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Destination of leavers from higher education in the United Kingdom

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  • Release date: 4 July 2018
  • Period covered: 2016/17
An annual report, produced by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), which presents data by mode, level and subject of study, activity, salary and employment region.
The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey asks leavers from higher education what they are doing six months after graduation. About four in five leavers complete the survey.

Following a major review, HESA anticipate this will be the final year of DLHE outputs. A new Graduate Outcomes survey is being implemented and will survey graduates approximately 15 months after completing their studies. The first Graduate Outcomes data is due to be published in spring 2020.

Key points

  • There were 20,710 leavers from Welsh universities whose destinations were known, of which 71 per cent were primarily in work or about to start work on the census date.
  • There were 18,130 Welsh domiciled leavers whose destinations were known, of which 74 per cent were primarily in work or about to start work on the census date.
  • Medicine & Dentistry, and Architecture, building & planning had the lowest unemployment rate (0.7 per cent) of any subject at Welsh universities.
  • Computer Science had the highest unemployment rate (5.2 per cent) of any subject at Welsh universities.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 9895
Email: post16ed.stats@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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