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Graduate Outcomes logoDeveloping work ready, world ready, future ready graduates that achieve successful outcomes is at the core of who we are at Solent. Our variety of support services, approach to teaching and learning and engagement with external partners enables our students to develop the skills and knowledge required for their future.

Fifteen months after completing their studies, Solent students are invited to complete the Graduate Outcomes survey. This national survey captures information about the activities and perspectives of graduates 15 months after they finish their studies. Completing this study allows current and future students to gain an insight into the career destinations and development of those who studied at Solent. Responses also help Solent to evaluate individual courses and further enhance its portfolio.

On this page you can find further information on Solent’s most recent Graduate Outcomes results along with details on what to expect for any Solent graduate about to complete the survey.

Information for recent graduates

It’s amazing how quickly time passes! Fifteen months on from completing your studies you will be asked to participate in the Graduate Outcomes Survey. Whether you are in full time employment, further study or started your own business, the survey aims to capture what you are currently doing, and you will initially be contacted by email and invited to complete the survey. If following this you have not completed the survey you will receive a phone call and SMS reminders.

The Graduate Outcomes survey is owned by HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency. HESA supports the advancement of the higher education sector by collecting and publishing timely and reliable data about the sector. The administration of the Graduate Outcomes survey is undertaken by a third-party survey contractor who works in collaboration with HESA.

The University has a statutory responsibility to share with HESA the most up to date contact details that we hold on record for you. If you are unsure as to whether you have provided your most up to date contact details we recommend that you update your details here. If we don’t hold your most up to date details you won’t be able to participate in the survey and you may also be missing out on exclusive benefits and opportunities that are available to you through your alumni network. Even if you are in touch with academic staff at the University make sure your details are formally recorded using the update your details form.

Your responses will be used by Solent University and by other organisations for research purposes. Before you start the survey, we will provide detailed information about how your data will be processed, who will receive it, and what they will use it for.

It is not compulsory to complete the survey. When you are contacted by the survey organisation, you will be able to opt out and you will not be contacted again. We hope you will choose to complete the survey however if not, it’s important to opt-out as you will receive further communications until you do so.

Solent Futures is here to help. Solent Futures is your careers, employability and enterprise service. We offer careers support for life - you can find out more about how we support graduates here. We understand that deciding on a career path and searching for jobs can be a daunting process. Contact the team at solent.futures@solent.ac.uk now for support and sign up to Solent Futures Online for access to hundreds of graduate opportunities, and more.

Get in touch with our Communities Development Team via alumni@solent.ac.uk.

Information for current students

It’s a good idea to make sure the contact details we hold for you are up to date. Please visit the 'edit my details' portal app - It's vital that you let the University know if you've got a new address, phone number or have changed your name. 

Solent Futures offer support to current students and graduates who are looking to take the next step following Graduation. From helping you to secure your first role to providing advice on how to set-up your own business we offer a range of support services. Further information on how Solent Futures can support you can be found on the student portal.

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