As part of our communications strategy, HESA releases regular communications to providers to ensure important operational details about the survey are shared, as well as a range of best practise reports, blogs and additional support. This is to ensure the sector learns as we learn. These communications are sent via email to the appropriate provider representatives via the HESA weekly update.
In addition to this, as the sector has an appetite for additional statistics, at the end of each collection we share Progress updates as infographics. This provides the collection response rates and a range of engagement statistics in a graphical way.
HESA has a separate data dissemination communication plan which aims to meet the needs of all potential users of the data. The plan contains information to be communicated in the build up to the release of Official Statistics in order to build understanding and awareness of the distinctive characteristics of the Graduate Outcomes survey and the methodology that has been employed. Content includes blogs and news items from key HESA experts and clear guidance on the releases themselves.
These key communications are disseminated to the appropriate provider representatives, added to the HESA website, shared (where relevant) via HESA social channels (Twitter and LinkedIn) and in the weekly update.
We also notify those signed up to receive our Open Data alerts when HESA publishes new data and Official Statistics about UK higher education (including Graduate Outcomes).