It's annual destinations data day, where we look at what had happened to last years' graduates six months after they left university.
As expected, the outcomes seem somewhere between the depths of the recession in 2009, and the modest recovery of 2010, with things having fallen back in 2011 and this survey taking place in what we now know to be another (possibly ongoing) recession.
HESA separates out all full time and all part time graduates, and their data release is here
We combine them. So, the unemployment rate for all first degree graduates was 8.6%, against 8.5% for 2009/10 graduates and 8.9% the year before.
But the employment rate also went up from 69.7% to 70.2%, as the proportion of graduates entering further study fell. A record number of graduates are known to have been employed six months after graduation - 166,280 - and there seems to be about 4,000 more graduates in graduate-level employment than in the year before. However, we can also see all areas of public sector employment - health, education and social care - fell last year, whilst private sector roles from marketing and PR to science R&D, saw increased graduate recruitment.
Subjects with improved outcomes are the physical sciences, engineering (mostly) architecture and civil engineering (finally), IT and the media. Subjects having a hard time include biology and economics. The data's only been out 3 hours, so not had a chance to have a deeper look, but it also looks like the outcomes slightly worsened for Masters, although not by much, and for PhD - which means for PG, essentially, the last recession didn't really end.
There's lots of information to process and look through, so there'll doubtless be more to say.
But, the key message is that, yet again, even in another recession, a record number of graduates got jobs. Let's hope we can say that again next year.