Higher Education Careers Services Unit


Leading research into graduate careers

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What do graduates do?

Exploring what graduates were doing six months after they graduated.

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Learn more about how, when, and why students make career decisions.

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The Real Prospects Project

Investigate students' and graduates' experiences of the world of work.

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Graduate Market Trends

Contemporary debates in higher education, graduate employment and career learning.

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Putting Research Outcomes into Practice

Facilitates collaboration between careers practitioners and researchers.


What do graduates do? 2016 out now

Get the destinations of 2014/15 graduates in the new edition of What do graduates do?

Summer 2017: The Gender Issue

Welcome to the summer 2017 edition of Graduate Market Trends (GMT), which focuses
on gender. We have a selection of articles looking at the trajectory of women in their
chosen careers, the ongoing causes and effects of the gender pay gap in the UK labour
market, and the effects of linguistics and candidate appearance in accepting and
attracting talent into entrepreneurship courses and careers. Our expert panel also discuss
subjects as wide ranging as degree fraud and graduate internships.Find out more in the Spring edition of HECSU's quarterly journal Graduate Market Trends

HECSU bursaries

Staff in member institutions can apply for bursaries to cover the cost of the CEIGHE (Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education) programme at Warwick and other AGCAS-approved CPD

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Who are we?

Based in Manchester, HECSU is a research charity specialising in higher education, graduate employment and graduate careers.

Become a HECSU member

Find out more or apply online.

LMI blog

Visit Charlie's labour market blog to find out what is happening in the graduate labour market.