DESTINATION OF LEAVERS FROM HIGHER EDUCATION 2004/05 Findings

Prepared by Helen Gleaves and Matthew Ball May 2006

Contents
Executive Summary 1 2 3 4 Introduction Data Collection Methods Response Rates Findings 4.1 Overview 4.2 Faculty of Communication Media 4.2.1 Cert HE Post Production 4.2.2 Foundation Degree Broadcast Digital Technology 4.2.3 Foundation Degree Broadcast Media Technology 4.2.4 Foundation Degree Broadcast Operations and Production 4.2.5 Foundation Degree Broadcast Post Production 4.2.6 Foundation Degree Computer Visualisation and Animation 4.2.7 Foundation Degree Creative Sound Design 4.2.8 BA (Hons) Animation 4.2.9 BA (Hons) Broadcast Production 4.2.10 BA (Hons) Content Creation for Broadcasting and New Media 4.2.11 BA (Hons) Graphic Design 4.2.12 BA (Hons) Moving Image Design 4.3 Faculty of Design 4.3.1 BA (Hons) Fashion (2 Year Fast Track) 4.3.2 BA (Hons) Fashion (3 Year) 4.3.3 BA (Hons) Interaction Design 4.3.4 BA (Hons) Interior Design and Environment Architectures 4.3.5 BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design 4.4 Postgraduate 4.4.1 MA Interactive Digital Media Page 1 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 11 11 12 13 14 16 18 19 21 21 22 24 25 26 28 28

Note: The relatively small sample size may exaggerate the percentage findings. Please review the percentage findings in conjunction with its corresponding number. Furthermore, where the sample size is small, e.g. FdA Creative Sound Design, the data is not statistically significant. Figures have been round to the nearest whole number.

2004/05 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey Findings

Executive Summary
Introduction and Context
The report provides information regarding the activities (i.e. employment, further study etc) taken up by UK-domiciled and other EU students from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication who successfully completed undergraduate and postgraduate programmes during the academic year 2004/05.

As in previous years, the information was collected annually for the Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA) and shows the former students’ first destinations approximately 6 months after graduation. The data collected is used to measure the University’s performance against other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and thus impact on our league table positions.

The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey (previously known as the First Destination Survey or FDS) is also a useful tool for prospective students who can see where their future qualifications might take them and for current students who can use the DLHE information to plan their job search. The DLHE is also important for course design and development.

The information was captured at two collection points. A postal questionnaire was carried out in April 2005 which was followed by a telephone survey between May and June 2005. The second collection point took placement between December 2005 and March 2006. A postal survey was distributed in December 2005 and a telephone survey conducted between January and March 2006. The telephone survey provided the majority of the DLHE data.

Key Findings
The 2004/05 academic year was a relatively good year for the destination of Ravensbourne graduates and the response rate of the survey: • 6 graduates (67%) responded to the April survey and 3 (33%) were unobtainable. • 332 (89%) graduates responded to the January survey and 39 (11%) were unobtainable. Of the 332 graduates, 324 (98%) completed the survey and 8 (2%) refused. The response rate was the same as the 2003/04 survey.

