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Accommodation at Loughborough University

At Loughborough, we recognise accommodation and nutrition as vital ingredients to your lifestyle as an elite student athlete. Some student athletes chose to live in halls of residence, some chose to live in a shared student house with friends. Student athletes can be found in virtually all our halls of residence, but one block of 32 beds has been specifically identified as the ideal site for elite sports people with easy access to all of the major sporting facilities and support services. ThisĀ is self-catered to allow student athletes to cook their own nutritious meals around training times, and is offered for longer to allow students to remain in Loughborough out of term time when training and competition may continue.

Athletes in this block are taking their studies and their sport seriously and is generally quieter than some areas of the campus. Accommodation in this block is allocated on Coaches recommendation, on a first come, first served basis.

Due to the training schedules (early starts!) of our fast swimmers, specific accommodation can be allocated to those recommended by our swimming coaches.

Accommodation at Loughborough College

Loughborough College has it’s own accommodation, and further details are available at

Food Outlets

Some students choose to live in catered halls on campus; some choose to live in self-catering accommodation (either on campus or houses in the vicinity). There are a number of food outlets available on the University and College sites.

University Nutrition Centre – This is a flexible facility based in the centre of campus aimed at performance sport athletes and their specific nutritional and meal time needs.

Diners Card – All students at Loughborough have use of modern card technology allowing access to a range of meal plans and cashless solutions across the campus. The catered halls operate with an electronic meal plan which is held on the University ID card.

Loughborough College – Futures restaurant in the Radmoor Centre provides a variety of nutritional food for students from both the College and the University.