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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.
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 (which shows outcomes up to 6 months after graduation). There are also salary statistics and regional data (eg, percentage of the cohort working in each part of the UK by original region of domicile and region of study) and information about how respondents in employment found their jobs.
Also noteworthy is the data on student satisfaction. For example, 86.9% of the cohort were either very or fairly satisfied with their career to date. And most respondents, if choosing again, would not change either their subject of study or their place of study.
The data is supplied to HE institutions in the UK and can be purchased from the HESA website.
At the AGCAS Biennial Conference on Wednesday 9 September 2009, Jan Moore of Manchester Metropolitan University and AGCAS's Graduate Labour Market Task Group (GLAM), Catherine Benfield, HESA, and Charlie Ball, HECSU, presented the survey findings and led a discussion about how to use the data effectively and how the survey might be improved for the future. Pesentations will be made available to all delegates shortly.
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Graduates at the University of the West of England (UWE) found more jobs despite a very difficult employment climate last year. Last year there were 4 per cent fewer UWE graduates unemployed compared to over 20 per cent more graduates unemployed across the UK as a whole, according to figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
UWE Careers have been doing a number of things that have contributed towards the improvements against the national trend. Find out more in the report below, which is available to AGCAS members who have registered with this site and signed in.
This article was first submitted to Phoenix (January 2011).
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).
There are interesting variations across the UK, with graduates from HE institutions in Scotland doing better than the UK as a whole, both in terms of employment rates and salaries.
AGCAS President, Anne-Marie Martin, said:
'These figures confirm what our members are reporting - that things have been slowly improving for a couple of years and that there are jobs out there.
We'd urge students to do all they can to make themselves employable - by making sure that they're buiding up their skills throughout their time at university through work experience, voluntary work, getting involved in student life, as well as through their studies. And, equally important, making sure that they are giving clear evidence of the skills and attributes individual employers are seeking.
We know that most students need help to do this at first. Higher education careers services are there to provide it.
Finally, the graduate job market is changing and varies from sector to sector. Careers services can also help students and graduates discover how to uncover the vacancies appropriate to them - and even create jobs where they didn't exist before.'
2009/10 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, HESA, July 2011.
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.
All HE institutions in the UK undertake the annual DLHE survey, which is overseen by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) to discover what recent graduates go on to do in terms of work and/or further study. This survey is one of the largest annual surveys in the world and has around 350,000 responses each year.
Many institutions are keen to make more use of the rich and detailed data collected in order to identify trends and better understand the graduate labour market. GEMS is a web-based package, which makes analysis easy. The software breaks down the data by academic schools, subjects and courses as well as cross-referencing survey results so it is possible, for example, to view starting salaries in a particular industry or even view the resulting employment locations on a map.
Evidence of effectiveness and success
Eleven institutions have now licensed GEMS from the University of Huddersfield and are contributing to the development of the product.
"For the Careers Service some of the main benefits GEMS provides are the ability to produce in-depth analyses on all key areas of the DLHE return, eg graduate and non-graduate employment, salary and employers, and the facility to produce data at course, department, faculty and institutional levels allowing for useful comparisons across the institution."
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The Graduate Labour Market Task Group (GLAM) met on 21 March 2012 with very full updates from HESA, HEFCE, BIS and HECSU. GLAM now requests comments and observations from AGCAS members about particular issues that arose around SOC coding and new job roles during the recent collection, together with specific enquiries about the future use of JACs codes.
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.
For the first time this year, research has been undertaken into the destinations of graduates categorised by age, to examine whether age impacts on a graduate's post-graduation employment prospects.
Commissioned by the AGCAS Diversity Task Group and written by the authors of the What Happens Next? series of reports, What Happens Next: Age Report has produced some very interesting results:
• overall, older graduates are performing well compared to more traditional
• older graduates who had completed their degrees in a part-time mode of
study generally performed better than those that had studied full-time;
• higher proportions of older graduates were in full-time employment than
younger ones, and less were engaged in further study (however the rate
of unemployment was slightly higher amongst older graduates);
• higher proportions of older graduates were engaged in graduate level
work, and they also tended to earn more.
