campus for a Sports University. Say if you do sports and you get a more serious injuiry than you can cure yourself, you need to go back home to your doctor because the ones at University can't even diagnose you properly in many cases. (Also waiting queues are quite long, I asked for an x-ray and they said to wait 2 weeks, which is pointless if you think you might have broken or fractured a bone).

-Night life is dead, the point everyone sells to you is that you can go to: Derby, Nottingham or Leicester for a night out. That is true, you can but everyone ends up there probably once or twice a year max. Students Union is great but it gets boring quickly and the town only has 2-3 clubs and a few bars.

-Teaching methods are surface and boring, (at least in business school) are not worth the money. In a nutshell, every module is a squashed version of some academic book, which in some cases is identical to the slides. Then the lecturer tells you the short version of the book on slides (depends on the lecturer, in about half the cases I felt they were not interested in teaching at all). Last step is either the coursework or exam. At some point you will definitely feel that it is just a memory test rather than learning something worthwhile. As well as that, the teaching is very surface level and far from being practical or anything you can't find and learn on your own with some books.

-Placement, while for some it is a great choice to kick start a career, the university is very pushy with the placement rules. So you need to think of whether you do a placement before finishing the 1st year, as they might not allow you to go into the 3rd year straight (check the course, on their website if it has a 3 and 4 year option). Otherwise you can get stuck in the situation where you will be FORCED to do a the sandwich year, while you are being charged (1-2k for UK and above 3K for Internationals for the year + writing some crap dissertation for an obsolete diploma, which is used to squeeze the money of students). The placement around all courses also means that you might not finish university with your friends if they are from the same year but do not take a placement or if they are from the year below/above.

-Surroundings, for many it will get boring very soon. Simple terms - you either drink, do sports or study to keep yourself busy. Choice of eating out or shopping is very narrow too.

-Students, English culture is very dominant in the university, so if you are an international student, feeling like you belong there might be a matter of a chance and the people you meet.

-Gender split, the university has an overall gender ratio about 63% male and 37% female, depending on the course it will vary but it is noticable. If you are female, you might struggle to find a good group of girl friends but finding a decent looking & built guy will probably be not a problem. If you are male, finding mates will probably not be hard, there are plentry around but if you want to get a girlfriend, that will be very hard to do unless you lower your standards, as there are so many guys better than you in every aspect. And even if you are a 8/10 and above dude, it still might be of an issue as many get taken very quickly.

-Sports initiations & other dares, some of those are truly sickening, while others look completely absurd. I personally witnessed 2 rugby players wrestling naked while the crowd was cheering them up and other really cringy things.

-Dangerous town, although the University won't admit but stabbings and other incidents are quite frequent. In June 2019, there has been at least 1 stabbing, another person got slashed on the back of the head and a student overdosed on some low quality drugs.
1. Is there not a Minor Injuries Unit at a local hospital which you can walk in for?
3. Business is boring anyway, I did a degree in it and it’s probably similar everywhere else.
4. Placement helped me to find a well paid job. The £1800 is meaningless to me as a result. It would be a lot harder to find a well paid job without a placement in my opinion as most people I meet at assessment centres had a placement. Surely you can’t be forced to do one if you can’t get it? People at my university automatically go onto the three year course if they didn’t get one.

I give up on the numbering system - students well I would say join societies to make friends. Also there is 17% international, 5% EU students. So there's quite a big international community...
https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui.../loughborough/

Sports initiations and dares - just don’t do them? You don’t have to give into peer pressure you could even join three weeks later and avoid all of those.... this is prevalent at all universities not exclusive to Loughborough.

Dangerous town - everywhere is kinda dangerous we don’t live in a utopia. Student overdose is their own fault....
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What did Loughborough do to you
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This is actually very helpfull given that I am a Loughborough Offer holder - I'm prob still going to go there though...
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I moved back to Loughborough and don’t see the problem with the town. I quite like it tbh
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Everyone has different tastes, if youre looking for a city uni go else where as things are very limited in loughborough and get repetitive in a very short time. time. The town is already dead but once theres holidays e.g summer christmas, easter the place becomes post apoloyptic.
If you dont care about being in a city or campus uni or prefer a calm place to study loughborough could be for you. Before deciding to go to any uni make sure to visit it and imagine yourself living there for 3+ years.
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Great, I'm a lesbian girl and was hoping to find a gf when i go to study there lol.
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Great, I'm a lesbian girl and was hoping to find a gf when i go to study there lol.
Join a women's sports team. The stereotypes are true apparently. There might have been one women's rugby player who wasn't into women, but the rest were. There's always LGBTQ+, they'll know better than me, ofc.
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Good morning

Thank you for posting - I'm sorry to hear that you encountered some difficulties whilst at Uni.

I'm a recent graduate from Loughborough University and I personally feel that the campus is a very warm and welcoming environment and I have truly loved my time in various clubs and societies which, in my experiences, have been very well ran.

I also undertook the option to do a placement year (which was not mandatory for my course) and found it to be an invaluable investment towards my future employability. The skills gained and the experience in a professional working environment massively helped me to focus on my studies in final year, and become more career-minded. For the business school, placement years are mandatory but this information is given in advance to starting the course!

Fortunately, we are very lucky on campus to have our own medical centre (doctors) whereby all Loughborough students, staff and community members can register, alongside having an urgent care centre which is approximately a 5-10 minute walk from the University. If necessary for emergencies, Leicester Royal Infirmary (hospital) is in close proximity so you're in safe hands at Loughborough!

All further information about Loughborough can be accessed via our website https://www.lboro.ac.uk/?external

Wishing you all the best on your future endeavours,

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(Original post by Anonymous)
This post is designed for everyone to doubt their choice of university before coming to Loughborough.

Pros:
+Amazing sports facilities but the con is that there are too many people using them, like gym. No matter which one you pick = always crowded.

+Wide accomodation choice (there are plenty of halls you can apply and although they differ in quality, location and catered/self-catered, all of them are decent).

+Many sports clubs and societies (the downside however is that many societies are not managed properly or fall apart, so its really hard to know what you are getting yourself into unless its simple stuff like computer games, which is actually organised quite well).

+Lecture capture and e-attendance, allows you to skip or review lectures as well ass registed electronically, if you do it through PC, you can do it on campus without being at the lecture hall. Downside is that not every lecturer agrees to record, so to some you have to attend all lectures.

+Students Union is indeed one of the best in the country, organises many different party events, international meetings, sometimes meetings with dogs and other destress stuff. They even organised a few fight nights, where students doing martial arts would fight in a proper ring and it is very decent.

+Decent library and many PC's available to use around campus. However, library is not designed for exam seasons, at that time it will be literally full.

Cons:
-Very basic healthcare facilities on campus for a Sports University. Say if you do sports and you get a more serious injuiry than you can cure yourself, you need to go back home to your doctor because the ones at University can't even diagnose you properly in many cases. (Also waiting queues are quite long, I asked for an x-ray and they said to wait 2 weeks, which is pointless if you think you might have broken or fractured a bone).

-Night life is dead, the point everyone sells to you is that you can go to: Derby, Nottingham or Leicester for a night out. That is true, you can but everyone ends up there probably once or twice a year max. Students Union is great but it gets boring quickly and the town only has 2-3 clubs and a few bars.

-Teaching methods are surface and boring, (at least in business school) are not worth the money. In a nutshell, every module is a squashed version of some academic book, which in some cases is identical to the slides. Then the lecturer tells you the short version of the book on slides (depends on the lecturer, in about half the cases I felt they were not interested in teaching at all). Last step is either the coursework or exam. At some point you will definitely feel that it is just a memory test rather than learning something worthwhile. As well as that, the teaching is very surface level and far from being practical or anything you can't find and learn on your own with some books.

