What is it?

The Graduate Outcomes Survey is the biggest annual survey in the UK and is a mandatory process for all HE providers.

It is coordinated by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and replaces the previous Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE).


How does it all work?

The survey is used to find out what you are doing after University. AUB is required by HESA to provide accurate details for you, and you will then be contacted to complete the survey online or on the phone.

You will be contacted 15 months after completing your course at AUB. i.e. if you graduated in June 2018 you will be contacted in Autumn 2019.

During the survey you will be asked a number of questions about the activities (work, further study, training, portfolio development, travelling etc) you will be undertaking on a selected census week and how you feel your studies prepared you for those activities. When you consider the questions, please remember to say whether you are in your dream job, working on your portfolio, developing your website, in further study, working or travelling around the world, or all of the above – remember to include everything you are doing!

The survey only takes 5 minutes to complete. If you are not contactable, information can be collected from a third party, such as a family member. The survey will come from IFF Research on behalf of AUB.


Why should you take part?

Did you ever question where we got the 98% employability rate from? This is the survey that provides the data and insight.

It helps to:

  • support prospective students with insight into their potential career destinations
  • improve the university experience for students, ensuring your voice is heard
  • display trends in the current graduate job market
  • contribute to the University’s positioning in league tables


What happens to the data?

The results of the survey are added to the Unistats site and will form part of the information used by potential students to help them make choices about where to study.


How can you help?

All we need you to do is update your details, so that when we do hand the data over your contact details are correct.

You can update your details here.

For further information visit the Graduate Outcomes website.