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Unistats record 2017/18 - Introduction

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Unistats record 2017/18 - Introduction

Version 1.0 Produced 2017-01-06

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The Unistats record replaces the KIS record, which has been collected since 2012/13 from Higher Education Providers (HEPs) and Further Education Colleges (FECs).

Providers may resubmit their data at any point during the year and are encouraged to do this to reflect changes to their programmes.

Further policy information can be found on the OfS website.

Record specific detail

The Unistats record is collected to aid prospective higher education students in making a decision about what and where to study. Unistats collection provides comparable information about full or part-time undergraduate courses and contains information that prospective students have identified as most important to inform their decisions about future study. The emphasis of the coverage of the Unistats record is for any undergraduate course that someone can register for in the next academic year. Full details of the coverage of this record can be found in the coverage statement on the coding manual.

Data collected

The Unistats record collects data about full and part-time undergraduate courses available for application for the next academic year, which is then joined to other datasets, such as National Student Survey outcomes, to generate a range of course information for publication on the Unistats website. The detail of the different items collected can be found in the Data items document located on the coding manual landing page.

Data collection

The Unistats data is collected prospectively, reporting in May-August on courses which will be commencing in the following academic year. For example, the 2012/13 KIS record was collected in 2012 and reported on courses commencing in the 2013/14 academic year.

HESA Subscribers will submit data to HESA through the Data Collection System and FECs will submit data to OfS through the Extranet.


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