The destination survey has begun, for those of you who graduated between January and July 2017. The survey, which gathers information on what graduates go on to do after graduation, is known as Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE). It is commissioned by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), and all UK higher education institutions are required to run the survey.

Respond to the survey

Thanks to those of you who have completed the survey already,  either through an email link or by answering a call from i-Graduate, the company who conducts the survey on our behalf. i-Graduate will continue to make calls until 5 March 2018, so please respond with ten minutes of your time to answer the survey if you haven’t already done so. As we are required to return data from 80% of graduates, i-Graduate will be persistent in calling, so responding promptly will save the need for continuous calls.

How is my information used?

Whilst the survey is a statutory requirement, the data is also exceptionally helpful to LSE in providing a clear picture of the types of employment recent graduates and postgraduates achieve.

As a result of your input, we can produce annual statistics on the graduate labour market that:

  • help prospective students understand the value of a degree from LSE
  • assist current LSE students when considering their future career options
  • recognise the achievements of LSE graduates, and
  • enable LSE to continue improving services to students and alumni

The ‘What do LSE graduates do?’ website  illustrates how we use the destinations data to reflect the impressive range of careers and global reach of LSE graduates. You can use the filter buttons on the site to explore the job titles, companies and location of those students who took your degree course, or for LSE as a whole. Without your efforts in answering the survey, we would not have this knowledge. HESA  will also uses the data to understand the graduate labour market in general and to inform sources such as the university league tables and Unistats.

Any information you provide in the survey is reported using aggregated data so is always anonymised.

Your career journey

Remember that as an LSE graduate you can still use LSE Careers support in finding work and progressing your career, for up to five years after you’ve finished your course. Take a look at our website for more information about the services for alumni.

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us. And again, thank you for completing the survey.