The survey now uses a census week rather than a census date and graduates are surveyed 15 months after graduation, instead of six. It contributes to the TEF and league tables in the same way as DHLE, which it replaces.

The Graduate Outcomes survey takes place four times a year and graduates are split into four cohorts, based on the end date of their studies.  The first of the new-style survey, for Cohort A whose studies completed between 1 August and 31 October, so mainly our postgraduate students, will close end-February.

Graduates are now surveyed 15 months after graduation, instead of six and the survey uses a census week rather than a census date.  For Cohort A this was the first week in December, and it's the first week in March, June and September for subsequent cohorts.

The HESA video below provides an overview of the Graduate Outcomes survey.

For a full and accurate representation of the success of our graduates in finding good jobs or progressing to further study, we need them to be aware of the survey and to have accurate and up-to-date contact details.  We're working with Alumni to keep our graduates informed and connected to us, and to keep their contact details up-to-date through our alumni pages.

Faculty academic staff can also help by continuing to keep in touch with recent graduates and encouraging them to connect with the university on LinkedIn. 

You can find more information about the survey on HESA's website, as well as information for graduates on the Graduate Outcomes site.