Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU), sitting in the North-Eastern corner of campus spread across two floors, exists to ensure that life at Loughborough, for both Loughborough University and Loughborough College students, remains vibrant, rewarding and brimming with opportunity. A constant hive of activity, by day the Union building is a busy meeting place and coffee bar complete with a shop, a gastropub amongst other commercial partners. By night, it transforms into a 4,000-capacity nightclub with three separate rooms, each playing a variety of music and hosting events across the week.
The Union is unique amongst British universities, in that its premises are owned by the students themselves. The Union is managed on a day-to-day basis by the Executive, with scrutiny from the Union Affairs Committee, Student Forum and its Board of Trustees. LSU is an organisation that strives to ensure every student has the best experience possible while they’re studying at Loughborough – students are at the heart of everything whether it’s by giving them the time of their life, helping them to be more than their course, or always being on their side.
Ultimately, the role of Loughborough Students’ Union is to ensure that Loughborough remains the very best place to be a student. Whether that’s working to enhance your experience, ensuring your personal development or just supporting you, students are at the heart of what we do. The Welfare and Diversity section of our Union encompasses every student during their University experience. From promoting positive health and wellbeing to providing underrepresented individuals with a voice, we look out for every single one of our students.
With over 150 clubs and societies to get involved in outside of your studies, you’ll be spoilt for choice. From breakdancing and yoga to snow-sports and singing, there is literally is something for everyone – not to mention countless other once-in-a-lifetime opportunities you can take part in. LSU boasts a state-of-the-art media section equipped with its very own TV and radio stations, recording studio and student magazine. LSU also works closely with the local community and even on overseas projects with Action including projects in Mexico and Nepal. Last but not least, LSU Rag’s recent fundraising adventures have seen them trek Mount Kilimanjaro and cycle from Paris to London. There are so many ways to make your Loughborough experience unforgettable.
We help students create new experiences, find friends for life, have unforgettable nights out and we build a campus community that is a great place to live, work and study. the aim is to always be building Loughborough's reputation as the definitive student experience. Whether that’s through volunteering, fundraising, organising projects or leading fellow students from school/department/society, LSU gives it’s students a stack of real-life skills whilst having the time of your life.