What do graduates do?

Graduation day

What is DLHE?

DLHE (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education) is a survey of all UK, EU and international, first and higher degree graduates who are asked for details of what they are doing approximately six months after graduation. The data is submitted to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), who publish summary reports for all the UK Higher Education Institutions. For more details about the DLHE process, visit the HESA website or contact Joanne Bullivant at the Careers Service.


What do Newcastle University graduates do?

The link below summarises the data for Newcastle University graduates. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course or research in 2013/14.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual Course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

>> Go to the Newcastle University DLHE Site

Comparative information

The DLHE data provided by HESA is used to compile some of the national press league tables. The methodology used to create each league table is different so care should be taken in drawing conclusions from them. However, individually, the league tables do provide some comparison between different institutions, usually on a subject basis. Examples include The Guardian University Guide, The Complete University Guide, and The Times Good University Guide (subscription required).

The publication What do graduates do? (PDF: 12MB) for 2014 provides a summary of national destination data across 28 different subject areas, based on the 2012/13 DLHE data.

What do researchers do? (Vitae) provides national data on the trends and first destinations of UK doctoral graduates working in all sectors.

You can also find graduate labour market information on the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) website.