UKPIs: Notes to tables

 
UK Performance Indicators Index
UK Performance Indicators in higher education
Introduction
Governance of UK Performance Indicators
Guide to UKPIs
Summary tables and charts
Notes to tables
Definitions of terms
Changes to the UKPIs
Benchmarks
Widening participation of under-represented groups (tables T1, T2)
Widening participation of students who are in receipt of DSA (table T7)
Non-continuation rates (including projected outcomes) (tables T3, T4, T5)
Module completion rates (table T6)
Research output (table R1)
Employment of leavers (table E1)

Notes to tables index

2011/12   2010/11   2009/10   2008/09   2007/08   2006/07   2005/06   2004/05   2003/04   2002/03 

Notes to tables 2012/13

  1. The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2012/13 has changed.
    The School of Pharmacy merged with University College London in January 2012. Both institutions continued to make separate returns for the 2011/12 HESA reporting period. For 2012/13 a single return was made by University College London.
    Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
    The University of Wales Newport merged with the University of Glamorgan in April 2013, forming the University of South Wales. Both institutions continued to make separate returns for the 2012/13 HESA reporting period and are therefore shown separately within the UK Performance Indicators.
    Students at The University of Huddersfield's Oldham campus were transferred to Oldham College in 2012/13. These students have been excluded from the UK Performance Indicators 2012/13.

  2. The following institutions have changed their names in the HESA products for 2012/13:
    The Arts University College at Bournemouth changed to The Arts University Bournemouth
    Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln changed to Bishop Grosseteste University
    Harper Adams University College changed to Harper Adams University
    Leeds Trinity University College changed to Leeds Trinity University
    Newman University College changed to Newman University
    Norwich University College of the Arts changed to Norwich University of the Arts
    Queen Mary and Westfield College changed to Queen Mary University of London
    Royal Agricultural College changed to Royal Agricultural University
    University College Falmouth changed to Falmouth University
    University College Plymouth St Mark and St John changed to University of St Mark and St John.

  3. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA reference volumes, are:

    Birkbeck College
    The Institute of Cancer Research
    Central School of Speech and Drama
    Courtauld Institute of Art
    Goldsmiths College
    Heythrop College
    Institute of Education
    King’s College London
    London Business School
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Queen Mary and Westfield College
    Royal Academy of Music
    Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
    The Royal Veterinary College
    St. George’s Hospital Medical School
    The School of Oriental and African Studies
    University College London.

    In addition, the institutes within the umbrella of University of London (Institutes and activities) are:

    University of London Institute in Paris
    University Marine Biological Station, Millport
    School of Advanced Study comprises:
    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    Institute of Classical Studies
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    Institute of English Studies
    Institute of Historical Research
    Institute of Latin American Studies
    Institute of Modern Languages Research
    Institute of Musical Research
    Institute of Philosophy
    The Warburg Institute.

  4. The low participation measure used in Tables T1, T2 and T3b is based on a UK wide classification of areas into participation bands. From 2011/12 it uses the new POLAR3 methodology which is based on a similar method to POLAR2 but uses more up to date information. As these two methods are not strictly comparable, the 2009/10 to 2012/13 indicators have been produced using both POLAR2 and POLAR3 to provide time series information. More information on the POLAR3 methodology can be found in the definitions document.

    The relatively high (in UK terms) participation rate in Scotland coupled with the very high proportion of HE that occurs in FE colleges means that the figures for Scottish institutions could, when viewed in isolation, misrepresent their contribution to widening participation. Therefore, low participation data has not been produced for institutions in Scotland from 2007/08 (applicable to main tables T1, T2, T3b and supplementary tables SP6, SP7) and for Scottish domiciled students (applicable to supplementary table SP1).

    The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) produce their own indicators relating to young full-time Scottish domiciled undergraduate entrants, showing proportions from the most deprived datazones and also from social classes NS-SEC 4-7. These measures are produced and published independently of ‘Performance Indicators in HE in the UK’. The Performance Indicators Steering Group bears no responsibility for the SFC measures but has recognised that they may provide some contextual information for interested readers. The measures are available from the SFC website.

  5. In the event that an institution's data contains more than 50 per cent unknown values within the benchmarking factors, the benchmark has been suppressed and presented as a blank cell. This data has, however, been retained and included in totals and benchmark calculations for the rest of the sector. See PITG paper 13/03 and PITG minutes, 28 February 2013.

  6. The non-continuation following year of entry data from London South Bank University were suppressed in table T3 in the 2011/12 publication as the University was unable to record activity of students on a number of courses. As a result, their data have been excluded from table T4 in the 2012/13 publication (applicable to table series T4).

  7. The data for Birkbeck College relating to projected outcomes in Table T5 have been suppressed in 2012/13 as the provision is relatively new and hence there are insufficient students in each year to inform a robust projection (applicable to table T5).

  8. Leeds College of Art transferred to the HE sector in 2011/12, there is currently insufficient data on the HESA record to inform transitions and therefore data in T5 have been suppressed in 2012/13 (applicable to table T5).

  9. The non-continuation rates for the University of Brighton have been over stated due to incorrect coding of a cohort as aiming for a first degree. (applicable to table T3e).

Notes to tables 2011/12

  1. The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2011/12 has changed.
    Leeds College of Art joined the HE sector
    Leeds College of Music left the HE sector
    Edinburgh College of Art merged with The University of Edinburgh
    The School of Pharmacy merged with University College London in January 2012. Both institutions continued to make separate returns for the 2011/12 HESA reporting period. A single return will be made in 2012/13.

  2. The following institution has changed its name in the HESA products for 2011/12:
    Scottish Agricultural College changed to SRUC.

  3. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA reference volumes, are:

    Birkbeck College
    The Institute of Cancer Research
    Central School of Speech and Drama
    Courtauld Institute of Art
    Goldsmiths College
    Heythrop College
    Institute of Education
    King’s College London
    London Business School
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Queen Mary and Westfield College
    Royal Academy of Music
    Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
    The Royal Veterinary College
    St. George’s Hospital Medical School
    The School of Oriental and African Studies
    The School of Pharmacy
    University College London.

