Graduate Outcomes Database
At present graduate outcomes data is collected via the first destination survey each year from the seven universities.
In 2017 this will be expanded to include all institutes of technology on a pilot basis, with full implementation in 2018. In addition to collecting data on graduates nine months after graduation, data will also be collected at two further intervals in the graduates careers to allow for longitudinal analysis of graduate data.
A staff database is planned for 2017/2018 which will collect, collate and analyse data on staff across all HEA funded institutions.
The Statistics Unit will conduct a completion analysis and publish a report in 2017 tracking students from initial registration to the end of their higher education course enrolment to analyse completion rates by student and institute characteristics.
Cross Border Student Flows Report
The Statistics Unit will publish a report in 2017 analysing flows of higher education students between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This is a collaboration with our counterparts in Northern Ireland and is the second report in this series following a previous publication in 2015.