They will likely run concurrently, although this will be agreed through the implementation phase.
There will be a level of quality in responses across providers which will be targeted. Where low responses are received online, or the online response rates are of poor quality then these graduates may receive more calling time.
We are not proposing to use institutional emails only. Our preference will be for non-institutional email addresses, for the reasons set out above.
HESA will be developing communications materials which will be made available to providers to support centralised communications. We will publish more information about local communications, and good practice for keeping contact details up to date, in due course.
Yes, although paper questionnaires will be ruled out for most, the contractor will be able to use them in cases such as for offender learners.
This issue was researched when removing the postal survey for the Longitudinal DLHE. The research showed that there was no impact on these groups.
For the 2014/15 DLHE survey (C14018), only 2% of responses were received via postal survey.
We have consulted extensively with the sector, with data users and with key official organisations. We have developed a model of open centralisation which enables us to collect the robust and rich data we need in an efficient manner, while still allowing HE providers speedy access to that data and a significant stake in the survey's governance. See Dan Cook’s blog for further information.
The survey contractor will set up the telephoning. It is therefore unlikely to be done by students.
This will be set out in the operational materials which we will begin publishing in June.
Online response rates have been going up year on year. We will learn from good practice across the sector. In particular, we will learn from Longitudinal DLHE - which is receiving significantly higher online response rates for the most recent collection (C12019).
HESA are moving towards more responses being sought online, as fits with increasing pick up of this methodology. However we will build in high levels of quality assurance to the online tool, to ensure the data collected this way is of as high quality as telephone.
The practice that operates at the moment will continue, where a graduate is surveyed from the provider where they received their qualification.
Yes, there will be. This will be set out in the operational materials.
We are reviewing our collection notices now and will be issuing further guidance in June.
Yes, from analysis it has been found that approximately 5% of graduates are employed outside of the UK (2014/15 data) excluding unknowns.