The Graduate Outcomes survey

About the 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 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 the University of Exeter and your department evaluate and promote their courses.

As this is a statutory survey, the University is required by law to provide up-to-date contact details for all of our graduates so that the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) can send you the Graduate Outcomes survey.

The survey is 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.

For more information please visit the HESA webpages.

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What happens to your survey information?

Your responses to the Graduate Outcomes survey will be used by The University of Exeter and your college, by higher education funding and regulatory bodies and some other organisations primarily for research and statistical purposes, but also in the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority. Your individual answers won’t be used to make decisions about you.

Anonymised information may be used in University publications, such as the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Prospectus, publicity materials produced by University or on official University web page(s).

For more information on how the Higher Education Statistics Agency will use your data, please visit the Graduate Outcomes FAQ pages.

Contact Details

As part of the University's statutory requirements, all contact details held about you will be sent to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) for the purposes of the Graduate Outcomes survey. Please visit for full details. To update the contact details that the University holds for you, please click here.