-Placement, while for some it is a great choice to kick start a career, the university is very pushy with the placement rules. So you need to think of whether you do a placement before finishing the 1st year, as they might not allow you to go into the 3rd year straight (check the course, on their website if it has a 3 and 4 year option). Otherwise you can get stuck in the situation where you will be FORCED to do a the sandwich year, while you are being charged (1-2k for UK and above 3K for Internationals for the year + writing some crap dissertation for an obsolete diploma, which is used to squeeze the money of students). The placement around all courses also means that you might not finish university with your friends if they are from the same year but do not take a placement or if they are from the year below/above.

-Surroundings, for many it will get boring very soon. Simple terms - you either drink, do sports or study to keep yourself busy. Choice of eating out or shopping is very narrow too.

-Students, English culture is very dominant in the university, so if you are an international student, feeling like you belong there might be a matter of a chance and the people you meet.

-Gender split, the university has an overall gender ratio about 63% male and 37% female, depending on the course it will vary but it is noticable. If you are female, you might struggle to find a good group of girl friends but finding a decent looking & built guy will probably be not a problem. If you are male, finding mates will probably not be hard, there are plentry around but if you want to get a girlfriend, that will be very hard to do unless you lower your standards, as there are so many guys better than you in every aspect. And even if you are a 8/10 and above dude, it still might be of an issue as many get taken very quickly.

-Sports initiations & other dares, some of those are truly sickening, while others look completely absurd. I personally witnessed 2 rugby players wrestling naked while the crowd was cheering them up and other really cringy things.

-Dangerous town, although the University won't admit but stabbings and other incidents are quite frequent. In June 2019, there has been at least 1 stabbing, another person got slashed on the back of the head and a student overdosed on some low quality drugs.
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During my years at Loughborough University. Studied computer science. Got very good grade.
I have enjoyed it.
Joined one of the sport clubs. Badminton. And also joined the Malaysia club and Chinese club. They had Christmas and Chinese New Year parties.
And I even had a sport Ford Fiesta ST to drive around in.
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In defense of Loughborough it's of course going to be boring... It's a small little place... The prospectus doesn't really claim it to ne a lively city either lol....

I mean if you wanted that city campus combo you should have came to my uni good ole Uni of Nottingham.

Otherwise stop your complaining.
Besides in first year you got all foundational courses in business, (i do management) in 2nd year you can specialise and it becomes more interesting.

That is unless you studied business for the wrong reasons, which is what alot of people do lol.

Since you clearly pick a village uni when you wanted to go to a city uni... Wouldn't be shocked.

That's why i decided against Royal Holloway, same deal... But you know you should have informed yourself better. 😂 😂
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(Original post by Anonymous)
This post is designed for everyone to doubt their choice of university before coming to Loughborough.

Pros:
+Amazing sports facilities but the con is that there are too many people using them, like gym. No matter which one you pick = always crowded.

+Wide accomodation choice (there are plenty of halls you can apply and although they differ in quality, location and catered/self-catered, all of them are decent).

+Many sports clubs and societies (the downside however is that many societies are not managed properly or fall apart, so its really hard to know what you are getting yourself into unless its simple stuff like computer games, which is actually organised quite well).

+Lecture capture and e-attendance, allows you to skip or review lectures as well ass registed electronically, if you do it through PC, you can do it on campus without being at the lecture hall. Downside is that not every lecturer agrees to record, so to some you have to attend all lectures.

+Students Union is indeed one of the best in the country, organises many different party events, international meetings, sometimes meetings with dogs and other destress stuff. They even organised a few fight nights, where students doing martial arts would fight in a proper ring and it is very decent.

+Decent library and many PC's available to use around campus. However, library is not designed for exam seasons, at that time it will be literally full.

Cons:
-Very basic healthcare facilities on campus for a Sports University. Say if you do sports and you get a more serious injuiry than you can cure yourself, you need to go back home to your doctor because the ones at University can't even diagnose you properly in many cases. (Also waiting queues are quite long, I asked for an x-ray and they said to wait 2 weeks, which is pointless if you think you might have broken or fractured a bone).

