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About the DLHE Survey

dlhe logo What’s the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE)?

The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE) is an annual survey of all leavers from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) i.e. universities and colleges. All higher education institutions are required to conduct the DLHE survey on behalf of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

When does it happen and how?

Here at the University of Bradford we contact all our graduates, whether you graduated in July or December and invite them to take part in the DLHE survey. 

We are required to contact all graduates even if you have chosen to continue to study at the University of Bradford. 

Between November 2016 and March 2017 we’ll contact you by email, phone call or letter and take you through the survey questionnaire. The questionnaire relates to your employment, self-employment, unemployment or study status as of the 12th January 2017, e.g. job role, organisation, programme title, name, institution.  

The quickest way to complete the survey is online; the telephone version takes about 4-5 minutes.

If we don’t receive a completed online survey from you after the first few weeks, the DLHE team will attempt to contact all leavers by phone.

All data collected in the DLHE is used anonymously to ensure that no one individual graduate can be identified. 

What’s the benefit from completing the survey?

The University of Bradford publishes its anonymised DLHE data for each programme on its website and prospective students. By completing the DLHE survey, you help potential future students make informed choices about:

  • Whether studying at the University of Bradford is likely to help them enter employment at professional and managerial level or progress on to postgraduate studies.
  • What kinds of organisations, job roles and career paths graduates from the University of Bradford go on to.
  • What postgraduate programmes University of Bradford graduates go on to and whether that’s at Bradford or another university.

By completing the DLHE survey, you also contribute to the status and ranking of the university and your particular programme in a number of national league tables.

  • Higher Education Statistics Agency
  • Unistats
  • Complete University Guide
  • The Times & Sunday Times University Guide
  • The Guardian University Guide

What if I don't wish to take part in the survey?

If you don't wish to take part in the survey, please get in touch and let us know. Remember all information is anonymised. You will need to give us your name and student ID number for us to identify you and remove you from our DLHE survey list.

Our Contact Details

The Career and Employability Services at the university coordinate the DLHE survey. If you have any queries about the survey you can contact the DLHE team by email: leavers@bradford.ac.uk. Or call 01274 235403, Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4pm.

Further details about the DLHE survey are available on the HESA website.