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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education

University wide statistics

    Data based on responses from 4072 UK & EU, undergraduate & postgraduate leavers (2014/15)

    6 months after graduating

    94% were in work or study

    • 72% in work (2727)
    • 16% in further study (604)
    • 6% in work and study (225)
    • 6% unemployed (216)
    • Note: Excludes 300 graduates categorised as 'Other'.
      Otherwise: 67% in work, 15% in further study, 6% in work and study, 5% unemployed, 7% other.

    £25,553 average salary

    • typical range £19,200 - 29,500

    of those in employment

    85% were in professional or managerial jobs


    41% employed in the north east

    • 52% employed in other parts of the UK
    • 7% outside the UK

    of those in study

    98% were in higher level study

    • 24% higher degree mainly by research
    • 42% higher degree mainly by teaching
    • 18% Postgraduate diploma or certificate
    • 5% first degree
    • 9% professional qualification

    49% were at Newcastle University


    of those available for employment or study

    85% were in positive destinations

    Survey response rates

    Fee categoryPopulationResponsesRateTarget
    University: Newcastle University
    Home UK4814391681.3%80%
    Home EU48229861.8%50%
    International269386432.1%20%

    *Response figures include graduates who explicitly refused to provide data