HESA Aggregate return for student studying wholly overseas 2013/14 - Type of activity
HESA Aggregate return for student studying wholly overseas 2013/14
Type of activity
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This field defines the arrangements under which overseas programmes are provided.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
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Codes 1-3 are to be used for students who are registered at the Higher Education Provider (HEP).
"Registered" for the purposes of HESA's data collection is to be interpreted as being identical to the definition of registered adopted by each HEP's Funding Council.
"Offshore" for the purposes of HESA's data collection means outside of the UK. The Channel Islands and Isle of Man are not part of the United Kingdom.
"UK HEP award" and "award of the reporting provider" include cases where awards are joint awards of UK Higher Education Providers (HEPs) and overseas partner organisation(s).
Codes 1 and 2. In this context "Overseas campus" means a campus set up as a branch campus of the parent provider. As such it is seen as no different from any other campus of the HEP. In some cases a commercial partner may actually own the physical structure. However where the reporting HEP effectively owns and manages the intellectual operation, this is regarded as an overseas campus of the reporting HEP.
Code 2. Included in this type would be collaborative provision with an overseas partner organisation(s), some types of collaborative provision are sometimes described as 'franchised' provision, consortia and joint award arrangements. Collaborative provision denotes educational provision leading to an award of an awarding HEP delivered and/or supported and/or assessed through an arrangement with a partner organisation. This approach is in line with the QAA Code of practice (for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education, which can be found on the QAA safeguards of higher education site here QAA website.
Not included under Code 2 is distance, flexible and distributed learning provision which should be returned under Code 3.
Code 3. "Distance, flexible and distributed learning" denotes educational provision leading to an award of an awarding HEP delivered and/or supported and/or assessed through means which generally do not require the student to attend particular classes or events at particular times and particular locations. This approach is in line with the QAA Code of practice (for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education, QAA Quality Code for Higher Education.
Distance learners overseas. There are a small number of distance learning students studying outside the UK who are funded - e.g. Crown servants overseas and the Services. For these students a full individualised record is needed. All other distance learning students studying outside the UK should be included in the Aggregate return for students studying wholly outside the UK.
Codes 4 or 5 should be used where students are not registered students of the reporting HEP but are studying overseas for awards of the reporting HEP.
Code 5 should be used where the reporting HEP validates the award of an overseas HEO and the student is neither registered at nor taught by the reporting HEP.
Students studying under articulation arrangements but who do not meet the criteria of being either registered with the reporting HEP or studying for an award of the reporting HEP are not included in the Aggregate offshore record.
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
To distinguish between the different arrangements under which offshore programmes are provided.
Data type: TYPECodeContentType
|Change management notes||Additional guidance added to the Notes section regarding the use of Code 5 'Any other student studying overseas for an award of the reporting HEP'.|
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