Graduate Outcomes survey

The Graduate Outcomes survey seeks to understand whether recent graduates are in employment, have continued with further study or are doing something else.

All graduates who complete a higher education course in the UK will be asked to take part in the survey 15 months after they finish their studies. 

It's the UK's biggest annual social survey as it contacts over 700,000 graduates every year.

Find out more about the survey and why you should take part in the video below.

What does the survey ask?

The survey will ask whether you're in employment, further study or are doing something else - and to what extent your qualification played a part.

It will also ask you to reflect on how your education has contributed to where you are today, how you feel about your current situation and your general wellbeing.

Why should I take part?

By taking part in the survey, you'll help current and future students make decisions about their own career path. Data from the survey feeds into important information resources like Discover Uni.

Your responses will help your university or college to evaluate and promote their courses. 

The survey also helps the Office for Students, the government, charities, journalists, researchers and others to understand the higher education sector and the state of the graduate labour market.

Who runs the survey?

The survey is run by HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency), part of Jisc.

How do I complete the survey?

You will receive an email invitation from Graduate Outcomes 15 months after you completed your course which contains a personalised link to the online survey. This is the quickest way to complete the survey and it will only take 10 minutes.

You will also be contacted by phone and SMS.

If you have any questions about the survey, you can visit the Graduate Outcomes website or contact [email protected].

Go to the Graduate Outcomes survey website
Published 10 May 2022

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