Graduate Outcomes Survey – HEI Guidance


This page provides guidance to the HEIs on how the survey should be carried. This includes codebooks, the survey questionnaire and files required for uploading the data.

  • What stage of the process are we in now?

    Last updated: 27th October, 2021

    We are currently in the “Data Analysis & Reporting” phase. This means that we are updating our visualisations, dashboards and producing the Class of 2020 National Report.

    A general roadmap guide for the Graduate Outcomes report is provided below.

    Download Roadmap Guide

Guides, documentation and resources are available under various headings below. The most recent student data collection notice can be found here: 2021-2022 HEA Data Collection Notice. For previous reports, see Graduate Outcomes: Data & Reports.

  • 1. Social Media Resources

    A social media toolkit was developed for the Graduate Outcomes Survey – Class of 2020. This includes banners, logos, PPT templates and an email signature. These are available in varying colours and sizes. HEIs are welcome to add their own logos onto these social media resources.

    More social media resources will become available for the Graduate Outcomes Survey – Class of 2021.

    Find out more here

  • 2. Survey Guidance

    The below outlines some background information on the Graduate Outcomes survey, detailing guidance for the HEIs.

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  • 3. Cohort to be surveyed

    Details on the cohort to be surveyed are provided in the below document. This details definitions for “Continuing Graduates”, and the criteria for inclusion / exclusion of graduates in the survey.

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  • 4. Survey Questionnaire

    The current survey questionnaire available is for the Graduate Outcomes – Class of 2021.

    Download here

  • 5. Survey Codebook

    The codebook details all field names within the Graduate Outcomes survey, detailing codes assigned and code descriptions. An accompanying document is available here: Data Items (2022).

    Download here

  • 6. Upload Instructions

    The Upload Instructions provide detailed guidance for uploading data to the HEA. The XSD file required is available here: XSD File. For any support required, contact

    Download here

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