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Would Prince William be better off with a law degree?

As the government prepares to make salary data within six months of graduation available to prospective students, new research suggests that it is a poor predictor of lifetime earnings. The imminent royal wedding offers an opportunity to consider the factors that might make a difference to an individual's earnings and career success.




AGCAS report explores first destinations and ethnicity
AGCAS's Race Equality Task Group has produced a new report, which outlines the destinations of graduates from different ethnic groups. What Happens Next? compares the employment outcomes of first degree black and minority ethnic graduates with their white counterparts.




Second longitudinal survey of graduate destinations under way
Work has begun on HESA's second longitudinal survey to track the careers of graduates three and a half years after leaving higher education. It is anticipated that the survey will reveal to what extent the recession is affecting graduate choices.




Longitudinal survey published

The Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA) has published the results of its second large-scale longitudinal survey of the 2004/5 cohort of leavers of higher education. The report makes fascinating reading to anyone interested in the graduate labour market.

There is a huge amount of data including employment outcomes (after 3.5 years) by subject of study, qualification level, degree classification and ethnicity, as well as comparisons with the DLHE survey.




Employability central to government's HE framework
The government has unveiled its policy for higher education, setting out the role universities will play in securing the country's economic recovery and long term prosperity. The report includes recommendations that will affect careers services, including a requirement for universities to publish statements on how they promote employability and on the long term employment prospects of particular courses.




Crunching DLHE data online

St Mary’s University College (part of The Careers Group, University of London), is one of the first colleges in the UK to use Destinations Interactive, a new online DLHE system, which allows careers professionals and other HE staff to 'crunch' DLHE data easily and effectively. 




Males fare worse initially as graduate unemployment rises
Male and female graduate unemployment worsened between December 2008 and December 2009. Graduate unemployment rose by 25 per cent, from 11.1 per cent to 14.0 per cent. But the position is far worse for males than for females.




Improving DLHE analysis - the GEMS approach

The Careers Service at the University of Huddersfield has developed powerful software called GEMS, which can produce different DLHE reports at the click of a button in order to make data available to different groups in different ways.




Browne - fit for purpose employability information and careers advice needed

AGCAS believes the Browne Report to be broadly progressive and welcomes its emphasis on informed decision making. However, it is concerned that some of the employability information and careers advice that it says is so important to prospective students, is not currently fit for purpose. It also calls on the government to monitor diversity in higher education, and especially in some high status professions, and act if the Browne proposals do not improve access.




New guidelines for setting up regional DLHE groups

The Graduate Labour Market Task Group (GLAM) has published guidelines and recommendations to support new or existing members with setting up, joining or running a regional DLHE group.




HE white paper - AGCAS response

AGCAS welcomes the emphasis on employability and high-quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in the government's higher education white paper, published today. AGCAS believes that access to high-quality CEIAG should start at school and continue through and beyond college and university.




Cautious welcome for graduate employment figures

The latest figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show a slight improvement in graduate employment outcomes over last year. They show that, within six months of graduating, 86% of 2009/10 UK leavers of higher education were either working or in further study, and 9% (down from 10% in 2008/9) were unemployed. Average salaries were unchanged at £19,000 (median) and £20,000 (mean).




Huddersfield's GEMS - winner of top AGCAS award

The Graduate Employment-Market Statistics (GEMS) software package is an innovative and widely-used method of disseminating information from the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE) to universities' key stakeholders including senior management, academic staff, careers researchers, graduates and current and prospective students. It was developed by the Careers Service at the University of Huddersfield in collaboration with academics and senior managers and with careers services nationally.




HECSU invites AGCAS to give feedback on LDLHE

HECSU (the Higher Education Careers Services Unit) has recently launched the second survey in its HEFCE-funded project to promote understanding of the Longitudinal Destinations of Leavers from HE (LDLHE). AGCAS members are invited to give feedback on some exemplar materials produced by HECSU to try to make the LDLHE data more accessible. 




New website explores London graduates' outcomes

The Careers Group, University of London has released a public website showing what happened to graduates after leaving universities in London. Aimed at those considering entry to higher education, teachers, parents, pupils and current university students, What London Graduates Do shows the occupation, employer and salaries of graduates over the last five years.




New report examines graduate destinations by age

A new report commissioned by the AGCAS Diversity Task Group examines the destinations of graduates categorised by age, to examine whether age impacts on a graduate's post-graduation employment prospects. What Happens Next: Age Report has produced some very interesting results.




Graduate employment figures in context

The newly-published Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) data shows that 71% of 2010/11 leavers of higher education were in employment at around six months. A further 16% were in further study, with 9% assumed to be unemployed. These figures are almost unchanged from last year. The mean salary, however, has risen from c£19,000 to c£20,000. What does this mean for students and graduates? How are careers and employability services responding?




UK's largest employers of graduates revealed

The Complete University Guide has revealed the employers recruiting the greatest number of UK graduates. Analysis of the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey shows that Boots, the Nottingham-based pharmaceutical and retail group, recruited the greatest number of UK graduates in 2009-10, with more than 520 graduates placed in its various divisions.

The National Health Service is the second largest employer, with almost 500 graduates (excluding doctors, dentists and nurses).




Phoenix - February 2014 issue now available

The latest issue of Phoenix is now available online. The February 2014 edition includes items on the following themes: DLHE and graduate tracking - alternative sources and data integrity; The role of careers information in the modern HE careers service; Approaches to student engagement.

Download Phoenix February 2014 (Issue 141) 




Shortage occupation lists - review

The Home Office is currently reviewing the shortage occupation lists for the UK. This includes consideration of a proposal that all occupations that have been on the lists for longer than two years are removed and asks for comments about the alternatives to using migrant labour and evidence of labour shortages. This is an important consultation and AGCAS would like to hear as many views and collect as much evidence as possible from HE careers and employability professionals before drafting an official response.




What Do Graduates Do? 2012 edition published

What do Graduates Do? 2012 is now available to download. It is a collaboration between the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group and HECSU: HECSU provides the facts from the DLHE returns; AGCAS writers provide the expertise and articles to make sense of the figures.




HESA publishes graduate employment figures

HESA has published performance indicators for the employment of leavers from higher education (HE). The statistics cover every HE institution in the UK and are based on the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey of 2011/12 graduates. The survey was changed for 2011/12 so the results are not comparable with those for previous years.




What Do Graduates Do? 2013 version now available

The 2013 edition of What Do Graduates Do? has been published. What Do Graduates Do? is a collaboration between the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group and HECSU. The research shows the destinations of 242,285 first degree graduates and 81,650 postgraduates in January 2013 - six months after they had left university. This year's report features unprecedented data on postgraduate destinations.




University of Leeds: Careers Registration scheme

The University of Leeds Careers Centre won the AGCAS Student Engagement Award and the AGCAS Excellence Award - Overall Winner at the AGCAS Biennial Conference 2013 for its Careers Registration scheme, a groundbreaking and new compulsory element to university registration, which connects students to the Careers Centre even before they start at the university.




Vacancy on the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group

The AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group is looking for a new member to write articles for What Do Graduates Do?, written by members of the group and produced in conjunction with HECSU, and contribute to increasing awareness of the publication within AGCAS and beyond.




HESA publishes graduate destinations statistics

HESA has published statistics on the destinations of UK and other EU domiciled leavers from higher education who obtained qualifications in higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK during the academic year 2012/13. The data draws on the 2012/13 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey and presents time series analysis relating to 2011/12 when the revised DLHE survey was introduced.




New members on the GLaM Sub Committee

New members have been appointed to the AGCAS Graduate Labour Market (GLaM) Sub Committee. Andrew Whitmore (Manchester) joins the group as Co-Chair working alongside Terry Dray, existing Co-Chair and the Heads of Service Representative on the AGCAS Board of Directors. The group is also joined by Christopher Tye (Reading) and Stephen Davie (Sheffield).




