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What do good outcomes from HE look like?

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) is a charitable company funded by the subscriptions of HE providers. HESA collects a range of data from HE providers in the UK which is provided to governments and HE funding bodies to support their work in regulating and funding HE providers. One of the key sources of data is the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE). The DLHE was first introduced in 1994/95. HESA is currently conducting a review of destinations and outcomes data and consulting on the ‘New DLHE’. The consultation considers whether to replace or substantially re-develop the existing DLHE survey. CFE was commissioned to undertake a review of existing evidence on ‘What good outcomes from HE look like’ in support HESA’s review. We adopted a rapid evidence assessment (REA) approach for the review which considers what students and graduates say they want from HE, what HE providers offer, and what students perceive they get from HE. It also explores what employers perceive to be desirable graduate characteristics and how society and the state benefit from the HE system.

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Key project contact

Rachel Moreton

Rachel is a social researcher with over a decade’s experience in the public and voluntary sectors. Since joining CFE Research in 2012 she has worked on a range of research and evaluation projects, many of them aiming to improve the wellbeing of people who are disadvantaged or socially excluded.

Rachel leads our nine-year evaluation of the National Lottery Community Fund’s Fulfilling Lives programme, which supports people affected by homelessness, offending, mental ill-health and substance misuse. She also regularly designs and delivers workshops and webinars on evaluation.

Contact: Rachel.moreton@cfe.org.uk