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Unistats record 2017/18 - Revision history

This table lists changes and additions to the record specification and supporting documentation.

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Version 1.15 (2018-08-09)

Element Element version Notes
Accreditation information table 1.7

The Accreditation type text for ACCTYPE 09405 has been updated.

Version 1.14 (2018-07-27)

Element Element version Notes
Accreditation information table 1.6

The names for the following ACCTYPEs 02201, 18801 have been updated.

ACCTYPE 13901 name has been changed as NCTL is now known as DfE.

List of KIS Course Aims 1.8 KISAIMs 185, 186, 187 and 188 have been added to the lookup table.

Version 1.13 (2018-07-05)

Element Element version Notes
Unistats dataset file structure and description 1.5 The following field names have been added to the Unistats structure description table:
  • LEO.LEOUNAVAILREASON
  • LEO.LEOPOP
  • LEO.LEOAGG
  • LEO.LEOSBJ
  • LEO.LEOLQ
  • LEO.LEOMED
  • LEO.LEOUQ
Unistats output schema N/A Unistats output schems has been updated with the following new elements:
  • LEO.LEOUNAVAILREASON
  • LEO.LEOPOP
  • LEO.LEOAGG
  • LEO.LEOSBJ
  • LEO.LEOLQ
  • LEO.LEOMED
  • LEO.LEOUQ
Accreditation information table 1.5

Accrediting body name for 16601 and 01701 have been changed.

ACCTYPEs 01106 and 01107 have been removed.

ACCTYPE URL for 14101 has been changed.

Version 1.12 (2018-04-09)

Element Element version Notes
List of KIS Course Aims 1.7 KISAIM 184 has been added to the lookup table.

Version 1.11 (2018-03-12)

Element Element version Notes
Accreditation information table 1.4 ACCTYPE 20301 has been added.

Version 1.10 (2018-01-25)

Element Element version Notes
Unistats dataset file structure and description 1.4 NSS.Q3 to NSS.Q22 descriptions have been updated to correctly align it to the NSS questionnaire.

Version 1.9 (2018-01-16)

Element Element version Notes
List of KIS Course Aims 1.6 KISAIM 183 has been added to the lookup table.

Version 1.8 (2017-11-15)

Element Element version Notes
List of KIS Course Aims 1.5 KISAIM 182 has been added to the lookup table.
KISCourse.SANDWICH 1.1 Guidance has been amended in the Notes section, to clarify student placements that split across years.
Unistats dataset file structure and description 1.3 The following field names have been added to the Unistats sturcture description table:
  • NSS.NSSUNAVAILREASON
  • NHSNSS.NHSUNAVAILREASON
  • Entry.ENTUNAVAILREASON
  • Tariff.TARUNAVAILREASON
  • Employment.EMPUNAVAILREASON
  • JobType.JOBUNAVAILREASON
  • Common.COMUNAVAILREASON
  • Salary.SALUNAVAILREASON
  • Continuation.CONUNAVAILREASON
  • DegreeClass.DEGUNAVAILREASON
Unistats output schema N/A Unistats output schemas has been updated with the following new elements:
  • NSS.NSSUNAVAILREASON
  • NHSNSS.NHSUNAVAILREASON
  • Entry.ENTUNAVAILREASON
  • Tariff.TARUNAVAILREASON
  • Employment.EMPUNAVAILREASON
  • JobType.JOBUNAVAILREASON
  • Common.COMUNAVAILREASON
  • Salary.SALUNAVAILREASON
  • Continuation.CONUNAVAILREASON
  • DegreeClass.DEGUNAVAILREASON

Version 1.7 (2017-10-26)

Element Element version Notes
Accreditation information table 1.3

The URL for ACCTYPEs 12801, 12802, have been amended.

The following Accreditation bodies have submitted a new name:

  • ACCTYPE - 01601 is now BALEAP: the global forum for EAP professionals
  • ACCTYPE - 15701 is now Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • ACCTYPE - 20101 is now Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
List of KIS Course Aims 1.4

KISAIM 181 has been added to the lookup table.

KISAIM 180 has been removed as this was a duplication of KISAIM 177

Version 1.6 (2017-10-12)

Element Element version Notes
Accreditation information table 1.2 The URL for ACCTYPEs 02701, 00901, 05801, 05802 have been amended.
Unistats dataset file structure and description 1.2 The following changes have been made to the Unistats file structure table: Location.LOCCOUNTRY has been added and KISCourse.AVGCOURSEWORK, KISCourse.AVGSCHEDULED, KISCourse.AVGWRITTEN have been removed.
List of KIS Course Aims 1.3

KISAIM 179 has been added to the lookup table.

LEVEL column added to the KISAIM table and csv file.

Version 1.5 (2017-09-13)

Element Element version Notes
C17061DataTypes.xsd n/a

Schema for the URLtype has been amended to enforce double slashes (//) when entering website addresses.

The following fields has been affected by this change:

Version 1.4 (2017-07-27)

Element Element version Notes
List of KIS Course Aims 1.2 KISAIM 178 has been added to the lookup table.
Unistats dataset file structure and description 1.1
  • NSS Q24 and related fields (Q24RESP_RATE and Q24POP) from the Institution level has been removed as this question is now treated the same as the other questions.
  • Also, the new NSS questions 23 to 27 have been added to the unistats structure table.
Unistats output schema n/a New NSS questions 23 to 27 have been added to the output schema.

