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DLHE: Graduate Survey


What will you be doing... ?

We will be in touch to find out what you have gone on to do after graduation - whether working, studying or something else. Your input is vital.  If you haven't been contacted yet, please click here to tell us how to reach you.
We will ask for your status on a specific date:

12 April 2017  if you completed a course between 1 August and 31 December 2016.

10 January 2018 if you complete a course between 1 January 2017 and 31 July 2017.

Make sure you tell us...

You will be emailed a link to the online survey, which should take only a few minutes to complete.  If we don't hear back from you, we will then try to reach you by telephone, or if you prefer we can send you a paper copy. Please click here to tell us how you prefer to be contacted for DLHE.

We will email the university and personal email address that are held on record for you.  It is vital your contact details are up to date and you can check our Advantage system to make sure yours are.  If you are unable to access this please email  with your updated details.

Your chance to win £500*

Everyone who is eligible to participate and completes their DLHE return from either of the above census dates will be entered into a draw to win £500*.

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Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) captures information on student activity after they have graduated.  All students are asked to complete the survey six months after they complete their studies.  This information is anonymised and is used to inform prospective students and higher education policy.

DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), who state that every institution must achieve a response from 80% of their UK full-time graduates each year.  To find out more about the survey itself, please look at the links at the bottom of this page, or download a pdf version

If you do not wish to take part in the survey, please email giving your student roll number and stating that you wish to be recorded as an explicit refusal to participate.

Even when you have completed your course, Careers & Employability is still available to help you with any career-related issues you have.  This service is available to you for life. 

If you would like help finding employment opportunities and developing your career plan and job seeking skills, or if you have any further questions about the DLHE survey, please contact us using the details below:  

t: 0161 295 0023 or e:


About The Survey

Notes for completion of the survey

What do University of Salford Graduates Do Next?‌

What Happens to your Information

Information for staff


* £500 prize will be supplied in Amazon or High Street Vouchers of the winner’s choice.  Winner to be chosen at random from all those who complete a Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) return during the April 2016 and January 2017 collections.  Draw will take place after the second collection closes on 8th March 2017.  Winner will be notified by email.  Prize for the 2017-2018 collection to be confirmed.

Updated 31 March 2017 (LM)