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The Survey

The Graduate Outcomes survey was designed following extensive consultation with the sector and in-depth cognitive testing and research.

The survey includes a set of questions which are to be asked of all graduates (depending upon routing). There are optional and mandatory questions as well as a set of opt-in question banks. 

The current version of the survey (C21071) can be found below. Following a review of the survey, a number of changes were made in year four (c20072). To find out more, read our blog 'Graduate Outcomes survey review – our approach to continuous improvement'.

To see the data items and how they are routed through the survey, visit the Graduate Outcomes Survey Results Coding manual.

All survey questions:

Downloadable document

Mandatory questions only (required for a full response):

Downloadable document

Opt-in question banks:

Downloadable document

For previous versions of the survey, visit our survey questions archive page.

Cognitive testing

Cognitive Testing technical report - This report, by IFF research, details the approach to cognitive testing of the survey.

Cognitive Testing outcomes report - This report, conducted by IFF research, sets out the cognitive testing of the survey which was undertaken with graduates.