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  • Data Futures: view from an Alpha participant

    Guest Blogger

    Daniel Norton, Assistant Registrar at Loughborough University provides his viewpoint on the journey so far as an Alpha participant on the Data Futures programme.

  • HE Student data is latest HESA open data

    Jonathan Waller, Director of Information & Analysis

    Jonathan Waller

    Director of Information & Analysis

    HESA publishes the HE Student data 2016/17 on Thursday 8 February 2018. As one of our most anticipated annual products, we know its vital to make the data accessible, useful, and of the highest quality. And now, it is also free of charge. Jonathan Waller, HESA’s Director of Information & Analysis, provides an update on the new format of this data and its important place in HESA’s Open Data Strategy.

  • Implementing HECoS: From JACS to HECoS [Video]

    Andy Youell

    Director of Data Policy & Governance

    Recently our Director of Data Policy & Governance, Andy Youell, joined forces with UCAS to film a video about the implementation of HECoS, what it means for different organisations, and the resources available to support providers with this transition.

  • OFFA appoints HESA and CFE Research to conduct research project

    Matt Clarke

    Matt Clarke

    Analytical Solutions Specialist

    OFFA (Office for Fair Access) has commissioned HESA and CFE Research to research the facilitators and barriers to part-time study, particularly amongst those from disadvantaged backgrounds, following a decline in the number of students enrolling onto part-time study. HESA Analytical Solutions Specialist, Matt Clarke, outlines the project and its key phases below.

  • Unwrapping Graduate Outcomes: Presenting the operational design

    Rachel Hewitt

    Rachel Hewitt

    Data Policy & Governance Manager

    Following two years of review, design, and consultation, we are today publishing the operational design for Graduate Outcomes, our new national survey that will capture vital information on the activities and views of graduates.

  • The continuing evolution of open data at HESA

    Izzy Budd

    Open Data Champion

    A 2016 public consultation strongly supported HESA’s aim to publish non-personal and non-commercially-sensitive data as open data by 2021. One of HESA’s open data champions, Izzy Budd, outlines the next milestone in the transformation of HESA's publications and specifically the impact on the Higher Education Statistics for the UK publication.

  • Detailed design coding manual (Data Futures): what it means for providers

    Rob Phillpotts

    Programme Director, Data Futures

    Programme Director Rob Phillpotts announces the launch of the HESA Student record Coding manual (Data Futures) and the implications for the transition year. 

  • Graduate Outcomes: Building the collection

    Lorraine Pearce

    Lorraine Pearce

    Head of Software Development

    To mark the release of a draft specification for the collection of contact details for Graduate Outcomes, two of our Heads of Software Development reflect on how they're approaching the task of building Graduate Outcomes.

  • What does the Data Matters Conference offer data experts?

    Guest Blogger

    “Data experts will find that there is a lot to excite them at the Data Matters conference,” says Marieke Guy, Data Analyst in the QAA Evaluation and Analytics Team, and who is leading the workshop Trendspotting; helping you to make sense of large information sources at the one-day event on 3 November 2017.

  • Launch of New Heidi Plus Community Dashboards

    Neil Richards

    Neil Richards

    Business Intelligence Specialist

    Neil Richards, Business Intelligence Specialist at HESA, outlines the benefits of the latest HESA/Jisc Community Dashboards within Heidi Plus, which combine the collaborative expertise of HE professionals with HESA and other HE sector data, and the very latest visualisation technology, to bring invaluable sector insight to HESA subscribers and Jisc members.