HESA Training on DLHE

DLHE logoIn September and October the STEER Professional Services Team attended the HESA training events specifically run for the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education coordinators.

Over 45 institutions attended the training sessions which included data quality assurance and data submission processes, the statutory customers of DLHE such as Funding Councils, how DLHE data is used, disseminated and published and the importance of DLHE for the TEF. The events also included the cycle of the DLHE survey and reminded institutions of HESA’s strict dates regarding submitting DLHE data to them that has been collected over the phone and online.

There were structured table discussions to share good practice amongst institutions including how to best promote DLHE within the university and engaging not only graduates, but students before they complete their studies and leave. Points to consider were:

  • Talks with final year students before they leave
  • Promotional flyers and posters
  • Reminders of DLHE at graduation ceremonies

SHU already has many of these in place, and further work is taking place for the next DLHE collection. New departmental, course and staff information flyers have been created which are available online and will be promoted at the November 2016 graduation ceremonies. Bespoke departmental presentations and DLHE workshops also take place to raise awareness and understanding of the survey and aim to support staff regarding their DLHE results.

For further information please visit the DLHE webpage or the HESA website:



Or contact the DLHE Team at: dlhe@shu.ac.uk