Analysis of Longitudinal Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (LDLHE)

The project builds on ‘What do Researchers do? Doctoral graduate destinations and impact three years on’ to explore in more detail the occupational movement over time of doctoral graduates and to further investigate career intentions and destinations. It makes use of detailed activity information captured during the Longitudinal Destinations survey (LDLHE) to explore doctoral graduates’ labour market outcomes three and a half years after graduating, and to track their activities and movements from graduation up to this point. For the first time it provides an insight into how doctoral graduates’ careers develop over time. The study is part of a wider investigation led by the Research Councils UK and supported by Vitae to explore and track the career pathways of doctoral graduates and to inform policy development directed at supporting and training future doctoral graduates.