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 2019/18, 2018/19 and 2017/18. 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 survey is owned by HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency who have created 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, compared to just 73% for similar graduates from all UK Higher Education Providers.
Graduate Outcomes Wiki: Bath specific reports
University of Bath specific reports, and analysis at faculty and programme level is available in a Graduate Outcomes Wiki Space (restricted access). The most recent data is for 2018/19 Bath leavers. The first updates for 2019/20 leavers will be available by the end of October 2022. 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 is expected in 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, Heads of Department, Marketing Managers and some additional contacts provided by your Faculty or School. Those with access can share GO Wiki information on a need to know basis, accompanied with the Data Usage Statement.
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
Bath ranks 6th for Graduate Prospects Outcomes overall* in Complete University Guide 2023 (published June 2022). This uses the 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 first league tables to use 2019/20 leavers data are expected to be the Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 and The Guardian University Guide 2023 (expected Sept. 2022).
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 careers guidance and admissions use; for example, Open Days. These summaries are publicly accessible and updated anually in May.
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 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.