Graduate Survey for Summer Leavers – University of Stirling



We are about to get in touch with our summer 2017 leavers (approximately 6 months after graduation) regarding the graduate destinations survey. Here’s a bit of information to explain why we carry out the survey, so you know what to expect.

All universities are required by the Government to survey their graduates to find out what they have gone on to do, whether this be employment, voluntary work, further study, taking time out to travel or doing something else.

The information is very useful to University of Stirling staff and prospective and current students in many ways. It not only builds a picture of what graduates are doing including any changes in the graduate job market; Careers Consultants use it for career guidance; students and graduates will use it to get ideas about their careers; potential students will look at it to help them decide on a course; departments can use it for marketing courses.

The results are also part of the criteria used to form University League Tables, so we aim to reach as many recent graduates as possible.

The survey is managed by the staff here in the Careers and Employability Service and we also use the survey to identify grads who need ongoing careers support. You may have used the data from previous surveys to find out what other grads from your course went on to do (all data is anonymous of course).

We will be contacting University of Stirling leavers from December 2017 to March 2018 by email (with a personalised link to the online survey – it is quick and easy to complete the questions; you will only need a minute or two to tick all the relevant boxes) and also by phone. To ensure that the survey results are really useful, we need to get a high level of responses. If you are a recent graduate, we would really appreciate your help.

We have more detail on the survey available for you here:

Many Thanks

The Careers Team


Student and Gradaute Placements via ScotGrad W/C 23/06/14

ScotGrad Placements: W/C 23/06/14

Whether you’re looking for a summer internship or a longer graduate placement, make sure you check out these great opportunities from ScotGrad. 

Local opportunities 


Marketing, Market Research & PR

Sales and Buying

  • Graduate Trainee National Accounts Manager:Brown Brothers Manufacturing Ltd, (Dumfries and Galloway) Apply by 6th July 2014:
  • Business Development Graduate: Jutexpo Ltd (Forth Valley) Apply by 1st July 2014:

Human resources and recruitment

  • *NEW* e-Recruitment Graduate: Mackays Stores Limited, (Glasgow) Apply by 6th July 2014:
  • *EXTRA PROMO* Graduate HR Assistant: Brown Brothers Manufacturing Ltd, (Dumfries and Galloway) Apply by 29th June 2014:

Engineering, Manufacturing & Production

  • *NEW* Trainee Shipyard Manager: Macduff Shipyards Ltd, (Moray) Apply by 7th July 2014:
  • *NEW* Rod Design Engineer: Daiwa Sports Limited, (Lanarkshire) Apply by 13th July 2014:


  • *EXTRA PROMO* Junior C++; Embedded Developer: Synopsys (Edinburgh & Lothians) Apply by 29th June 2014:
  • Graduate .NET Developer: Integral Ecology Limited (Glasgow), Apply by 13th July 2014:
  • Graduate Software Developer: Greenspace Live Ltd (Western Isles) Apply by 3rd July 2014:

Management, Business, Development and Logistics

  • *NEW* Quality Management Co-Ordinator: James Cowie & Co Ltd, (Glasgow) Apply by 2nd July 2014:
  • Graduate Data Analyst: Speyside Specialities, (Moray) Apply by 30th June 2014:

Scottish Graduate Recruitment Fair

Scottish Graduate Fair 

Date: Tuesday 18th October 2-7pm: Wednesday 19th October 11am – 4pm

Venue: Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow 10am-6pm

Transport: the Career Development Centre is running a bus (cost £7 return payable in advance at the Career Development Centre room 3A1 Cottrell building – booking essential) on the18th. The bus will leave Queens court at 1pm and return at 7pm.

The October Scottish Graduate Recruitment Fairs is on the  held in Glasgow area each year, now in its 22nd year, it is the biggest graduate, postgraduate and internship recruitment event in Scotland attracting over 4000 students and graduates of all disciplines and approximately 100 graduate employers and postgraduate recruiters.  Students and graduates from all universities are welcome to attend.

Entry to the Graduate Recruitment Fair is free, and a brochure detailing participants and other useful information will be available at the venue or visit the website for a list of exhibitors.