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KIS record 2016/17 - Notification log

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KIS record 2016/17 - Notification log

This document summarises all communications associated with the 2016/17 KIS collection, from first publication of known changes to the record through to collection closure in July 2017. Please refer to the Revision history document for full technical list of changes to the specifications.

HESA issue regular communications during the life of a collection:

  • Circulars: announcements to interested parties concerning or issues relating to the collection. Circulars are always made available on the HESA website for later reference, and emailed out to the mailgroup for the collection.
  • Coding manual release overviews: these document iterative changes to the technical documentation that define the form of the data to be submitted, as well as being a place to host resources associated with collecting that data.

2017-07-13 Coding manual release - version 1.11

Several changes have been made for Accrediting body 095, the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) in the Accreditation information table.

2017-06-22 Coding manual release - version 1.10

A new version of the Unistats output schema (including TEF changes) to be used from 2017-06-22 onwards, has been released.

The Unistats dataset file structure and description table has been amended to reflect changes made to the TEF.

2017-04-06 Coding manual release - version 1.9

2016-10-27 Coding manual release - version 1.8

2016-09-20 Coding manual release - version 1.7

2016-08-10 Coding manual release - version 1.6

2016-06-16 Coding manual release - version 1.5

2016-05-26 Coding manual release - version 1.4

2016-05-05 Coding manual release - version 1.3

The following documentation has been updated and added to the coding manual:

2016-03-31 Coding manual release - version 1.2

The Submission process and quality assurance section of the default page has been released and raised to give greater prominence to the documents necessary to return a KIS.

The following documentation has been updated and added to the coding manual:

Guidance in Types of KIS amended to communicate that a combination of KISTYPEs 1 and 3 can be returned for KISTYPE 2 courses.

Guidance for KISCourse.HESACOURSEID amended to clarify that, for 2016/17 onward, APs can be included in the KIS record.

Guidance has been removed from Fees fields, due to NHS bursaries no longer being available from 2017.

2016-03-04 Coding manual release - version 1.1

The following documentation has been updated and added to the coding manual:

2016-01-07 Coding manual release - version 1.0

Version 1.0 of the coding manual includes the first release of documentation for KIS 2016/17.

Guidance changes have been made to the data items which relate to fees, clarifying how to return course fees in the instance where these haven't been announced yet at the provider.

Further guidance has been added to the URL fields detailing that providers should return these at course level, where applicable and where the information displayed on these pages may differ across courses.

Additional guidance has been added to further publicise that the KIS collection allows providers to resubmit their data at any point during the collection. Providers are encouraged to update their data submissions throughout the year if there are any changes or inaccuracies to generate more accurate output.

Need help?

If you have any queries relating to this documentation please note Higher Education Providers (HEPs) should email Institutional Liaison in the first instance and Further Education Colleges (FECs) should email [email protected] in the first instance.

Contact Liaison by email or on +44 (0)1242 388 531.