Why data is collected
The University of Sheffield Careers Service collects data on the destinations of UK and EU-domiciled graduates approximately six months after graduation in accordance with guidelines set by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). This data forms part of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey that is conducted at all UK universities. Information about how the DLHE information is collected at this University can be viewed on the download, 'How destination data is collected', available on the right hand menu.
Accessing destinations data for the University of Sheffield
In line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act this data must not be made available to anyone other than members of University staff having a legitimate interest in it.
GEMS is an interactive database that enables staff to interrogate destinations data for most graduates who completed first and higher degrees, diplomas and certificates in 2008/9, 2009/10 and 2010/11 (data for earlier years is available as static reports and can be provided on request). The system is flexible, easy to use and results are almost immediate. Key features include the facility to differentiate between graduate and non-graduate employment outcomes, identify employers who have recruited graduates, produce calculations that mirror the Graduate Prospects scores used in media university league tables, track destination trends, view salary information.
Key analyses of the most recent survey are available as downloads from this screen including a table showing the performance of departments in the subject league tables published by The Times , The Guardian and The Complete University Guide.
Careers with my degree - Destinations information for current and potential students
Simplified information about the destinations of recent graduates aimed at current and potential students can be accessed from the ‘Careers with my Degree’ pages.
Past DLHE surveys have covered only UK and EU-domiciled graduates. The 2011/12 survey will be extended to cover non-EU international students.