Destinations of disabled graduates revealed in new report

The AGCAS Disability Task Group has produced the latest edition of What Happens Next? A Report on the First Destinations of 2013 Disabled Graduates. This annual report compares the employment outcomes of disabled and non-disabled university leavers six months after graduation and draws upon the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.




Vacancies on the AGCAS graduate labour market group

The AGCAS Graduate Labour Market Task Group (GLaM) is currently seeking two new members to fill current vacancies on the group, one of which is the role of Co-Chair.

GLaM works with HESA, HEFCE and other key stakeholders on a range of issues concerning DLHE and related data collections. It also develops good practice and resources to enable HE careers service staff to utilise graduate labour market information in innovative ways and support student transitions. GLaM is also making a significant contribution to HESA's Destinations and Outcomes Review.




HESA review of destinations and outcomes data: update from AGCAS representatives

AGCAS is represented on both the strategic and working groups of HESA's review of data on destinations and outcomes for leavers from HE by Co-Chairs of the Graduate Labour Market Sub Committee (GLaM), Terry Dray and Andrew Whitmore. Here, they provide an update on the review and a summary of recent discussions.

AGCAS's contribution to the review is being welcomed and we are influencing the discussions appropriately.




HESA consultation on the future of DLHE

On Wednesday 11th May, HESA introduced the consultation around the future of the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. AGCAS will be responding to the consultation via the Graduate Labour Market (GLAM) Sub Committee.




HESA DLHE consultation: AGCAS response request

HESA is currently consulting on the future of the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey as part of a fundamental review of outcomes data. AGCAS members are invited to contribute to an official AGCAS response to the consultation.




AGCAS Executive Director update: consultations and reports (May 2016)

Elaine Boyes, AGCAS Executive Director, provides a round-up of AGCAS activity over the past month, thanking members for their continuing support and seeking contributions to help form the AGCAS response to the HESA and TEF2 consultations.




AGCAS Executive Director update: strategy and policy work (June 2016)

As I write, I know many members are still adjusting to the period of uncertainty and change that we are now entering. As careers professionals, I also know that members' focus will be on supporting and advising students and graduates during this period of transition. Following consultation with AGCAS heads of service, the AGCAS Board has published its response to the AGCAS referendum.




More graduates working in professional services, reveals DLHE 2014/15

HESA's Statistical First Release of DLHE 2014/15, published on the 30th June, shows a continuous increase in leavers' employment rates since 2011/12. 72% of leavers from higher education were working six months after graduation, a 1% increase compared to the 2013/14 data. Only 5% of leavers were unemployed (unchanged from 2013/14). The rest of leavers were either in full-time or part-time further study, or engaged in other activities. DLHE 2014/15 also reveals a tendency that most leavers worked in professional service sectors.




Disabled graduates' labour market prospects better than assumed, finds AGCAS report

AGCAS has published the latest edition of What Happens Next? A Report on the First Destinations of 2014 Disabled Graduates.

The report compares the employment outcomes of disabled and non-disabled university leavers six months after graduation and draws upon the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. This edition of What Happens Next? includes, for the first time, data on postgraduate leavers.




What do graduates do? shows graduate unemployment rate lowest since 1989
The latest edition of What do graduates do? has shown that a robust graduate jobs market combined with a sharp rise in students taking postgraduate courses has led to the lowest graduate unemployment rate since 1989. 


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National DLHE Conference 2013, Huddersfield

Tue 17 Sep 2013

The University of Huddersfield will be hosting the National DLHE Conference 2013, aimed at all those who coordinate the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.


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What Do Graduates Do? Scotland

What Do Graduates Do? Scotland provides information about the destinations of leavers from Scottish higher education institutions six months after graduation. Although this snapshot is taken very early in their careers, it shows how career paths vary according to students' choice of degree subjects.




Stop and Measure the Roses

Stop and Measure the Roses investigates the ways in which some university careers services measure their effectiveness and success. The research is funded by HECSU as part of PROP (Putting Research Outcomes into Practice).




