News and insight
The majority of Graduate Outcomes survey respondents graduated in summer 2020 as restrictions were easing from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. These cohorts were surveyed in Autumn 2021 when case numbers were high and the vaccination programme underway.
Results of the third annual Graduate Outcomes survey show that 89% of graduates who responded were in some form of work or further study.
The DfE has launched a consultation regarding the potential voluntary de-designation of HESA as the Designated Data Body.
The Higher Education - Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey shows 4,528 new spin-off and start-up companies were founded by graduates in 2020/21, a rise of 16% from the 2019/20 figure.
Lead Policy & Research Analyst, Hannah Browne, shares a new blog on where we are with the HE-BCI major review, including the six priority areas that will focus the review and how we've worked to outline and define the features of knowledge exchange.
The Office for Students has launched a consultation with the higher education sector to determine the suitability of Jisc as the next designated data body (DDB).
The Office for Students has now published part one of the burden review outcomes. This includes a change to the Data Futures in-year collection date meaning it will begin for the 2024/25 collection.
Alpha to Beta blogpost series
In December 2021, our Training team launched a new series of provider feedback surveys to understand which parts of the HESA collection cycle are the most challenging and why, and whether our existing training products can be improved. Their latest blog shares what they’ve learnt from your responses and how it's being put into action.