Additional resources and frequently asked questions
We have produced a video and slide deck to support you with raising awareness of the Graduate Outcomes survey internally. Each provides an overview of Graduate Outcomes and act an ideal introduction to the survey.
Video: Overview of Graduate Outcomes
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Frequently asked questions
The contact details coding manual sets out what contact details must be collected.
No. Contact details are collected and returned to HESA under public interest grounds, not on the basis of consent. More information is available in the data protection guidance.
We have worked with a design agency to develop brand materials for Graduate Outcomes.
The name is Graduate Outcomes. When referring to the record, the survey or the data collected by the record, capitalise Graduate Outcomes. If you are referring to general data, use lower case. For example:
- Graduate Outcomes is HESA’s newest record.
- The Graduate Outcomes survey collects information on the activities and perspectives of graduates.
- The first Graduate Outcomes collection will be C17071.
- The first Graduate Outcomes data will be published in January 2020.
- HESA publishes data about students, staff and graduate outcomes.
Arolwg Hynt Graddedigion is the Welsh version. We are doing further work on how we will write about the survey in Welsh materials.
We do not foresee a need to shorten Graduate Outcomes, and so we are not going to introduce a new acronym.
Where a shortening is absolutely necessary, it should be sufficient to use just ‘the record’, ‘the ‘survey’, or ‘the data’. If clarity is needed, use ‘outcomes’. For instance:
- Graduate Outcomes data will be published in January 2020. The data will be released on…
- The Graduate Outcomes record captures details of graduates’ activities 15 months after completing their studies. The record comprises a survey and the return of contact details.
- We return data to the Student, Staff and Graduate Outcomes streams. The outcomes data is returned four times a year...
We may allow the use of ‘the GO survey’ to brand and promote the survey to graduates if we feel this will enhance engagement. But this is the only scenario in which the ‘GO’ acronym should be used.
We have produced data protection guidance to support providers with the collection and use of contact details.
The contractor will be required to identify opportunities for efficiencies in coding through automation, however these must not impact on the quality of the data collected. All coding will be done through a mixture of automation and manual coding/checking. For information on how to view the codes being applied, see Analysis of data (dashboards).