-Night life is dead, the point everyone sells to you is that you can go to: Derby, Nottingham or Leicester for a night out. That is true, you can but everyone ends up there probably once or twice a year max. Students Union is great but it gets boring quickly and the town only has 2-3 clubs and a few bars.

-Teaching methods are surface and boring, (at least in business school) are not worth the money. In a nutshell, every module is a squashed version of some academic book, which in some cases is identical to the slides. Then the lecturer tells you the short version of the book on slides (depends on the lecturer, in about half the cases I felt they were not interested in teaching at all). Last step is either the coursework or exam. At some point you will definitely feel that it is just a memory test rather than learning something worthwhile. As well as that, the teaching is very surface level and far from being practical or anything you can't find and learn on your own with some books.

-Placement, while for some it is a great choice to kick start a career, the university is very pushy with the placement rules. So you need to think of whether you do a placement before finishing the 1st year, as they might not allow you to go into the 3rd year straight (check the course, on their website if it has a 3 and 4 year option). Otherwise you can get stuck in the situation where you will be FORCED to do a the sandwich year, while you are being charged (1-2k for UK and above 3K for Internationals for the year + writing some crap dissertation for an obsolete diploma, which is used to squeeze the money of students). The placement around all courses also means that you might not finish university with your friends if they are from the same year but do not take a placement or if they are from the year below/above.

-Surroundings, for many it will get boring very soon. Simple terms - you either drink, do sports or study to keep yourself busy. Choice of eating out or shopping is very narrow too.

-Students, English culture is very dominant in the university, so if you are an international student, feeling like you belong there might be a matter of a chance and the people you meet.

-Gender split, the university has an overall gender ratio about 63% male and 37% female, depending on the course it will vary but it is noticable. If you are female, you might struggle to find a good group of girl friends but finding a decent looking & built guy will probably be not a problem. If you are male, finding mates will probably not be hard, there are plentry around but if you want to get a girlfriend, that will be very hard to do unless you lower your standards, as there are so many guys better than you in every aspect. And even if you are a 8/10 and above dude, it still might be of an issue as many get taken very quickly.

-Sports initiations & other dares, some of those are truly sickening, while others look completely absurd. I personally witnessed 2 rugby players wrestling naked while the crowd was cheering them up and other really cringy things.

-Dangerous town, although the University won't admit but stabbings and other incidents are quite frequent. In June 2019, there has been at least 1 stabbing, another person got slashed on the back of the head and a student overdosed on some low quality drugs.
I've just finished my first year at Loughborough University and I have to disagree with most of this, lol.
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I'm still confused between Loughborough and Nottingham. Yesterday I saw a thread discussing the same and found out it was 8 years ago. But the guy who answered there told the same thing as you did, Boring, Bad nightlife even tho they sell it to the people that they have the best ones in the country and the sports stuff. Nottingham is also a great option but city life seems pretty much the same. Ik that not every place is safe like unis tell their prospectives, and I'm not considering about it that much. Tho I've also opted for Manchester, Leeds, and St. Andrews, It's just that what I see on the internet, I loved it.

Give suggestions or opinions please
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I'm still confused between Loughborough and Nottingham. Yesterday I saw a thread discussing the same and found out it was 8 years ago. But the guy who answered there told the same thing as you did, Boring, Bad nightlife even tho they sell it to the people that they have the best ones in the country and the sports stuff. Nottingham is also a great option but city life seems pretty much the same. Ik that not every place is safe like unis tell their prospectives, and I'm not considering about it that much. Tho I've also opted for Manchester, Leeds, and St. Andrews, It's just that what I see on the internet, I loved it.

Give suggestions or opinions please
My advice, dont choose loughborough over your other options unless youre an athlete and take sports very seriously. Its much better to be at a city uni, theres much more to do and more opportunities especially the ones youve pointed out.
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I'm still confused between Loughborough and Nottingham. Yesterday I saw a thread discussing the same and found out it was 8 years ago. But the guy who answered there told the same thing as you did, Boring, Bad nightlife even tho they sell it to the people that they have the best ones in the country and the sports stuff. Nottingham is also a great option but city life seems pretty much the same. Ik that not every place is safe like unis tell their prospectives, and I'm not considering about it that much. Tho I've also opted for Manchester, Leeds, and St. Andrews, It's just that what I see on the internet, I loved it.

