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 23 Speech and Language Sciences BSc Honours graduates from Newcastle University who responded to our survey.
91% went into work, study or a combination of both.
The 9% assumed to be unemployed includes those with jobs arranged to start after the date of this survey.
Of those in employment, 71% were in graduate-level jobs.
£19,118 was the average salary of all of the graduates who supplied us with salary details.
As Speech and Language Sciences is a highly specialist vocational subject, the vast majority of our graduates have been employed by the NHS to work as speech and language therapists, working with a general caseload or further specialising in paediatrics or with adults.
Some Speech and Language Sciences BSc Honours graduates are working on a self-employed or freelance basis, using the self-motivation and independent learning skills they acquired while studying. Newcastle graduates are supported in self-employment and business start-up by the Careers Service while studying and after graduation.
Below are examples of our 2009-2011 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.
|Adult Speech and Language Therapist||NHS - City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust|
|Speech and Language Support Worker||Leicestershire County Council|
|Speech and Language Therapist||NHS - Addenbrooke's Hospital|
|Speech and Language Therapist||Neural Pathways (UK)|
|Speech and Language Therapist||NHS - North Tyneside Primary Care Trust|
|Speech and Language Therapist||NHS - Eastern and Coastal Kent Primary Care Trust|
|Speech and Language Therapist||Newcastle University|
|Speech and Language Therapist||NHS Highland|
|Speech and Language Therapist||NHS - West Essex Primary Care Trust|
|Speech and Language Therapist||NHS - Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust|
|Speech and Language Therapist||NHS - Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust|
|Speech and Language Therapist||Moor House School|
|Speech and Language Therapist||North East Autism Society|
|Speech and Language Therapist||Jigsaw Therapy Services|
|Speech and Language Therapist||Percy Hedley Foundation|
|Speech and Language Therapy Assistant||NHS - Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust|