Careers, Entrepreneurship & Study Abroad

What do our graduates do?

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 Hull: 

  • 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)

Accounting and Finance Arts  and New Media Biology
Chemistry Computer Science  Economics
Educational Studies Engineering English
Geography History Law
Languages, Linguistics and Cultures Marketing and Business Strategy Medicine (HYMS)
Drama, Music and Screen Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources Health and Social Care (Hull and Scarborough)
Physics Politics, Philosophy and International Studies Psychology
Scarborough Business School Scarborough School of Education Social Sciences (excluding Social Work)
Social Work Sport  


Individual Career Stories

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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 American Studies

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 soon.

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 stories.

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