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2010/11 Performance Indicators - Employment of leavers

Employment indicators are published today on the HESA website.

The full tables show the indicators for every HE institution in the UK alongside their benchmark.

Table E1a looks at full-time first degree leavers from 2010/11.

Summary tables showing statistics for the whole UK can be found here.

The latest statistics show that 90.3% of full-time, first degree leavers from 2010/11 were in employment and/or further study approximately six months after graduation*. The graph below shows the employment indicator for full-time, first degree leavers from the years 2002/03 to 2010/11:

Percentage of full-time first degree leavers in employment and/or further study by academic year

More summary tables and charts can be found on our website.

Also published today are indicators for research output including the number of PhDs awarded relative to an institution's academic staff costs. 

Notes for editors

  1. Press enquiries should be directed to:
  2. Technical enquiries should be directed to:
  3. The Guide to PIs explains what the Performance Indicators are, and why they are produced.
  4. *Percentage calculations in the Performance Indicators are based on leavers who completed the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Percentage calculations exclude respondents who reported that they were unavailable or unable to work. Full definitions can be found here.
  5. The PI tables include a Benchmark for each institution. This is a sector average adjusted for the type of institution in question. The benchmarks are not government targets or quotas. See the Guide to PIs for more information, or the Benchmarks page for full technical details.
  6. The Performance Indicators are defined and specified by the Performance Indicators Steering Group (PISG). Questions about PISG should be addressed to the HEFCE Press Office on 0117 9317363.


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