Graduate Outcomes Survey

Graduate Outcomes is a national survey which takes place 15 months after graduation and records what students do after they leave university.

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HESA infographic for the Graduate Outcomes Survey

About the survey

Each year the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) uses the Graduate Outcomes survey to collect information from graduates of all universities about what they go on to do.

What it does

• Helps to inform students’ choices and enables universities to make improvements for their students.

• Enables our Careers and Employability Service to provide tailored careers advice which you can continue to access as a Goldsmiths alumnus for up to three years after graduation

• Supports academic staff working with students to connect their academic experiences to their longer term success

Why you should take part

It is an opportunity for you to let us know how you have been getting on after finishing your course. We value your input and it is important that your voice is heard.

It only takes a few minutes to complete the survey and your responses and data will be treated with care and in strict accordance with data protection legislation.

How you take part

You will be asked to complete the Graduate Outcomes survey 15 months after you graduate and will be contacted via telephone and email to complete the online survey on behalf of Goldsmiths, University of London and HESA. Please update My Goldsmiths accordingly.


If you graduate in July 2020, you will be contacted between 1 September and 30 November 2021.

If you graduated in September 2020, you will be contacted between 1 December 2021 and 28 February 2022

More information

For any general questions about the survey, please email careers (, quoting Graduate Outcome Survey.

To find out more about HESA and their role as a trusted source of HE data and analysis, go to

What happens to your information

Graduate Outcomes data will be collected by HESA as part of their wider data collection and analysis activities.

Find out how HESA protects your data.

HESA will share survey data with Goldsmiths, University of London who will hold your data for five years before deleting it.

Details gathered as part of the survey may be used by the University to provide you with relevant updates and opportunities.

Find out more about the Goldsmiths' Data Protection Policy and Data Protection Notice to Students.

Further information about the Graduates Outcomes survey for students and graduates is available on the HESA website.