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Graduate Outcomes information for staff

Find out about the graduate outcomes data the Careers Service holds and how to access it.

Introduction

The Careers Service analyses and disseminates the information from the HESA Graduate Outcomes survey.

The Graduate Outcomes survey data is now available for leavers in 2017/18 and 2018/19. The Graduate Outcomes survey splits all graduates from a particular academic year into four survey cohorts, with a census week approximately 15 months after graduation. The statistics derived from the Graduate Outcomes survey are currently designated as experimental statistics. Experimental statistics are an existing subset of official statistics and are defined as newly developed or innovative official statistics undergoing evaluation.

The survey is owned by HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency who have created a website with more information Go to the Graduate Outcomes website.

Graduate Outcomes Wiki: Bath specific reports

The most recent data is for 2018/19 leavers and was collected using the HESA Graduate Outcomes survey.

A Graduate Outcomes Wiki Space for University of Bath specific reports, and analysis at faculty and programme level is available.

Go to the Graduate Outcomes Wiki (restricted access).

Graduate Outcomes Wiki users will be sent an email when updates are posted.

Graduate Outcomes: National level

The links below include high level findings and characteristics at a national level for leavers from 2018/19.

It should be noted that this data has been released as experimental statistics and a number of data quality issues have been identified.

Graduate Outcomes: key findings 2018/19 Bath leavers

  • 89% of Bath’s full-time UK domiciled first degree graduates working in the UK, are in high skilled employment, 15 months after leaving, compared to just 72% for similar graduates from all UK Higher Education Providers.
  • Bath ranks joint 7th for Graduate Prospects overall* in The Times / The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 (published Sept. 2021). This is currently the only league table to use the most recent Graduate Outcomes survey data for 2018/19 leavers.

* based on the % of UK domiciled full-time, first degree 2018/19 graduates, 15 months after graduation, and whether they entered high-skilled employment and/or graduate-level further study.

The Graduate Outcomes Report that presents an overview of the HESA Graduate Outcomes survey data for University of Bath leavers in 2018/19 is available. Go to the Graduate Outcomes Wiki (restricted access).

This report includes an overview of Bath data using our own database at Faculty / School level compared with national data, and comparator institutions.

Graduate Outcomes subject summaries (2017/18 leavers)

2018/19 updates expected in time for June 2022 Open Day

Summaries for Bath full-time UK domiciled first degree graduates by subject of study groups, showing example Industries and Occupations, including example job titles and employer names, are available on our website. The Graduate Outcomes survey captures information 15 months after leaving. The short summaries are suitable for careers guidance and admissions use; for example, Open Day handouts. These summaries are publicly accessible.

Go to subject summaries

Previous cohorts: DLHE subject summaries (leavers up to 2016/17)

Summaries for Bath full-time UK and Other EU domiciled first degree graduates in each subject of study, showing examples of job titles, employer names and further study details, are available on our website. The DLHE survey captured information 6 months after leaving. These may be used as supplementary to the latest Graduate Outcome subject summaries, suitable for careers guidance and admissions use; for example, Open Day handouts. These summaries are publicly accessible.

Doctoral graduates

Similar summaries for Bath full-time UK and Other EU domiciled leavers from selected Doctoral programmes, often combining multiple cohorts of leavers up to 2016/17, are also available. Currently there is insufficient information from the Graduate Outcomes survey to provide updated Doctoral programme summaries.

How you can help

Final year students

You can help by communicating these messages to final year students:

  • please participate when you are invited to respond to the Graduate Outcomes survey 15 months after leaving Bath
  • the responses will be crucial in allowing current and future students to make informed choices and in helping the University of Bath evaluate and promote our courses.
  • update SAMIS prior to leaving with contact details (email / telephone)
  • if you have new contact details (email or telephone) following graduation please email alumni@bath.ac.uk

After graduation

Mention to graduates who get in touch e.g. providing references, to expect the Graduate Outcomes survey 15 months after leaving and promote the importance of responding (see above), and request that they email alumni@bath.ac.uk with any new contact details (email or telephone).

Further information

Please contact Jayne Hacker (Destinations Survey Manager) if you have any queries about the Graduate Outcomes Survey.

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact us.