Download What Happens Next: Age Report
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.
Overall, 90.8% of full-time first degree leavers were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. The employment rates for institutions varied from 77.4% to 100.0%.
HESA has also published indicators for research output, including the number of PhDs awarded relative to an institution's academic staff costs.
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.
The publication is currently used by AGCAS colleagues in HE, careers advisers in schools and colleges, and both parents and prospective students. The articles provide a commentary that make sense of the figures supplied by HESA/HECSU and provide an insight into the kind of careers followed by students who undertake particular degree subjects. You therefore have to like interpreting numbers and writing about potential careers!
The group meets once a year for a planning meeting in either Manchester or London and corresponds by email or conference call the rest of the time. If you are interested, please email Janice Montgomery, Chair of the task group, identifying your interest and the experience you feel you might bring to the group.
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.
A HESA publication Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2012 to 2013, which expands on information about the destinations of students qualifying from HEIs in the UK, will be published in July 2014.
Findings from the latest (2014) edition of What Do Graduates Do? show that graduate unemployment fell from 8.5% to 7.3% year-on-year, marking the biggest drop in early graduate unemployment in 15 years.
This annual publication is a collaboration between the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group and HECSU: HECSU provides the facts and figures from the DLHE returns and AGCAS members apply their expertise to provide commentary and written articles to help interpret the figures.
Published annually, What Do Graduates Do? is a collaboration between the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group and HECSU: HECSU provides the facts and figures from the DLHE returns and AGCAS members apply their expertise to provide commentary and written articles to help interpret the figures.
The research shows the destinations of 256,350 full and part-time first degree graduates in January 2014, six months after they had left university.
• More graduates employed: increased from 73.6% to 75.6% year-on-year.
• Drop in further study as graduates take advantage of improving employment conditions: fell from 13% to 12.4% year-on-year.
• More graduates in professional and managerial work: increased from 64.9% to 66.3%.
• Smaller proportion of graduates in non-professional jobs: for example, graduates working as retail, catering, waiting and bar staff fell from 13.7% to 13%.
• Mature graduates doing particularly well: a higher proportion (77.2%) were in professional and managerial work compared to all first degree graduates (66.3%).
Janice Montgomery, Chair of the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group, said:
"What Do Graduates Do? is an outstanding resource for HE careers advisers who want to gain specialist knowledge of trends within specific subjects, drawn from the most up-to-date DLHE information, to better advise students, subject groups and academics in their institutions. Prospective students, parents and existing undergraduates can be directed to articles on developing the right skillset for employment, as well as the destinations of postgraduates. And, for the first time, this edition sees an article on the outcomes for mature graduates. We hope that our colleagues will continue to find this an invaluable resource."
Improved prospects in recession-hit sectors
Prospects for graduates going into some of the more severely recession-hit sectors have improved significantly in the last 12 months with all STEM and building management subjects experiencing higher employment and lower unemployment rates. The number of graduates working as science professionals increased 22.4% year-on-year. Graduates were commonly working as biochemists, medical scientists, civil and mechanical engineers and architects.
Tammy Goldfeld, AGCAS Director of Membership, said:
"University careers services across the UK are primed and eager to help our students and graduates develop the skills and experiences employers want. Despite this very positive and welcomed news, it’s still an incredibly competitive job market out there and students have to work hard in order to impress. Experienced careers professionals can help with everything from deciding on a future career to winning job search techniques. Many employers also visit university campuses, so it’s important to make the most of these opportunities."
Charlie Ball, Deputy Director of Research at HECSU, said:
"The last 18 months are a fascinating example of how quickly the market can change, and students must bear this in mind when deciding which subject to study. The biggest turnaround has been the outcomes of graduates from STEM and construction-related subjects."
Download the latest edition (2014) of What Do Graduates Do?