Give suggestions or opinions please
Hi

I've been studying at Loughborough University for the last 2 years and my experience has been far from boring so far. Yes the sport here is really good but that's not all that studying here has to offer. Loughborough definitely isn't what it was 8 years ago! Over the last few years the town centre has gone through a large renovation process in which more restaurants, shops and bars have been added in an attempt to attract more people to socialise in the area.

I grew up in London and thought my lifestyle would need to change completely because of how limited I thought Loughborough was, but I've been proven wrong!
If you have any questions you feel you'd want to ask any of our other students then feel free to use our Ask A Student portal here
https://www.lsu.co.uk/getinvolved/pe...g/askastudent/

Hope this is helpful!
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Hi

I've been studying at Loughborough University for the last 2 years and my experience has been far from boring so far. Yes the sport here is really good but that's not all that studying here has to offer. Loughborough definitely isn't what it was 8 years ago! Over the last few years the town centre has gone through a large renovation process in which more restaurants, shops and bars have been added in an attempt to attract more people to socialise in the area.

I grew up in London and thought my lifestyle would need to change completely because of how limited I thought Loughborough was, but I've been proven wrong!
If you have any questions you feel you'd want to ask any of our other students then feel free to use our Ask A Student portal here
https://www.lsu.co.uk/getinvolved/pe...g/askastudent/

Hope this is helpful!
Tendo
oh please, loughborough town is not a place to be if youre looking for a bustling place to live, the only thing good about the town is the uni and even then Im not sure why Loughborough uni ranks so high in the national league tables and gets compared with the likes of Manchester, leeds etc. when it stoops so low in the international league tables, nowhere near those unis. Unless youre an athlete and take that very serious I dont think many people would want to be at lougborough after a year or so.
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the university ranking has nothing to do with the town life style. Or how many night clubs Or how many stripper joints available.

It is all about the research papers being carried out by the research fellows and the lecturers. And the association with the industry companies who are willing to pay big money for research to be carried out.

You will be surprise to learn that the most of the Computer Science lecturers once taught at Oxford University.
Such that their style of teaching is the same as if you were at Oxford University.

But they like to keep quiet about their past teaching post. Because they are all humble lecturers.
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the university ranking has nothing to do with the town life style. Or how many night clubs Or how many stripper joints available.

It is all about the research papers being carried out by the research fellows and the lecturers. And the association with the industry companies who are willing to pay big money for research to be carried out.

You will be surprise to learn that the most of the Computer Science lecturers once taught at Oxford University.
Such that their style of teaching is the same as if you were at Oxford University.

But they like to keep quiet about their past teaching post. Because they are all humble lecturers.
Are you talking about Loughborough? If you are then the only reason it ranks high in the national league tables is heavily due student satisfaction and that is primarily of how students felt during their time at the uni, nothing about research. Loughborough needs to have alot of focus in that deparment to attract students as its location is really not good. Its NOT due to Research papers BS, how could lougborough be ahead of Manchester, UCL, Edinburgh, which are all world renouned unis that consistently rank highly in international tables in terms of research? it simply cant and isnt. Loughborough is nowhere to be seen in the international league tables for a reason. These national league table are just there to confuse you if anything because Loughborough uni is no way near prestigious than alot of the unis it gets ranked higher than in the UK tables.

Im not bashing Loughborough, it is a good uni but its not as good as it is potrayed to be.
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Are you talking about Loughborough? If you are then the only reason it ranks high in the national league tables is heavily due student satisfaction and that is primarily of how students felt during their time at the uni, nothing about research. Loughborough needs to have alot of focus in that deparment to attract students as its location is really not good. Its NOT due to Research papers BS, how could lougborough be ahead of Manchester, UCL, Edinburgh, which are all world renouned unis that consistently rank highly in international tables in terms of research? it simply cant and isnt. Loughborough is nowhere to be seen in the international league tables for a reason. These national league table are just there to confuse you if anything because Loughborough uni is no way near prestigious than alot of the unis it gets ranked higher than in the UK tables.

