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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education

University wide statistics

    Data based on responses from 4344 UK & EU, undergraduate & postgraduate leavers (2016/17)

    6 months after graduating

    96% were in work or study

    • 71% in work (2898)
    • 19% in further study (773)
    • 5% in work and study (216)
    • 4% unemployed (175)
    • Note: Excludes 282 graduates categorised as 'Other'.
      Otherwise: 67% in work, 18% in further study, 5% in work and study, 4% unemployed, 6% other.

    £26,768 average salary

    • typical range £20,000 - 30,000

    of those in employment

    85% were in professional or managerial jobs


    43% employed in the north east

    • 51% employed in other parts of the UK
    • 6% outside the UK

    of those in study

    99% were in higher level study

    • 23% higher degree mainly by research
    • 52% higher degree mainly by teaching
    • 15% Postgraduate diploma or certificate
    • 5% first degree
    • 4% professional qualification

    56% were at Newcastle University


    of those available for employment or study

    86% were in positive destinations

    Survey response rates

    Fee categoryPopulationResponsesRateTarget
    University: Newcastle University
    Home UK5530429077.6%80%
    Home EU46525554.8%50%
    International255085333.5%20%

    *Response figures include graduates who explicitly refused to provide data