The zip file below contains the PDF specifications of derived fields created by HESA for internal and statutory customer use. They are provided as a courtesy to aid in understanding the onwards usage of 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 HE providers in the processing and quality assurance of the submitted data. Processing fields may also be created to assist in combining data sets (e.g. Unistats).