Graduate Outcomes

What is the Graduate Outcomes survey?

Graduate Outcomes is a national survey to gather information on the activities and viewpoints of graduates 15 months after finishing their studies. Anyone who graduates from Edinburgh Napier after 1 August 2017 will be asked to complete the survey. Your responses to this survey are important as they help current and future students gain an insight into careers destinations and they help us to evaluate our 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. 

Who runs the Graduate Outcomes Survey? 

The Graduate Outcomes survey is owned by HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency. HESA support the advancement of the higher education sector by collecting and publishing timely and reliable data about the sector. The administration of the Graduate Outcomes survey is undertaken by a third-party contractor who works in collaboration with HESA and Edinburgh Napier. 

How will I be surveyed? 

You will receive an email initially inviting you to complete the survey online. You may then be contacted by telephone and asked to complete the survey over the phone. If you are not contactable, we may seek information for a third party, such as a family member. 

How will my responses be used? 

Your responses will be used by Edinburgh Napier and by other organisations for research purposes. Before starting the survey you will be provided with detailed information about how your data will be processed, who will receive it, and what they will use it for. 

What if I don’t want to be surveyed? 

It is not compulsory to complete the survey. When you are contacted by the survey organisation, you will be able to opt out and you will not be contacted again. 

What do I do if I think Edinburgh Napier does not hold up to date contact information for me? 

You can update the contact details Edinburgh Napier holds for you at any time by staying connected with the Alumni team. 

Where can I find further information? 

Edinburgh Napier will provide you with further information about the survey shortly before you are invited to complete it. If you have any other questions about HESA and data protection, please contact HESA’s Data Protection Officer: 


Tel: +44 (0)1242 211135 

Address: HESA, 95 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1HZ