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Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England (number 02766993) at the address above. Registered Charity number 01039709. The members are Universities UK and GuildHE.

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We encourage open dialogue, and operate a light-touch comment moderation policy.

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We reserve the right to edit comments to remove inappropriate material. Comments may be edited or deleted to remove inaccurate data if we are concerned it has the potential to mislead.

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