Annual Graduate Survey

 Each year NUI Galway survey recent graduates on behalf of the HEA (Higher Education Authority)*.

2020 Update: Due to the ongoing public health emergency, a decision has been made to cancel the survey of 2019 graduates. 

Why take the survey?

Your reply helps us to work with current students as well as give insight into the labour market for graduates today.

This mandatory survey of 2020 graduates will take place from March 2021.

Graduates will be emailed a personalised link to fill in the form.

Non-respondents will be texted and/or phoned from April/May.

 You can read more about the survey at HEA Graduate Outcomes Survey  .



Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2018 GOS, in summer 2019 - 71% of you were in employment (or about to start a job) and a further 25% were in further study with 2.6% seeking employment.

If you are interested in results from previous years, see  What do Graduates do?

*We share this survey data that we collect from you with the Higher Education Authority (HEA) so they can perform their statutory functions under the Higher Education Authority Act, 1971.

The HEA uses this data for fact-based statistical analysis to help understand the real needs that higher education should meet, to promote equality of opportunity in higher education and to assist the government in developing future higher education policies and investment.  The HEA use student records to produce anonymised aggregate data in annual statistical publications.

Is this survey compliant with GDPR? It is lawful for the University to process Personal Data or Special Categories of Personal Data when 'It is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.'