Graduate Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes is a national survey which takes place 15 months after graduation and records what students do after they leave university

All you need to know:

Graduate Outcomes is a national survey which takes place 15 months after graduation and records what students do after they leave university. 

The survey aims to help current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and development.

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This survey is an opportunity for you to let us know how you have got on after finishing your course.

We value your input and it is important that your voice is heard.

It only takes a few minutes to complete the survey and your responses and data will be treated with care and in strict accordance with data protection legislation.

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You will be asked to complete the Graduate Outcomes survey 15 months after you graduate and will be contacted via telephone and email on behalf of Lancaster University and HESA.

The survey can be completed online or over the telephone, but we must have your current email address and telephone number to contact you, so please update these with the Alumni team if they change. 

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Read the Graduate Q&A on the official Graduate Outcomes website.

For any general questions about the survey, please contact Lancaster University's Careers Data Planning Officer

Find out more about HESA and their role as a trusted source of HE data and analysis. 

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Graduate Outcomes data will be collected by HESA as part of their wider data collection and analysis activities.

Find out how HESA protects your data.

HESA will share survey data with Lancaster University who will hold your data for five years before deleting it.

Details gathered as part of the survey may be used by the University to provide you with relevant updates and opportunities.

Personalised data will be forwarded only to appropriate staff within your department when requested for course completion records and shared with relevant professional bodies where required. Anonymised data and resulting statistics may also be provided to University staff and external professional bodies for the purposes of further research into the graduate labour market and students’ career destination trends. 

This Student Privacy Notice explains how we will collect, use, disclose and protect your personal data.

Further information about the Graduates Outcomes survey for students and graduates is available on the HESA website.