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Graduate Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes is a national survey which gathers information about the activities and perspectives of graduates 15 months after they’ve finished their studies.

As a University of Southampton graduate, your response to this survey is very important as it will:

Anyone who graduates after 1 August 2017 will be asked to complete the Graduate Outcomes survey.

Graduate Outcomes has replaced the previous Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE).

Update your contact detailsSee the previous DLHE results for your degree area

Who runs the survey?

The Graduate Outcomes survey is a statutory process for all higher education providers and is owned by HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency. HESA supports the advancement of the higher education sector by collecting and publishing timely and reliable data about the sector.

The administration of the Graduate Outcomes survey is undertaken by a third-party survey contractor who works in collaboration with HESA and the University.

Find out more about Graduate Outcomes on the HESA website.

How to complete the survey

If you left university on or after 1 August 2017, you will receive an email approximately 15 months after completing your studies, inviting you to complete the survey online. You may also be contacted by telephone and asked to complete the survey over the phone. If you are not contactable, they may seek the information from a third party, such as a family member.

It’s important to ensure your details are up-to-date so HESA can get in touch with you:


If you have any questions about the Graduate Outcomes survey you can contact HESA using the following details:


Telephone: +44 (0)1242 211144

Address: HESA, 95 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1HZ

If you have questions specifically around data protection, you can contact HESA's Data Protection Officer by:


Telephone: +44 (0)12 4221 1135

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