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• Of the 330 1 graduates who responded to the survey, 211 (64%) were working, 97 (29%) were undertaking further study, 9 (3%) were unemployed and 13 (4%) were unavailable for work. Of those working, 117 (55%) were in roles related to their studies, 53 (25%) were freelancing and 41 (19%) in jobs unrelated to their study. • 241 2 of the graduates surveyed and 7 refusals were from the Faculty of Communication Media. 135 (56%) of those who responded were working (78/58% in subject-related roles, 32/24% as freelancers and 25/19% in nonsubject-related roles), 94 (34%) undertaking further study, 3 (1%) unemployed and 9 (4%) unavailable for work. • 88 3 of the graduates surveyed and 1 refusal were from the Faculty of Design. 75 (85%) were working, 3 (3%) were undertaking further study, 6 (7%) unemployed and 4 (5%) unavailable for work. Of those working, 38 (51%) were in subject-related employment, 21 (28%) freelancing, 16 (21%) in work unrelated to their study. • In comparison to 2003/04 findings, the employment figures have slightly dropped by 2% (2003/04 - 194 / 66%). However, the percentage of unemployed has dropped by half from 17 (6%) in 2003-04 to 9 (3%) and the further study figures have increased 75 / 25% in 2003/04 to 97 / 29% in 2004/05.
• Of the 211 graduates who were employed, 152 (72%) felt that the qualification they obtained helped them to get the job and 65 (31%) commented that Ravensbourne helped them to get the job through contacts, the degree show, referrals and work placements. • 43 (20%) of those working disclosed a disability. Of those 32 (74%) had dyslexia, 1 (2%) had mental health difficulties, 3 (7%) had an unseen disability (such as diabetes, epilepsy and asthma), 2 (5%) had multiple disabilities, 1 (2%) was a wheelchair user and 4 (9%) had disabilities which were not listed.

Conclusion / Issues
Although the 2004/05 destination findings are positive with the number of graduates unemployed falling, there are a number of issues that need to be addressed if we are to maintain the same level of success in future years:

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Figures based on both April and January findings. As above. 3 As above.

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• The findings should be considered as part of course planning and development. In particular, students need to be more aware of the career options available and the nature of the industry in which they want to work. This could be achieved through structured projects/workshops, PDP, staff development activities and links with the Industry Advisory Boards. • As previously noted, over a third of graduates found employment via the College. The College must seek to develop this further through formalised careers activities, such as organised recruitment events, guest speakers, formalised links employers and recruitment agencies. This requires resources and funding. • Employability objectives should be set at course level for improving employment and return rates of the DLHE, for example, number of students undertaking work placements, number of employer talks, increase in amount of ‘live’ briefs, careers provision etc. This could form part of Annual Course Monitoring. • Graduate information data was often inaccurate and/or out of date. This is increasingly important in light of the introduction of the HESA longitudinal survey. HESA requires institutions to provide contact details up to three and a half years after graduation. At this time, Ravensbourne could not accurately provide this information. It is strongly suggested that the graduate exit form be updated to include mobile numbers and alternative/current email addresses. Data should also be updated after graduation as part of an alumni association. Currently there is no resource available to allow data to be maintained and updated. • Two collection points and a growing sample have added additional pressure on resources. The College needs to implement new ways of collecting DLHE data, such as adopting the HESA web-based and email questionnaire format. This would increase student response rates and give greater efficiencies. This has been raised with MIS in the past who advised that there were insufficient resources and personnel to develop new systems. The implementation of new data collection methods has become a priority and sufficient resources and time must be allocated to develop new mechanisms. • As graduate numbers increase, the DHLE sample will also increase. Therefore sufficient resources and staffing in both the Enterprise and Employability Unit and Registry must be made available.

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• Coverage of success stories such as those of our alumni and the positive employment rates of all graduates should be used in all College publicity and in the media where possible.

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Introduction
The Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA) requires all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to annually monitor the destination of its higher education students within the first six months of graduation. This process is referred to as the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey (previously named First Destination Survey or FDS). Data supplied by Ravensbourne is nationally benchmarked against comparable institutions/subject disciplines. These employment performance indicators focus on one aspect of higher education (for example, first degrees or foundation degrees may be used). This is decided once DLHE data has been submitted and is then published nationally during the latter half of the year. Both employment and further study performance indicators are included in this publication and are therefore nationally benchmarked against other HEIs. In light of recent and proposed changes to higher education (including tuition fees, performance indicators, league tables, and increased public awareness and accountability in higher education) the importance of this data should not be underestimated, as adverse performance indicators may impact on future recruitment and funding.

Findings from the DLHE survey should also be utilised internally as part of programme development and review to ensure that students are developing the appropriate skills and attributes to find work or further study in their chosen field.

