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Find data and analysis of what our students have gone on to do after completing their courses at Sussex.

Graduate outcomes

The Graduate Outcomes survey is undertaken 15 months after students have completed their studies. The first undergraduate cohort to be surveyed was for the 2017/18 academic year, the most recent was for 2018/19. The 2019/20 report is currently being produced. Once ready it will be available below.

This data will also be useful for the Annual Course Review.

Latest survey: 2018-2019 overview

  • 84% of UK full time undergraduate leavers were in work, work and study or further study.
  • 69% of employed UK full time undergraduate leavers were in graduate level work.
  • 62% of UK full time undergraduate leavers identified work as their most important activity.
  • 12% of UK full time undergraduate leavers were in both employment and further study.
  • 12% of UK full time undergraduate leavers were solely in further study/training.
  • 12% of UK full time undergraduate leavers were unemployed.

SIC2007 results shows that the top three industries employing University of Sussex leavers were:

  • human health and social work
  • professional, scientific and technical activities
  • information and communication.

 view our graduate outcomes surveys

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE)

Until 2017, the Careers and Employability Centre researched what Sussex graduates and postgraduates did six months after graduating, as part of the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. 

Check the older DLHE surveys.

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