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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education

University wide statistics

    Data based on responses from 4463 UK & EU, undergraduate & postgraduate leavers (2015/16)

    6 months after graduating

    95% were in work or study

    • 71% in work (2916)
    • 19% in further study (784)
    • 5% in work and study (218)
    • 5% unemployed (218)
    • Note: Excludes 327 graduates categorised as 'Other'.
      Otherwise: 65% in work, 18% in further study, 5% in work and study, 5% unemployed, 7% other.

    £26,579 average salary

    • typical range £20,000 - 30,000

    of those in employment

    82% were in professional or managerial jobs


    42% employed in the north east

    • 52% employed in other parts of the UK
    • 6% outside the UK

    of those in study

    97% were in higher level study

    • 21% higher degree mainly by research
    • 50% higher degree mainly by teaching
    • 16% Postgraduate diploma or certificate
    • 4% first degree
    • 6% professional qualification

    55% were at Newcastle University


    of those available for employment or study

    83% were in positive destinations

    Survey response rates

    Fee categoryPopulationResponsesRateTarget
    University: Newcastle University
    Home UK5337431780.9%80%
    Home EU45926758.2%50%
    International274796335.1%20%

    *Response figures include graduates who explicitly refused to provide data