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Employment survey of Westminster graduates – Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education

18 October 2013

Every year, the University contacts its graduates to find out what they are doing. The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education, or DLHE, survey is a national survey of everyone who has recently qualified from any university or HE college in the UK.

The survey aims to find out about the employment and further study status of graduates approximately six months after completing a course, as well as collecting more detailed information on the type of work they are doing, who they work for and other important employment data.

If you finished a course between 1 January 2013 and 31 July 2013, you will be able to take part in this year’s survey.

In November, you will be contacted by an organisation called Careers Group, who is carrying out the survey our behalf and we would very much appreciate it if you can find the time to take part. You can complete the survey online or over the phone.

The information you provide us will be very useful for advising our current students about the opportunities that might be available to them. Nationally, results from the DLHE survey are used in university league table rankings and to generate the employability information stored on the Unistats website.

And remember: if you need careers advice you can make use of the Career Development Centre’s services free of charge for up to three years after graduating. We can help you:

  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including volunteering opportunities
  • explore how to develop the skills that employers are looking for
  • plan your career development
  • identify your career options
  • market yourself effectively in CVs, application forms and interviews.

If you have any questions about the DLHE survey, please contact Wayne Clark in the University’s Planning Office by email at w.clark@westminster.ac.uk


About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.


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