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Top tips for students arriving to campus in January

26 November 2020

3 mins

Whether your arriving to the UK for the first time or are just about to start your educational journey at Loughborough University London, here are some top tips to get you settled in comfortably and efficiently.


You may or may not be familiar with the local area, so our first piece of advice would be to familiarise yourself with your local surroundings, such as exploring all the local transport links. Hackney Wick overground and Stratford underground are within walking distance of our campus, so whether you need to venture to the west side of London or to the west-end in central London we are perfectly located in an area with excellent public transport links. You can even use a rentable electric scooter to get across from our campus to your chosen train station if you don’t feel like walking!

Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, Canalside and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are within 2-10 minutes walking distance from our campus. You are spoilt for choice in terms of catering and activities so do take advantage of your outstanding surroundings! (Interested in finding out more about the local area? More information can be found via our Londoners Guide to Stratford blog).


Once familiar with your local surroundings, you could start to look at your journey to and from our campus. Have you found the most convenient and cost-effective route to undergo your studies? City mapper is a good app for aiding this (more information is available in our Londoner’s Guide: The Top 10 apps blog).

Now you’ve established your familiarisation with the local area, its time to think about what you’ll need while your out and about. As a modern facility most things you’ll need can be find on campus but you’d still want to come prepared. Essential items would consist of a notebook/pen for note taking, a charger/battery bank for your devices and of course your student ID card. It’s essential you have your student ID card with you at all times of attendance on campus for access and printing purposes.


Loughborough University London stands at the forefront of ground-breaking research, innovations and have an impressive array of industry network connections. In addition to your studies, look at what Loughborough University London can do to enhance your personal development; whether it be taking advice from our career consultants, taking part in one of our many entrepreneurial courses (free of charge) or attending a network based event to gain exposure. We have lots of extra-curricular activities on offer and our friendly team are always keen to get to know new students and see how we can enhance personal experiences. – For more information before you arrive, please visit our website.

For more information before you arrive, please visit our website.

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