HE Graduate Outcomes Data
Results of the first Graduate Outcomes survey of 2017/18 graduates will be published in June 2020.
National level statistics will be published in a Statistical Bulletin on 18 June. More detailed open data will be published on this page on 23 June.
Methodology statement part one
History and background
This document contains the history and background to the development of the survey. It outlines the process HESA went through to review the need for a replacement to previous iterations, how we engaged with the sector on its design and the intended governance structure.
Methodology statement part two
Survey design and implementation
This online statement details the most important aspects of survey design, data collection, analysis and dissemination. It is aimed at the users of the survey data as well as those with an interest in methodology. This part will be a ‘live’ record of the methodology.
The Ultimate Guide to Graduate Outcomes
In this piece, Neha Agarwal, HESA’s Head of Research and Insight, introduces the methodology statements and highlights one of the main areas of sector interest which is detailed inside it – our approach to survey weighting.
Why Graduate Outcomes statistics are experimental
Rebecca Mantle's blog explains why 2017/18 Graduate Outcomes statistics are labelled as 'Experimental':
How to publish Graduate Outcomes data?
Dan Cook, HESA’s Head of Policy & Development, describes how HESA consulted on the publication of Graduate Outcomes data, and the changes we made in response to feedback from stakeholders.
Statistical Releases FAQ
Questions and answers about the structure and contents of Graduate Outcomes statistical releases.
New HESA research asks ‘should we weight’?
Detailed research behind the decision not to apply weighting to data and statistics from the 2017/18 Graduate Outcomes survey.
This policy will provide a high-level description of the range of statistical outputs as well as outlining the key aspects HESA of policy and practice in publishing and disseminating Graduate Outcomes survey data.
This policy will be published shortly.
Older data - Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE)
Note: The Graduate Outcomes survey is very different from the previous DLHE survey. Results of the two surveys are not comparable with each other.
Summary results of the 2016/17 DLHE survey:
DLHE survey results for alternative providers:
Longitudinal survey of 2012/13 graduates 3.5 years after graduation: