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The Graduate Outcomes survey

The Graduate Outcomes survey

The Graduate Outcomes survey is a national survey that gathers information about graduate activities and perspectives 15 months after they complete their studies.

Responses to the Graduate Outcomes survey will be crucial in allowing current and future students to make informed choices about where they study and which course they choose. The survey will also help Royal Holloway and universities across the UK to evaluate and develop their courses.

Key things to know: 

  • The Graduate Outcomes survey is a national survey capturing information about the activities and perspectives of graduates.
  • You will be contacted 15 months after finishing your studies.
  • You will receive an email inviting you to complete the survey online. If you don't respond you will be called and asked to complete the survey over the phone.
  • Your responses will help current and future students gain insight into career destinations and development.
  • Your answers will shape the future of Royal Holloway.

Your response to the Graduate Outcomes survey will have a real impact at Royal Holloway and will help future students make the most of their time at university.

Visit to update your details and make sure you have your say! 


You will be contacted roughly 15 months after finishing your studies. See the table below to see which cohort you are in:  

Survey End of Study Period Survey Invitation
Cohort A August - October 2019 December 2020
Cohort B November 2018 - January 2020 March 2021
Cohort C February - April 2020 June 2021
Cohort D May - July 2020 September 2021

You will receive an email inviting you to take part in the survey roughly 15 months after your course end date. If you do not respond to the email you may also be contacted by phone. You can update your contact details here

Survey responses for all UK universities will be collected by an independent body appointed by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). 

You will receive an email inviting you to take part in the survey. The email will come from 

If you don't respond to the email HESA will contact you by phone and/or text. 

The lives and achievements of alumni have shaped Royal Holloway for over 100 years. This survey gives you the chance to join those that have come before you to have your say, ensuring your future impacts the future of the University.

Whatever you have gone on to do since leaving Royal Holloway your responses are important and will: 

  • Help current and future students gain insight into potential career destinations and development
  • Help the University and your department to evaluate and develop their courses
  • Allow higher education providers, policymakers, charities, journalists, researchers, and others, to understand the higher education sector and the graduate labour market
  • Influence university league tables and other rankings

All responses to the survey will be anonymous.

If you have any questions about the Graduate Outcomes survey you can contact David Hannaby, Alumni Relations Manager, at or on +44 (0) 1784 443 886. 

Alternatively, you can find more information on HESAs website here

Our Careers & Employability Service is available to support you for two years after you’ve graduated. You can book an in-person meeting, or if you prefer we can arrange appointments via phone or Skype.

Just call 01784 443073 or email to book a slot.


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