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Data Collection Methods
The population target/sample for the DLHE survey is provided by HESA and is based on the completion/graduation returns submitted by Ravensbourne each July. For the 2004/05 DLHE and beyond, HESA have introduced two collection points: April and January. The April collection point surveyed graduates who completed their course between 1st August and 31st December 2004, whilst the January survey focused on graduates who had completed their course between 1st January and 31st August 2005.

The population target for the April survey was 9 and 371 for the January survey (including home and other EU, both part-time and full-time).

HESA requires a minimum response rate of 80% for the DLHE return to be valid. Given the significance of this information and the uncertainty as to the qualification

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used in the performance indicator, it is vital that each programme has at least an 80% response rate. To ensure this, contact details must be accurately recorded and maintained beyond graduation. Course leaders can also help by raising awareness of the survey and its importance prior to graduation.

The data collection process established by HESA uses a standard questionnaire and instructions, and two surveys: a postal survey (which, if required, can be repeated) and a telephone survey. The postal questionnaire for the April survey was distributed in April 2005. This was then followed up with a telephone survey of those who had not responded. The questionnaire required graduates to comment on their employment situation as of 15th April 2005. The January survey was distributed in December 2005, with a telephone survey between January and March 2006. The key date was 14th January 2006. Previous or future changes cannot be included.

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Response Rates
6 graduates (67%) responded to the April survey and 3 (33%) were unobtainable.

332 (89%) graduates responded to the January survey and 39 (11%) were unobtainable. Of the 332 graduates, 324 (98%) completed the survey and 8 (2%) refused. The response rate was the same as the 2003/04 survey.

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Findings
Overview
Of the 330 graduates who responded to the survey, 211 (64%) were working, 97 (29%) were undertaking further study, 9 (3%) were unemployed and 13 (4%) were unavailable for work. Of those working, 117 (55%) were in roles related to their studies, 53 (25%) were freelancing and 41 (19%) in jobs unrelated to their study.

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DESTINATION Working – subject related Self-employed / Freelance Working – non subject related TOTAL WORKING Not available for work Unemployed seeking work TOTAL NOT WORKING Further study at Ravensbourne Further study elsewhere TOTAL GOING ONTO FURTHER STUDY REFUSED TO COMPLETE QUESTIONNAIRE TOTAL UNOBTAINABLE TOTAL

NUMBER OF GRADUATES 117 53 41 211 13 9 22 86 11 97 8 42 380

Of the 211 graduates who were employed, 152 (72%) felt that the qualification they obtained helped them to get the job and 65 (31%) commented that Ravensbourne helped them to get the job through contacts, the degree show, referrals and work placements.

In comparison to 2003/04 findings, the employment figures have slightly dropped by 2% (2003/04 - 194 / 66%). However, the percentage of unemployed has dropped by half from 17 (6%) in 2003-04 to 9 (3%) and the further study figures have increased 75 / 25% in 2003/04 to 97 / 29% in 2004/05.

The following analysis examines the DLHE responses by programme of study. This information should be fed into programme review and development.

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4.2.1

Faculty of Communication Media
Cert HE Broadcast Post Production Of the 9 graduates asked to complete the survey, 7 replied and 1 was unobtainable. This equates to 78% response rate. The following destination results are based on the responses from the 7 graduates who completed the survey.

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The findings show that 1 (14%) of the graduates surveyed was employed as a freelance editor and the rest (6, 86%) were undertaking further study; 5 have continued their studies at Ravensbourne, whilst 1 graduate is now studying at the National Film School, Denmark:

Destination of leavers Freelance Further Study Total

Graduates surveyed 1 6 7

% surveyed 14 86 100

The graduate in employment was female, White British and aged 27. Those studying were all male, with an average age of 24. 3 were White British, 1 was White Other Background, 1 was Mixed – White and Black Caribbean and 1 was Unknown.

4.2.2

Foundation Degree Broadcast Digital Technology 4 graduates completed the survey. 3 were freelancing in engineering and technical operations. The other graduate was studying on the BA (Hons) Broadcast Production at Ravensbourne.

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Foundation Degree Broadcast Media Technology Of the 12 graduates asked to complete the survey, 9 replied and 3 were unobtainable. This equates to 75% response rate. The following destination results are based on the responses from the 9 graduates who completed the survey.

The findings show that 6 (67%) of the graduates surveyed were employed (5/83% as employees and 1/17% as a self-employed/freelancer) and 3 (33%) were undertaking further study at Ravensbourne.

All of the graduates in employment were working as broadcast engineers/technicians and were based in London and Nigeria. They were employed by: • • • • Adstream MTV Satellite Information Services SNG Broadcast Services U-Media

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All were male with an average age of 28. 67% (4) were White British and 33% (2) were Black or Black British – African.

4.2.4

Foundation Degree Broadcast Operations and Production Of the 68 graduates asked to complete the survey, 62 replied and 6 were unobtainable. This equates to 91% response rate. The following destination results are based on the responses from the 62 graduates who completed the survey.

The findings show that 25 (40%) of the graduates surveyed were employed (18/72% as employees and 7/28% as self-employed/freelancers), 34 (55%) were undertaking further study at Ravensbourne, and 3 (5%) were travelling and therefore unavailable for work.

Of the 25 graduates employed 22 (88%) were working in roles related to their study and 3 (12%) were not:

Breakdown of occupation Camera Operation Runner - Ops Technician / Trainee Engineer MCR Ops Photographer Production Assistant Sound Assistant Editors Assistant Floor Manager Ingest Operator Unrelated Work Total

Graduates surveyed 7 3 4 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 25

% surveyed 28 12 16 4 4 8 4 4 4 4 12 100

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FdA Broadcast Operations and Production - Graduates field of work
Floor Manager 4% Editors Assistant 4% Sound Assistant 4% Production Assistant 8% Photographer 4% MCR Ops 4% Technician / Trainee Engineer 16% Ingest Operator 4% Unrelated Work 12%

Camera operation 28%

Runner - Ops 12%

Those working in jobs related to their study were employed by: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Advance Broadcasting Ariel Camera Systems Channel 4 / ITN Fallon Globecast Image 2000 Input Media ITV News Channel Optimistic Network Pacific TV Roll to Record Ruggle Media Sit-Up TV Sky news The Photo Artists Zone Vision

Graduates were based in the South East, Leeds and Lincoln. The average age of those working in subject related roles was 23. 6 (27%) were female and 16 (73%) were male. 21 (95%) were White British and 1 (5%) was Other Ethnic Background.

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4.2.5

Foundation Degree Broadcast Post Production Of the 13 graduates asked to complete the survey, 11 replied, 1 refused and 1 was unobtainable. This equates to 92% response rate. The following destination results are based on the responses from the 11 graduates who completed the survey.

The findings show that 2 (18%) of the graduates surveyed were employed, 8 (73%) were undertaking further study at Ravensbourne and 1 (9%) was travelling and therefore unavailable for work:

The 2 graduates that were employed are working in roles related to their programme of study:

Breakdown by occupation VT Technician Editing Total

Graduates surveyed 1 1 2

% surveyed 50 50 100

One was employed by the Moving Picture Company and the other by Channel 4. Those in employment were both White British, with an average age of 25. One was male and one female.

4.2.6

Foundation Degree Computer Visualisation and Animation Of the 42 graduates sampled, 41 completed the survey. This equates to a 98% response rate. The following destination results are based on the responses from the 41 graduates who completed the survey.

The findings show that 4 (10%) of the graduates surveyed were working, 1 (2%) were unemployed, 2 (5%) unavailable for work, and 34 (83%) were undertaking further study at Ravensbourne. All graduates in further study are on the BA (Hons) Animation at Ravensbourne.

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Destination of leavers Working Unemployed Further Study Gap year Travelling Total

Graduates surveyed 4 1 34 1 1 41

% surveyed 10 2 83 2 2 100

2 (50%) out of the 4 graduates who found employment were working in subjectrelated fields:

Breakdown of occupation Animation - Games Animation - Film Unrelated work Total

Graduates surveyed 1 1 2 4

% surveyed 25 25 50 100

The graduates working in subject-related roles were employed by: • • Hibbert Animation Sony Corporation

Both were based in London. The average age of those working in subject related roles was 25. Both were male and White British.

