1999/2000 First destinations data published by HESA
HESA today releases the reference volume First Destinations of Students Leaving Higher Education Institutions 1999/2000. These most recent statistics available from HESA show that 68% of higher education qualifiers were known to have entered employment in 2000, compared with 66% in 1999. A further 20% were continuing their education or training. The proportion of leavers assumed to be unemployed remained at 5% - the same as for the last two years.
Other key points
- 60% of UK domiciled qualifiers in employment were in paid, full-time UK employment
- Of those obtaining other undergraduate level qualifications, over 60% were working in the health and social work sector
- Those who studied education made up 53% of all postgraduate qualifiers in UK employment
- 65% of home domiciled female undergraduates were working in the UK compared with 39% of home domiciled males
- The property development, renting business and research activities sector, which includes those organisations in the business and computing areas, employed the largest number of graduates – 23% of the total in employment.
Notes for editors
- The Reference Volume First Destinations of Students Leaving Higher Education Institutions 1999/2000 provides a statistical reference of the first destinations of students leaving Higher Education in the UK for 1999/2000.
- The HESA FDS Target Population 1999/2000 includes all UK and EU domiciled students obtaining relevant qualifications during the period 1 August 1999 to 31 July 2000, whose study was primarily full-time (which includes full-time and sandwich student modes plus those writing up theses). Non-EU overseas domiciled students are excluded from the 1999/2000 HESA First Destination target population and will be excluded from subsequent data collections..
- Information was obtained from 233,130 respondents to HESA’s 1999/2000 First Destinations Return, out of a possible 302,710 - a response rate of 77.0%, lower than in 1998/99 (79.5%). This is due mainly to changes in the data collection methodology in order to allow the data to be used in the production of a performance indicator, and the implementation of a small pilot study carried out in parallel to the main data collection.
- The Reference Volume is available, price £32, from the Customer Services Team, HESA Services Ltd., 95 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1HZ; telephone: 01242 255577. An electronic version on disk is available, price £35 + VAT. A list of other publications is also available from the Customer Services Team.
- HESA cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived from the data by third parties.
- Press Enquiries should be directed to the Data Provision Team at HESA, 95 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1HZ; telephone: 01242 211133. Other enquiries about HESA data should be addressed to the Data Provision Team at the same address.