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HESA to replace DLHE following consultation

Wednesday 11-05-2016 - 16:33

HESA have today launched a review into the content and method of their collection of HE graduate employment data

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) currently collect data on the employment destinations of HE graduates through the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE) conducted with graduates three months after graduation. This is supported by a smaller, similar survey conducted three years later. The information on graduate destinations collected in these surveys is used widely by policy makers, institutions and further across the higher education sector.

Responses to today’s consultation document will form the basis of a new replacement for the DLHE which HESA seek to make more ‘future proof, efficient, fit for purpose and supportive of legislation’. Included in the document is a full run-through of the principles and aims for the new survey, as well as details of the consultation process.

NUS have created a summary of the document for students’ unions, which you can read here.

At last month’s national conference, Motion 203 Employability Isn’t Working outlined the need for “better data on the employment destinations of both HE and FE learners”. NUS will be submitting a comprehensive response to the HESA consultation this summer and will be supporting students’ unions in doing so too.

On 8th June at 12pm we will be holding an online support webinar for students’ unions looking to submit a response. A registration link will be circulated shortly.

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