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4 Oct 2017

Loughborough named ‘Best Careers Service’ in the UK

Loughborough University’s careers service has been named the best in the UK by Student Crowd.

The award is based on student reviews from each institution. This year over 7,348 students from across the country took part.

Loughborough University Careers Network scored an overall average of 4.89 out of 5. Among the great features mentioned by the students were the largest university careers fair in the UK, which is held on Loughborough’s campus each year, and the fact that 96% of the University’s graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course.

Helen Smith, Head of Careers, Employability and Employment Engagement at the University said:

“Once again the Careers Network team has been recognised for all the work we do to empower our students and graduates to be their personal best, inspiring achievement and career success. It’s fantastic to be acknowledged by them with this award.

Other services to students provided by the Careers Network team include 1:1 advice appointments, CV drop-ins, mock interviews, and career and personal development workshops and lectures. Resources such as the University’s Careers Online portal and the Lboro Connect platform are able to help students build career networks with alumni as well as access thousands of student placements, internships and graduate roles on offer.

The Student Crowd website provides students with the opportunity to review their university experience, from the halls of residence to the clubs and societies on offer. This helps to inform prospective students about which university might be suitable for them based on the current students’ experience.

Loughborough is the country’s top-ranked university overall on the Student Crowd site, with a rating of 4.66 out of 5.