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Futuretrack Stage 4 research report

Futuretrack Stage 4: transitions into employment, further study and other outcomes (2012)

The Stage 4 research report examines graduates' experiences of the labour market and further study five and a half years after they first applied to higher education.

Thu 07 Mar 2013, 15:20 | Tags: Futuretrack, Graduate Labour Market, Media, Employment, Graduate, Survey, HECSU

Futuretrack Conference: The changing relationship between HE and the graduate labour market

Watch online for free – Wednesday 7th November 2012 (10.15am-4.30pm)

Futuretrack is an academic research study funded by HECSU and undertaken by IER. Futuretrack has been tracking how students develop over a six year period; it surveyed 130,000 students at the time of UCAS application in 2006, twice during their period at university and finally two years after graduating. It is the most comprehensive research of the relationship between higher education and the graduate labour market ever undertaken with unprecedented levels of data.

They applied to university in 2006, and after three years of full-time study the majority graduated into one of the worst recessions in history. So, what influenced their career journey and where are they now?

HECSU will be exclusively broadcasting the findings of the Futuretrack studies at their conference on 7th November and invite you and your colleagues to watch the presentations (not the round table discussion groups, sorry) online and submit your questions to the panel via Twitter. IER Professors Kate Purcell and Peter Elias will be making presentations in a session on "From application to graduation and beyond".

Register your interest now by emailing The conference is free to view online and you can follow us at

Wed 07 Nov 2012, 10:43 | Tags: Futuretrack, HECSU

See the diversity of the Futuretrack sample, reflected in the Stage 4 prize draw winners!


If you want to get some insight into the range of experiences of the Futuretrack 2005/06 UCAS applicant population and the amazing diversity of subjects studied UK universities, click on the Prize draw winners link on the left. Some winners have answered a few questions about what they are doing now: a tantalising glimpse of the survey findings to come........

Wed 09 May 2012, 17:44

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