The Careers Service analyses and disseminates the information from the HESA Graduate Outcomes survey.
The Graduate Outcomes survey data is now available nationally for leavers in 2019/20, 2018/19 and 2017/18. The Graduate Outcomes survey splits graduates from an academic year into four survey cohorts, with a census week approximately 15 months after graduation.
The survey is owned by HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency, part of JISC. They have a website with more information. Go to the Graduate Outcomes website.
Key finding from national data for 2019/20 graduates:
93% of Bath’s full-time UK domiciled first degree graduates working in the UK, are in high skilled employment, 15 months after leaving. This is compared to just 73% for similar graduates in the sector (UUK members).
Graduate Outcomes Wiki: Bath specific reports
University of Bath-specific reports, and analyses at faculty and programme level are available in a Graduate Outcomes Wiki Space (restricted access). The most recent data is for 2019/20 Bath leavers; updates including these leavers were made at the end of October 2022 and in January 2023. The various reports and files in the GO Wiki indicate when you can expect an annual update.
The Graduate Outcomes Report that presents an annual overview of the survey data for University of Bath leavers is also available on the Graduate Outcomes Wiki. The report uses our own database at faculty/school level providing comparisons with national data, and comparator institutions. An update for 2019/20 leavers was made by the end of October 2022.
Graduate Outcomes Wiki users will be sent an email when updates are posted.
Access to the Wiki is restricted to Directors of Studies, Directors of Teaching, Heads of Department, Deans, Directors of Administration, Faculty Assistant Registrars, Marketing Managers and some additional approved contacts. Those with access can share GO Wiki information on a need-to-know basis, accompanied by the Data Usage Statement.
Go to the Graduate Outcomes Wiki (restricted access).
Graduate Outcomes: National level
The links below include high-level findings and characteristics at a national level for leavers from 2019/20.
Graduate Outcomes: most recent league table
The first league table to use 2019/20 leavers data was the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023. Bath was named University of the Year, and our excellent Graduate Prospects record was acknowledged (September 2022).
Bath ranks 5th for Graduate Prospects Outcomes overall*
* based on the % of UK domiciled full-time, first degree 2019/20 graduates, 15 months after graduation, and whether they entered high-skilled employment and/or graduate-level further study. The subject level tables are based on the aggregate data for both 2018/19 and 2019/20 leavers.
Graduate Outcomes subject summaries (2018/19 leavers)
Summaries for Bath full-time UK domiciled first degree graduates by subject of study groups, showing example industries, occupations, 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 career guidance and admissions use; for example, Open Days. These summaries are publicly accessible and updated annually in May.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mention to graduates who get in touch, for example, by 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 email@example.com with any new contact details (email or telephone).
Please contact Jayne Hacker (Destinations Survey Manager) if you have any queries about the Graduate Outcomes survey.