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Foundation Degree Creative Sound Design All of the 6 graduates sampled completed the survey. The following destination results are based on the responses from all of the 6 graduates who completed the survey.

The findings show that 2 (33%) of the graduates were working in roles relating to their subject of study and 4 (67%) of the graduates were undertaking further study at Ravensbourne. Those working were employed by TTMT, in Brighton, as a Website Promoter and BBC Asian Network, in Birmingham, as a Sound Technician. Both were male with an average age of 26. One was White-British and the other Asian or Asian British-Indian.

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4.2.8

BA (Hons) Animation Of the 28 graduates asked sampled, 20 completed the survey, 2 refused and 6 were unobtainable. This equates to 79% response rate. The following destination results are based on the responses from the 20 graduates who completed the survey.

The findings show that 15 (75%) of the graduates surveyed were employed (11/73% as employees and 4/27% freelancing/self employment), 1 (5%) was unemployed, 1 (5%) was undertaking further study and 3 (15%) were unavailable for work:

Destination of leavers Working Freelance / Self-employed Unemployed Refused Further study Travelling Preparing Portfolio Total

Graduates surveyed 11 4 1 2 1 2 1 22

% surveyed 50 18 5 9 5 9 5 100

Of the 15 that were employed (including both employed and freelance), 9 (60%) were in work related to their programme of study:

Breakdown of occupation Animator / assistants Design related work Architectural work Broadcast related work Unrelated Work Total

Graduates surveyed 3 3 1 2 6 15

% surveyed 20 20 7 13 40 100

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Animation - Graduates field of work
Broadcast related work 25% Architectural work 13%

Design related work 25%

Animator / assistants 37%

The graduates in subject-related roles were employed by: • • • • • • • BDN Creative Assembly Escape Studios Fubra Ltd Inter Reality Julian Thahov The Mill

One graduate was working in Bulgaria. The others were based in the South East.

The graduate undertaking further study was at Bournemouth University.

89% (8) of graduates in subject-related employment (including freelancers) were male. 56% (5) were White British, 22% (2) Other White Background, 11% (1) Asian or Asian British – Indian and 11 (1%) Other Ethnic Background. The average age of those in employment was 23.

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BA (Hons) Broadcast Production Of the 35 graduates asked to complete the survey, 29 replied, 2 refused and 5 were unobtainable. This equates to 89% response rate. The following destination results are based on the responses from the 29 graduates who completed the survey.

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The findings show that 27 (93%) of the graduates surveyed were employed (including 20 (74%) employees and 7 (26%) freelance/self-employed), 1 (3%) was undertaking further study at the University of Greenwich and 1 (3%) was unemployed.

Of the 27 that were employed, 25 (93%) were in work related to their programme of study:

Breakdown of occupation Camera Operations Multi Skilled Operators Researcher Editor Studio Management Producer Director / Assistant Graphics Ops Transmission Controller Dubbing Mixer Media Studies Teacher Unrelated work Total

Graduates surveyed 5 5 2 3 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 27

% surveyed 19 19 7 11 7 4 7 7 4 4 4 7 100

BA (Hons) Broadcast Production - Field of Work
Transmission Controller 4% Graphics Ops 7% Director / Assistant 7% Producer 4% Studio Management 7% Editor 11% Researcher 7% Dubbing Mixer 4% Media Studies Teacher 4% Unrelated work 7%

Camera Operations 19%

Multi Skilled Operators 19%

Graduates working in subject-related roles are employed by: • • ABS Advanced Broadcast Services

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Audioworks South Channel 4 Chelsea TV Cruet Company Elan Productions Freemantle Media Granada TV Grays Media College Great Big British Quiz Home Choice Ladbrookes London studios Media solutions Optimistic Network Quiz TV QVC Roll to Record Sit-Up TV

All of the graduates were based in London.

