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HE Graduate Outcomes Data

High level results at a national level are also published in our Statistical Bulletin:
Higher Education Graduate Outcomes Statistics: UK, 2017/18

About the Graduate Outcomes data

FAQ and Guide

Statistical releases FAQ - Questions and answers about the structure and contents of Graduate Outcomes statistical releases

Graduate Outcomes: A guide to using and interpreting the data - Introductory guide from HESPA (pdf)

Webinar recording and detailed FAQ - A recording of one of the statistical release webinars and answers to detailed questions raised



Methodology statement part one - history and background (pdf)

Methodology statement part two - survey design and implementation

Dissemination policy - approaches and standards for dissemination of data

Should we weight? - technical research paper

Graduate Outcomes Survey Quality Report

Tables and charts specification - supporting information (Excel)

SOC coding research - links to reports on the use of ONS Standard Occupational Classification

Blog posts

How to publish Graduate Outcomes data? - outcomes from our informal consultation

Why Graduate Outcomes statistics are experimental - what this label means for users

The Ultimate Guide to Graduate Outcomes - introducing the methodology and our approach to weighting

Don't mistake Graduate Outcomes for DLHE - why data users should not compare the two surveys

Graduate Outcomes website

The dedicated survey website explains what survey is about, its scale, and its importance:


Older data about graduates

Graduate Outcomes was a new survey for 2017/18 graduates, conducted differently from previous surveys and producing different information. These new experimental statistics are not comparable with the results of the earlier Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

Data from the DLHE survey is available from our Publications archive.