Support for graduates
Careers Network support graduates with their professional career, long after finishing university. Whether it is advice on changing careers or help with making applications, our professional staff are here to guide you.
As a 2017 Loughborough graduate, the support provided by Careers Network could be invaluable. The team is here for you whether you are deciding on your options or need help with a CV or applications. Our services are available to you at any point in your career journey. Keep in touch with us by filling in the Graduate 2017 questionnaire below, and tell us what you will be doing after graduation.
Action required for 2017 graduates
As a result of updates to the way the University is managing its IT Systems, a number of changes are taking place which heavily effect all Google services the University supplies to its students, staff and alumni. This includes alumni email accounts, which means that @alumni.lboro.ac.uk email accounts will be decommissioned.
We advise all finalists to consider using a personal email account when sending applications out to ensure the employer can easily contact you afterwards.
If we have sent any information to your university email that you wish to keep, please make sure you forward this on to your personal address.
Support and services for recent graduates
As a graduate of Loughborough University you can benefit from all the services that our current students have access to. You can:
- view all key sections of the website
- contact us for career consultation appointments, in person or at a distance
- come along to presentations and employer events
- access Careers Online to view all the opportunities being advertised to students and graduates of the University
'Money & Leaving University' is a guide produced by the University's Student Advice and Support Service providing information and advice about the financial issues to be aware of after you complete your studies. This includes advice on student loan repayments, banking, benefits and council tax liability.
Your lifetime access
The support provided by the Careers Network team doesn't stop when you complete your studies and leave the University.
The information and guidance available in the pages of this website are often as applicable to you as a graduate and early or mid-career jobseeker and you are welcome to contact us for advice.
The University's Careers Online service lists thousands of vacancies a year which are placed by employers who have a specific interest in Loughborough students and graduates.
The Make applications pages provide advice on the job application process including writing effective CVs, polishing your interview technique and guidance on assessment centres and psychometric testing.
Another source of careers support is the UK National Careers Service.
There are a variety of ways of getting in touch with the Loughborough Careers Network team noted in the sidebar. You can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest news and information.
Postgraduate study and bursaries
Have you thought about postgraduate study?
Further study can demonstrate enhanced technical and transferable skills and a commitment to your subject.
When should you study? Straight after your degree?
If a course requires up-to-date knowledge and skills there is a clear advantage to signing up immediately after your undergraduate degree. This will ensure you don’t get out of the habit of studying. Immediate postgraduate study could help you in your career by giving you a unique selling point in your job applications.
If you are a Loughborough graduate thinking of applying for a postgraduate course, you’ll be pleased to learn that you could receive up to 20% off the tuition fees. This, alongside the new loans for master’s degrees recently announced by the government, might make dreams of continuing your journey at Loughborough a reality.
For advice on choosing a course we recommend you speak to your personal tutor, or come to one of the postgraduate open events where you can speak to current master’s students, which is a great way to find out about their experiences of studying at the next level.
Loughborough University now has two great campuses, offering students the choice to study either in Loughborough or at our new campus in London. There are over 100 taught courses and a wide range of pioneering research opportunities at the University.
Employer events and careers fairs
Graduates are welcome to attend the many events that Careers Network organises throughout the academic year.
The University hosts a number of Graduate Careers and Placements Fairs every year which provide access to hundreds of graduate employers. The Autumn careers fair is the largest university careers fair in the UK.
Please do feel free to return to campus to attend.
As a graduate of Loughborough University you can still keep in touch with students, staff and alumni by signing up to Lboro Connect and have access to services such as mentoring, work shadowing and insight days. For more information, please visit our Lboro Connect page.
Continue your Loughborough journey
As a graduate you are automatically a member of the Alumni Association and can benefit from a range of alumni events and opportunities.
You might also be able to help support a student following in your footsteps, by:
- offering to be a mentor
- providing career insights
- contributing a profile of your career
- hosting a student to 'work shadow' you in your workplace
- providing a placement or internship opportunity for a Loughborough student or graduate
- encouraging your company to recruit more graduates from Loughborough