What do graduates do?

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What do graduates do? presents findings from the Higher Education Statistics Agency's Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE). It examines first degree graduate destinations six months after they graduated. The publication is produced by HECSU and AGCAS.

Latest edition: September 2013

Changes to HESA's DLHE survey gave us an opportunity to develop What do graduates do? further to bring you more information about graduate destinations than ever before. New features for 2013 include: information about graduates from 28 subjects, more data and additional articles including destinations of postgraduates.

Overview of 2013 destinations data

Of the 242,285 graduates who responded to the survey:

  • 67.7% were in employment and 8.5% were unemployed
  • 5.9% were working and studying at the same time
  • 13.0% had continued with further study or training
  • Average salaries of graduates employed full-time in the UK ranged from £18,345 to £22,535, depending on their occupation.

Methodological changes to HESA's DLHE survey 2011/12 mean that we cannot make comparisons to previous year's graduate cohorts. For more details about the changes to the survey see the HESA website and see more What do graduates do? for supporting information about the 2013 edition of What do graduates do?

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Graduate destinations by subject

Download information for individual subjects from What do graduates do? 2013. To help you interpret the data in the subject data pages, download the data explained pages.

All articles © HECSU/AGCAS 2013

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