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.
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.
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.
|Activity Support Co-ordinator||Positive Futures|
|Communication Support Co-ordinator||The Stroke Association|
|Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist||NHS - Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust|
|Research Assistant||University of Sheffield|
|Special Educational Needs Assistant||Trinity Deneview School|
|Special Support Assistant||Percy Hedley Foundation|
|Speech and Language Assistant||North Tyneside Council|
|Speech and Language Therapist||East Coast Community Healthcare|
|Speech and Language Therapist||Neural Pathways (UK) Ltd|
|Speech and Language Therapist||Integrated Treatment Services|
|Speech and Language Therapist||NHS - Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|Speech and Language Therapist||The Percy Hedley Foundation|
|Speech and Language Therapist||NHS - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust|
|Speech and Language Therapist||NHS - Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust|
|Speech and Language Therapist||London Children's Practice|