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 new graduates who studied on a full-time or part-time course are surveyed. If you are returning 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.  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 2011/2012 (most up-to-date):

Undergraduate studyPostgraduate taughtPostgraduate research
Public service 33%Employment 79.7%Employment 88.3%
Professions/commerce 26%Further study 10.2%Further study 3.9%
Further study 22%Not available for work 2.4%Not available for work 2.7%
Industry 9%Unemployed 7.7%Unemployed 5.1%
Not available/travelling 4%  
Unemployed 6%