Unistats
The Unistats website includes details of DLHE data and the results of the National Student Survey for each higher education institution.




What Do Researchers Do?

What Do Researchers Do? provides analysis of the first employment destinations of doctoral graduates from 2003-2007, including an exploration of employment rates, sectors and occupations. The publication also includes forty careers profiles of researchers who have completed their doctorate.




Latest news from HESA (PowerPoint)

This is a presentation from Catherine Benfield of HESA detailing their latest news. The presentation was delivered at the AGCAS North West DLHE Training Day in July 2009.

 




Graduate Labour Market (GLaM) Sub Committee: Running and utilising the DLHE collection

Members of the AGCAS Graduate Labour Market (GLaM) Sub Committee regularly release reports, presentations and minutes from recent task group meetings and meetings with representatives from HESA, HEFCE, BIS, ONS, and other key partners, to update colleagues on developments in the area of DLHE, LDLHE and LMI and highlight issues arising out of data collection and any forthcoming changes, and their possible implications for institutions.




HESA DLHE Good Practice Seminar (PowerPoint)

This HESA presentation gives samples of how DLHE data is used and why achieving the target response rate is important. The presentation, delivered in August 2010, also introduces the Good Practice Manual for DLHE, HESA's new online support centre and contains a brief description of the ongoing DLHE review.




Standard Occupational Classification 2010 (SOC2010)

The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) is a common classification of occupational information for the UK. Within the context of the classification, jobs are classified in terms of their skill level and skill content. It is used for career information to labour market entrants, job matching by employment agencies and the development of government labour market policies.




Graduates and the Job Market - What happens after they graduate?
AGCAS asked labour market analyst Michael Spayne of Focus LMi to have a look at the DLHE longitudinal data for 2005 graduates to see how different the position looked after six months - and then again after a further three years. His report focuses on historical and philosophical studies, law, and communications and documentation graduates.




Approaches to measuring employment circumstances of recent graduates
This HEFCE report explores a series of quantitative approaches to characterising the employment circumstances of recent graduates.




Tracking International Graduate Outcomes 2011

The International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate) was commissioned to run a study of International Graduate Outcomes by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in November 2009.




Analytical Guidance Library

This electronic library of analytical guidance material was developed by a working group of the ScotStat Public Sector Analysts Network. The library is intended to help people involved in analytical work locate guidance that may be useful.




What Happens Next: Age Report

This report is based on research undertaken into the destinations of graduates categorised by age, to examine whether age impacts on a graduate's post-graduation employment prospects.




BIS Performance Indicators: The gap between the proportion of young graduates from professional backgrounds who go on to a "graduate job" 6 months after graduating and young graduates from non-professional backgrounds

This indicator provides one way of looking at the issue of how to ensure a more socially mobile society: are graduates from less advantaged backgrounds as able to enter 'graduate jobs' as their peers from more advantaged backgrounds? 




Implications of 'Dimensions of quality' in a market environment

This report concerns the practical implications of the use of performance indicators for the way institutions are currently attempting to attract students, improve quality, improve 'value for money' and improve their relative standing in relation to educational provision.

 




What Do Graduates Do?

Published annually, What Do Graduates Do? uses statistics drawn from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE), which is conducted by every university in the UK each year to try and establish what every graduate is doing six months after graduation. What Do Graduates Do? is the result of a close collaboration between AGCAS and Prospects, on behalf of the Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU).

Key findings from the lastest edition of What do Graduates Do? (2017) shows that the graduate unemployment rate is at its lowest since 1989. 




Differences in employment outcomes

This report examines the early career employment outcomes of UK-domiciled students who qualified from a full-time, first degree course in the academic year 2008-09. It identifies differences in employment outcomes for different equality groups and examines whether differences seen in a graduate's early career persist into the medium term.




A Question of Degree: The Effects of Degree Class on Labour Market Outcomes

This paper estimates the sorting (signalling or screening) effects of university degree class on labour market outcomes. It compares labour market outcomes by degree class, six months after completing a course. The data is based on DLHE from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).