If you regularly read What Do Graduates Do?, you will know that it is written by members of the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group and produced in conjunction with HECSU. The group is currently looking for a new member to write articles for the publication and contribute to increasing awareness of the publication, within AGCAS and beyond.
About the role
What Do Graduates Do? is currently used by AGCAS colleagues in HE, careers advisers in schools and colleges, and both parents and prospective students. The publication's articles provide a commentary that makes sense of the figures supplied by HESA/HECSU and offer an insight into the kind of careers followed by students who undertake particular degree subjects. You therefore have to like interpreting numbers and writing about potential careers.
The group meets once a year for a planning meeting, in either Manchester or London, and corresponds by email or conference call at other times.
How to apply
If you are interested in the role, please send an email outlining your interest and the experience which you feel you might bring to the group to Janice Montgomery, Chair of the task group, by Friday 24 April.
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.
The HESA website indicates that "The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey, the Longitudinal DLHE Survey and contextual data within other data collections are within scope. It is anticipated that the outcome will result in the 2017/18 (C17018) DLHE Survey being replaced with something new, although some changes may be brought in for the 2016/17"
More information about the review is available on the HESA website.
AGCAS will be responding to the consultation via the Graduate Labour Market (GLAM) Sub Committee.
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.
The group meets twice a year, usually in October and March, and includes active co-opted members from HESA, HEFCE, Scottish Government, BIS, ONS and HECSU. At the present time, the six AGCAS members comprise:
• one member who has responsibility for DLHE data collection, institutional surveys and student statistics;
• one careers adviser with responsibility for DLHE collection and submission;
• two directors, a deputy head and senior manager who manage their institution's DLHE return, as well as utilising the data for strategic planning and evaluation purposes.
GLaM projects currently include the development of:
• HESA's Destinations and Outcomes Review;
• Regional DLHE Coordinators Group network;
• Resources for DLHE analysis, including league table methodologies for DLHE coordinators;
• DLHE Essentials – a resource for careers service teams.
Vacancy 1: Co-Chair
The need for this new role reflects how the graduate destinations landscape is in a period of extraordinary transition owing to HESA's Destinations and Outcomes Review and the separate Higher Education Green Paper. The Co-Chair will lead on operational matters and, alongside other GLaM members, will support the Chair with strategic matters including those related to the HESA review, including the formulation of the AGCAS response.
It is likely that the postholder will:
• have a good technical knowledge of DLHE operations;
• have experience of using DLHE in a strategic capacity in their own service;
• enjoy negotiation and speaking in groups in order to represent AGCAS;
• be an excellent communicator, able to manage agendas and facilitate group discussions, identify actions and disseminate information appropriately.
Vacancy 2: Task Group Member
It would be helpful if applicants have an in-depth knowledge of both DLHE operations together with an interest in and appreciation of other data collections and an interest in staff training/development. However, applications from anyone who is passionate about collecting accurate LMI and then telling the story to students, academics and all those interested in graduate outcomes are welcome.
How to apply
Please send a personal statement (no more than two sides of A4) outlining your relevant experience and skills, and why you are interested in joining the group to Ian Ford by the deadline of 5pm on Friday 18th December.
If you would like to find out more about the vacancies before submitting your application, please telephone Terry Dray, AGCAS Board Plenary Committee Representative and GLaM Chair, on 0151 231 8684.
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.
About the review
The aim of the review is to examine current and future requirements for information about student and graduate destinations and outcomes, and to consider the potential for replacing the current Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey in order to provide data to meet the evolving needs of a wide range of users, while reducing the burden of data collection.
The review commenced in July 2015 and will conclude in Spring 2016. It is anticipated that the outcome will result in the 2016/17 DLHE survey being replaced with something new.
AGCAS's contribution to both the strategic and working groups is being welcomed and we are influencing the discussions appropriately.
AGCAS members can download a summary of the discussions and progress so far below.
Further information about the review is available on the HESA website.
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.
What is the scope of the consultation?
The scope of the consultation includes the DLHE Survey, the Longitudinal DLHE Survey and contextual data within other data collections. It is anticipated that the outcome will result in the 2017/18 DLHE Survey being replaced with something new, although some changes may be brought in for 2016/17.
