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Freedom of information

HESA is not covered by the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, we will do our best to answer any queries we receive.

We are not a public authority under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We are a not-for-profit private limited company owned by its members. Our members are Universities UK and GuildHE, the two representative bodies of HE institutions in the United Kingdom. We are funded by subscriptions from higher education providers throughout the UK.

Links with public authorities

We have formal agreements with our statutory customers to provide the data they require to fulfil their public functions.

More information about us and our relationships with our statutory customers can be found in Data Protection Guidance for the HESA Records.

Get information from HESA

We publish a substantial amount of open data and analysis on our website under a Creative Commons 4.0 license.

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, we can provide tailored datasets to answer specific questions. We will work with you to determine the data and analysis you need.

For press and media enquiries, please see the Press Office page.