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Initial DLHE results put us 5% up on last year with 92% of grads in work or further study

Jul 14, 2017

Dr Sam Grogan
Dr Sam Grogan

A message from our Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience Dr Sam Grogan 

 

Dear colleagues

 

I’m pleased to share that we’ve had some positive results back from HESA performance indicators on the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. Published on 6th July, the results indicate the employment outcomes for 2015/16 graduates six months after graduation.

 

The results showed that 92.1% of our graduates are in work and/or further study, which is a 5.1% increase on last year’s performance. This is a significant step change in our performance, a step change representing the sixth largest improvement in the sector. To give you further context, we have achieved a better rating than two Russell group universities (Warwick at 91.6% and Queen Mary at 90.9%).

 

As a result of this jump, we are now performing just 1.4% under our institutional benchmark (set as part of the TEF). Whilst this shows there is more work to do in this area, this year’s results also demonstrate that the focused measures we are taking across the institution to improve the employability outcomes of our students are working. I would like to extend my thanks to you all for the efforts undertaken to date – congratulations on making a difference. I’m looking forward to seeing our ongoing work in this area take us above our institutional benchmark – with a continued focus on delivering employability outcomes for our students, and on the back of these results, this performance is now within reach.  

 

More detailed DLHE results for all institutions will be published by the HESA on 20th July; these will, in turn, allow for subject level benchmarking across the board. Later this month I’ll be sharing information on further DHLE results as they become available, so please keep an eye out. 

 

Kind regards

Dr Sam Grogan