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Graduate Outcomes Survey

Graduate outcomes surveyThe Graduate Outcomes survey will tell us how St Andrews graduates’ careers are progressing once they have left the University. It is taking the place of the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey which was known as the Graduate Survey. The new survey is managed by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).


Why you should take part

  1. The survey aims to find out your activities and views. The results shape our courses and help future students make choices about their education.
  2. The survey allows policy makers, charities, journalists and researchers to understand the higher education sector and the state of the graduate labour market.
  3. The results of the survey attract graduate recruiters and impact student recruitment through their contribution towards league table rankings.


What you need to do

Make sure we have the right contact details for you. HESA will ask us to provide them with contact details for you so that they can get in touch about the survey. Your email is most important, but the right phone numbers and an address are also useful.

Please update your contact details on the Alumni and donors website.


When the survey happens

The census date for the survey will be 15 months after your graduation.


What you'll be asked

You'll be asked a number of questions relating to the activities you're undertaking 15 months after graduation. These include whether you’re in employment, self-employment, developing your portfolio and/or undertaking further study. Please give as much detailed and accurate information as possible, especially in regard to your current job title and duties.

There will be some questions about your well-being and whether you believe your previous study at St Andrews has contributed towards your career plans.


How your information will be used

HESA have published a student collection notice to provide guidance about how your information will be used.


Find out more

For more details about the survey please see HESA’s information for students and graduates.


Support available for St Andrews alumni

If you need support to find a new job or progress in your graduate role we can help. Explore what’s on offer for  alumni careers support.