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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
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- Research & Innovation
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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Graduates of 2021
Did you finish a level 8, 9 or 10 degree at NUI Galway during 2021? Please take part in this national survey.
About the Graduate Outcomes Survey
Each year NUI Galway survey recent graduates on behalf of the HEA (Higher Education Authority).
This mandatory survey [of 2021 graduates] will take place from March 2022 to mid summer 2022.
The Graduate Outcomes Survey explores what graduates like you are doing shortly after you complete your degree or postgraduate programme. As well as feeding into a national survey, the results help current students see the possibilities with their degree and helps with accreditation of courses as well as giving insight into the labour market for graduates today.
You can read more about the survey at HEA Graduate Outcomes Survey.
See the results of the 2017, 2018 and 2020 surveys in the HEA's interactive dashboard.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the most recent survey which was for those who graduated in 2020.
Due to the ongoing public health emergency, a decision was made made to cancel the survey of 2019 graduates due to start in March 2020.
In summer 2020, we surveyed our largest cohort to date with 5220 graduates.
Over 2,800 replied including 66% of all Bachelors graduates - 93% of whom were working (one-third in Co. Galway) or studying (majority at NUIG).
If you are interested in results from previous years see What do Graduates do?
*We share this survey data that we collect from you with the Higher Education Authority (HEA) so they can perform their statutory functions under the Higher Education Authority Act, 1971.
The HEA uses this data for fact-based statistical analysis to help understand the real needs that higher education should meet, to promote equality of opportunity in higher education and to assist the government in developing future higher education policies and investment. The HEA use student records to produce anonymised aggregate data in annual statistical publications.
Is this survey compliant with GDPR? It is lawful for the University to process Personal Data or Special Categories of Personal Data when 'It is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.' http://www.nuigalway.ie/data-protection/righttousepersonaldata/
The results of this survey impact rankings, accreditation of courses and professional membership for specific cohorts as well as being used for quality review and internal assessment of programmes. The survey data is used by the university to give statistical analysis of employability outcomes by school, college or discipline as required by the university.
Part of the survey also allow you the opportunity to give feedback on your experience at NUIG which may also be shared with the relevant discipline.
Names and contact information associated with the survey are never shared. Other anonymised data is used only for the purposes of statistical analysis. Information given on career paths given may be used when working in class or individual students exploring options with their degree.
The 2022 survey is open to all who finished a level 8, 9 or 10 degree in Ireland, in any HEI, during 2021 (even if your graduation ceremony was held in 2022 due to Covid).
This page is for graduates of NUI Galway from any full time or part time programme leading to a degree, higher diploma, postgraduate diploma, masters or doctorate.
Please use the link above to bring you to the survey or use the personalised link that will be emailed to you (subject to your email details being available).
- Anonymous replies cannot be processed.
- If you graduated from another institute / university in Ireland, we cannot process your reply. Please see communications from that HEI instead. If you reply using the link above your details will not be retained or recorded in our survey.
- If you graduated before 2021, you details will not be retained or recorded in our survey.
- If you took part in a previous survey, it is not possible to amend your reply - this survey is a representation of the situation at a moment in time (ie 31st March on that given year).
- We will attempt to phone/message those who have not responded to the survey in May/June.
- You can opt out of the survey using the link in the email request.