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  • 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.

  • Collection Governance Consultation: your feedback

    Alex Leigh

    Alex Leigh


    Alex Leigh discusses opening thoughts and thanks for the feedback from the initial consultation marking the launch of Collection Governance project

  • No detail too small: Defining the Graduate Outcomes collection

    Matt Barnard

    Matt Barnard

    Data Policy & Governance Analyst

    We are currently working to develop our newest collection - Graduate Outcomes. This blog provides an update on our progress over the last two months in defining the data specification and survey brand.

  • Lost in France: Negotiating Data Submission Maps and Language

    Daniel Kidd

    Dan Kidd

    Head of Training & Consultancy

    With higher education providers preparing to submit data to HESA over the next few weeks, HESA’s Head of Training & Consultancy, Dan Kidd, offers advice on how to make the process considerably less painful than negotiating French town planning . . .

  • Data Futures readiness survey

    Melanie Ross

    Communication Officer, Data Futures

    We recently carried out the Data Futures readiness survey to help us learn more about how providers are preparing for in-year collection, and how we can best inform and update them. We received 138 responses, providing us with vital feedback that will ensure we can address queries from providers now as we head into the Alpha pilot and towards implementation and transition.