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Graduate Outcomes

Inclusive growth: Can data support policymakers and the higher education sector meet this objective?

HESA researchers carry out an empirical analysis exploring the association between education provision, the skill level within the local population and productivity.

Getting real about graduate earnings

Analysis of trends in real earnings, accounting for inflation, for graduates responding to the first four years of the Graduate Outcomes survey.

The value of a non-financial job quality measure in exploring graduate outcomes - Summary

New briefing provides an overview of a new non-monetary job quality composite measure developed by HESA using the Graduate Outcomes survey.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Graduate Outcomes 2020/21

Compared to previous ‘pandemic years’, the 2020/21 Graduate Outcomes respondents were surveyed at a point when the impact of the pandemic on daily life was decreasing steadily.

Graduate Outcomes data and statistics 2020/21

90% of graduates who responded to the 2020/21 Graduate Outcomes survey were in some form of work or further study. 77% responded that their activity fit with their future plans. These cohorts graduated during the COVID-19 pandemic with the majority surveyed after restrictions had been lifted.

Getting a move on: The creation of a new graduate mobility marker

In this insight, HESA researchers introduce a new geographical mobility marker and explore the added value it could bring when examining graduate trajectories/outcomes.

Graduate wellbeing: How does the design and nature of work relate to life evaluations and present emotions?

In this insight, HESA researchers explore whether there are any differences in how a particular aspect of employment quality is associated with various measures of wellbeing.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Graduate Outcomes 2019/20

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.