Destinations of Leavers from HE Survey

Every UK University is required to carry out a survey of all of its leavers, approximately six months after they have completed their course. Around this time, a staff member at Christ Church will contact you by telephone or email, to ask you to take part in the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ (DLHE) survey.

Why will I be contacted?

The University is legally required to submit data about what you go on to do, by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

The information obtained from the survey is very useful to University staff, as well as prospective and current students. For students, it builds a picture of what graduates are doing (including any changes in the graduate labour market). It also helps staff to review and plan their programmes.

Will the survey apply to me?

Yes - we need to hear from you, whatever your circumstances are on the census date. Please complete the survey, even if…

  • You don’t think we’ll be interested in the job you are doing, because you don’t see it as long term (for example, you may have continued in a part-time position that you had whilst studying)
  • You are continuing to study at Canterbury Christ Church University
  • You didn’t complete your programme and never actually graduated
  • You are doing something other than working or studying – for example, you might be unable to work, due to start a job, taking time out to travel, or just ‘doing something else’

Why should I take part in the DLHE survey?

Your participation in the survey will not only be of great benefit to both Canterbury Christ Church University and its’ students, but will also enable you to maintain your ties with the University – as part of our alumni (link), you will still be able to make use of the support and opportunities the Career Development service offers, up to three years after you have left.

For more information on the DLHE survey please email


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