Early Destinations of Students Qualifying from Scottish Higher Education Institutions 2011-12

Early Destinations of Students Qualifying from Scottish Higher Education Institutions 2011-12

This publication reports on the destinations of 2011-12 leavers, 6 months after qualifying.




Mapping the occupational destinations of new graduates

This report examines the transitions that new graduates make as they leave university and enter the labour market. It investigates the extent to which, on exit from university, students from different socio-economic backgrounds are more or less likely to enter a 'status' occupation.




What Do Social Science Graduates Do?

This report reveals the destinations of social science graduates at approximately 3.5 years after graduating. The report is based on the analysis of data from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) longitudinal survey conducted by HESA, and case studies from recent graduates.




Should I Stay or Should I Go? An investigation of graduate regional mobility in the UK and its impact upon early career earnings

This paper uses HESA data from the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2003/04 to examine whether more mobile students (in terms of choice of institution and location of employment) earn more than those who are less mobile.




Early Destinations of Students Qualifying from Scottish Higher Education Institutions 2012-13

This publication presents information from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey for Scottish domiciled leavers and leavers from Scottish HEIs. It reports on the destinations of 2012-13 leavers, six months after qualifying, with time series analysis available for two years.




What Happens Next? A Report on the First Destinations of Disabled Graduates

What Happens Next? analyses the destinations of disabled graduates. The report details the experiences of graduates from specific groups and aims to challenge many widely-established views on the opportunities available to disabled students.   




Gone International 2016: the value of mobility

This report outlines the profiles of UK-domiciled first degree undergraduate students (who graduated in 2013/14 and responded to the DLHE) who spent time abroad during their degree programme studying, working or volunteering, and where they went.




#NewDLHE: Synthesis of consultation responses

This document shares the outcomes of HESA's #NewDLHE consultation, which was launched in May 2016 to help determine what should replace the current DLHE (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education) survey, as part of the fundamental review of destinations and outcomes data for graduates from higher education.




Interviews with Dan Cook, HESA (2017) on the #NewDLHE
During the AGCAS Heads of Service Conference 2017 AGCAS had the opportunity to interview Dan Cook from HESA to find out more about the #NewDLHE.


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AGCAS is often invited to respond to government and other consultations. The links below will take you to recent responses made on members' behalf.





Phase I – Graduate destination sharing

An important and insightful part of the University of Warwick/AGCAS’s research project which was one of five projects provided with funding by the British Council, China, was to discover the destinations at a sector level of UK-educated Chinese students. This ground-breaking work was done via AGCAS members sharing their DLHE data sets.

A copy of the consolidated DLHE Chinese Graduates analysis 2013/14 report created from data provided by 24 AGCAS member services is attached. The key findings of which were:

  • 79.8% of Chinese graduates are in work/studying or due to work in
     2013/14

  • A significantly higher proportion of Chinese first degree graduates
     continue to study (61.6%) compared to their UK counterparts
     (12.8%)

  • 71.1% Chinese graduates who are in employment work in China

  • Nearly half of Chinese graduates who are in employment work in
     three sectors:

     ‘Professional, scientific and technical activities’,
     ‘Financial and insurance activities’, and
     ‘Education’

  • More male Chinese graduates who are in employment are in
     managing or professional jobs compared to their female
     counterparts

  • The employment rate for PGT graduates 6 months after graduation
     (68%) is significantly higher than that for UG graduates (19.3%)

  • For Chinese graduates in employment, 77.1% of PGR graduates are
     in managing or professional jobs, a much higher proportion than
     PGT (40.2%) or UG’s (31.9%) in these roles

  • A higher proportion of graduates from:

     ‘Architecture, building and planning’ (88.4%),
     ‘Education’ (68.4%), and
     ‘Creative arts and design’ (60.3%)

     are in employment 6 months after graduation compared to that of
     graduates from other academic disciplines (not counting disciplines
     recording less than 20 respondents, such as Medicine).



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