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Research into Graduate Careers

We are working with the Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) to undertake research with graduates from our member schools.

Together we want to understand more about the career paths that our graduates take and develop a range of measures that reflect how our graduates perceive satisfaction and/or a good career that follows training in one of these world-renowned performing arts institutions. This will help us to demonstrate the role our schools play in developing talent and their artforms but also value from the breadth of contributions of our graduates.

The research includes an online survey of graduates from the six Conservatoire member schools below. If you are one of those graduates, the survey asks about your current employment and other activities and your perceptions of the impact of training at the School you attended. To take part, please use one of the following links to the appropriate survey.

If you attended more than one of these schools, please respond in relation to your undergraduate degree/course.

Your results will be combined in a research report on an anonymised basis – individuals will not be identifiable. Your responses to survey questions will not be shared with your School, so you can respond openly.

In the survey you will be invited to give your consent to participating in the research and whether the Conservatoire can hold and re-use your results for the purpose of further career tracking in future. You will also be asked specifically about whether you are willing for your contact details to be stored and re-used by the Conservatoire and by your School as one of its graduates. More information about storage and processing of your data is available in our Data Privacy Notice.

We are running an attractive free prize draw for participants in the survey, for which the Terms & Conditions are also available.