Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Making a Difference 2010 Review

Advancing education and furthering careers

Meeting employers’ expectations

Even in today’s challenging economic environment, a very high proportion of Loughborough’s graduates find jobs in their chosen career area.

Loughborough’s outstanding record in graduate employment is boosted by its links with business. Many of the University’s degrees are designed and sponsored by industry, meaning its students develop the knowledge, skills and qualities companies require and Loughborough’s graduates are consistently targeted by the UK’s top recruiters.

The high calibre of its students is rooted in the quality of the University’s courses, which are consistently rated among the very best in the UK.

This excellence was evidenced once again this year, when Loughborough’s secondary initial teacher training (ITT) provision was graded as ‘outstanding’ – the highest possible grade achievable from the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) – for the third consecutive time since 2005.

Loughborough was awarded a Grade 1 for both ‘overall effectiveness’ and ‘capacity to improve’. Grade 1 represents ‘outstanding provision’ and means that Loughborough maintains its Category A status as an outstanding provider of ITT.

Loughborough University trains secondary school teachers in Design and Technology, Physical Education and Science, through a one year full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and an optional follow-on MSc in Education.

Such high educational quality has ensured a continued strong and successful employment profile for the PGCE course.


In 2010, 85.2% of Loughborough’s first degree graduates gained employment and/or undertook further study.

Of those working full-time, 82% were in graduate-level employment. Over 96% of graduates from the PGCE went into teaching or coaching.