Graduate Outcomes

About Graduate Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes is a national survey capturing information about the activities and perspectives of graduates 15 months after they finish their studies.

It looks to understand whether recent graduates are in employment, have continued with further study, or are doing something else – and to what extent their qualification played a part.

The survey covers all full-time and part-time courses and qualifications from HNC level, including Higher Apprenticeships.

Why should I take part?

As a UCSD graduate, your responses will help us to:

  • understand the many and varied career paths of our graduates
  • inform current and future students about their options after graduation
  • evaluate and promote our courses

The survey takes 10 minutes to complete online.

How will I be contacted?

If you complete a higher education qualification with us after 1st August 2017, you will receive an email approximately 15 months after doing so, inviting you to complete the survey online.

You may also be contacted by telephone and asked to complete the survey over the phone. If you are not contactable by email, text or phone, the third party contractor (on behalf of HESA) may seek your contact details from a third party, such as a family member who answers the phone.

Your contact details

To support the survey, we are required by law to provide accurate contact details for all of our graduates. It’s important that you let us know of any changes to your contact details once you graduate – simply email [email protected].

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) who own the survey, have published guidance on how your contact details will be used here.

Further information

For more information about the Graduate Outcomes survey visit