Loughborough ranked in the top five Universities for graduate employability

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

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, the University’s Head of Careers and Employability, Helen Smith 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"

“We work closely with employers to ensure that Loughborough graduates continue to be highly sought after”

Helen Smith, Head of Careers and Employability

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

RankingUniversity
1 Cambridge University
2 University of Oxford
3 University of Leeds
4 University of Edinburgh
5 Loughborough University
6 Durham University
7 London School of Economics
8 University of Bath
9 University of Southampton
10 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.

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, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking. 

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.