Record numbers complete mock assessment centre exercise

357 students have completed part of their full employability profiling exercise, which tests their performance at a graduate recruitment assessment centre.

The exercise forms part of a full employability report, which records students' ability to complete a job application form, video interview, group presentation and group task. All of the tasks have been designed to mirror real graduate recruitment tools used by organisations across the UK and overseas.

Every student who took part in the mock assessment centre was monitored closely by a team of trained assessors, who utilised the ORCE methodology to ensure consistency and quality when reporting on each person's performance.

Orce Methodology


Each assessor watches and listens carefully for the duration of an exercise, in order to observe the verbal and non verbal behaviours of a student


During the task, the assessor writes detailed notes on everything the candidate says and does during the exercise, including body language, tone and volume.


On completion of the exercise, the assessor looks through the notes and identifies which verbal contributions and behaviours demonstrate competencies outlined on the assessment form.


The assessor will use the evidence collected to decide on a final score for each competency. The scores range from 4 (excellent demonstration for the competency) to 1 (unsatisfactory demonstration of the company).

The feedback provided to every student aims to be high quality, relevant, developmental and personalised. Once all of the employability profiling exercises have been completed, each student will receive a detailed report on their strengths and their weaknesses, and will be provided with simple ideas to help them progress and develop in future tasks of this nature.

Enterprise Through the Curriculum

'My Employability Profiling' is part of the integrated employability programme available to every student at Loughborough University London.

Enterprise Through the Curriculum is a pioneering personal development journey, offering unrivalled opportunities for students to widen their professional skills, interact with potential employers and deepen their work-related experiences.

Enterprise Through the Curriculum is an intrinsic element of every postgraduate programme at Loughborough University London and has been carefully designed to give students the best possible chance of securing their dream role. From employability profiling to live group projects set by a business or organisation, and from site visits to organisation-based dissertation opportunities, Loughborough University London is the first of its kind to develop a suite of activities and support that is positioned as the underpinning of every student’s experience.

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.

The University has been awarded five stars in all areas according to the independent QS Stars university rating scheme. It has also been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 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 in 2017.

Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019 and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

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.