    In addition, the institutes within the umbrella of University of London (Institutes and activities) are:

    University of London Institute in Paris
    University Marine Biological Station, Millport
    School of Advanced Study comprises:
    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    Institute of Classical Studies
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    Institute of English Studies
    Institute of Germanic Studies and Romance Studies
    Institute of Historical Research
    Institute of Musical Research
    Institute of Philosophy
    Institute for the Study of the Americas
    Warburg Institute.

  4. The low participation measure used in Tables T1, T2 and T3b is based on a UK wide classification of areas into participation bands. From 2011/12 it uses the new POLAR3 methodology which is based on a similar method to POLAR2 but uses more up to date information. As these two methods are not strictly comparable, the 2009/10 to 2011/12 indicators have been produced using both POLAR2 and POLAR3 to provide time series information. More information on the POLAR3 methodology can be found in the definitions document.

    The relatively high (in UK terms) participation rate in Scotland coupled with the very high proportion of HE that occurs in FE colleges means that the figures for Scottish institutions could, when viewed in isolation, misrepresent their contribution to widening participation. Therefore, low participation data has not been produced for institutions in Scotland from 2007/08 (applicable to main tables T1, T2, T3b and supplementary tables SP6, SP7) and for Scottish domiciled students (applicable to supplementary table SP1).

    The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) produce their own indicators relating to young full-time Scottish domiciled undergraduate entrants, showing proportions from the most deprived datazones and also from social classes NS-SEC 4-7. These measures are produced and published independently of ‘Performance Indicators in HE in the UK’. The Performance Indicators Steering Group bears no responsibility for the SFC measures but has recognised that they may provide some contextual information for interested readers. The measures are available from the SFC website.

  5. In 2009/10 the reporting arrangements for certain students taught as part of Lifelong Learning Networks (LLNs) changed. This change meant that students were no longer reported by the lead institution but were instead reported by the registering institution. Where the registering institution was an HEI, the number of students reported as transferred for the lead institutions will be inflated. The effect was significant for Birkbeck College and the figures in table T3d were suppressed in 2010/11, as a result, the figures in table T4b have been suppressed in 2011/12 (applicable to T4b).

  6. The data for The University of Sheffield relating to non-continuation of mature full-time other undergraduate entrants in 2009/10 were distorted by a particular group of students who opt to undertake additional work experience before returning to the institution for completion of a professionally accredited award. This had an impact on the non-continuation data used to produce table T3d in the 2010/11 publication, as a result, their data have been excluded from table T4b in the 2011/12 publication (applicable to table T4b).

  7. Figures stated for University of the Highlands and Islands were higher than actual figures in T3 2010/11 due to data coding errors, this has an impact on table T4 for 2011/12 (applicable to tables T4).

  8. The non-continuation following year of entry data from London South Bank University have been suppressed as the University was unable to record activity of students on a number of courses. This had an impact on the non-continuation data used to produce table T3, T4 and Table T5 (applicable to tables T3, T4 and T5).

  9. The data for Birkbeck relating to projected outcomes in Table T5 have been suppressed in 2011/12 as the provision is relatively new and hence there are insufficient students in each year to inform a robust projection (applicable to table T5).

  10. Leeds College of Art transferred to the HE sector in 2011/12, there is currently insufficient data on the HESA record to inform transitions and therefore data in T5 have been suppressed in 2011/12 (applicable to table T5).

  11. The following elements of QR funding for England have been excluded as they are not calculated by subject: business research element; funding for national research libraries. The QR elements that have been excluded total £68.5 million (applicable to table R1).

    QR funding figures for Northern Ireland exclude £80,000 for EU framework support funding that is not assigned to subject areas (applicable to table R1).

  12. Where the DLHE response rate for an institution is less than 85% of the target response rate (68.0% for table E1a, 59.5% for tables E1b-E1d), employment indicator and benchmark data have been suppressed and represented as a blank cell. Data for these institutions have been excluded from all indicator and benchmark calculations (applicable to table E1).

  13. In 2011/12, the questions on the Destinations of Leavers from HE (DLHE) questionnaire were modified and as a result, the concept of activity was redefined for use in HESA publications. The DLHE population was also extended to include leavers with additional qualifications. Both of these factors had an impact on the employment indicators making data prior to 2011/12 not comparable with data from 2011/12 onwards; see the changes document for more details (applicable to table E1).

Notes to tables 2010/11

  1. The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2010/11 has changed.
    The University of Wales Lampeter merged with Trinity University College and subsequently changed its name to University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

  2. The following institution has changed its name in the HESA products for 2010/11:
    The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama changed to Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
    The University of Teesside changed to Teesside University
    Thames Valley University changed to The University of West London
    UHI Millennium Institute changed to University of the Highlands and Islands
    University of Wales Institute, Cardiff changed to Cardiff Metropolitan University

  3. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA reference volumes, are:

    Birkbeck College
    The Institute of Cancer Research
    Central School of Speech and Drama
    Courtauld Institute of Art
    Goldsmiths College
    Heythrop College
    Institute of Education
    King’s College London
    London Business School
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Queen Mary and Westfield College
    Royal Academy of Music
    Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
    The Royal Veterinary College
    St. George’s Hospital Medical School
    The School of Oriental and African Studies
    The School of Pharmacy
    University College London.

    In addition, the institutes within the umbrella of University of London (Institutes and activities) are:

    University of London Institute in Paris
    University Marine Biological Station, Millport
    School of Advanced Study comprises:
    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    Institute of Classical Studies
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    Institute of English Studies
    Institute of Germanic Studies and Romance Studies
    Institute of Historical Research
    Institute of Musical Research
    Institute of Philosophy
    Institute for the Study of the Americas
    Warburg Institute.

  4. The low participation measure used in Tables T1, T2 and T3b is based on a UK wide classification of areas into participation bands. The relatively high (in UK terms) participation rate in Scotland coupled with the very high proportion of HE that occurs in FE colleges means that the figures for Scottish institutions could, when viewed in isolation, misrepresent their contribution to widening participation. Low participation data has therefore not been produced for institutions in Scotland (applicable to main tables T1, T2, T3b and supplementary tables SP6, SP7) and for students Scottish domiciled (applicable to supplementary table SP1).

