What do our graduates do?
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Here at Hull, we are proud of our high rates of
employability and continue to help both graduates and students
prepare for the world of work ahead.
The University of Hull has an excellent track record of helping
its students to succeed in work and is currently 8th in
the country for Graduate Employability. We know how important
it is for you to get the job you want. Our alumni have achieved
success at the top level of every sector – from commerce and
politics to science and the arts. We are also committed to
developing student enterprise, entrepreneurship and employability
through our programmes of study.
Graduate Destinations Survey or 'DLHE' (Destinations of Leavers
from Higher Education)
Each year, the University Careers and Employability Service
contacts our most recent graduates to find out whether they are
working, pursuing further study or unemployed or not available for
employment six months after graduation.
This is part of the Destinations of Leavers from Higher
Education (DLHE) survey, which is undertaken by all UK
universities. Data is encoded and sent to the Higher Education
Statistics Agency (HESA) and helps inform government policy on
Higher Education, league tables (though the most recent data is not
always used) and gives current and prospective students an
indication of career options with their degree subject.
We are one of very few universities which offer lifelong
careers support to our graduates. We also offer
particular support to those who are just graduating or
completing their programme to ensure that they make a smooth
transition into the next step of their career.
Most recent Destinations of Leavers Survey
results (2014/2015 leavers)
The latest published data relates to 2014/2015 leavers six
months after they have graduated. At the University of
- We had a response rate of 80.5% for full-time, first degree,
home leavers/graduates against a target of 80%.
- Of those who responded, 96.1% were in work or study, which
is up from 94.9% for 2013/14 leavers.
- Over 72.6% of these were
in professional/managerial/technical occupations and/or
graduate level study.
- The unemployment rate of all 2014/15 leavers, including
postgraduates and part-time students fell to 3.8%. (It was 4% for
2013/14 leavers. )
Results by subject area are, as follows: (pdf files)
Individual Career Stories
Find out what some of our graduates told us about
their time at Hull and what they went on to do, including any
advice they would give to current and prospective student. Click on
one of the Faculty links below:
Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education -
includes English, Drama, Music & Screen, History,
Education, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Philosophy and
Faculty of Business, Law and Politics -
includes Accounting, Economics, Marketing, Business, Law,
Politics and International Studies
Faculty of Science and Engineering -
includes Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Electronic
Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Health Sciences - includes Nursing, Sports Sciences,
Sports Rehabilitation, Psychology - under construction. Available
View more career
stories including those of students and graduates who have
undertaken an internship (UK and overseas) or volunteering to
develop their employability
iCould Career Stories
For inspiration and information about career paths, view one of
the thousand career stories produced by iCould. Amongst those
featured are some familiar, famous faces but also others from a
range of sectors, who relate in short video clips what their
current job role and their career journey.
Go to iCould. career