Access the Tableau dashboard to view the University of Reading's internal results from the 2017/18 Academic Year.
What is the Graduate Outcomes survey?The Graduate Outcomes survey is the biggest annual social survey in the UK and captures the perspectives and current status of graduates. All graduates who completed a higher education course in the UK after August 2017 will be asked to take part in the survey 15 months after they finish their studies.
How does the survey differ from DLHE?In 2016, HESA carried out a full review of the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey and as a result, created the Graduate Outcomes survey. This new survey allows a longer period between the end of studies and the survey (15 months instead of 6) and it provides richer insight from more meaningful but subjective questions. It asks graduates to not only state facts about where they’re at and what they’re doing, but also asks them to reflect on how education has contributed to where they are today.
Who runs the survey?The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) is the official agency responsible for the collection, analysis and dissemination of quantitative information about Higher Education. HESA define the questions asked as part of the Graduate Outcomes survey, as well as the response rates required of HEPs and the Graduate Outcomes timeline. HESA also administer the survey centrally for all institutions.
Who is included in the survey population?Students that graduated in the 2017/18 academic year are included in the first cycle of Graduate Outcomes for which we expect to receive the first dataset in early 2020. As we are unable to compare the Graduate Outcomes data directly with our existing DLHE data, a new dashboard has been created specifically for Graduate Outcomes.
For more information on the Graduate Outcomes survey, please visit the dedicated website.
Listen again to the Graduate Outcomes and Employability Insights webinar hosted by Louise Thomas-Burt.