  5. In 2009/10 the reporting arrangements for certain students taught as part of Lifelong Learning Networks (LLNs) changed. This change meant that students were no longer reported by the lead institution but were instead reported by the registering institution. Where the registering institution was an HEI, the number of students reported as transferred for the lead institutions will be inflated. Where the registering institution was an FEC, the number of students reported as being no longer in HE for the lead institution will be inflated. Where the effect is significant the affected figures have been suppressed (applicable to T3, T4). The following institutions were leads of affected LLNs:

    Birkbeck College
    University of Derby
    University of East London
    University of Hertfordshire
    Kingston University
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Staffordshire University
    The University of West London
    York St John University

  6. The data for The University of Sheffield relating to non-continuation of mature full-time other undergraduate entrants in 2008/09 and 2009/10 were distorted by a particular group of students who opt to undertake additional work experience before returning to the institution for completion of a professionally accredited award. This had an impact on the non-continuation data used to produce table T3d in the 2009/10 and 2010/11 publication, as a result, their data have been excluded from table T3d and T4b in the 2010/11 publication (applicable to table T3d and T4b).

  7. Mis-coding of a group of students by Glasgow Caledonian University has had a negative impact on their projected outcome figures in table T5. The proportion of entrants shown as projected to obtain a first degree is known to be inaccurate and understated, and the proportion projected to neither gain award nor transfer has been inflated. The University requests that users contact the University’s Director of Policy and Planning for information on completion rates (applicable to table T5).

  8. The non-continuation following year of entry data from London South Bank University have been suppressed as the University was unable to record activity of students on a number of courses. This had an impact on the non-continuation data used to produce table T3, T4 and Table T5 (applicable to tables T3, T4 and T5).

  9. Figures stated for University of the Highlands and Islands are higher than actual figures due to data coding errors (applicable to tables T3 and T5).

  10. The following elements of QR funding for England have been excluded as they are not calculated by subject: business research element; funding for national research libraries. The QR elements that have been excluded total £68.9 million. QR funding figures reflect the retrospective reductions to research grant of 1.7 per cent announced in March 2011. There are some minor rounding errors for two late grant adjustments implemented in June 2012 (applicable to table R1).

    QR funding figures for Northern Ireland exclude £5.0 million for additional research degree programme supervision funding and sustainable research funding that is not assigned (applicable to table R1).

  11. Data have been suppressed as the low response rates to the destinations of leavers survey mean that the data may not be comparable with other institutions (applicable to table series E1).

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Notes to tables 2009/10

  1. The following institution has changed its name in the HESA products for 2009/10:
    Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication changed to Ravensbourne.
  2. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA reference volumes, are:

    Birkbeck College
    The Institute of Cancer Research
    Central School of Speech and Drama
    Courtauld Institute of Art
    Goldsmiths College
    Heythrop College
    Institute of Education
    King’s College London
    London Business School
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Queen Mary and Westfield College
    Royal Academy of Music
    Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
    The Royal Veterinary College
    St. George’s Hospital Medical School
    The School of Oriental and African Studies
    The School of Pharmacy
    University College London.

    In addition, the institutes within the umbrella of University of London (Institutes and activities) are:

    University of London Institute in Paris
    University Marine Biological Station, Millport
    School of Advanced Study comprises:
    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    Institute of Classical Studies
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    Institute of English Studies
    Institute of Germanic Studies and Romance Studies
    Institute of Historical Research
    Institute of Musical Research
    Institute of Philosophy
    Institute for the Study of the Americas
    Warburg Institute.

  3. The low participation measure used in Tables T1, T2 and T3b is based on a UK wide classification of areas into participation bands. The relatively high (in UK terms) participation rate in Scotland coupled with the very high proportion of HE that occurs in FE colleges means that the figures for Scottish institutions could, when viewed in isolation, misrepresent their contribution to widening participation. Low participation data has therefore not been produced for institutions in Scotland (applicable to main tables T1, T2, T3b and supplementary tables SP6, SP7) and for students Scottish domiciled (applicable to supplementary table SP1).

  4. For the academic year 2008/09, UCAS changed the question that informs NS-SEC for the majority of applicants. The question reverted back to the original wording for 2009/10. For applicants up to and including the 2007/08 academic year and for the 2009/10 academic year, UCAS asked:

    "If you are under 21, please give the occupation of your parent, step-parent or guardian who earns the most. If he or she is retired or unemployed, give their most recent occupation. If you are 21 or over, please give your own occupation."

    For applicants for 2008/09 entry, the question changed to:

    "If you are in full-time education, please state the occupation of the highest-earning family member of the household in which you live. If he or she is retired or unemployed, give their most recent occupation. If you are not in full-time education, please state just your own occupation."

    The change in question between 2007/08 and 2008/09 has had an impact on the NS-SEC indicators, causing the proportion of students classified as ‘unknown’ and those classified as falling into NS-SEC groups 4 to 7 to rise. Given these differences and the lack of any significant external changes to the system, it is safe to conclude that the change in question means that the NS-SEC data for 2008/09 is not comparable with that published previously. As a result, the 2008/09 NS-SEC data was been published separately in tables T1ai, T1bi and T1ci and labelled as age-adjusted NS-SEC.

    Although the question reverted back in 2009/10, there may still be a slight impact on the NS-SEC indicators resulting from applicants who applied using the 2008/09 form, but deferred entry until 2009/10. However, the 2009/10 will be more comparable with that published up until 2007/08 than with the 2008/09 data. Therefore, NS-SEC time series data published within the summary excludes data for 2008/09.

