Graduates who completed their studies between 1 May 2018 and 31 July 2018, will receive the new Graduate Outcomes survey via email from week commencing Monday 2 September 2019. All graduates who completed a HE course in the UK will be asked to take part in the Graduate Outcomes survey 15 months after they finish their studies. The survey is conducted centrally out with the university and aims to help current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and career development.
The Graduate Outcomes survey marks a significant change in how the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collect and publish data about the activities and perspectives of graduates. HESA has delivered a survey of graduates since 1994/95 called the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey. In 2016, they carried out a full review and in December 2018 launched the Graduate Outcomes survey as an alternative.
The Graduate Outcomes survey needs to meet ambitious response rate targets to ensure HESA have sufficiently detailed data that is usable for a range of information and regulatory purposes.
Each member of staff within the university is encouraged to play an active role in the promotion of the survey, particularly during the student’s final weeks of teaching and at graduation. It would of course be very beneficial if our graduands could also play their part and complete the survey ASAP.
Find out more on the survey at www.graduateoutcomes.ac.uk or watch the video below: