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Loughborough University


Loughborough University was founded in 1909, and has grown from its early days into a thriving, research-intensive university, regularly achieving a top league table ranking The University has around 3,000 staff and 12,000 students, and is situated on an impressive, but accessible campus - one of the largest in the UK. 

The University is well-known for the quality of its teaching.  To earn this reputation, the University has developed strong academic guidance and welfare systems to support students from every walk of life.  Work placements, degree programmes sponsored by industry, and the University’s extensive industrial and professional partnerships allow students to benefit academically and financially, and contributes to their excellent employment prospects.  

The satisfaction of its students is something of which Loughborough is justifiably proud.  In the Times Good University Guide, 2008 Loughborough was ranked joint first out of 113 institutions in the 'student satisfaction' category. 

Loughborough considers itself an international University, both in providing a first class education for students coming to the UK from overseas, and also offering students from the UK the opportunity to study or complete a work placement overseas.  This international mix gives the University campus a lively and cosmopolitan feel.

The Department of Design and Technology was established in 1930 for the training of teachers and since 1977 it has offered undergraduate programmes in design which developed into its current undergraduate programmes (BA Industrial Design and Technology and BSc Product Design and Technology). Recently the Department has introduced masters (MDes, MSc and MA) programmes in Industrial Design. The Department also runs long-established and highly respected Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses in Secondary Science and Design and Technology.

People involved:

John Twidle

Laurence Rogers


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