  5. In 2009/10 the reporting arrangements for certain students taught as part of Lifelong Learning Networks (LLNs) changed. This change meant that students were no longer reported by the lead institution but were instead reported by the registering institution. Where the registering institution was an HEI, the number of students reported as transferred for the lead institutions will be inflated. Where the registering institution was an FEC, the number of students reported as being no longer in HE for the lead institution will be inflated. Where the effect is significant the affected figures have been suppressed (applicable to tables T3, T5). The following institutions were leads of affected LLNs:

    Birkbeck College
    University of Derby
    University of East London
    University of Hertfordshire
    Kingston University
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Staffordshire University
    Thames Valley University
    York St John University

  6. The full-time other undergraduate non-continuation following year of entry data have been suppressed from the University of Northampton as the University was unable to record activity of students at partner colleges for a small number of courses. This had an impact on the non-continuation data used to produce table T3d in the 2008/09 publication, as a result, their data have been excluded from table T4b in the 2009/10 publication (applicable to table T4b).

  7. Teesside University’s 2007/08 entry cohort included students in FE colleges who were studying programmes through the Regional Lifelong Learning Network. From 2008/09 these students were countable by their originating institution, and hence treated as 'no longer in HE', so their inclusion in specific figures results in an inaccurate PI for the University. This had an impact on the non-continuation data used to produce table T3d in the 2008/09 publication, as a result, their data have been excluded from table T4b in the 2009/10 publication (applicable to table T4b).

  8. The indicators for Manchester Metropolitan University have been suppressed as they included a number of students who transferred to an FE college. This had an impact on the non-continuation data used to produce table T3d in the 2008/09 publication, as a result, their data have been excluded from table T4b in the 2009/10 publication (applicable to table T4b).

  9. The data for The University of Sheffield relating to non-continuation of mature full-time other undergraduate entrants in 2008/09 and mature full-time first degree entrants in 2007/08 were distorted by a particular group of students who opt to undertake additional work experience before returning to the institution for completion of a professionally accredited award. This had an impact on the non-continuation data used to produce table T3d in the 2009/10 publication and T3a and T3c in the 2008/09 publication, as a result, their data have been excluded from tables T3d and T4a in the 2009/10 publication (applicable to table T3d, T4a).

  10. In 2009/10 the University of Cambridge adopted a new system of recording its part-time continuing education students. Students who declared from the outset that they did not intend to study for credit could be identified and excluded from the HESA Student record. The result is a decrease (3,815 to 1,115) in the institution's part-time undergraduate student numbers (applicable to tables T2b, T7).

  11. Bangor University has identified an error in the data underlying table T6, which caused the proportion of modules with results to be overstated, and therefore the proportion of modules passed to be understated. The University requests that users contact the University's Assistant Registrar (Planning) for further information on module completion rates (applicable to table T6).

  12. Mis-coding of a group of students by Glasgow Caledonian University has had a negative impact on their projected outcome figures in table T5. Data for Glasgow Caledonian University has therefore been excluded from this table (applicable to table T5).

  13. Data have been suppressed as the low response rates to the destinations of leavers survey mean that the data may not be comparable with other institutions (applicable to table series E1).

  14. In 2009/10, after applying the new funding model based on the outcomes of the RAE 2008, two institutions faced an unmanageable fall in funding and were provided with transitional funding to allow time to adapt to a reduction in resources. This transitional funding has been included and allocated to the units of assessment pro rata to the rest of the QR funding allocated to the institutions.

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Notes to tables 2008/09

  1. The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2008/09 has changed.

    Dartington College of Arts merged with University College Falmouth in 2007/08 but continued to make separate returns for that collection year. A single return has been made in 2008/09.

  2. The following institutions have changed their names in the HESA products for 2008/09:

    Trinity College, Carmarthen changed to Trinity University College
    Napier University changed to Edinburgh Napier University
    The Arts Institute at Bournemouth changed to The Arts University College at Bournemouth
    Trinity Laban changed to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
    Leeds Trinity and All Saints changed to Leeds Trinity University College.

  3. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA reference volumes, are:

    Birkbeck College
    The Institute of Cancer Research
    Central School of Speech and Drama
    Courtauld Institute of Art
    Goldsmiths College
    Heythrop College
    Institute of Education
    King’s College London
    London Business School
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Queen Mary and Westfield College
    Royal Academy of Music
    Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
    The Royal Veterinary College
    St. George’s Hospital Medical School
    The School of Oriental and African Studies
    The School of Pharmacy
    University College London.


    In addition, the institutes within the umbrella of University of London (Institutes and activities) are:

    University of London Institute in Paris
    University Marine Biological Station, Millport
    School of Advanced Study comprises:
    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    Institute of Classical Studies
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    Institute of English Studies
    Institute of Germanic Studies and Romance Studies
    Institute of Historical Research
    Institute of Musical Research
    Institute of Philosophy
    Institute for the Study of the Americas
    Warburg Institute.

  4. UCAS changed the question that informs NS-SEC for the majority of applicants for the 2008/09 academic year. For applicants up to and including the 2007/08 academic year, UCAS asked:

    If you are under 21, please give the occupation of your parent, step-parent or guardian who earns the most. If he or she is retired or unemployed, give their most recent occupation. If you are 21 or over, please give your own occupation.

    For applicants for 2008/09 entry, the question changed to:

    If you are in full-time education, please state the occupation of the highest-earning family member of the household in which you live. If he or she is retired or unemployed, give their most recent occupation. If you are not in full-time education, please state just your own occupation.

    The change in question between 2007/08 and 2008/09 has had an impact on the NS-SEC indicators, causing the proportion of students classified as ‘unknown’ and those classified as falling into NS-SEC groups 4 to 7 to rise. Given these differences and the lack of any significant external changes to the system, it is safe to conclude that the change in question means that the NS-SEC data for 2008/09 is not comparable with that published previously. As a result, the 2008/09 NS-SEC data has been published separately in tables T1ai, T1bi and T1ci and labelled as age-adjusted NS-SEC.

    Please note that for 2009/10 UCAS applicants, the question will revert back to the original wording and it is expected that NS-SEC 2009/10 data will be comparable to that published up until 2007/08 (applicable to table series T1).

  5. The low participation measure used in Tables T1, T2 and T3b is based on a UK wide classification of areas into participation bands. The relatively high (in UK terms) participation rate in Scotland coupled with the very high proportion of HE that occurs in FE colleges means that the figures for Scottish institutions could, when viewed in isolation, misrepresent their contribution to widening participation. Low participation data has therefore not been produced for institutions in Scotland (applicable to tables T1, T2, T3b).

