University of Leicester students have slept with more partners since joining the institution than their nearest rivals, a new league table suggests. The table, which ranks universities based on the average number of sexual partners students have slept with since joining, puts the University of Leicester ahead of De Montfort and Loughborough universities. Leicester is placed 59th in the table out of 109 universities, based on an online survey by Studentbeans.com which interviewed 6,653 UK university students between April 21 and May 1 this year. The survey showed that students had been intimate with an average of 3.57 partners since starting their courses. De Montfort University (DMU) is in 74th place with an average of 3.23 partners, while Loughborough was ranked 80th with an average of 3.08 partners. No one was available to comment from the University of Leicester. Lynette Williams, Student Union president for De Montfort University, said: "At DMU we prefer to focus on student achievement, while maintaining a responsible outlook on sexual health." She added that DMU's students were "more inclined to get the most out of their student experience, while enjoying an active and enjoyable, but responsible social life." A spokeswoman for Loughborough University, said: "League tables such as this are really quite inconsequential. It is highly unlikely that students would consider these kinds of factors when choosing which university to go to." Earlier this week, education bosses at Loughborough University warned its students they could be kicked off their course for naming and shaming sexual partners via a Facebook page they deemed to be highly "personal" and "offensive". It followed a number of students posting details of sexual encounters and links to personal profile pages of those involved on the Loughborough Rate Your Shag page. The page, which has now been taken down, allowed students to mark one another out of 10 across several categories and had more than 2,500 online "likes" in just a few days. Students have now been told that anyone who posts inappropriate comments or material to such sites is contravening the university's policies on acceptable use of IT and harassment and bullying and that disciplinary action will be taken against them. Ellie Read, Loughborough University's Student Union president condemned the page, saying: "Loughborough Students' Union strongly condemns any behaviour that is degrading to groups or individuals such as the comments posted on the Loughborough Rate My Shag Facebook page." In light of this she declined to comment further on the sexual league table which can be viewed in full at www.Studentbeans.com.