Overall, over 70% of graduates are positive about how well higher education has prepared them for, or helped them progress, their career aspirations. However nuances in our analyses show where universities might be able to take action and challenge themselves to support even more students step forth confidently into their future careers.
Edge’s latest research investigates some of the possible drivers of graduate career success in the UK - factors which can be linked to students’ higher education experience. The analyses draw on the large-scale graduate destination surveys commissioned by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), comparing students’ answers at approximately six months after graduation with their answers at 3.5 years after graduation. The analyses model career success through students’ reported career satisfaction and salary outcomes.