Version 1.3 (2017-06-13)

Element Element version Notes
Acreditation information table 1.1
  • ACCTYPEs 09504, 09507, 09508, 09509, 09511 have been deleted.
  • The word 'academic' has been added to the 'accreditation type text' for 09510 ACCTYPE.
  • ACCTYPE 09513 and 09514 have been added.
  • The URL and accreditation name has been changed to for Accrediting Body code 039.
KISCourse.NUMSTAGE 1.1 Further guidance has been added to the Notes section to clarify the length of a course when a component is optional or compulsory i.e sandwich or year abroad.
NSS and DLHE data 1.0 The guidance on the inclusion of NSS and DLHE data has been released under the Onward use of data section.
List of KIS Course Aims 1.1 KISCourse.LEVEL column has been removed from the list of KIS Course Aims table.
Unistats widget user guide 1.0 The Unistats widget user guide has been released under the Onward use of data section.

Version 1.2 (2017-04-06)

Element Element version Notes
n/a A link has been provided with further information on providing information to prospective undergraduates.
Accreditation information table 1.0 The Accreditation information table has been released under the 'Supporting documentation' section.
ACCTYPE 20101 has been added to the table for The Royal Geographical Society.
Collaborative provision 1.0 The Collaborative provision document has been released under the 'Supporting documentation' section.
List of KIS course aims 1.0 The List of KIS course aims has been released under the 'Supporting documentation' section.
Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) and course accreditation 1.0 The Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) and course accreditation guidance has been added under the 'Supporting documentation' section.
Quality rules n/a The Quality rules have been added under the 'Submission process and quality assurance' section.
Unistats dataset n/a A link to the Unistats dataset has been provided under the 'Onward use of data' section.
Unistats dataset file structure and description 1.0 The Unistats dataset file structure and description has been released under the 'Supporting documentation' section.
Unistats output schema n/a The Unistats output schema has been released under the 'Data specification' section.

Version 1.1 (2017-03-07)

Element Element version Notes
Data collection schedule 1.0 The Data collection schedule has been released under the 'Overview' section, detailing the key dates for the C17061 collection.
Data requirements for new courses 1.0 The Data requirements for new courses document has been released under the 'Supporting documentation' section. Diagram has been updated to reflect changes publicise in the '2017/18 Notification of changes'.
HESA XML data entry tool 1.0 The HESA XML data entry tool has been released under the Submission process and quality assurance section.
How to use the HESA XML data entry tool 1.0 The guidance detailing how to use the HESA XML data entry tool has been released under the Submission process and quality assurance section.
Publication arrangements 1.0 The Publication arrangements document has been released under the 'Onward use of data' section.
Summary of findings from KIS audits 1.0 Summary of findings from KIS audits produced by OfS added to 'Supporting documentation' section.
Download validation kit 1.0 The Validation kit download link has been released under the Submission process and quality assurance section.
Years to which fields relate 1.0 The Years to which fields relate has been released under the 'Supporting documentation' section.

Version 1.0 (2017-01-06)

Element Element version Notes
First release n/a First release of full documentation.
All fields and entities n/a

The following changes have been made to data items in line with the changes documented in the notification of changes for C17061.

The following fields have been removed.

  • KISCourse.CourseStage
  • KISCourse.ENGFEE
  • KISCourse.FEETBC
  • KISCourse.JACSL2
  • KISCourse.KISTYPE
  • KISCourse.LEVEL
  • KISCourse.MEANSSUP
  • KISCourse.NIFEE
  • KISCourse.NONCREDITASSESS
  • KISCourse.OTHSUP
  • KISCourse.RELATEDKIS
  • KISCourse.SCOTFEE
  • KISCourse.VARFEE
  • KISCourse.WAFEE
  • KISCourse.WAIVER
  • KISCourse.WELSH
  • CourseStage.ASSACT
  • CourseStage.COURSEWORK
  • CourseStage.INDEPENDENT
  • CourseStage.LTACT
  • CourseStage.PLACEMENT
  • CourseStage.PRACTICAL
  • CourseStage.SCHEDULED
  • CourseStage.STAGE
  • CourseStage.WRITTEN
  • Location.INSTBEDS
  • Location.INSTLOWER
  • Location.INSTUPPER
  • Location.PRIVATELOWER
  • Location.PRIVATEUPPER

Minimum occurrences for the following fields have been increased to '1':

  • KISCourse.ASSURL
  • KISCourse.CRSEURL
  • KISCourse.DISTANCE
  • KISCourse.EMPLOYURL
  • KISCourse.FOUNDATION
  • KISCourse.HONOURS
  • KISCourse.KISAIM
  • KISCourse.LTURL
  • KISCourse.SANDWICH
  • KISCourse.SUPPORTURL
  • KISCourse.YEARABROAD
KISCourse.DISTANCE 1.0 Valid entry 2 'Course is optionally available through distance learning' added to field, with associated guidance added to the Notes section.
KISCourse.NUMSTAGE 1.0 The description and long name have been updated to capture the length of the course in years for Full-time courses. Also, valid entry 0 'No variation' has been removed.

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