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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.

Degree attainment by socioeconomic background: UK, 2017/18 to 2020/21

New experimental statistics show disparities in degree attainment between most and least deprived areas narrowed during COVID in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but widened in Wales. 

Parental education data: Can we ever know why students might respond ‘I don’t know’?

HESA researchers explore whether family composition may be a factor that explains why some students respond with ‘I don’t know’ when asked about the qualifications attained by their parents in the UCAS form.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on 2021/22 Student data

This research insight considers the effects of the pandemic on entry rates, mobility, and qualifications.

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.

Keeping track: Can linking higher education records tell us anything about the quality of parental education data?

First-in-family data has been the subject of discussion within the sector over the past year. In this piece, HESA assess the quality of the parental education information we collect.