Loughborough University gets a thumbs up from students and has won the award for Best Student Experience 2006. The award was based on the results of an online survey of 6,552 full-time undergraduate students conducted by Opinionpanel. Students rated their lectures, courses, social life and students' union among other things. Ben Marks, managing director of Opinionpanel said "Loughborough really excelled when it came to offering a social life, extracurricular activities, amneties and sports facilities, underpinned by exceptionally high ratings for its academic performance". See the press section for the full article.