Terry Dray and Andrew Whitmore, Co-Chairs of the Graduate Labour Market (GLaM) Sub Committee, have both played an active role in the HESA strategic and working groups for this review and will be leading the AGCAS response to the consultation.
It is of paramount importance that we are able to comment on matters of such significance to our profession. Although members are likely to be involved in constructing institutional responses to the consultation separately, it is crucial for the profile of AGCAS that we are seen as central contributors to these debates.
Please submit your feedback directly to Terry Dray by Thursday 23 June 2016. All comments received via this route will be used to inform the AGCAS response. All responses will be treated in the strictest of confidence and only used to construct a representative AGCAS perspective.
The consultation document and more information about the review are available on the HESA website.
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.
There have been many highlights this month, so I will name just a couple.
Supporting Chinese students
On the 18th of May, we launched the interim report from The University of Warwick/AGCAS project for the British Council on UK-educated Chinese graduates' employability. This well-attended event highlighted research findings, including analysis of DLHE data from 22 AGCAS member institutions.
There will be further opportunities for members to benefit from this research, including a Supporting Your Chinese Students – Practitioner Day on the 5th of July, where members will be able to discuss how this new information about the Chinese labour market can be used to better support their students.
Shadbolt and Wakeham reports
Hidden under the announcement of the HE White Paper and TEF consultation, the publication of the Shadbolt and Wakeham reports was missed by many. Disappointing employment outcomes were identified for many STEM graduates and both reports made recommendations regarding better understanding of the data and access to careers advice. These are areas where AGCAS members excel and AGCAS was recognised in the Shadbolt report as one of the organisations to take the recommendations forward.
HESA and TEF consultations
We are currently asking members for contributions to the AGCAS response to the HESA and TEF2 consultations. These are both very big developments in our sector and it is important that AGCAS's voice is heard.
AGCAS Annual Conference workshops
Finally, thank you to everyone who submitted a workshop proposal for this year's Annual Conference. From the quality and variety of topics covered, I think this year's conference will be particularly good. Don't forget to book your place at the conference.
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.
Policy work and future AGCAS strategy
In the recent AGCAS member survey, nearly 95% of members thought it important or quite important that AGCAS engages in policy work. This theme was echoed strongly in last week's Board strategy away day. Advocacy was one of five pillars identified that AGCAS should focus its strategy on in the next three years. We are in the early stages of the development of the AGCAS strategy. In the coming weeks, I will be sharing early versions of the strategy with you for your feedback and input. The AGCAS Board and I are very keen that the strategy reflects the priorities of members, so do respond to my requests for input.
The member survey also showed a significant increase in engagement with AGCAS activities since our previous survey in 2012. This suggests that AGCAS is considered a valuable part of members' professional development and also that members are keen to have a stronger voice in the issues facing UK higher education.
Consultations - securing an AGCAS voice in key debates
We are currently preparing responses to a number of government consultations and I would encourage members to contribute:
• TEF2 (imminent)
• HESA review of destination and outcomes data for leavers from HE
• APPG on Social Mobility/The Sutton Trust Inquiry into Access into
Leading Professions (end of July)
• Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) review on teacher shortages
Please contact Gemma Green, AGCAS Communications and Engagement Manager, regarding these consultations.
AGCAS Annual Conference 2016
Finally, I would like to remind members that places at the AGCAS Annual Conference (Chester, 6-8th September 2016) are booking up fast. The conference offers an excellent educational opportunity and the opportunity to network with other members as well as a variety of employers and professional associations. The programme and booking forms are available on the conference web page.
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.
These findings echo what heads of careers and employability services in HEIs reported collectively in the AGCAS Graduate Labour Market Survey in early 2016.