  6. In 2008/09 The Queen's University of Belfast misreported 280 part-time UK domicile students as non-European Union domicile (applicable to tables T2b, T7).

  7. The Institute of Continuing Education at The University of Cambridge records enrolments by module, but its student record system is currently unable to capture separately the overall JACS programme of study for the unique course entity requirement. Consequently, for 2008/09, all 3,815 part-time other undergraduate students have been recorded as combined subject of study (applicable to tables T2b, T7).

     

  8. The full-time other undergraduate non-continuation following year of entry data have been suppressed from the University of Northampton as the University was unable to record activity of students at partner colleges for a small number of courses (applicable to table T3d).

  9. Data for The Open University have been suppressed in the part-time figures because changes introduced by HESA to the method of apportioning FTEs between years have affected the reliability of this indicator for Open University students (applicable to table T7).

  10. The creation, in August 2007, of the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) (as a result of a merger between The University of Paisley and Bell College) required the merging of data from two different student information systems. As a consequence the proportion of entrants shown as projected to obtain a first degree and the proportion projected to 'neither award nor transfer' in table T5 is known to be inaccurate (applicable to table T5). This has also had an impact on the non-continuation data used to produce table T3 for UWS in the 2007/08 publication, as a result, data for UWS have been excluded from table T4 in the 2008/09 publication (applicable to table T4).

  11. Data for Aston University have been suppressed as the majority of the students in this category were either returned in error in 2006/07 or are now being reported by a different HEI due to changes in the funding arrangements for those students (applicable to table T4b).

  12. The data for University of Northampton have been suppressed as the high number of mature students with no formal qualification aim has adversely affected the figures (applicable to table T4b).

  13. Teesside University’s 2007/08 entry cohort included students in FE colleges who were studying programmes through the Regional Lifelong Learning Network. From 2008/9 these students were countable by their originating institution, and hence treated as 'no longer in HE', so their inclusion in specific figures results in an inaccurate PI for the University (applicable to tables T3d and T5).

  14. Bangor University has identified an error in the data underlying table T6. The proportions of modules with results and modules passed are higher than those shown in T6. The University requests that users contact the University's Assistant Registrar (Planning) for information on module completion rates (applicable to table T6).

  15. The indicators for Manchester Metropolitan University have been suppressed as they included a number of students who transferred to an FE college (applicable to table T3d).

  16. The data for The University of Sheffield relating to non-continuation of mature full-time first degree entrants in 2007/08 (and those with a previous HE qualification) are distorted by a particular group of students who opt to undertake additional work experience before returning to the institution for completion of a professionally accredited award (applicable to tables T3a and T3c).

  17. Data for Rose Bruford College have been suppressed due to concerns over the representativeness of the leavers included in the indicator (applicable to tables E1a-E1d).

  18. Due to a data error Manchester Metropolitan University did not return any PhDs awarded during 2008/09 therefore this data has been excluded from the Research indicators (applicable to table R1).

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Notes to tables 2007/08

  1. The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2007/08 has changed.

    Cumbria Institute of the Arts and the Carlisle campus and Penrith campus of The University of Central Lancashire merged with St Martin's College. St Martin's College changed its name to University of Cumbria
    The Royal College of Nursing transferred provision of its HE distance learning programmes to The Open University
    University Campus Suffolk is a joint venture between The University of East Anglia and The University of Essex. It completed a separate HESA student return for the first time in 2007/08.
    Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama merged with University of Glamorgan
    Bell College merged with The University of Paisley.
  2. The following institutions have changed their names in the HESA products for 2007/08:

    Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies changed to University College Birmingham
    The University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone, Rochester changed to University for the Creative Arts
    St Martin’s College changed to University of Cumbria
    Newman College of Higher Education changed to Newman University College
    Norwich School of Art and Design changed to Norwich University College of the Arts
    The North-East Wales Institute of Higher Education changed to Glynd┼Ár University
    Swansea Institute of Higher Education changed to Swansea Metropolitan University
    The University of Paisley changed to The University of the West of Scotland.
  3. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA reference volumes, are:

    Birkbeck College
    The Institute of Cancer Research
    Central School of Speech and Drama
    Courtauld Institute of Art
    Goldsmiths College
    Heythrop College
    Institute of Education
    King’s College London
    London Business School
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Queen Mary and Westfield College
    Royal Academy of Music
    Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
    The Royal Veterinary College
    St. George’s Hospital Medical School
    The School of Oriental and African Studies
    The School of Pharmacy
    University College London.

    In addition, the institutes within the umbrella of University of London (Institutes and activities) are:

