Graduate Outcomes Survey

 Why do we do it?

We have to, as all universities are legally required to provide the results of the survey. But we also want to. The survey aims to help current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and development. It is useful to us when reviewing our courses and developing our services.

Who's surveyed?

We ask anyone who has recently completed a course with us at Anglia Ruskin University to take part in the survey. The survey covers all full-time and part-time courses and qualifications from HNC level.

Everyone is asked the same questions, even if they are studying for a postgraduate degree or are working at Anglia Ruskin.

By completing the survey you’ll be helping would-be students to make choices about which university to attend and which course to study.

At the end of the survey, every higher education institution in the UK sends encrypted information from the forms to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). You can find out more about how HESA use the data on the Graduate Outcomes website.

How do I complete the survey?

You’ll receive an email with a unique link so you can complete the survey online, but you may also be contacted by telephone and asked to complete the survey over the phone. If you are not contactable, information may be sought from a third party, such as a family member. While we encourage you to complete the survey, you are not obliged to. Let the survey organisation know if you don't want to participate and they’ll stop contacting you.

If you are having any issues completing the survey, or think you may be eligible to take part in this year’s survey but have not received an email link please contact

For further information please take a look at the HESA student guide.


For more information watch the video about the Graduation Outcomes Survey.