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KIS record 2012/13

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Version 1.2 Produced 2012-08-20

Timescales for collection

In the first year of the KIS, the collection will be managed by HEFCE via their extranet. From the 2013/14 KIS onwards HESA will manage the collection for HEIs through the HESA submission system. HEFCE are working with the Information Authority to establish a long term collection solution for FECs. HEFCE will confirm the precise timetable and provide access keys for their extranet in early 2012. To aid institutions in planning, a broad timetable of activities is given below:

Date Action
June 2011 Provision of information about higher education: Outcomes of consultation and next steps, published by HEFCE, UUK and GuildHE (HEFCE 2011/18).
September 2011 Publication of technical guidance available on HESA website.
December 2011 Publication of updated technical guidance available on HESA website.
22 February/1 March 2012 HESA training seminars see HESA training.
29 March 2012 Submission system opens and validation kits issued for KISs to be published in September 2012. Institutions will have until August 2012 to finalise their data. The system will remain open throughout this period to allow institutions to manage their workloads and undertake quality assurance work.
March 2012 Publication of final update to technical guidance available HESA website.
Early July 2012 NSS 2012 and DLHE 2012 (C10018) data added by HEFCE to KIS submissions.
22 August 2012 Final deadline for submission of KIS data and sign off by head of institution. Institutions will be able to preview their full KIS data at this point.
End September 2012 Institutions preview new official website with KIS and associated widgets.
New official website goes live; Unistats website closes.
KIS widgets to be embedded and visible on all institutional websites.
UCAS to include KIS data into course search website.
Widget available for download to HEI websites.
27 September 2012 KIS system re-opens for updates to September 2012 KIS, where necessary, for example to confirm fee information. Updates will be routinely published via the KIS widgets and official website.
31 October 2012 The latest date by which all HEIs should have the widgets on their websites.

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