    University of London Institute in Paris
    University Marine Biological Station, Millport
    School of Advanced Study comprises:
    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    Institute of Classical Studies
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    Institute of English Studies
    Institute of Germanic Studies and Romance Studies
    Institute of Historical Research
    Institute of Musical Research
    Institute of Philosophy
    Institute for the Study of the Americas
    Warburg Institute.
  4. The Institute of Continuing Education at The University of Cambridge records enrolments by module, but its student record system is currently unable to separately capture the overall JACS programme of study for the unique course entity requirement. Consequently, for 2007/08, all 3,925 part-time other undergraduate students have been recorded as 'Combined' subject of study (applicable to tables T2b, T7).
  5. The low participation measure used in Tables T1, T2 and T3b is based on a UK wide classification of areas into participation bands. The relatively high (in UK terms) participation rate in Scotland coupled with the very high proportion of HE that occurs in FE colleges means that the figures for Scottish institutions could, when viewed in isolation, misrepresent their contribution to widening participation. Low participation data has therefore not been produced for institutions in Scotland (applicable to tables T1, T2, T3b).
  6. The University of Strathclyde’s Integrative Masters Pharmacy degrees have been categorised at postgraduate level. Previously, and in future, they will be categorised as undergraduate degrees. Further clarification is available from the University’s Planning Office (applicable to tables T1, T7).
  7. The state school indicators on Table T1a and T1b for Middlesex University have been suppressed due to the very low proportion of students on which the indicator is based (applicable to tables T1a, T1b).
  8. Some of the widening participation indicators for the University of Central Lancashire have been suppressed due to technical issues with the submission of the 2007/08 student record resulting in a very low proportion of students for whom relevant data were available. The institution believes the underlying indicators are not dissimilar to those for the previous year (applicable to tables T1, T2).
  9. The mature and all student indicators on Table T2b for the University of Manchester have been suppressed due to the very low proportion of students on which the indicator is based (applicable to table T2b).
  10. The data for the University of Exeter include a small number of students funded through the university as part of a higher level skills pathfinder (applicable to tables T1, T2, T7).
  11. Data for the Open University have been suppressed because changes introduced by HESA to the method of apportioning FTEs between years have affected the reliability of this indicator for Open University students(applicable to table T7).
  12. Glasgow Caledonian University has under-reported the number of qualifications awarded and hence the proportion of entrants shown as projected to obtain a first degree is known to be inaccurate and understated, and the proportion projected to 'neither award nor transfer' in table T5 has been inflated. The University requests that users contact the University's Head of Policy and Planning for information on completion rates (applicable to table T5).
  13. The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) was created in August 2007 as a result of a merger between The University of Paisley and Bell College. Since then work has begun to merge data from two different student information systems. During this transition period, the quality of data from this University is insufficient to support publication of accurate Performance Indicators (applicable to tables T1, T3, T4, T5 and T7).
  14. The data for the University of Plymouth for table T4b have been excluded as the transfer of students from the University of Plymouth Partner College Network to Plymouth College of Art & Design, significantly affect continuation rates (applicable to table T4b).
  15. The proportion of entrants projected to obtain a first degree at The University of Dundee in table T5 is known to be too low due to an historical data quality problem. The University requests users contact the University Secretary, Jim McGeorge, for information on completion rates (applicable to table T5).
  16. Data for Aston University have been suppressed as the majority of the students in this category were either returned in error in 2006/07 or are now being reported by a different HEI due to changes in the funding arrangements for those students (applicable to table T3d).
  17. The data for University of Northampton have been suppressed as the high number of mature students with no formal qualification aim has adversely affected the figures (applicable to table T3d).
  18. Bangor University has identified an error in the data underlying table T6. The proportions of modules with results and modules passed are higher than those shown in T6. The University requests that users contact the University's Assistant Registrar (Planning) for information on module completion rates (applicable to table T6).
  19. The following elements of QR funding have been excluded as they are not calculated by subject: business research element; supplement to maintain total funds for 2003/04 for ‘best 5-star’ departments; transitional special funding for research libraries; supplement for 4-rated departments in social work; supplement to maintain funds in real terms. The QR elements that have been excluded total £76.2 million. Grant adjustments for a small number of institutions are pending (applicable to table R1).
  20. Bangor University has identified an error in the data underlying Table R1. The numbers of PhDs awarded are higher than those shown in Table R1. The University requests that users contact the University’s Assistant Registrar (Planning) for further information on PhDs awarded (applicable to table R1).
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Notes to tables 2006/07

  1. The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2006/07 has changed.

    De Montfort University’s Bedford campus merged with University of Bedfordshire
    Guildhall School of Music and Drama joined the higher education sector
    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine has withdrawn from University of London and is an independent University in its own right
    The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, previously part of Liverpool John Moores University, joined the higher education sector as an independent Higher Education Institution in its own right
    Wimbledon School of Art has merged with University of the Arts London.
  2. The following institutions have changed their names in the HESA products for 2006/07:

    Bishop Grosseteste College changed to Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln
    University of Central England in Birmingham changed to Birmingham City University
    Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College changed to Buckinghamshire New University
    College of St Mark and St John changed to University College Plymouth St Mark and St John
    St Mary's College changed to St Mary's University College, Twickenham
    Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh changed to Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
    Trinity and All Saints College changed to Leeds Trinity and All Saints
    University of Wales, Swansea changed to Swansea University
    University of Wales, Aberystwyth changed to Aberystwyth University
    University of Wales, Bangor changed to Bangor University.
  3. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA reference volumes, are:

    Birkbeck College
    Central School of Speech and Drama
    Courtauld Institute of Art
    Institute of Education
    Goldsmiths College
    Heythrop College (publicly funded, and included in HESA publications for the first time, from 2006/07)
    The Institute of Cancer Research
    King’s College London
    London Business School
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    The School of Oriental and African Studies
    The School of Pharmacy
    Queen Mary and Westfield College
    Royal Academy of Music
    Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
    The Royal Veterinary College
    St. George’s Hospital Medical School
    University College London.


    In addition, the institutes within the umbrella of University of London (Institutes and activities) are:

    University of London Institute in Paris
    University Marine Biological Station, Millport
    School of Advanced Study comprises:
    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    Institute of Classical Studies
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    Institute of English Studies
    Institute of Germanic Studies and Romance Studies
    Institute of Historical Research
    Institute of Musical Research
    Institute of Philosophy
    Institute for the Study of the Americas
    Warburg Institute.
  4. The data for the University of Plymouth for table T3d have been excluded as the transfer of students from the University of Plymouth Partner College Network to Plymouth College of Art & Design, significantly affect continuation rates.
  5. The figures in table T5 for the London School of Economics and Political Science show a small number of students with an unknown destination. This arises due to a change in reporting practice for this group of students rather than a change in student behaviour from previous years. The institution believes that the proportion of 2005/6 starters projected to receive a degree would be similar to previous years once those with unknown destinations are included.
  6. For Scottish institutions, the location adjusted benchmark for the POLAR2 low participation indicator given in tables T1, T2 is to be preferred to the raw benchmark, as location adjustment takes account of variation in participation rates between the different Home Nations, and in particular the higher participation rate in Scotland. See Changes since last year document for additional information.
  7. The data for the old University of Paisley has been suppressed in table T5 due to a change in curriculum structure and qualification aim for its nursing students. In consequence the algorithm used to generate this table indicated a considerable proportion of students had no exit award (neither award nor fail) and this gave a misleading impression of overall performance.
  8. The University of Exeter has identified an error in the data underlying table T5 - the number of students projected to gain a degree is in fact significantly higher than shown in table T5. The University requests users contact the University's Director of Planning to discuss the effect this has had on their indicators. Readers are also encouraged to refer to the notes accompanying the table on the unknown category.
  9. The proportion of entrants projected to obtain a first degree at The University of Dundee in table T5 is known to be too low due to a data quality problem. The University requests users contact the University Secretary, David Duncan, for information on completion rates.
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Notes to tables 2005/06

