Loughborough University

Loughborough University is a public research university in the market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire, in the East Midlands of England. It has been a university since 1966, but the institution dates back to 1909, when the Loughborough Technical Institute began with a focus on skills and knowledge which would be directly applicable in the wider world. In March 2013, the university announced it had acquired the former broadcast centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which opened as a second campus in 2015, it was a member of the 1994 Group of smaller research intensive universities until the group was dissolved in November 2013. The annual income of the institution for 2017–18 was £300.8 million of which £41.9 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £295.5 million. Loughborough is ranked within the top 10 of all three national league tables and is internationally renowned for its sports-related courses and achievements. In 2013, the university won its seventh Queen's Anniversary Prize, awarded in recognition of its impact through research and skills development in High Value Manufacturing to create economic growth.

The university is rated five star for excellence by Quacquarelli Symonds in the QS Star Scheme. The university traces its roots back to 1909 when a Technical Institute was founded in the town centre. There followed a period of rapid expansion during which the institute was renamed Loughborough College and the development of the present campus began. In the early years, efforts were made to mimic the environment of an Oxbridge college whilst maintaining a strong practical counterbalance to academic learning. During World War I, the institute served as an'instructional factory', training workers for the munitions industry. Following the war, the institute fragmented into four separate colleges: Loughborough Training College Loughborough College of Art Loughborough College of Further Education Loughborough College of Technology The last was to become the nucleus of the present university, its rapid expansion from a small provincial college to the first British technical university was due to the efforts of its principals, Herbert Schofield who led it from 1915 to 1950 and Herbert Haslegrave who oversaw its further expansion from 1953 to 1967, steered its progress first to a College of Advanced Technology and a university.

In 1966, the College of Advanced Technology as it had become, received university status. In 1977, the university broadened its range of studies by amalgamating with Loughborough College of Education. More in August 1998, the university merged with Loughborough College of Art and Design. Loughborough College is still a college of further education. Schofield became principal in 1915 and continued to lead the College of Technology until 1950. Over his years as principal, the College changed beyond recognition, he purchased the estate of Burleigh Hall on the western outskirts of the town, which became the nucleus of the present 438-acre campus. He oversaw the building of the original Hazlerigg and Rutland halls of residence, which are now home to the university's administration and the Vice-Chancellor's offices. An experienced educationist, Herbert Haslegrave took over as college principal in 1953, by both increasing the breadths and raising standards, gained it the status of Colleges of Advanced Technology in 1958.

He further began a building programme. In 1963, the Robbins Report on higher education recommended that all colleges of advanced technology should be given the status of universities. Loughborough College of Technology was granted a Royal Charter on 19 April 1966 and became Loughborough University of Technology, with Haslegrave as its first vice-chancellor, it remodelled itself in the image of the plate glass universities of the period, created under Robbins. In 1977, Loughborough Training College was absorbed into the university; the Arts College was amalgamated with the university in 1998. These additions have diluted the technological flavour of the institution, causing it to resemble more a traditional university with its mix of humanities and sciences. In 1996, the university dropped the'of Technology' from its title, becoming'Loughborough University'; the shortened name'Lufbra' is used by the students' union, the alumni association and others. The university's main campus is in the Leicestershire town of Loughborough.

The Loughborough campus covers an area of 438 acres, includes academic departments, halls of residence, the Students' Union, two gyms and playing fields. Of particular interest are the walled garden, the'garden of remembrance', the Hazlerigg-Rutland Hall fountain-courtyard and the Bastard Gates. In the central quadrangle of the campus stands a famous cedar, which has appeared as a symbol for the university. A heavy snowfall in December 1990 led to the collapse of the upper canopy which gave the tree its distinctive shape; the Pilkington Library opened in 1980. It covers 9,161 square metres over four floors with 1375 study places; the Library has a history of undertaking research in the field of information work. There is an open access area where students are allowed to take in cold food and drinks as well as to engage in group discussions. Loughborough Univer

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