Notes to tables - Destinations of Leavers 2011/12
Analyses of subject information show Full Person Equivalents (FPE). These are derived by splitting student instances between the different subjects that make up their qualification aim.
Leavers of indeterminate gender are included in total figures and percentage calculations but not in separate gender breakdowns.
Leavers whose ethnicity is not known includes those who have been coded information refused.
Leavers with no known disability include those who have been coded no known disability, information refused, information not sought, or not known.
Leavers of unknown age are included in total figures and percentage calculations but not in separate age breakdowns.
First degree data submitted without a classification is included in total first degree figures but not in separate breakdowns.
Response rate includes those that replied to the survey but explicitly refused to give information, and is expressed as a percentage of all students from whom a destination of leavers record was expected.
Percentage of known destination excludes those who replied to the survey but explicitly refused to give information, and is expressed as a percentage of all students from whom a destination of leavers record was expected.
Unemployed includes those who replied to the survey indicating they were 'due to start work', but did not indicate that they were also working and/or in further study.
Total England includes leavers who are known to be England domiciled but whose exact England region of domicile is unknown. Total postgraduate, first degree and other undergraduate include students who are known to be UK domiciled but whose exact region of domicile is unknown.
Total England includes UK domiciled leavers who are known to be employed in England but whose exact England region of employment is unknown.
Total type of qualification includes those who have been indicated to be in either full-time or part-time study, training or research, but the nature of this study is unknown.
Leavers who completed an initial or pre-service teacher training course are asked for information on that course on an optional basis. Because of this, responses to these questions may contain a high number of unknowns, which are included in total figures only.
The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2011/12 has changed:
- Leeds College of Art joined the HE sector
- Leeds College of Music left the HE sector
- Edinburgh College of Art merged with The University of Edinburgh
- The School of Pharmacy merged with University College London in January 2012. Both institutions continued to make separate returns for the 2011/12 HESA reporting period. A single return will be made in 2012/13.
- The following institution has changed its name in the HESA products for 2011/12:
- Scottish Agricultural College changed to SRUC.
- University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA reference volumes, are:
- Birkbeck College
- The Institute of Cancer Research
- Central School of Speech and Drama
- Courtauld Institute of Art
- Goldsmiths College
- Heythrop College
- Institute of Education
- King’s College London
- London Business School
- London School of Economics and Political Science
- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Queen Mary and Westfield College
- Royal Academy of Music
- Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
- The Royal Veterinary College
- St. George’s Hospital Medical School
- The School of Oriental and African Studies
- The School of Pharmacy
- University College London.
In addition, the institutes within the umbrella of University of London (Institutes and activities) are:
- University of London Institute in Paris
- University Marine Biological Station, Millport
- School of Advanced Study comprises:
- Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
- Institute of Classical Studies
- Institute of Commonwealth Studies
- Institute of English Studies
- Institute of Germanic Studies and Romance Studies
- Institute of Historical Research
- Institute of Musical Research
- Institute of Philosophy
- Institute for the Study of the Americas
- Warburg Institute.
In 2011/12, The Open University changed their practice in relation to returning students explicitly refusing to complete the DLHE survey (previously only refusals in the telephone phase of the survey had been returned). This has resulted in a significant increase in the number of explicit refusals for The Open University, 1,702 in 2010/11 to 4,685 in 2011/12. This represents 10.1% and 19.1% respectively of the total DLHE population and will affect the proportion of respondents with known destinations.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David misreported the domicile of 224 full-time postgraduate students within their 2011/12 Student return. These students have been coded as UK domiciled rather than non-EU domiciled and as such would normally be excluded from the majority of published DLHE data. These students were not surveyed and therefore the postgraduate full-time UK domiciled student response rate for University of Wales Trinity Saint David has been affected.