Loughborough Uni is an excellent uni, not just for its 5th in the UK status and academic aspect, but in terms of the services is provides to it students and the general atmosphere. Being a campus uni, everything you need is easily accesible, even if you live in the town centre. It's su;ported myself and others with advice of private renting after the first year, and even when you don't live in halls, you never feel alone - the uni makes sure its students are safe and actively reply/check/engage in facebook groups for town based students. The courses are varied and, although the entry requirements have increased slightly, the content can feel challenging but still manageable. Campus facilities are great, with the introduction of a new uni phone application, simply benefits like being able to find free computers across the camus is easier than ever, as wll as confirming lecture attendance. It's a great step up from befrehand and it makes a noticeable difference, but is not without its flaws - like any phone application. The union and its ervices has become more widely known - it's not just somewhere to go for a night out - but actively aims to supprt students across a wide range of issues and lies independant from the uni itself so you never feel like there's a conflict of interest. Having joined in 2014, I'm now in my final semester and my expereince has been fab. I've changed course, suffered with mental illness, created a placement for myself during my year in industry and have had help every step of the way and feel like my Loughborough experience has really helped shape who I am today. I can't speak for what would have happened if I attended a different university, but I'm honestly glad I chose Loughborough and would recommend it to anyone looking to apply.