Destination of Leavers from higher education

The statistical bulletins below are produced by the Department for Employment and Learning using data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). The bulletins provide details of the destination of leavers from Higher Education (HE) who obtained qualifications at NI Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), and NI domiciled students who obtained qualifications at a UK HEI, for each academic year. For each year destinations are recorded at six months after graduation. In addition a biennial longitudinal destinations survey is carried out three and a half years after graduation – results from this survey can also be accessed below.

To view the statistical bulletins, please select the year required.

Six months after graduation

Three and half years after graduation

Higher Education destination figures for all UK countries can be downloaded from the HESA website. external link

Quality of HE statistics

Information on the collection, validation and quality assurance of HE data and statistics, and the quality guidance used in managing the production of HE statistics can be accessed from the following link