Graduate Outcome Survey 2021

DCU 2021 graduates asked to complete Graduate Outcome Survey

DCU's 2021 graduates are asked to complete the Graduate Outcomes Survey as it will help DCU and the Higher Education Authority (HEA) build an accurate picture of employment patterns.
A total of 5,583 graduated from DCU - the university is hoping that our recent graduates might take some time over the next couple of weeks to fill out the survey.

DCU’s 2021 graduates are being asked to complete the Graduate Outcome Survey (GOS) as it will help DCU and the Higher Education Authority (HEA) build an accurate picture of employment patterns.

A total of 5,583 graduated from DCU - the university is hoping that our recent graduates might take some time over the next couple of weeks to fill out the survey.

DCU is required by the HEA to conduct an annual survey of its recent graduates regarding their employment in the first year after graduation. 

DCU Careers Service and the Quality Promotion Office oversees and manages the survey on behalf of DCU. 

The survey helps both DCU and the HEA understand the graduate perspective, enhance teaching and learning to improve graduates and build an accurate picture of employment patterns.

This survey is conducted by all Irish universities - together they provide the HEA with national employment trends faced by graduates. 

This survey is an  important activity for DCU as it provides invaluable information on graduates’ destinations,’ says Yvonne McLoughlin, Head of Careers in DCU 

‘As part of DCU’s strategic plan 2017-2022, a KPI is Employability data under Strategic Pillar 1 to “provide a Transformative Student Experience”. 

‘Previously, we have been very lucky as a large number of DCU graduates have engaged with this survey, and the insight we obtained was of much value to us. We hope we enjoy a similar level of support this year.’

The survey takes between five and ten minutes to complete -  a link to the survey has been sent to your DCU email.  

If you have updated your contact details with our @DCUAlumni office, the survey link will be sent to your preferred email address. We are inviting graduates from the Class of 2021 to complete the Survey by 12th May.

Last year’s surveys gave us the following information: 

  • 75.6% in Employment
  • 16.1% in Further Study
  • Employers that hired a number of our graduates include KPMG, HSE, PwC, Accenture, Deloitte, EY, AIB, Amazon, Intel, ESB, Merck, and Bristol Myers Squibbs

If graduates have any queries about the survey, they can contact careers@dcu.ie