  1. The list of institutions in the 2005/06 Performance Indicators has changed.

    Merthyr Tydfil College of Further Education merged with the University of Glamorgan
    Homerton School of Health Studies merged with Anglia Ruskin University
    Leeds College of Music joined the higher education sector
    Kent Institute of Art and Design merged with The Surrey Institute of Art and Design University
    College to become The University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone, Rochester.
  2. The following institutions have changed their names in the 2005/06 Performance Indicators:

    Edge Hill College of Higher Education changed to Edge Hill University
    University of Luton changed to University of Bedfordshire
    York St John College changed to York St John University
  3. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the 2005/06 Performance Indicators, are:

    Birkbeck College
    Central School of Speech and Drama
    Courtauld Institute of Art
    Institute of Education
    Goldsmiths College
    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
    The Institute of Cancer Research
    King’s College London
    London Business School
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    The School of Oriental and African Studies
    The School of Pharmacy
    Queen Mary and Westfield College
    Royal Academy of Music
    Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
    The Royal Veterinary College
    St. George’s Hospital Medical School
    University College London
    (Heythrop College is also a college of University of London, but is not included in HESA statistics, as it is not publicly-funded).

    In addition, the institutes within the umbrella of University of London (Institutes and activities) are:

    University of London Institute in Paris
    University Marine Biological Station, Millport
    School of Advanced Study comprises:

    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    Institute of Classical Studies
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    Institute of English Studies
    Institute of Germanic Studies and Romance Studies
    Institute of Historical Research
    Institute of Musical Research
    Institute of Philosophy
    Institute for the Study of the Americas
    Warburg Institute.
  4. The University of Cambridge has taken the opportunity of a new student record system to review the recording of student data. This change prevented the submission of data suitable for presentation at an institutional level in this year's publication. A full set of data will be included next year. Any queries on this should be addressed to the Head of the Planning and Resource Allocation Office at The University of Cambridge. Please note that although institution-level data for The University of Cambridge has not been presented separately in this year's Performance Indicators tables, their data is included in the UK and England totals.
  5. The figures for Heriot-Watt University are known to be incorrect in table T7 as a substantial proportion of students in receipt of Disabled Student Allowance were not identified as such on the HESA student record.
  6. Due to data quality issues, some of the figures for University of Glamorgan have been omitted from table T6.
  7. Robert Gordon have under-reported the number of other undergraduate qualifications awarded and hence the proportion projected to 'neither award nor transfer' in table T5 has been inflated.
  8. Due to the misleading effect of the small base population, data for UHI Millennium Institute has been excluded from the Employment Indicator table E1.
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Notes to tables 2004/05

  1. The list of institutions in the 2004/05 Performance Indicators has changed.

    Trinity College of Music has merged with Laban to become Trinity Laban
    University of Wales College of Medicine has merged with Cardiff University

  2. The following institutions have changed their names in the HESA products for 2004/05:

    Anglia Polytechnic University changed to Anglia Ruskin University
    Bath Spa University College changed to Bath Spa University
    Bolton Institute of HE changed to The University of Bolton
    Canterbury Christ Church College changed to Canterbury Christ Church University
    University College Chester changed to University of Chester
    University College Chichester changed to University of Chichester
    Falmouth School of Art and Design changed to University College Falmouth
    Liverpool Hope University College changed to Liverpool Hope University
    University College Northampton changed to The University of Northampton
    Southampton Institute changed to Southampton Solent University
    University College Winchester changed to The University of Winchester
    University College Worcester changed to University of Worcester

  3. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA reference volumes, are:

    Birkbeck College
    Courtauld Institute of Art
    Institute of Education
    Goldsmiths College
    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
    King’s College London
    London Business School
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    The School of Oriental and African Studies
    The School of Pharmacy
    Queen Mary and Westfield College
    Royal Academy of Music
    Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
    The Royal Veterinary College
    St. George’s Hospital Medical School
    University College London
    (Heythrop College is also a college of University of London, but is not included in HESA statistics, as it is not publicly-funded.)

    In addition, the institutes within the umbrella of University of London (Institutes and activities) are:

    University of London Institute in Paris
    University Marine Biological Station, Millport

    School of Advanced Study comprises:

    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    Institute of Classical Studies
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    Institute of English Studies
    Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies
    Institute of Historical Research
    Institute for the Study of the Americas
    Warburg Institute

  4. In September 2004, the ownership of Carlisle campus of The University of Northumbria at Newcastle was transferred to The University of Central Lancashire.
  5. Due to an oversight, the cause of which has now been addressed, St Martin’s College did not return results for a group of their mature students, as a result, some of their data has been excluded from tables T3a and T3c.
  6. Due to data issues with a non-standard programme, the non-continuation figures for mature students at The University of Manchester have been adversely affected. The impact has been greater for table T3c and as a result, this data has been suppressed. The figures for mature entrants and all entrants in Table T3a should be treated with caution.
  7. The fall in the proportion of students projected to qualify with a degree at The University of Paisley (table T5) is due to mis-coding of a group of students.
  8. Changes in coding of a group of students at Glasgow Caledonian University has had a negative impact on their projected outcome figures in table T5. Data for Glasgow Caledonian University has therefore been excluded from this table.
  9. Due to inconsistencies in the way a group of students were coded this year, the projected outcomes for Queen's University, Belfast have been excluded from table T5.
  10. Due to an administrative error, London Metropolitan University has had a low response rate to the DLHE survey this year. This may have resulted in an atypical and unrepresentative pattern of responses to the survey, as seen in table E1.
  11. The University of Bristol made late changes to the number of students recorded as in receipt of DSA. These changes are not reflected in the published Performance Indicators.
  12. Heriot-Watt have under-reported the number of other undergraduate qualifications awarded and hence the proportion projected to 'neither award nor transfer' is likely to be inflated. In previous years, the proportion projected to obtain other awards was 2.4%.
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Notes to tables 2003/04

The list of institutions in the 2003/04 Performance Indicators has changed.

