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27 Nov 2015

Loughborough ranked top five for graduate employability in the UK

Loughborough University has been ranked top five in the UK for graduate employability in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

The rankings, launched this year, considered 1239 universities worldwide. Loughborough was ranked 39th in the world.

The primary aim of the rankings is to help students make informed choices for their educational futures, based specifically on the ability of their chosen university to help them succeed in the employment market.

Universities are judged on five key criteria: employer reputation; partnerships with employers; alumni outcomes; employers’ presence on campus; and graduate employment rate.

Loughborough was ranked top in the UK for partnerships with employers and employers’ presence on campus.

Speaking about Loughborough’s ranking Helen Smith, the University’s Head of Careers and Employability, said: “Loughborough prides itself on the high calibre of graduates it produces, and the University provides great opportunities for  students to  develop the skills and attributes they need to progress successfully in their chosen careers.

“This QS ranking also reflects the excellence of our placement provision and employer partnerships, including the largest on-campus graduate recruitment fair in the UK, and we work closely with employers to ensure that Loughborough graduates continue to be highly sought after.”

The UK’s top ten universities for graduate employment are:




Cambridge University


University of Oxford


University Leeds


University of Edinburgh


Loughborough University


Durham University




University of Bath


University of Southampton


Aston University

The full rankings can be viewed here.  To read more about the methodology used to compile the QS Graduate Employability Rankings, click here.


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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In September 2015 the University opened an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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