graduate outcomes survey
What is the Graduate Outcomes survey?
Graduate Outcomes is the national survey gathering information about the activities and perspectives of leavers after they finish their course. The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) is responsible for Graduate Outcomes. HESA collect, process and publish data about higher education in the UK on behalf of the government. Your responses to the Graduate Outcomes survey will help future students see their potential career destinations. It also helps Wrexham Glyndŵr University with course evaluation and planning for the future. The information is used by policy makers and other agencies to understand the higher education sector and make decisions.
How and when will I be surveyed?
You will receive an email invitation from firstname.lastname@example.org to complete the survey online around 15 months after completing your course. You may receive text reminders from ‘GradOutcomes’. These texts will contain a link to the online survey. If you receive a phone call regarding the survey, it will be from IFF Research. They will introduce themselves as calling on behalf of Wrexham Glyndŵr University.
How will my responses be used?
At the start of the survey, HESA will outline how your responses will be processed, who will have access to it and what they plan to use it for. For example, HESA will share your data with us and we will use it for evaluation, planning and similar activities.
How do I make sure I am invited to take part?
As long as we have your up to date contact information, you do not need to do anything. To update your contact information, please email email@example.com. If they cannot contact you HESA may seek the information from a third party contact, such as a family member. You can provide Wrexham Glyndŵr University with alternative contact information and we will forward it on to HESA.
How are my details being shared and protected?
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is required to share the contact information we currently hold about you with HESA. Your updated contact information will only be used by HESA to contact you about the Graduate Outcomes survey. This is outlined in the HESA Student collection notice, this was shared with you during enrolment via our privacy statement.
Where can I find further information?
Further information is available at: www.graduateoutcomes.ac.uk
If you have any questions which are not answered above, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I don’t want to take part?
You do not have to complete the Graduate Outcomes survey. You will be able to opt out when you are invited to complete the survey. You can only opt out via HESA.