  1. The Northern School of Contemporary Dance has become a full affiliate member of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama and is now not shown separately.
  2. The following institutions have changed their names for 2003/04 data:
    • The London Institute changed to University of the Arts, London
    • University of Wales College, Newport changed to The University of Wales, Newport
    • University of Surrey Roehampton changed to Roehampton University
    • King Alfred’s College Winchester changed to University College Winchester
    • Chester College of HE changed to University College Chester
  3. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the Performance Indicators, are:
    Birkbeck College
    Courtauld Institute of Art
    Institute of Education
    Goldsmiths College
    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
    King’s College London
    London Business School
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    The School of Oriental and African Studies
    The School of Pharmacy
    Queen Mary and Westfield College
    Royal Academy of Music
    Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
    The Royal Veterinary College
    St. George’s Hospital Medical School
    University College London
    (Heythrop College is also a college of University of London, but is not included in HESA statistics, as it is not publicly-funded.)

    In addition, the institutes within the umbrella of University of London (Institutes and activities) are:
    British Institute in Paris
    University Marine Biological Station, Millport
    School of Advanced Study comprises:
    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    Institute of Classical Studies
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    Institute of English Studies
    Institute of Germanic Studies
    Institute of Historical Research
    Institute of Latin American Studies
    Institute of Romance Studies
    Institute of United States Studies
    Warburg Institute
  4. The University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology and University of Manchester have merged to become The University of Manchester.
  5. The low participation neighbourhood indicators for the University of Hertfordshire (table series T1 and T2) have been omitted this year, as the postcode data is not an accurate reflection of the true situation.
  6. Data quality issues have been identified by Liverpool John Moores University and as a result, their data has been suppressed in tables T3b and T3c.
  7. It is known that undergraduate qualifications obtained were under-reported by the University of Abertay Dundee, which has an artificial adverse effect on this indicator. Consequently, the outcome figures in Table 5 have been suppressed.
  8. The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama has pointed out that there are some missing qualifications for a batch of their students. Their outcomes have therefore been excluded from table T5.
  9. Because of changes being made to their student record system, the projected outcomes for Wolverhampton University were badly affected this year. They have therefore been omitted from table T5.
  10. Bell College and UHI Millennium Institute are relatively new to the sector and have insufficient data to produce accurate projected outcomes. Therefore, outcome figures for these two institutions have been excluded from table T5.
  11. The number of qualifications awarded were under-reported by UHI Millennium Institute and as a result, their non-continuation data has been suppressed in table series T3.
  12. Due to data quality issues, some of the figures for The North-East Wales Institute of Higher Education and Swansea Institute of Higher Education have been omitted from table T6.
  13. Due to changes in coding and inconsistencies in the way a group of students were coded in 2002/03 and 2003/04, the projected outcomes for the University of Glamorgan have been excluded from table T5.
  14. Due to data quality issues, the projected outcomes for Glasgow Caledonian University have been omitted from table T5.
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Notes to tables 2002/03

The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2002/03 has changed.

 

  1. London Guildhall University and The University of North London have merged to form London Metropolitan University.
  2. The following institution has joined the HE sector:

    Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies
  3. The following institutions have changed their names in the HESA products for 2002/03:

    The University of Kent at Canterbury changed to The University of Kent
    Liverpool Hope changed to Liverpool Hope University College
    Institute of Advanced Nursing changed to The Royal College of Nursing
  4. Courtauld Institute of Art is now shown separately. It was previously included in the figures for the University of London (Institutes and activities) but is still an associated institute of the university.
  5. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA products, are:
    Birkbeck College
    Courtauld Institute of Art
    Institute of Education
    Goldsmiths College
    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
    King’s College London
    London Business School
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    The School of Oriental and African Studies
    The School of Pharmacy
    Queen Mary and Westfield College
    Royal Academy of Music
    Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
    The Royal Veterinary College
    St. George’s Hospital Medical School
    University College London
    (Heythrop College is also a college of University of London, but is not included in HESA statistics, as it is not publicly-funded.)

    In addition, the institutes within the umbrella of University of London (Institutes and activities) are:
    British Institute in Paris
    University Marine Biological Station, Millport
    School of Advanced Study comprises:
    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    Institute of Classical Studies
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    Institute of English Studies
    Institute of Germanic Studies
    Institute of Historical Research
    Institute of Latin American Studies
    Institute of Romance Studies
    Institute of United States Studies
    Warburg Institute
  6. De Montfort University implemented a strategic restructuring whereby their Lincoln campuses transferred to the University of Lincoln at the end of 2001/02, along with a significant number of students. This transfer of students has affected some figures in both table T3 and table T5, publication of which would have misrepresented the true patterns of continuation and achievement at the University. Consequently, some figures in Table 3 and all the figures in Table 5 have been suppressed.
  7. The outcomes for the University of Teesside have been left out because problems with their data this year have adversely affected their figures.
  8. St Andrews University has pointed out that the data used to obtain the projected 'neither award nor transfer' figure was of questionable value following problems with changing their student record system.
  9. It has been decided not to show the Courtauld Institute of Art separately in tables T3, T4 and T5 for this year as these tables are based on 2001 entrants (2000 entrants in table T4). Therefore the Institute is still included in the figures for the University of London (Institutes and activities) for the non-continuation and projected outcome tables. For all other tables, the Courtauld Institute of Art is treated separately.
  10. The low participation neighbourhood figures for the University of Derby have been adversely affected because of postcode data quality problems this year.
  11. It is known that the figures relating to The College of St Mark & St John have been under-reported. As a result of administration error, there has been a significant decrease in the number of leavers contacted for survey purposes in 2002/03. Where comparisons are made between institutions or when considering employment status data for this institution, the resultant shortfall in reported graduate employment should be noted.
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