DLHE 2014/15 also reveals a tendency that most leavers worked in professional service sectors. Nearly two thirds of leavers' jobs fall into five sectors:
• Human health and social work activities (20.3%)
• Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
• Education (12.1%)
• Professional, scientific and technical activities (12.0%)
• Information and communication (7.0%)
The proportion of full-time first degree leavers who work in the five service areas has increased slightly year by year since 2011/12. The same trend was observed in 'Human health and social work activities', 'Education', 'Professional, scientific and technical activities', and 'Information and communication'. In contrast, a reverse trend is evident in 'Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles', 'Accommodation and food service activities', and 'Public administration and defence; compulsory social security’.
Correlation to job sectors
When leavers are broken down by degree disciplines, such as 'Medicine and Dentistry', 'Subjects Allied to Medicine' and educational disciplines, significant correlations appear between some sectors and disciplines. Nevertheless, most disciplines show weak or no correlation to certain job sectors. Students who studied in these disciplines have a wide range of career options and perhaps need more guidance and support in their career planning.
Further data analysis
As a professional body, AGCAS will provide more specific data analysis to decipher the DLHE data to support careers professionals in helping students make informed career decisions. This will include, via the AGCAS Research Officer and the Graduate Labour Market Sub-Committee, further analysis of 2014/15 international leavers' destination data.
You can download AGCAS's full analysis of the Statistical First Release for DLHE 2014/15 below.
The AGCAS Graduate Labour Market Sub Committee (GLaM) works with HESA and other key stakeholders on a range of issues concerning DLHE and related data collections. The GLaM Sub Committee met most recently in April where the group received reports from HESA, BIS, HECSU and ONS.
The GLaM Sub Committee met most recently in April where the group received reports from HESA, BIS, HECSU and ONS. Highlights from the meeting are available below or you can download the full notes from the meeting.
The group welcomed new members to the group: Naomi Oosman-Watts (Newcastle University), Stephen Davie (The University of Sheffield) and Christopher Tye (University of Reading).
Update from HESA
The report from HESA covered the DLHE Consultation, which has now been completed. There was also a short update on BoS highlighting that feedback on this first iteration of the system would be welcomed in order to make improvements for the next collection round. The GLaM Sub Committee will be coordinating feedback via a questionnaire, which will be disseminated in due course. In the meantime, feedback can be sent by email to Naomi Oosman-Watts.
Update from BIS
BIS reported that work is ongoing on the HMRC data. Current planning is that BIS will receive monthly reports on this data, which they will then share with relevant parties. Discussions around who will have access to the data, and how widely it will and can be shared are still ongoing.
BIS has also undertaken analysis into the number of students enrolled on entrepreneurship courses/modules. The analysis has been published on the gov.uk website.
Update from HECSU
There were some interesting findings reported from HECSU regarding the UKCES Employer Skills Survey:
• There are shortages in quantity surveying and PR as graduates do not have enough experience to work in these types of roles.
• 0% of all IT positions are hard to fill, yet 10% of computer science graduates are unemployed.
• There is a shortage of qualified teachers, especially SEN teachers.
• Managers are poorly skilled in management (most managers simply rise through an organisation).
Analysis of the survey findings from a graduate’s perspective is yet to be completed (HECSU have started work on this) but a report will be available at a later date. HECSU will be producing a variety of reports, including regional labour market reports, to support careers advisers in their work.
Update from ONS
ONS ran a consultation exercise on revising SOC. Information about the consultation can be found on the ONS website.
There was also a reminder that the team are always happy to help with any SOC-related queries and to provide SOC training. Please get in touch with ONS if you have any new job titles that you feel worthy of inclusion to the index.
Vacancies on the AGCAS Graduate Labour Market Sub-Committee
AGCAS is seeking applications from members for a newly-vacant position on the AGCAS Graduate Labour Market Sub-Committee (GLaM).
Labour market expertise
GLaM is a sub-group that sits within the Research and Knowledge strand of the new AGCAS strategy, with particular alignment to the strategic action of facilitating regional, national and international graduate labour market expertise and its application to our practice and student/graduate outcomes.
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 and employability professionals to utilise graduate labour market information in innovative ways and support student transitions.
GLaM is making a significant contribution to the HESA Destinations and Outcomes Review with representation on both the strategic and working groups of #NewDLHE. The GLaM Sub-Committee was also instrumental in shaping the AGCAS response to HESA's New DLHE Consultation on principles and future requirements for the UK's public interest data about graduates. Most recently, members of the GLaM Sub-Committee interviewed Dan Cook (HESA) to hear about #NewDLHE’s latest developments.
The sub-committee meets twice a year, usually in October and March, and includes active co-opted members from HESA, HEFCE, Scottish Government, BIS, ONS and HECSU.
We welcome applications from AGCAS members with an in-depth knowledge of DLHE operations together with an appreciation of other data collections and an interest in staff training/development. Applications from members who are passionate about collecting accurate labour market information and then telling the story to students, academics and other stakeholders with an interest in graduate outcomes will also be considered. To reflect the diversity of the AGCAS membership, we welcome applications from members throughout the UK, regardless of the size and make-up of your service and institution.
How to apply
If you are interested in joining this sub-group of the AGCAS Research and Knowledge Committee, please send a personal statement (no more than two sides of A4) outlining your relevant experience and skills and why you are interested in joining the group to Andrew Whitmore, GLaM Chair, by Friday 17th February. Or for an informal discussion about the role, please feel free to contact Naomi Oosman-Watts.
NewDLHE and the future of graduate outcomes: AGCAS consultation response request
HESA are currently running a public consultation on the NewDLHE as part of a fundamental review of graduate outcomes data. The proposed NewDLHE will combine a universal census survey of graduates with linked data from other sources (which will include salary information from HMRC). AGCAS members are invited to contribute to an official AGCAS response to the consultation.
The NewDLHE review proposes a model that will combine a universal census survey of graduates with linked data from other sources (such as salary information from HMRC). This survey will take place 15 months after the graduate completes their studies.
Within the NewDLHE HESA have developed a model of open centralisation, which means that all data will be administered centrally, aiming to capture the most rigorous and reliable data via a consistent approach. HESA also anticipates that this move will not only lead to better greater data capture but also to greater efficiency and save £1.5m across the HE sector.
The AGCAS response
It is of the upmost importance that AGCAS is able to comment on matters of such significance to our sector, and whilst members are likely to be involved in producing separate institutional responses it is vital that AGCAS is seen as a central contributor to these debates. All comments received via this route will be used to inform the AGCAS response. All responses will be treated in the strictest of confidence and only used to construct a representative AGCAS perspective.
Therefore we request that you please send your consultation responses to Samantha Woodman by Friday 31 March.
The consultation questions are available to download below along with some further background infomation from HESA on the consultation.
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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.
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.
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.
HESA was commissioned by HEFCE to provide an assimilation of current activity within the UK HE sector in relation to benchmarking. The first phase project aims to draw together information on available and potential data sources and services for benchmarking, produce an inventory of benchmarking activities across the sector and generate some more in-depth case studies of selected benchmarking initiatives. It is envisaged that this will point the way to a second phase project, which will aim to improve and increase benchmarking capacity and capability in the sector, to support increasing efficiencies.
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.
Higher education student enrolments and qualifications obtained at higher education institutions in the UK for the academic year 2010/11
This publication provides details of student enrolments and qualifications obtained by higher education (HE) students at HE institutions (HEIs) in the United Kingdom (UK) for the academic year 2010/11. It covers the UK, along with separate figures for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and includes new charts and time series graphs to aid in interpretation of the data.
This paper examines the persistence of under-employment amongst UK higher education graduates. It draws on micro-data collected by the Higher Education Statistical Agency to calculate rates of 'non-graduate' employment six months and 42 months after graduation, among 2002-3 graduates.
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.
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? (2016) show that the graduate jobs market is at its strongest since 2007.
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.
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.
This interactive graphic shows how the UK as a provider and host of internationally mobile students has evolved over recent years. The data stretches back as far as 1978. From 2002, differences in gender, age, level and disciplines studied are displayed for incoming students.
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.
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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