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Staff Record 2012/13

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Short nameCCENTRE

This field identifies the cost centre to which the contract is assigned

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

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101Clinical medicine
102Clinical dentistry
103Nursing & allied health professions
104Psychology & behavioural sciences
105Health & community studies
106Anatomy & physiology
107Pharmacy & pharmacology
108Sports science & leisure studies
109Veterinary science
110Agriculture, forestry & food science
111Earth, marine & environmental sciences
115General engineering
116Chemical engineering
117Mineral, metallurgy & materials engineering
118Civil engineering
119Electrical, electronic & computer engineering
120Mechanical, aero & production engineering
121IT, systems sciences & computer software engineering
123Architecture, built environment & planning
124Geography & environmental studies
125Area studies
127Anthropology & development studies
128Politics & international studies
129Economics & econometrics
131Social work & social policy
133Business & management studies
134Catering & hospitality management
136Continuing education
137Modern languages
138English language & literature
142Theology & religious studies
143Art & design
144Music, dance, drama & performing arts
145Media studies
201Total academic services
202Central administration & services
204Staff & student facilities
206Residences & catering

It is possible that two of the cost centre fields have the same value if staff are undertaking more than one activity as part of the contract, but both in the same cost centre.

It is possible for staff on academic contracts to be assigned to Professional Services cost centres (201 to 206) and vice-versa. Cost centre 202 'Central administration & services' should be used for academic staff on contracts which are not assignable to departmental academic cost centres.

Cost centre 201 'Total academic services'

This includes centralised academic services such as libraries, learning resource centres and central computer rooms which are not operated by or specific to academic departments. This cost centre may also include museums, galleries and observatories which are not run by specific academic departments but are used for academic purposes.

Cost centres 202 'Central administration & services' and 204 'Staff & student facilities'

This includes central administration, general educational and staff and student facilities and amenities.

Cost centre 202 'Central administration & services' includes central administrative staff and Heads of Institutions, Professors, Deans, Tutors, Faculty Officers and the like in respect of central (as distinct from departmental) administrative work. This category also includes the running of an administrative computer and the following other functions if not attributed to their relevant cost centre; public relations, advertising and recruitment, publications (excluding educational publications), advisors, organisation and methods unit, security of wages, legal and audit, general insurance not included elsewhere and telephony where centrally managed.

Cost centre 204 'Staff & student facilities' includes the provision of facilities and amenities for the use of students and/or staff e.g. Careers Advisory Service, student societies, wardens of halls of residence, accommodation office, athletic and sporting facilities (excluding maintenance) and the institution's health service.

Cost centre 205 'Premises'

This includes all maintenance of premises (including academic buildings, central academic services, art centres, institution's health service premises, pavilions, sports buildings, etc) and on roads and grounds except residences and catering. Staff concerned with building maintenance, including estates administrative staff, are included in this category.

Cost centre 206 'Residences & catering'

This includes providing the residence, catering and any conference operations, including the maintenance of residential and catering premises.

Further information about cost centres can be found in the HESA circular.

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Reason required

To analyse the deployment of staff and make comparisons with other HESA returns

Part of
Field length3
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: CCENTRE
Based onC11025 CCENTRE1, C11025 CCENTRE2 and C11025 CCENTRE3
Date modified2013-09-12
Change management notesAdditional guidance added to the Notes section, advising HEIs on the use of codes 201 'Total academic services', 202 'Central administration & services', 204 'Staff & student facilities', 205 'Premises' and 206 'Residences & catering'.

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