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New data from HESA on the employment of 2015/16 UK graduates

HESA have released a new report Employment of leavers summary: UK performance Indicators 2015/16, which is based on DLHE data. The report is designed to supply an objective illustration of how the higher education (HE) sector is performing with respect to widening participation, retaining students and graduate outcomes.  

As in previous years, around three quarters of the eligible population responded to the survey, with response levels being highest among those who were studying for full-time first degree qualifications.  


Although the overall proportion of those in employment and further study has continued to rise, the data did show a slight overall increase in the proportion of graduates going into further study and a slight drop in graduates going into employment. In fact the further study metric is now at its highest since 2008/09 DLHE and the unemployment rate amongst graduates has continued to drop, at 5.2% it is at its lowest since DLHE started in 2002/03. 

It’s important to note that these measures of employment and further study don’t differentiate for graduate level employment.

View the full report on the HESA website

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Created on: 07 July 2017

Last updated: 07 July 2017

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