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Advance HE comments on new HESA research into graduate outcomes

22 Sep 2020 | Advance HE HESA research finds Black graduates are less likely to report being satisfied with their career

Commenting on the HESA report, Higher education outcomes: How career satisfaction among graduates varies by ethnicity, Gary Loke, Advance HE Director of Knowledge, Innovation and Delivery, said, “We know from our own research that, unfortunately, not all students have the same experience of university, and the HESA research provides stark evidence that this is also the case for graduate careers.

“The Advance HE – HEPI Student Academic Experience Survey highlighted earlier this year that less than half of Black undergraduate students would choose the same course and university again. There is also recently published evidence from the Advance HE Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) and Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) surveys that Black postgraduates aged 30 or younger report the lowest levels of satisfaction. Accordingly, the findings from HESA provide evidence of continued disadvantage facing Black students from undergraduate education, through postgraduate study or research, to careers.

“Comparing these sources helps us provide a holistic picture, and we would urge continued collaboration across the sector to drive progress on this issue.”

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