88% (22) of the graduates in subject-related employment (including freelancing) were White British, 4% (1) White Scottish, 4% (1) Asian or Asian British –Indian and 4% (1) refused information. 84% (21) were male. The average age of those in employment was 24.

4.2.10 BA (Hons) Content Creation for Broadcasting and New Media Of the 26 graduates asked to complete the survey, 20 replied and 1 refused to give any information and 5 were unobtainable. This equates to 81% response rate. The following destination results are based on the responses from the 20 graduates who completed the survey.

The findings show that all of the graduates surveyed were employed. Of the 20 that were in employment, 13 (65%) were working in broadcasting (9/69% as employees and 4/31% as freelancers):

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Breakdown of occupation Runner Producer / Assistant Researcher Broadcast award co-ordinator Photographer Unrelated Work Total

Graduates surveyed 3 4 4 1 1 7 20

% surveyed 15 20 20 5 5 35 100

Content Creation for Broadcasting and New Media Graduates field of work
Unrelated Work 35%

Runner 15% Photographer 5% Broadcast award coordinator 5%

Producer / Assistant 20% Researcher 20%

The graduates working in subject-related roles were employed by: • • • • • • • • • • BBC Betty TV Celador Endemol HA Media North One Pacific TV Promax Spun Gold TV The Mill

All but one of the graduates were working in the South East. The other was working in Birmingham.

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69% (9) of graduates in subject-related employment (full-time, freelancers and unpaid) were White British, 8% (1) Other Ethnic Background, 8% (1) Other Mixed Background, 8% (1) Mixed – White and Asian and 8% (1) Unknown. 31% of those in employment were female. The average age of those in employment was 25.

4.2.11 BA (Hons) Graphic Design Of the 19 graduates asked to complete the survey, 18 replied and 1 was unobtainable. This equates to 95% response rate. The following destination results are based on the responses from the 18 graduates who completed the survey.

The findings show that 12 (67%) graduates were in full-time employment, 1 (6%) was freelancing, 2 (11%) working part-time, 1 (6%) was due to start within a month of the survey and 2 (11%) were undertaking further study.

12 (75%) out of the 16 graduates in employment were working in roles related to their programme of study:

Breakdown of occupation Graphic Designer Branding Designer Web Designer Unrelated to Subject Total

Graduates surveyed 9 1 2 4 16

% surveyed 56 6 13 25 100

Graphic Design - Graduates field of work

Unrelated Work 27%

Web Designer 7% Branding Design 7%

Graphic Design 59%

The graduates worked for: • • Aylesford Property Acre Resources

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Bromley Council CDT Hansell Design Iris North Star Publishing Nucleus The Brewery Urban

All were working in the South East.

10 (83%) of graduates in subject-related employment were White British, 1 (8%) Other White Background and 1 (8%) Other Ethnic Background. The average age was 24. 7 (58%) of those in subject related employment were male. Both graduates undertaking further study were also male.

4.2.12 BA (Hons) Moving Image Design Of the 17 graduates asked to complete the survey, 14 replied to the survey and 1 refused. This equates to 88% response rate. The following destination results are based on the responses from the 14 graduates who completed the survey.

The findings show that all of the graduates surveyed were in employment: 9 (64%) were in full-time employment, 4 (29%) were freelancing and 1 (7%) was working part-time.

Destination of leavers Working – full-time Freelancing Working – part-time Total

Graduates surveyed 9 4 1 14

% surveyed 64 29 7 100

13 out of the 14 graduates were working in fields relating to their programme of study:

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Breakdown of occupation Animator / Designer Motion Graphic Design Applications Specialist Runner Unrelated Work Total

Graduates surveyed 3 8 1 1 1 14

% surveyed 21 57 7 7 7 100

Moving Image Design - Graduates field of work
Unrelated Work 7% Runner 7.1% Applications Specialist 7.1% Animator / Designer 21.4%

Motion Graphic Design 57.1%

The graduates employed in subject related roles, worked for the following organisations: • • • • • • • • • • Abbey Road Interactive Bikini Films Communicator Ltd Crush Inc Home Choice Jump Design Lightmill Quantel Silent Productions United Visual Arts

11 (85%) of those in subject-related employment were working in London, 1 (8%) in Demark and 1 (8%) in Canada.

