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Loughborough University Claims Tencent Award

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Loughborough University has been awarded the 2018 Tencent Award for Favoured UK University among Chinese families.

The Chinese firm Tencent considers a range of factors in deciding on the award, as well as surveying current and prospective Chinese students and their families.

Held in Beijing, it is the first time that international universities have been eligible for the Tencent awards.

Deputy Director of the International Office at Loughborough, Simon Foster, said: "We were delighted to receive this very prestigious honour. The International Office team make regular visits to China to find out what students look for in a university and we look very closely at our curriculum to see if it is relevant to international students, specifically those from China. I think that played a big part in being recognised with the award."

"Loughborough is also a very safe campus and we are ranked top in the country in terms of student experience, which the Chinese students appreciate."