Graduate Employability Results

97.5% of students who graduated from Staffordshire University last summer are employed or in further study.

We are delighted to announce that Staffordshire University has significantly improved its performance in the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. This recognition reflects the great achievements of both our students and our staff, who are wholeheartedly committed to helping students succeed.

No. 1 for employability* demonstrates our commitment to graduate employability nationally and in the local area.

What does this mean?

Our strategy of incorporating employability into all teaching modules is having a positive impact. Students on all of our courses have the opportunity to complete work experience, volunteer and work on real-world projects. This gives them the confidence, experience and connections to improve their prospects after university.

What is the DLHE survey?

DLHE is a national survey of everyone who has recently qualified from any university or HE college in the UK. Students provide information about what they are doing six months after their graduation. The data is analysed and each institution receives an employability rating.


*No. 1 relates to English Universities. Joint with Bishop Grosseteste. Excluding specialist institutions. Source: DLHE 2017

Studying at Staffordshire University you'll benefit from our strong links with employers - through guest lectures and opportunities to arrange work placements.

Bobbie Fletcher, Head of Department, Games and Visual Effects