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Where do our graduates go?

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Where do our graduates go?

Find out what Loughborough graduates go on to do once they leave the University. Use eGEMS, an open access database to search destinations information for Loughborough graduates by school and course.

Loughborough University Graduate Destinations

Our graduates have a proven track record of succeeding in all employment sectors from business, finance and engineering to the arts, publishing, sport and education.

Following graduation in 2017 over 94% of Loughborough UK graduates were in employment or further study and of those in full-time employment 87% were employed in professional or managerial roles.

Information on the first destinations of our graduates is collected via the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. 

What is the DLHE survey?

The Careers Network team at Loughborough University collect, analyse and publish information on our graduate destinations via the DLHE survey.

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey is conducted nationally for all UK and other EU students who have recently qualified from a UK university.

This annual survey is carried out for the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) six months after graduation, representing an early snapshot of graduate activity. HESA set a target of an 80% response rate for UK graduates.

What are the results of the DLHE survey?

View here key statistics and pie chart information on the destinations of undergraduates, postgraduates and postgraduate researchers.

When exploring the data it is important to use the data in context:

  • As the survey takes place only six months after receiving a qualification, many graduates, for one reason or another, may not have set out on their desired career path.
  • Those graduating from non-vocational courses often embark on further study or require a period of non-graduate level employment in order to gain work experience in a particular graduate profession, for example, psychology, media or art and design.
  • Changes to the political and economic climates may mean that prospective or current students may graduate into a very different recruitment environment.
  • For courses in areas such as engineering and business, the vast majority of those in the 'Work and Study' category are in full-time work and studying for professional qualifications.

If you have queries about the data, please contact Susie Brown, Graduate Destinations Manager

eGEMS - open access destinations data

eGEMS - Graduate Employment Market Statistics. (The 'e' represents that this is the external database)

Search eGEMS by subject and course to find out more about the destinations of Loughborough graduates.

This data is combined for the past three years and includes: category of activity; the proportion of those in work or further study (as a proportion of those available for work or study); examples of job titles; examples of employers and location of employment.

iGEMS - University staff access to the destinations data

iGEMS - Graduate Employment Market Statistics. (The 'i' represents that this is the database for internal use only)

For more detailed information, and to generate reports using the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey data and statistics, use the iGEMS - staff only button above, in the right hand side bar.

Graduate profiles

To read career stories and advice from Loughborough graduates view our growing collection of graduate profiles.

Information for graduates completing the DLHE survey

If you have recently graduated from Loughborough University and are about to complete the survey, you can find out more about it here: