Overview

29 Mar, 20229:00 am-4:20 pm
Online Conference

The Data Breakdown: Graduate Outcomes will offer the latest practical insights on how Graduate Outcomes can be used and interpreted across the higher education sector. Attendees will participate in five deep dive workshops examining HESA’s development of the dataset, how the first releases can be interpreted and how the data can be used to drive service design and strategic decision making across the sector.

The five deep dive workshops will include:

  • HESA Clinic: The Development of Graduate Outcomes and the Approach to Continuous Improvement
  • The Data Breakdown: What Do We Know from the First Data Releases?
  • Using Graduate Outcomes to Measure Performance, Benchmark and Evaluate Progress
  • Delivering Strategic Insights: How to Effectively Use Graduate Outcomes Data to Drive Decision Making
  • Using Graduate Outcomes to Inform Course and Service Design

Key Speakers

Senior Representative photo
Senior Representative
HESA
Charlie Ball photo
Charlie Ball
Head of Higher Education Intelligence
Jisc
Martin Perfect photo
Martin Perfect
Director of Student Employability
University of Gloucestershire

Agenda

9:00 am
Online Login and Registration
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Al Carlile
Al Carlile
Director of Planning, Projects and Business Intelligence
The University of Sheffield
Invited
9:40 am
HESA Clinic: The Development of Graduate Outcomes and the Approach to Continuous Improvement

This ‘Clinic’ session will provide an update on HESA’s evolving approach to the collection of data as part of the Graduate Outcomes Survey. The session will allow you to consider how the survey is changing and how this should feature within an institution’s planning.

Senior Representative
Senior Representative
HESA
Confirmed
10:40 am
Break and Networking
11:00 am
The Data Breakdown: What Do We Know from the First Data Releases?

This deep dive session will provide an extensive analysis of the key trends, outcomes and motivators that can be unpicked from the Graduate Outcomes data releases. The session will evaluate new insights the dataset has revealed and will consider how institutions can use the core themes to drive their planning.

This data breakdown will explore:

  • The core trends in the post-18 employment market and how job-seeking is evolving
  • What we have learnt on the graduate voice, motivators and satisfaction
  • How university degrees and experience align with skills used
  • Key indicators on regional trends and institutional trends
  • Understanding graduate’s choices and decision making
  • Recognising limitations of the data and how institutions can build the lag into planning
Charlie Ball
Charlie Ball
Head of Higher Education Intelligence
Jisc
Confirmed
12:00 pm
Break and Virtual Networking
12:20 pm
Workshop: Using Graduate Outcomes to Measure Performance, Benchmark and Evaluate Progress     

This practical workshop session will allow you to consider how Graduate Outcomes data can be used as a performance driven indicator. The session will give practical ideas and tips on translating Graduate Outcomes into a tool to measure performance and support KPIs both at course level and institution-wide.

The session will consider:

  • How Graduate Outcomes can be used as an indicator within KPIs
  • Using Graduate Outcomes data to benchmark performance
  • Building a long-term approach to monitoring through Graduate Outcomes metrics
  • Embedding Graduate Outcomes indicators within a portfolio of institution-wide metrics
Paul Spendlove
Paul Spendlove
Graduate Outcomes Manager
University of Portsmouth
Invited
1:20 pm
Break and Virtual Networking
2:00 pm
Workshop: Delivering Strategic Insights: How to Effectively Use Graduate Outcomes Data to Drive Decision Making

How can Graduate Outcomes be used a part of the toolkit for evidence-led decision making by strategic planners and higher education leaders? This session will explore the key considerations in harnessing the dataset to make decisions on investment, resources, planning and strategy.

The session will examine:

  • How Graduate Outcomes data can broaden the picture on evidence-led market insights
  • Using the dataset to recognise areas for improvement, including on skill development and the value of courses
  • Assessing how insights on graduate choice and opportunities can inform strategy
  • Recognising the limitations on the dataset and how to avoid lagged decision making
  • Broadening your market intelligence capabilities through Graduate Outcomes
Shabana Akhtar
Shabana Akhtar
Head of Business Intelligence and Management Information, University of London
Executive Member, HESPA
Invited
3:00 pm
Break and Virtual Networking
3:20 pm
Workshop: Using Graduate Outcomes to Inform Course and Service Design

Graduate Outcomes now offers a wealth of insight on the skills acquired by students, the value of their courses and how they are harnessing their qualifications to enter the employment market.

This session will examine how departmental and service leaders can use that insight to ask questions of their performance and consider how they can enhance provision to better meet the needs of students entering the labour market.

This practical session will allow you to develop an action plan based on linking the dataset to service improvement.

  • Recognising knowledge and skills gaps of graduates
  • Examining how a service has prepared students for the employment market
  • Developing insights on service performance
  • Assessing how course content, delivery and teaching design can respond to data insights
  • Harnessing Graduate Outcomes data to develop career service provision
  • Identifying skills needs and changes in demand in the job market and ensuring student services reflect this
Martin Perfect
Martin Perfect
Director of Student Employability
University of Gloucestershire
Confirmed
4:20 pm
Conference Close

Audience

The Data Breakdown event is designed for all those in higher education concerned with understanding the use of Graduate Outcomes data and how it can be utilised. Those in attendance will include:

  • Heads of Strategic Planning
  • Directors of Graduate Employability
  • Pro Vice Chancellors
  • Heads of Data
  • Heads of Market Intelligence
  • Heads of Strategic Insights
  • Directors of Teaching and Learning
  • Directors of Student Services

Pricing

  • Online Conference (HE and Public Sector)
    £295 + VAT
  • Online Conference (Voluntary Sector Small <£1m Income)
    £195 + VAT
  • Online Conference (Voluntary Sector Large >£1m Income)
    £245 + VAT
  • Online Conference (Private Sector)
    £395 + VAT
For group discounts and enquiries about your registration please contact us on 020 3770 6580 or [email protected]