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English School Summary
Data obtained as part of the 2017 DLHE collection shows that recent graduates from the school have performed well in some areas after leaving the university.
- The graduate level employment data shows that 75% of employed leavers were in graduate level work, which is below the institutional average of 80%.
- Those leavers who reported that they were still seeking employment six months after graduating is very low at only 3%.
- The further study rate for leavers is historically above the university average and this pattern has been repeated again this year with 33% of leavers from the school choosing to undertake further study, the university average is 30%. In previous surveys, this higher further study rate has typically helped mitigate the lower employment rate and this year follows that trend where 54% of leavers are in any form of employment, which is 5% below the average.
- These figures all contribute to producing a performance indicator (PI)* score of 82% for the school just below the institutional score of 83%.
The department is historically one of those that closely matches the school average in terms of graduate prospects and this year is no exception.
- The graduate level employment figure is below the average of all Sussex departments with 74% of employed leavers being in graduate level work. The overall employment figure at 55% is 5% below the university average of 59%.
- The rate of unemployment for leavers from the department is below the school average at 2% and below the institutional average of 4%.
- Leavers from this department decide to undertake further study at a higher rate than the university average with 33% of leavers choosing to study.
- This data gives the department a PI score of 82% just 1% below the university average.
The department is a strong performer and their graduates have recorded some excellent outcomes but the small cohort size can lead to some distortions.
- The overall employment rate of 44% is the lowest across all departments.
- Pleasingly, 100% of these leavers are in graduate level employment, the best performance of any department.
- Leavers have performed less strongly in terms of unemployment with 11% indicting that they were still seeking work, although this is only 1 individual.
- The further study rate for the department of 22% is below the school average and is well below the institutional average of 30%.
- This data gives the department a PI score of 86% making it joint 7th highest overall.
* The Performance Indicator (PI) is the product of those in graduate level work or further study out of those in work, study or unemployment.