Frequently asked questions

 

Union related questions

Venue questions

Health and Wellbeing questions

 

 

Every student at Loughborough is part of Loughborough Students' Union. We're independent of the University, run and led by students, for students. We are here to help students learn new skills, make friends, have fun, solve problems and make the most of their Loughborough experience. 

 

The Union is run by elected students and is here to represent your voice and make sure that you love your time at Loughborough. Students give their views, opinions and ideas to a group of annually elected representatives who oversee the running of the Union on the member's behalf. These elected students are the Student Executive Officers, who are backed by volunteers and staff. 

 

The Athletic Union has a diverse variety of clubs available for everyone to be involved with.  Regardless of what level you have played before, whether it is recreational or elite, the AU can cater for you!  We are extremely proud of our sporting success and reputation as the best University for sport, highlighted by Loughborough winning the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) Championship for a record 35 consecutive years.  Alongside this, we have numerous world class athletes and countless famous sporting alumni, including names such as Lord Sebastian Coe, The Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and Ben Kay MBE. For more details click here.

 

Student Voice is a confidential and non-judgemental service specifically to help you with any issues or problems you have with the University. We can help you with a range of issues, including academic misconduct, appealing results, disciplinary allegations, impaired performance claims or if you want to make a complaint against the University.

We also support Programme Reps and Programme Presidents to enhance the student experience. You can find more information about this here.

Student Voice is open 10am-4pm Monday - Friday and you can reach us on 01509 635072 or email us at voiceadvisor@lsu.co.uk or drop into the office to book an appointment. We are based downstairs in the Students' Union just opposite ASAP. 

 

Union related questions

 

If you're having problems registering or signing in to this website, please email membership@lsu.co.uk.

 

There are a number of venues within the Union Building which are available for hire to both members and non-members. For information about booking a bar or club venue, please contact reception@lsu.co.uk.

 

For any promotional material that you would like to advertise within Loughborough Students’ Union, please email marketing@lsu.co.uk.

 

All lost property is handed into the Union reception. Please ask there if someone handed it in. Alternatively, we recommend checking the Official Loughborough Freshers' group on Facebook if someone found it.

 

You can get a new sticker for your student card from the Union reception.  

 

If you require a refund or changing of a product or service purchased from a society or an AU Club, please contact them directly as they will be able to provide more details about their procedures.

 

For any Passion related question, please email passion@lsu.co.uk.

 

Got a question that you can’t find the answer to? Drop us a message on our Facebook page or email union@lsu.co.uk.

 

Venue questions

 

Anyone can come into a night out organised by Loughborough Students’ Union as long as they are able to provide a valid form of ID to prove they are over 18.

 

The Union has the right to and may refuse admission to any customers who have consumed alcohol prior to arriving at the venue and who cannot provide a valid ID proving that they are over 18 years old.

Students of the Loughborough University require their Campus Card to gain entry to events. Non-students require proof of age and need to purchase a ticket for the event itself at the entrance.

Accepted forms of ID are: Driver's license (full or provisional), Passport and ID cards. The Students’ Union accepts Loughborough University Campus Cards as proof of ID and age due to the checks completed by the University on issuing the cards. We do not accept any other University’s cards as proof of age or ID.

 

There is a cloakroom next to the entrance in Fusion. It is able to take a limited number of bags. Large bags are taken at staff discretion.

 

No item will be given out without the matching ticket being presented unless authorised by the Duty Manager. If you have lost your ticket you will be asked to wait till the end of the event to collect your belongings.

 

The Union Cloakroom is open on Mondays and Thursdays 1pm - 3pm.

All lost property is handed into the Union reception. Please ask there if someone handed it in. Alternatively, we recommend checking the Official Loughborough Freshers' group on Facebook if someone found it.

 

Our club nights are for over 18’s only.

If you are under 18 years of age we are sorry but you cannot attend our club nights until you reach 18 years of age. If you are a student of the Loughborough University please contact us and we’ll give you free entry and a bottle of Prosecco for your 18th.

 

If you have a complaint about the venue or event please speak to a member of security who will try to assist and in turn, if necessary, contact a Duty Manager immediately during the show and the issue will try to be resolved.

Complaints after an event should be sent via email directly to union@lsu.co.uk

 

Yes, the Union does use strobe lighting in its Venues. 

 

We run a guest list for virtually all events.  On this list will be people celebrating their birthday on Wednesday, VIP on Friday, executive officers, competition winners, or any other LSU staff.

Moreover, any student who possesses a Gold or Platinum membership can skip the queue. 

 

Health and Wellbeing questions
 

The Disability Office provides a wide range of support, advice and guidance for disabled students, including students with medical conditions. They offer fantastic drop-in sessions for a range of different issues and no appointment is necessary so just pop in and see them! 

For more information please contact 01509 222770 or email disability@lboro.ac.uk.  

 

The Dyslexia Support service within the Disability Office can support students in a number of different ways at the University whether it is through note-takers in lectures to one-to-one support session with a specialist tutor. Make sure you are registered with the Disability Office as soon as possible!

For more information please contact 01509 222770 or email disability@lboro.ac.uk.  

 

The Counselling Service is available to all students and offers an opportunity to talk and reflect with a professionally trained person who is outside your immediate situation. They are a brilliant, well-established and experienced team of counsellors and you can talk to us about any personal, social or emotional concern, however big or small, whether or not it is affecting your work or studies.

The University also offer online counselling so instead of a weekly appointment a student registered gets a weekly message to discuss with your counsellor any issues you are having. It is easily available with no appointment; find them on the university website all you need is your University login.

For more information please contact 01509 222148 or email ucs@lboro.ac.uk.  

 

The Mental Health Support Team is here to support students experiencing mental health difficulties and provide advice and information on mental health issues. An mental health issue can range from anything from feeling stressed to depression, they are an brilliant team so don’t hesitate to contact them.

For more information please contact 01509 228338 or email mhst@lboro.ac.uk.

 

The University Medical Centre is a regular GP surgery providing NHS services to registered patients and has suitable access for disabled patients. In addition to GP consultations, it provides a variety of clinics and services such as blood tests, baby clinics, maternity services, minor surgery, vaccinations, contraceptive services and sexual health clinics.

For more information please contact 01509 222061.