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Graduate Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes

Update your contact details for the Graduate Outcomes Survey via Evision

What is 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.

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.

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

Graduate OutcomesWho runs the survey?

The Graduate Outcomes survey is a statutory process for all higher education providers and is coordinated by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

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.

What do I need to do?

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

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.

When will I be contacted?

All leavers will be contacted approximately 15 months after completing their course, see below for more details:

Survey End of StudySurvey Period
Cohort A 1st August 2017 - 31st October 2017 1st December 2018 - 28th February 2019
Cohort B 1st November 2017 - 31st January 2018 1st March 2019 - 31st May 2019
Cohort C 1st February 2018 - 30th April 2018 1st June 2019 - 31st August 2019
Cohort D 1st May 2018 - 31st July 2018 1st September 2019 - 30th November 2019

How to complete the survey?

If you left university on or after 1st August 2017, you will receive an email approximately 15 months after completing your studies, inviting you to complete the survey online.

You will also be contacted by telephone and asked to complete the survey over the phone. If you are not contactable, the third party contractor (on behalf of HESA) may seek your contact details from a third party, such as the University, or through a home telephone number.

Further Information

For further information about the Graduate Outcomes survey see HESA - Information for students/graduates or email go@beds.ac.uk

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