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6 (46%) of graduates in subject-related employment (including those in full-time employment and freelancers) were White British, 4 (31%) Other White Background, 2 (15%) Other Ethnic Background and 1 (8%) refused. 10 (77%) of those in subject– related employment (including those in full-time employment and freelancers) were male and 3 (23%) female. The average age was 25.

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Faculty of Design
BA (Hons) Fashion – 2 year fast – track Of the 9 graduates asked to complete the survey, 7 replied and 2 was unobtainable. This equates to 78% response rate. The following destination results are based on the responses from the 7 graduates who completed the survey.

The findings show that 5 (71%) of the graduates surveyed were employed (of which 40%/2 were freelancing and 60%/3 were employees) and 2 (29%) were undertaking further study (at the University of Bournemouth and Central St Martins).

Out of the 5 graduates in work, 4 were working in the fashion industry:

Breakdown of occupation Fashion Design Shop Manager - Fashion retail Unrelated Work - Musician Total

Graduates surveyed 3 1 1 5

% surveyed 60 20 20 100

Fashion 2 Yr - Graduates field of work
Shop Manager Fashion retail 20% Unrelated Work Musician 20%

Fashion Design 60%

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The graduates were working for: • • • d/k French Connection Mulberry

Graduates were working in New York and London.

1 (25%) of graduates in subject-related employment was White British, 2 (50%) were Other White Background and 1 (25%) was Asian or Asian British – Indian. 50% of those in subject-related employment were female. The average age was 25.

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BA (Hons) Fashion – 3 year Of the 36 graduates asked to complete the survey, 33 replied and 3 were unobtainable. This equates to a 92% response rate. The following destination results are based on the responses from the 33 graduates who completed the survey.

The findings show that 28 (85%) of the graduates surveyed were employed (of which 7 (25%) were freelancing), 3 (9%) were unavailable for work and 2 (6%) were unemployed.

Destination of leavers Employed Freelance / self employed Unpaid work Travelling Due to start in 1 month Unemployed Total

Graduates surveyed 19 7 1 3 1 2 33

% surveyed 58 21 3 9 3 6 100

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Of the 28 graduates employed, 22 (79%) were working in the fashion industry:

Breakdown of occupation Fashion Design - Employed Freelance / Self-employed Design Fashion Promotion Visual Merchandiser Fashion Retail Unrelated Work Total

Graduates surveyed 9

% surveyed 32

7 1 1 4 6 28

25 4 4 14 21 100

Fashion 3Yr - Graduates field of work
Unrelated Work 21% Fashion Retail 14% Visual Merchandiser 4% Fashion Promotion 4% Freelance / Selfemployed Design 25%

Fashion Design Employed 32%

The graduates working in fashion-related roles were employed by: • • • • • • • • • • • 6876 Ltd Alison Hume 101 Amelia De La Morna Collection Design Studio Decypher Fern Hirst French Connection Gharani Strok Hardy Amies International Textile design John Richmond

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Keeler Gordon Knickerbox Members Cnly Next Retail Nikki Fukai Reiss River Island Tesco

The graduates were working in London and Italy.

82% (18) of graduates in subject-related employment (including freelancers) were White British, 5% (1) White Irish, 9% (2) Other White Background and 5% (1) Chinese. 77% (17) of those in employment were female. The average age of those in employment was 24.

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BA (Hons) Interaction Design Of the 9 graduates asked to complete the survey, 8 replied and 1 was unobtainable. This equates to 89% response rate. The following destination results are based on the responses from the 8 graduates who completed the survey.

The findings show that 6 (75%) of the graduates surveyed were employed (of which 2 (33%) are freelancing and 4 (67%) are employees) and 2 (25%) are unemployed.

5 (83%) of the 6 graduates in employment were employed roles relating to their programme of study.

