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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.

Location, location, location: An examination into the value of place-based measures in widening participation

How the association between neighbourhood deprivation and degree attainment differs by family background and the use of area-based measures in widening participation activity.

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.

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.