The University’s aim is to make a significant contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of the town and the wider region.
With more than 2,500 staff, Loughborough University is the town’s largest employer and it contributes significantly to the local economy. It has more than 16,500 students and approximately 1,800 of whom are studying part-time, and including just over 2,300 students from overseas.
Members of the community can access campus facilities, including world class sports facilities and attend a variety of events held here each year.
The Students’ Union organises many community projects across the town to support the region. These include woodland management days, litter-picking sessions and tea dances for pensioners.
The University works closely with a range of external partners on matters relating to the presence of the University in Loughborough. This includes community forums and groups with university partners and community groups, and looking on a national level at community issues and developments.
For more information visit our Community Information website.
How the public are involved in our work
The University hosts a number of free public lectures and events for the local community, as well as inviting members of the public to take part in research studies and holding focus groups to help shape research design and its outputs.
We are keen to involve the public and patients in our activity wherever possible and we depend on the support of volunteers to help us carry out high quality research that will have a real impact.
We are continually gathering and reviewing feedback from participants and attendees at out events, and using this to inform future strategies to ensure the continuous improvement and relevance of our work.