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What is the Graduate Outcomes survey?

The Graduate Outcomes survey is a national survey capturing information about the activities and perspectives of graduates 15 months after they finish their studies. All Solent graduates who completed a course will be asked to take part in the survey, in order to help current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and development. Your responses will also help your university or college to evaluate and promote their courses.

The survey is also of national significance as it allows policy makers, charities, journalists, researchers and others to understand the higher education sector and the state of the graduate labour market.

Who runs the Graduate Outcomes survey? 

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 and Solent University.

How will I be surveyed? 

You will receive an email initially inviting you to complete the survey online. You may then be contacted by telephone and asked to complete the survey over the phone. If you are not contactable, we may seek information from a third party, such as a family member. 

How will my responses be used? 

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.

What if I don’t want to be surveyed? 

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. 

What do I do if I think Solent University does not hold up to date contact information for me? 

You can update your contact details at any time, the best way to do this once you have graduated is by contacting the alumni team.   

If you have updated your contact details informally with your course team, you may still need to update your details centrally to ensure we have your most up to date contact details.

What if I am still looking for work or further study?

Solent Futures is here to help. We understand that deciding on a career path and searching for jobs can be a stressful process. Sign up to Solent Futures Online for access to hundreds of graduate opportunities. 

Get information on how Solent Futures can help you 

Where can I find further information about the Graduate Outcomes survey? 

Further information can be found by clicking on the Graduate Outcomes logo, below.

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