Your data and HESA
The University has a statutory responsibility to work with the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), a government agency that produces statistics in anonymised form.
You may recall completing a questionnaire as part of the HESA's Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey six months after you finished your studies. The information you provided then, about your work or further study situation, allowed us to learn more about the experiences of our graduates and to inform current students about the employment opportunities available to them. Statistics were also returned to HESA to inform government policy development and review.
HESA has launched an ambitious project to track the early career paths of graduates three and a half years after leaving higher education. Alumni who completed a Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) form six months after graduation, and did not opt out of further contact with HESA, may be surveyed a few years after graduation. All universities are obliged to report to HESA and, in future, this may involve us sharing your contact details with research organisations contracted by HESA to carry out the DLHE longitudinal survey.
The purpose of this survey is to find out about your employment and further study since you completed your course at NTU. Your data will not be shared for any other purpose. Any information you choose to provide will help in reviewing and promoting courses, including giving current and future students an insight into early career progression.
Full details of the DLHE longitudinal survey, and commitment to your privacy, is available at the HESA website.
The first NTU graduates to be contacted as part of this project will be those who left in the 2004/05 academic year. Your contribution is valuable. However, if you do not wish to be included in DLHE surveys, please inform the Alumni Office. We will ensure your information is not passed on and we will continue to send you information directly from your Alumni Association and NTU only.
If you indicated you didn't want to take part in future government surveys when you completed the original DLHE form, the Alumni Association already has a record of your wishes.