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Graduate Outcomes Survey

The Graduate Outcomes Survey is a national survey, sent to all graduates 15 months after they finish a Higher Education course. It’s the biggest annual social survey in the UK and captures information about your experiences and your current status.


Why complete the survey?

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We want to hear about what you are doing now. Are you in work? Still continuing in education? Or doing something else? Let us know!

Your responses will help to shape the future for NTU students – including those looking to study the same course as you. Share your experience and help to inspire the next generation.

About the survey

If you are employed and have multiple jobs, you will be asked to provide details of your main job. This doesn't have to be the activity you spend the most time doing, or which pays you the most money. It should be the one most related to your main career plan.

For example, a photography graduate who is starting out as a self-employed wedding photographer but also works full-time in retail while they build their business should select self-employment as their ‘main’ job, as this relates to their future plans.

The survey / caller will also ask what tasks you do in your job or main activity. Please give as much detail as possible as this will help us to understand the level of your role.

Are your contact details up to date?

Make sure your details are up to date so we can contact you about the survey. Find out more on our update your details page.

How does it work?

The Graduate Outcomes survey is delivered by HESA on behalf of NTU. You can complete the survey on most devices and it only takes around 10 minutes.

You’ll be contacted by either:

  • Email: The survey will be emailed to you from emails will contain a link to the online survey.
  • Text messages: You will receive text reminders from ‘GradOutcome’. These texts will contain a link to the online survey.
  • Phone: If you receive a phone call regarding the survey, it will be from IFF Research. It has been appointed to capture survey responses by phone. They will introduce themselves as calling on behalf of Nottingham Trent University.

Need help flying higher?

As an NTU graduate you are entitled to dedicated careers support for up to three years after you complete your studies, and forever online. Visit our Employability website to find out more. You’ll find personal advice, support and personal and skills development programmes exclusively for NTU graduates. Our friendly team of employability advisors are also here to chat via Live Chat every weekday from 11 am to 3 pm. Don’t forget we are here to help you be the best you can be.

NTU Graduate Employment Promise

NTU will provide you with tailored support and advice to ensure you’ll graduate with everything you need for a competitive edge in your career. If you find that you’re not in employment 12 months after graduation, we provide a package of support that offers you a guaranteed short paid internship giving you the confidence and experience to kickstart your graduate career. Find out if you're eligible.

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