The zip files below contain the *.pdf specifications of derived fields created by HESA from the data collected. They are provided to aid in understanding the onward usage of submitted data. They may be subject to updating during the collection year, until the database for the collection closes.
An 'X' prefix is used to identify those fields which are created for long-term analytical use of the data.
'Processing' fields are created within the collection cycle to aid both HESA and higher education providers in the processing and quality assurance of the submitted data, for example in Credibility reporting or downloadable data supply files. Processing fields may also be created to assist in combining data sets (e.g. Unistats).