Coronavirus Recovery: advice and latest information

What is Graduate Outcomes?

Hello, graduates! You are not getting rid of us that easily. Once a swan, always a swan!

Graduate Outcomes (previously known as DLHE) is a national survey, gathering information on graduate activities, along with their perspectives, 15 months after completing their studies. It is a measure of how well universities to do in preparing their students to transition from studying into the workplace. So whatever you’re doing, your story must be heard.

The table below will let you know when you can expect to be contacted.

Cohort A

End date of course:  Between 1 August and 31 October
Contact period (c. 15 months after the end date):  Between 1 December and 28 February

Cohort B

End date of course:  Between 1 November and 31 January
Contact period (c. 15 months after the end date):  Between 1 March and 31 May

Cohort C

End date of course:  Between 1 February and 30 April
Contact period (c. 15 months after the end date):  Between 1 June and 31 August

Cohort D

End date of course:  Between 1 May and 31 July
Contact period (c. 15 months after the end date):  Between 1 September and 30 November

HESA & IFF Research will be running this campaign independently, so the contact won’t come directly from us.

You will receive an email from Graduate Outcomes 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, information may be sought from a third party, such as a family member (e.g. a parent or sibling) using a number that you provided to the University (such as a home or next of kin number) if they have a good understanding of what you are doing.

If someone else completes the survey on your behalf and you would rather provide your own answers, you can still complete the survey yourself and over-write the third party answers. Please contact if you want to complete your own survey in place of a third-party response.

You may also opt out of the survey by contacting at any time.

The data is collected anonymously, and it is important that the feedback is as accurate as possible.

Why graduate outcomes matter to you …

Information collected in this survey will be used to inform decisions of current and future students when they consider the advantages of attending Swansea University as part of their preparation for future careers and/or further study.

Beyond that, it also feeds into how recruiters and businesses view us and promote opportunities to our students. Your input can inform the ways in which we continue to produce excellent outcomes, ensuring that businesses know they get a great employee when they recruit from Swansea University.

Not only does the data cover the university, it also filters down to college level, giving us a reflection of the success of each of our 8 colleges individually, and collectively.

As an institution, we also use this data to identify areas of excellence, and those that may need to be improved. We are committed to continuous improvement.


Why provide/update your details?

Our graduates automatically become a part of our alumni network. This opens a world of opportunity and networking with other graduates within the field/industry that you may be working in or are looking to work in. The adage rings true, “It’s not always what you know, it’s whom know.” You are of Swansea University. You know others of Swansea University. They also know some whom you may not know. That is the power of building and growing our alumni network. When you provide/update your details you:

•    Get the support of our alumni network
•    Get invited to alumni events
•    We keep in touch!

Find out about previous alumni events that have been held. Our London event, SWANSEA IN LONDON, will be held on 20th of November 2018 at the Sky Bar, Double Tree by Hilton, Tower of London, 7 Pepys Street EC3N 4AF. If you live or work in London, this is one event that you should not miss. We will be hosting our annual Swansea in London networking event in London.

***This event is now fully booked.  If you would like your name added to our reserve list please contact

Other events will be held in other parts of the country:


Other events can be found here: