Graduate survey

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey helps to provide information about employment and study outcomes from higher education courses. 

Each year, all recent leavers who studied on a full-time or part-time course are surveyed. Even if you have returned to Cardiff University for postgraduate study you will still be asked to complete the survey. 

We have a legal obligation to record this information for the UK government - and we appreciate your support in responding to the survey.

You will receive the questionnaire by email, by post, or by phone. The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) requests every method possible be tried.  

If you misplace the survey or move house please email the DLHE team.

Your information

At the end of the survey we send the results to the Higher Education Statistics Agency in an encoded, anonymous format. The information is coded and anonymous. It will be collated, along with all other UK Universities, and will be used to inform policymakers and university league tables.

Destinations of graduates

The recorded destinations of our undergraduate and postgraduate leavers for 2012/2013 (most up-to-date):

Undergraduate studyPostgraduate taughtPostgraduate research
Employed   72.1%   Employed   80.9%Employed   93.3%
Further Study   15.6%Further Study   8.4%Further Study   2.2%
Work and Study   4.6%Work and Study   4.3%Work and Study   2.2%
Unemployed   4.7%Unemployed 4.0%Unemployed   1.3%
Not Available   2.9%Not Available   2.3%Not Available   0.9%