Graduate Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes is a national survey which gathers information about the activities and viewpoints of graduates 15 months after they’ve finished their studies.

Update your contact details for the Graduate Outcomes Survey via e:Vision

As a University of Bedfordshire graduate, your response to this survey is very important as it will:

  • Provide future students with insight into their potential career destinations

  • Enable our Careers and Employability Service to offer tailored careers advice which you can continue to access for life as a University of Bedfordshire graduate

  • Provide higher education institutions, policy makers, researchers and others with data, to understand current trends within the graduate jobs market

  • Contribute to the University’s positioning in league tables

Anyone who graduates after 1st August 2017 will be asked to complete the Graduate Outcomes survey.

For more information about the Graduate Outcomes survey go to:

Graduate Outcomes has replaced the previous Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE).

The Graduate Outcomes survey is a statutory process for all higher education providers and is delivered by HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) on behalf of UK higher education funding and regulatory bodies working with universities/colleges.

The operations and data collection element of the Graduate Outcomes survey will be undertaken by a third-party survey contractor who will work in collaboration with HESA, funding bodies and UK Higher Education providers.

In order that HESA is able to contact you to complete the survey, the University is required to securely pass on your contact details to HESA for the sole purpose of administering the Graduate Outcomes survey.

You will be contacted to complete the survey in one of the following ways:

  • Email: the survey will be emailed to you - the email will come from Graduate Outcomes with your university or college name in the email address. These emails will contain a link to the online survey.

  • Text messages: You will receive text reminders from ‘GradOutcome’. These texts will contain a link to the online survey.

  • Phone: If you receive a phone call regarding the survey, it will be from IFF Research who have been appointed to capture survey responses by phone.

When you are contacted to complete the survey will depend on when you completed your course.

You will be contacted to complete the Graduate Outcomes survey approximately 15 months after you complete your course (as shown in the table below).

End date of course

You will be contacted approximately 15 months after the end of your course. Survey Invitation Survey period

August - October


December – February

November - January


March – May

February - April


June – August

May - July


September – November

Below is an example data collection timeline based on those who completed their course in 2020/21

End of date course

You will be contacted approximately 15 months after the end of your course. Survey Invitation Survey Period

August 2020 - October 2020

December 2021 December 2021 - February 2022

November 2020 - January 2021

March 2022 March 2022 - May 2022

February 2021 - April 2021

June 2022 June 2022 - August 2022

May 2021 - July 2021

September 2022 September 2022 - November 2022


Whilst you are a student and after you leave University ensure you keep your contact details up to date via e:Vision

To ensure you are invited to and can take part in the Graduate Outcomes Survey, it is important that the University has up to date contact information for you.

The Careers and Employability Service will also be in contact with you (via email and telephone) after you graduate to ensure we have the most up to date contact information for you.

Privacy and Data Protection

You can find out more about the Graduate Outcomes Survey, how your data is used and more information on what to do if you don’t want to be surveyed at:

Further Graduate Outcomes privacy information is available to view at:

If you have any questions about the Graduate Outcomes Survey you can contact the University of Bedfordshire’s Graduate Outcomes Manager by emailing


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