Graduate Destinations

Each year, every university in the UK contacts all UK and EU graduates to find out what they are doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. This is the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

The following analysis is based on the data supplied by 22 Speech and Language Sciences BSc Honours graduates from Newcastle University who responded to our survey.

2013 Newcastle University Speech and Language Sciences BSc Honours Graduates

HESA categories

82% went into work, study or a combination of both.

Of those in employment, 89% were in graduate-level jobs.

£20,267 was the average salary of all of the graduates who supplied us with salary details.

The 14% unemployed includes those with jobs arranged to start after the date of this survey. Students who leave their job search until the end of their course can find it takes over six months to find the right graduate job.

The classification 'other' can refer to a range of individual circumstances, for example, EU students who return to their country for national service.

Career Choices

As Speech and Language Sciences is a highly specialist vocational subject, the vast majority of our graduates have been employed by the NHS or charities to work as speech and language therapists, working with a general caseload or further specialising in paediatrics or with adults.

Below are recent examples of graduates' employment destinations. For data protection reasons, due to the small sample size, we are unable to provide detailed further study examples for this group of students.

Graduate Employment

Job TitleEmployer
Activity Support Co-ordinatorPositive Futures
Communication Support Co-ordinatorThe Stroke Association
Paediatric Speech and Language TherapistNHS - Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Research AssistantUniversity of Sheffield
Special Educational Needs AssistantTrinity Deneview School
Special Support AssistantPercy Hedley Foundation
Speech and Language AssistantNorth Tyneside Council
Speech and Language Therapist East Coast Community Healthcare
Speech and Language TherapistNeural Pathways (UK) Ltd
Speech and Language TherapistIntegrated Treatment Services
Speech and Language TherapistNHS - Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Speech and Language TherapistThe Percy Hedley Foundation
Speech and Language TherapistNHS - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Speech and Language TherapistNHS - Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Speech and Language TherapistLondon Children's Practice