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THE: Government publishes data on law graduate earnings by university

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell is quoted in a story by Times Higher Education about the release of the new Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data by Government.

Government figures revealed for the first time graduate outcomes in law from different English universities in a new pilot data release.

This is the first time the government has used its new LEO data –  which are based, among other things, on tax records, to present information on graduate employment outcome for each HEI in England.

“If used as part of TEF, [LEO data] should be benchmarked,” said Maddalaine Ansell, University Alliance chief executive. “Since salary varies according to geography, subject studied and even parental income, raw earnings data should not be used to measure outcomes as part of the teaching excellence framework.

“If properly contextualised to take into account local and regional labour markets, [LEO] has the potential to provide useful information for prospective students choosing courses once the time-lag issue has been addressed: currently it only includes data that are eight years out of date.”

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