Breakdown of occupation Web Based Design IT Consultant Interactive Media Design roles Unrelated Work Total

Graduates surveyed 2 1 2 1 6

% of surveyed 33 17 33 17 100

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Interaction - Graduates field of work
Unrelated Work 17%

Interactive Media Design roles 33%

Web Based Design 33% IT Consultant 17%

The graduates were employed by the following organisations in London: • • • • • Apple Computers Bluechip Jones-Yarrell JP Morgan Sabotage

40% (2) of graduates in employment (including freelancers) were White British, 40% (2) Chinese and 20% (1) Black or Black British African. 80% (4) of those in employment were male. The average age of those in employment was 27.

4.3.4

BA (Hons) Interior Design and Environment Architectures Of the 12 graduates asked to complete the survey, 10 replied and 1 refused and 1 was unobtainable. This equates to 92% response rate. The following destination results are based on the responses from the 10 graduates who completed the survey.

The findings show that 9 (90%) of the graduates surveyed were employed (of which 3 (33%) were freelancing) and 1 (10%) was unavailable for work.

Out of the 9 graduates in work, 7 (78%) were working design related roles: Breakdown of occupation Interior Design / Architecture Self-employed / Designer Unrelated work Total Graduates surveyed 5 2 2 9 % of surveyed 44 22 33 100

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Interior Design and Environment Architectures Graduates field of work

Unrelated work 33% Interior Design / Architecture 45%

Self-employed / Designer 22%

Graduates were working for the following companies • • • • • Architecture PLB David Collins Design Habitat Imagination Ltd Madis Interiors

All but one of the graduates were working in London. The other was working in Sweden.

71% (5) of the graduates in subject-related employment (including full-time and freelancers) were White British, 14% (1) Other White Background, 14% (1) Mixed – White and Black Caribbean. 57% (4) of those were female. The average age of those in employment was 27.

4.3.5

BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design Of the 34 graduates asked to complete the survey, 30 replied and 4 were unobtainable. This equates to 88% response rate. The following destination results are based on the responses from the 30 graduates who completed the survey.

The findings show that 27 (90%) of the graduates surveyed were employed, 1 (3%) was undertaking further study at Exeter University and 2 (7%) were unemployed. Of those in employment, 12 (44%) were working full-time, 9 (33%) were freelancing/self-

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2004/05 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey Findings

employed, 3 (11%) part-time, 2 (7%) unpaid and 1 (4%) was due to start work within a month of the survey.

Of the 27 graduates in work, 21 (78%) were working in a design related field:

Breakdown of occupation Self-employed / Freelance Designer Employed Product Design related role Assistant Architect New Media Designer CAD Technician Marketing / PR in design firm 3D Graphic Artist Unrelated work Total

Graduates surveyed

% of surveyed

9

33

7 1 1 1 1 1 6 27

26 4 4 4 4 4 22 100

Product & Furniture Design - Graduates field of work
Self-employed / Freelance Designer 32%

Unrelated work 22% 3D Graphic Artist 4% Marketing / PR in design firm 4% CAD Technician New Media 4% Designer 4% Assistant Architect 4%

Employed Product Design related role 26%

The graduates working in design-related roles were employed by: • • • • • • Andrew Stafford Beyond Bluestuff Drood Design Emporia Lingerie Frederik Roije

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Enterprise and Employability Unit Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication

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Haves & Davidson Maiden Outdoor Adverts Matthew Hilton Michael Sodau Partnership Monitor Audio My Design Company Next PLC O'Reilly Architects Pineapple Contracts Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication Stephen Reed Industrial Design Tom Dixon Vitra Holding AG

Graduates are working in London, Leeds, Switzerland and Holland.

61% (13) of graduates in subject-related employment (including freelancers) were White British, 14% (3) Other White Background, 5% (1) Other Ethnic Background and 5% (1) Asian or Asian British – Indian. 19% (4) were women and 81% (17) were men. The average age of those in employment was 25.

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4.4.1

Postgraduate
Interactive Digital Media Only 1 graduate was required to complete the survey. He was employed as a New Media Designer for Fox, Cal and Mnaski, an advertising agency based in London.

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