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The Graduate Outcomes survey is a national survey designed to find out how graduates’ careers are progressing once they have left university.
The survey is managed by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and it takes place 15 months after you’ve completed your studies with us.
All you need to know
Who runs the Graduate Outcomes survey?
The Graduate Outcomes survey is owned by HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency. HESA supports the advancement of the higher education sector by collecting and publishing timely and reliable data about the sector.
The administration of the Graduate Outcomes survey is undertaken by a third-party survey contractor, who works in collaboration with HESA and BU.
How will I be surveyed?
You will receive an email inviting you to complete the survey online. You may also be contacted by telephone and asked to complete the survey over the phone. If you are not contactable, HESA may seek the information from a third party, such as a family member.
How will my responses be used?
Your responses will be used by BU and by other organisations for research purposes. Before you start the survey, HESA will provide detailed information about how your data will be processed, who will receive it and what they will use it for.
How do I make sure I am invited to take part in the survey?
BU will pass on your information to HESA. All you need to do is make sure we have accurate contact information for you – especially a valid email.
Is the survey compulsory?
No, it is not compulsory to complete the survey. When you are contacted by the survey organisation, you will be able to opt out and you will not be contacted again.
How do I find out more?
You can find further information about the Graduate Outcomes survey on the HESA website.