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The Graduate Outcomes Survey

The Graduate Outcomes survey is a national survey run by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and captures information about the activities and perspectives of graduates 15 months after they finish their studies.

All graduates who complete a university course will be asked to take part in the survey, in order to help current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and development. Your responses will also help UWS to evaluate and promote our courses.

The administration of the Graduate Outcomes survey is undertaken by a third-party survey contractor who works in collaboration with HESA. All you need to do is make sure UWS has accurate contact information for you – especially a valid email.

When will I be surveyed?

You will be surveyed approximately 15 months after you complete your studies.

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, they 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 UWS and by other organisations for research purposes. Before you start the survey, you will be provided detailed information about how your data will be processed, who will receive it, and what they will use it for.

What if I don’t want to be surveyed?

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 make sure I am invited to take part in the survey?

UWS will pass on your information to 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.

Last updated: 02/11/2018