Another record breaking year for career prospects at London Met

Newly released figures show that a record 96.7% of all London Met students are in employment or further study six months after graduating
Date: 05 July 2018

A record 96.7% of all London Metropolitan University graduates are in work or further education six months after graduating, according to the official Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey results published today by the Higher Education Statistics Authority today.

The figures, which refer to graduates who completed a course at London Met between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017, represent a record high for the University and continue the upward trend of recent years.

The results for full-time first degree undergraduate London Met students from the UK are also impressive, with 95.5% in employment or further study six months after graduation. This performance places the University ahead of 94 other institutions in the country and second in London. 

Professor Dominic Palmer-Brown, Pro Vice Chancellor (Employment Outcomes), said: “The latest DLHE results demonstrate our commitment to ensuring our graduates are highly skilled and highly employable. We have introduced work related learning as a core activity on all our undergraduate programmes and this is sharpening the skills sought by employers."

London Met’s School of Human Science is the strongest performer in this year’s DLHE with 97.73% of all its graduates in employment of further education. They are followed closely by the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design with 97.19% for all graduates.

Professor John Raftery, Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University, said: “I am delighted that we’ve improved our scores in the DLHE for the fifth year in a row. This means we are transforming the lives and communities of more and more of our graduates every year, many of whom overcome huge challenges to achieve their degrees.

“This success hasn’t happened by accident. The London Met community has made graduate employment one of its key priorities and put in place structures and programmes that have allowed our students to thrive by giving them the skills and knowledge that has tipped the scales in their favour as they embark on their careers.”

“It is fantastic to see that more of our studentsthan ever are moving into careers or further study after they graduate,” said Neelam Thapar, Head of Careers and Employability.

“We work hard to give our graduates the best advice and guidance to help them progress in their careers. We’ve built excellent relationships with employers and work with them to better understand what we can do to give our students the edge in the world of work.”

“This is not just great news for our graduates, it’s a success story for the whole London Met community. Our performance has been made possible thanks to the hard work of colleagues in all of our schools who are united behind our focus of ensuring the best possible outcomes for our students.”

About the DLHE

The DLHE is an annual survey aimed at finding out what graduates from higher education providers, such as universities and further education colleges, across the sector have gone on to do since completing their studies. The survey is made up of a series of questions and covers full-time, part-time, UK, EU and international graduates.

The DLHE survey will be replaced by the new Graduate Outcomes survey from December 2018 and will survey graduates approximately 15 months after completing their studies.