Im not bashing Loughborough, it is a good uni but its not as good as it is potrayed to be.
I mean, you are bashing Loughborough. Let's be honest here. I'd say for 75%+ of students research doesn't matter a ton. Student satisfaction, on the other hand, does a lot. It refers to teaching quality and when you're learning that can make a big difference. When picking a uni you want to look at the entry standards roughly then student satisfaction. There's clearly more factors but you definitely shouldn't disregard student satisfaction as a nonsense metric
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This post is designed for everyone to doubt their choice of university before coming to Loughborough.

Cons:
-Very basic healthcare facilities on campus for a Sports University. Say if you do sports and you get a more serious injuiry than you can cure yourself, you need to go back home to your doctor because the ones at University can't even diagnose you properly in many cases. (Also waiting queues are quite long, I asked for an x-ray and they said to wait 2 weeks, which is pointless if you think you might have broken or fractured a bone).

-Night life is dead, the point everyone sells to you is that you can go to: Derby, Nottingham or Leicester for a night out. That is true, you can but everyone ends up there probably once or twice a year max. Students Union is great but it gets boring quickly and the town only has 2-3 clubs and a few bars.

-Teaching methods are surface and boring, (at least in business school) are not worth the money. In a nutshell, every module is a squashed version of some academic book, which in some cases is identical to the slides. Then the lecturer tells you the short version of the book on slides (depends on the lecturer, in about half the cases I felt they were not interested in teaching at all). Last step is either the coursework or exam. At some point you will definitely feel that it is just a memory test rather than learning something worthwhile. As well as that, the teaching is very surface level and far from being practical or anything you can't find and learn on your own with some books.

-Placement, while for some it is a great choice to kick start a career, the university is very pushy with the placement rules. So you need to think of whether you do a placement before finishing the 1st year, as they might not allow you to go into the 3rd year straight (check the course, on their website if it has a 3 and 4 year option). Otherwise you can get stuck in the situation where you will be FORCED to do a the sandwich year, while you are being charged (1-2k for UK and above 3K for Internationals for the year + writing some crap dissertation for an obsolete diploma, which is used to squeeze the money of students). The placement around all courses also means that you might not finish university with your friends if they are from the same year but do not take a placement or if they are from the year below/above.

-Surroundings, for many it will get boring very soon. Simple terms - you either drink, do sports or study to keep yourself busy. Choice of eating out or shopping is very narrow too.

-Students, English culture is very dominant in the university, so if you are an international student, feeling like you belong there might be a matter of a chance and the people you meet.

-Gender split, the university has an overall gender ratio about 63% male and 37% female, depending on the course it will vary but it is noticable. If you are female, you might struggle to find a good group of girl friends but finding a decent looking & built guy will probably be not a problem. If you are male, finding mates will probably not be hard, there are plentry around but if you want to get a girlfriend, that will be very hard to do unless you lower your standards, as there are so many guys better than you in every aspect. And even if you are a 8/10 and above dude, it still might be of an issue as many get taken very quickly.

-Sports initiations & other dares, some of those are truly sickening, while others look completely absurd. I personally witnessed 2 rugby players wrestling naked while the crowd was cheering them up and other really cringy things.

-Dangerous town, although the University won't admit but stabbings and other incidents are quite frequent. In June 2019, there has been at least 1 stabbing, another person got slashed on the back of the head and a student overdosed on some low quality drugs.
I'm afraid this thread clearly points to a lack of research prior to applying to Uni, so won't be of much use to potential students that go to their Open Day and Offer Holder Day (if they also have those) and research of the area. Rule number 1 when completing UCAS choices, Visit the places and only put down those that you'd be happy to go to.
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