Graduate Outcomes Survey

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The Graduate Outcomes Survey aims to help current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and development.

All universities are legally required to provide the results of the survey, but we like to take part because it's useful to us when reviewing our courses and developing our services.

Who's surveyed?

We ask anyone who has recently completed a course at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) 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 you are studying for a postgraduate degree or working at ARU.

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

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 take part and they’ll stop contacting you. Email

If you have 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, please contact

For further information take a look at the HESA student guide or watch the video about the Graduation Outcomes Survey.

What happens to the information I provide?

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.