What Sheffield Hallam University graduates do after graduation

Sheffield Hallam University collects data on the destinations of UK, EU and non-EU international 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. This data is available in eGEMS.

What is GEMS?

GEMS (Graduate Employment Market Statistics) is the software package used by Sheffield Hallam University to report on the destination of our graduates.

You can access information about what recent graduates were doing six months after graduation. Data is for the last year of the survey (2014/15) and results are shown by individual course and include the employment circumstances, the percentage of graduates in work or further study, the average salary, a selection of graduate level job titles and employer names and the UK location of these graduates.

Please note when viewing this data, it's important to bear in mind that this data was collected six months after graduation, so although useful, it doesn't provide a reliable indicator of longer term career paths. Some graduates are still in transition and may be in short term jobs, mainly in administrative, retail and customer service roles, developing further skills and experience while at the same time job hunting, travelling or taking time out. For non-vocational subjects, it is often the case that some graduates will take longer than six months to find their first graduate job.

How do I use GEMS?

Choose the course you are interested in and the information for your selected course will appear immediately below the selection boxes.

The population is Full-time, Undergraduate, First Degree, UK respondents (including Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Guernsey and Jersey).

Please note that data is not available for courses where fewer than ten survey responses were received.

Where has this data come from?

The data stored in GEMS is derived from the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. This survey is a national, annual census of our UK, EU and non-EU international graduates and includes anyone who successfully completed a course at Sheffield Hallam.

The survey is conducted by the Careers and Employment team and the results are submitted to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) where our information is combined with results from all other UK universities to form a national picture of graduate destinations.

The data collected refers to a specific date approximately six months after graduating and the results therefore represent a snapshot of the situation that graduates are in at this very early stage in their careers.

The DLHE survey asks graduates to provide information about a range of factors relating to their employment and study following graduation and this survey has become an increasingly important source of information about the initial destination of graduates. The results are of great interest to the University but are also used by the Government, the newspaper league tables, the Key Information Sets and the Higher Education Funding Councils.