16 June 2009

Goodbye Loughborough Uni!

Well, my time at Loughborough Uni has come to an end. The three years have flown by and I can't believe it's over. It definitely hasn't sunk in yet, I think it only will when I'm stuck in a full time job that I no doubt will hate and dread each morning!

For any younger people reading this who are yet to choose their uni, I can't recommend Loughborough enough. It frequently stands in the top 10 uni's in the UK, with its highest ranking being number 7 in 2007. For my course, (Communication & Media Studies), it was ranked number 1 in the country, although I think that it has slipped to number 2 now! Most recently it was awarded as the Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-2009, and for the past 3 years it has won the Best Student Experience Award. So not only is academically excellent, it's an amazing place to experience uni life. *If there's anyone interested in the same course I did, entry requirements are 320 ucas points (ABB) with about 45 places available.

Oh and the male to female ration is something like 60:40, so perfect for you single girls out there looking for a fit, sporty lad (it's a uni very well known for its sporting achievements). I have to be honest, this was part of the attraction for me, I remember on open day, as my parents were driving in, the first thing I saw was a load of guys playing football. After an all girls school this was heaven, I was like a child in a candy shop!

I also have to mention the student union. It is incredible. There are 3 main rooms. Cognito's, where RnB, hip hop etc are played (complete with multi coloured lit up dance floor!), Room 1, which bears resemblance to a Ministry of Sound club, you know, complete with green lasers and things! It's the main room because there's a stage where various groups/bands perform throughout the year. An finally upstairs is Fusion, where they play more indie kinda stuff, although towards the end other night anything goes and it gets pretty random!
So, here are a few photo's of my time at Loughborough...

The trusted combo of wine and cherryade. Yes, I really did drink this. The cheap wine I bought was so foul I had to disguise it with something else. It actually tasted alright in the end!
Dressed as Playboy bunnies for Halloween. No, I don't see the connection either! (My friend isn't that short, she's kneeling, we're not sure why!)

In the first year when Pendulum played at the Union. One of the best nights of my life!

The blur of hair is me. This was when Pendulum were playing in the second year, as you can see it was completely rammed.

Cops n' Robbers theme for someone's birthday. This was the night I met my boyfriend, I must have lured him with my outfit, haha!

Pirate dress-up fun
Dancing like loons. Up in this part of the union at the end of the night they play a weird mix of songs; classics from Disney songs, the Baywatch theme song, and oldies from the 60s to the 90s, great fun to dance like an idiot to! The guy in the white shirt next to me is my boyfriend, also in his own little dancing world! The guy on the right isn't feeling it so much!


Pouting and posing in photo's was a standard part of a Loughborough night out, who knows why!

Getting a bit messy
Uni - probably the only place it's acceptable to wear a skimpy Victoria Secret's Santa costume out in public!

Out for a meal

Although there have been so many memorable parts of uni, the best part was meeting my favourite person in the world, Matt.


  1. Ha! My boyfriend's Brother's girlfriend went to Laughborough Uni and Now teaches PE at a High School down there. My Boyfriend's bro lived down there for a year and tought at a private school outside Laughborough.

    I was there a few months ago to laugh at Calum (Boyfs Bro) in Oklahoma at the theatre. I was suitibly impressed with the busy the high street's on a Saturday but not so impressed with the 4 hour drive there and home. My arse was very angry with me that weekend!

  2. aww wow looks like you had a FAB time a few friends from where i live went to laughborough to do differnt sports studies.
    im truly jelous you got to see Pendulum they are amazing, i tryed to get ticket to see them near me but they sold out in a flash :(
    great blog :)
    Lu x

  3. wow you look like you had such a amazing time =]
    i'm proud that you accomplished a big part of your life congratsss hunny <333

  4. I am going to Uni next year and you have tempted me to look into Loughborough now! I am jealous of your legs too, so long and skinny! xx

  5. Congrats on finishing Uni! I can't believe I finished a year ago now, I miss it!

  6. Ahhh it's been two years since I graduated and I'm still missing student life! This post reminded me of how great uni is, I wish I could go back.

  7. I think I Have the same VS santa outfit as you (plus the bra) hehe

  8. awwwwwwwww it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy looking at your piccys! Im going to have that next yr, it must feel so weird!!! looks like you had such a wicked time girlie :) ahhh we MUST organise a drum and bass trippy poos! xxxxxx

  9. Great photos and memories :) Congratulations on finishing up.. even though it must be sad to leave it all behind and join the workforce!!

    Every time I see photos of you I cannot get over how tall and gorgeous you are!

    Funny you should mention Pendulum as they are from where I live, went to uni with my boyfriend.. I guess you could say we knew them before they were famous, hehe. We got free tickets/backstage passes to an event they did here for new years a few years ago and it was truly one of the best nights ever!!

  10. Ohh my ex lived there/went to Uni there before following me to Leeds *bad times*. Had a few nights out there and had a good time though! One of my friends also went to Uni there and loved it.

    What do you plan to do now?


  11. wow, looks like you had a brill time.
    I really, really miss university x

  12. You are adorable! loving your blog-Come check out mine if you get a chance!! Hope to see you around.
    xx Belle

  13. Congrats on finishing Uni! Looks like you had an amazing time :)

  14. Finishing Uni is definately a sad feeling.. although sleepy lectures are soon forgotten! Sounds like you made the most of your time!
    I left Loughborough only to return 5 years later with a Loughborough community website, wer-to.co.uk I couldn't stay away!

    All the best in the future, Dan x


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