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What Brunel graduates do

Every year universities contact their graduates six months after they have completed their studies as part of the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE). The survey asks graduates whether they are employed, studying, both or neither, e.g. travelling or looking after family. Employed graduates are asked to give a brief description of their role, the kind of company they work for, and their annual salary.

The information is compiled by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) who report national outcomes and provide the data for university league tables that are published in the national press. 

  • What do graduates do (WDGD) Presents findings from the DLHE survey giving graduate destinations/outcomes by subject. You can download earlier editions if you would like to compare statistics.
  • Unistats Information by course - an Overview and more detailed information on the Employment and Accreditation tab - on outcomes for Brunel University London graduates. You can also compare outcomes for Brunel courses with those of other UK universities.
  • What do researchers do? The Vitae website includes discipline-specific infographics highlighting career destinations, research roles and occupations, and publications on the ‘Early career progression of doctoral graduates’ that show trends in employment for doctoral graduates three years from graduation.

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Changes are on the way

The DLHE survey is being replaced. It’s anticipated that the Graduate Outcomes survey will be run for the first time in 2018 with data outcomes published in 2020. Graduates will be contacted online or by ‘phone 15 months after completing their course, and the survey will include linked data from other sources (such as salary information from HMRC). 

If you would like to find out more about possible opportunities once you have finished your course you can make an appointment to talk to a Careers Consultant.

Brunel student and graduate stories

iWork@ will give you a real picture of what it’s like to work somewhere. Whether it’s a summer job, an internship, a placement or graduate job, iWork@ has stories written by real Brunel students doing real jobs. You can browse the stories, explore what jobs students from your subject have done, or look at specific kinds of jobs.

iWorkglobal contains international students' profiles about working in the UK or abroad.

iHire@ is where you can find recruitment advice direct from employers who have hired Brunel students in the past.