Higher Education Careers Services Unit


Leading research into graduate careers

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What do graduates do?

Exploring what graduates were doing six months after they graduated.

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Learn more about how, when, and why students make career decisions.

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The Real Prospects Project

Investigate students' and graduates' experiences of the world of work.

Cover: Graduate Market Trends 2011

Graduate Market Trends

Contemporary debates in higher education, graduate employment and career learning.

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Putting Research Outcomes into Practice

Facilitates collaboration between careers practitioners and researchers.


What do graduates do? 2017 out now

Get the destinations of 2015/16 graduates in the new edition of What do graduates do?

Join our research panel 

At Prospects/HECSU we want to collaborate with you and co-design features or products built on your insights and opinions. We would love you to be involved in our user research by joining our research panel. Members of the research panel can help us develop our products by completing remote or face-to-face tests which will range in time commitment and location; later in the survey you will be able to let us know your preferences.

HECSU bursaries

Staff in member institutions can apply for bursaries to cover the cost of the CEIGHE (Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education) programme at Warwick and other AGCAS-approved CPD

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Who are we?

Based in Manchester, HECSU is a research charity specialising in higher education, graduate employment and graduate careers.

Become a HECSU member

Find out more or apply online.

LMI blog

Visit Charlie's labour market blog to find out what is happening in the graduate labour market.