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Latest DLHE survey results show another increase for Westminster

28 June 2018


The 2016/17 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) results show an increase in the proportion of Westminster graduates in professional or managerial employment.

According to the latest survey, 73 per cent of Westminster’s employed undergraduate leavers are employed in professional or managerial occupations six months after completing a course at the University*. In the past five years, Westminster has seen an increase of 19 percentage points amongst employed undergraduate leavers working in professional roles.

For postgraduate leavers, 96 per cent of our employed graduates are working in professional or managerial roles.

Our improved performance in graduate employment in last year’s DLHE results made a significant contribution to the University rising 13 places, up to 82nd position, in the latest Complete University Guide.

DLHE 2016/17 results refer to graduates who completed a course at University of Westminster between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017.

4,346 of our graduates took part in this latest survey, putting our overall response rate at 64 per cent. The DLHE survey will be replaced by the new Graduate Outcomes survey from December 2018 and will survey graduates approximately 15 months after completing their studies.

*as defined by Standard Occupational Classification (SOC2010)

About the University of Westminster:

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We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-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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