Each year we undertake a survey of our recent graduates to find out what they’re up to – whether that’s working, studying or simply taking some time out. The information and opinions you provide within the survey are extremely useful to us at Bishop Grosseteste University to advise our current students about the opportunities that might be available to them once they graduate.
How do we Collect Destinations Information?
Information is collected following strict HESA guidelines. Graduates are sent a link to the online survey or can download a copy to post. If we don’t hear from you we will try to contact you again, possibly by phone, so please let us know if you change your address or phone number. If we can’t get in touch with you at all, we may try to get information about what you were doing from someone else, either at the university or someone we can reach using the contact information you have previously provided. If you don’t want us to do this, or you don’t want to give us any information at all, please let us know.
What Happens to your Information?
The information will be processed by the University in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). We will also share information within the University in order to offer further support to you in the form of careers guidance and alumni communications. In addition to publishing our own results, we are legally obliged to submit the information to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) as part of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE). Click here for more information about the uses that HESA makes of your survey responses.
A follow-up survey is planned for three years’ time so that we can get even more information about the early careers of those with Higher Education qualifications. You might be asked to take part in this follow-up survey as well, which will be carried out by a different organisation. The current survey may also be audited – that is, checked to make sure it has been carried out correctly. If you don’t want to take part in the follow-up survey, or to be contacted during an audit, please let us know. You can also let us know that you do not want to take part in the follow-up survey by ticking the box at the end of the questionnaire.
Bishop Grosseteste University Graduate Destinations 2015/16
Figures published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in July 2017 placed Bishop Grosseteste University third among universities across the country for graduate employability. Ninety-eight graduates out of every 100 who leave BGU following their first degree were in full-time employment or further study six months after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey.
The Graduate Outcomes Survey is a new national survey, replacing the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE), 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 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.
You can read more about the survey here.