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Graduate Destinations

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey is conducted annually by all Higher Education Institutions in the UK. Data from the survey is then submitted to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) who ensures that the data is consistent and comparable on a national level. The data is then used nationally to inform university league tables, educational policy and student choices on where to study.

How is the data collected?

Six months after graduation, the Careers Service sends out a postal questionnaire to all of our graduates, along with a link to the online version of the questionnaire. We also conduct a follow up telephone questionnaire, with the help of a Student Survey Team, to speak to graduates who have not returned the postal questionnaire.  

How is the data used?

Our Careers Advisors use the data collected during the DLHE Survey to gain a clear understanding of the current labour market and an overview of the opportunities available to Liverpool Hope University students shortly after graduation.

In other areas of the university, the data is used by departments and university management teams, to inform and improve provision for our current and prospective students.


Latest DLHE data

For 2014/15, 96.2% of Liverpool Hope University graduates were in employment or further education six months after graduating. This figure places us second in the North West for employment and above the UK average of 93.9%. Full statistics available from HESA table E1a.

This also positions Liverpool Hope in the top ten UK universities in the Time Higher Education's comparison table, which excludes providers with fewer than 500 DLHE respondents. You can find the Times Higher Education table on its website.

Data from last year’s survey of graduates from 2013/14 is available via Unistats.

If you wish to contact a member of staff in relation to the DLHE survey, please email