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Unistats record 2017/18 - Coding manual release schedule

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Unistats record 2017/18 - Coding manual release schedule

Version 1.1 Produced 2017-03-07

This document outlines the planned dates for the first release of the coding manual documents. These documents may subsequently be updated in the further releases. This guide is an outline of when documents will be released; due to Unistats being a flexible collection, dates can deviate slightly from planned releases.

Unistats coding manual release schedule

Release Description
December 2016 Release of known changes, specification of the data to be returned.
February 2017 Release of data collection schedule, supporting documentation and additional guidance.
March 2017 Release of validation kit, quality rules, Unistats documentation and timescales for data collection.
May 2017 Release planned prior to collection opening.
September 2017 onwards Intermittent maintenance releases as required.

Scheduled release of manual documents

Section Document Expected release
Overview Introduction December 2016
Support Guides December 2016
Data collection schedule February 2017
Data specification Coverage of the record December 2016
Data model December 2016
File Structure December 2016
CYY061.xsd December 2016
CYY061DataTypes.xsd December 2016
CYY061CodeLists.xsd December 2016
Unistats output schema.xsd March 2017
Submission process and quality assurance Quality rules April 2017
HESA XML data entry tool April 2017
How to use the HESA XML data entry tool April 2017
Validation overview April 2017
Download validation kit April 2017
Supporting documentation Collaborative provision.pdf February 2017
Data requirements for new courses February 2017
Year to which fields relate February 2017
Calculations of assessment and learning and teaching methods guidance February 2017
Statement about PSRBs and accreditation for the Unistats Technical Guidance February 2017
Accreditation information table March 2017
List of KIS Course Aims March 2017
Unistats dataset file structure and description March 2017
Onward use of data Unistats widget user guide March 2017
Unistats dataset March 2017
Publication arrangements February 2017
Inclusion of NSS and DLHE data guidance February 2017

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