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This document summarises all communications associated with the 2020/21 Student collection, from first publication of known changes to the record through to collection closure in October 2020. 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:

  • Communications: announcements to interested parties concerning or issues relating to the collection. Communications 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.

2021-02-26 Coding manual release overview - version 1.5

Version 1.5 of the coding manual includes the following changes:

2021-01-06 Coding manual release overview - version 1.4

Version 1.4 of the coding manual includes the following changes:

2020-09-30 Coding manual release overview - version 1.3

Version 1.3 of the coding manual includes the following changes:

First release of further guidance:

Changes to fields and entities:

2020-09-07 Coding manual release overview - version 1.2

Version 1.2 of the coding manual includes the following change:

  • The schema ordering for all fields within the C20051.xsd has been amended to follow the HESA Standard - alphabetical ordering of Primary Keys, followed by Foreign Keys, followed by the remaining fields. The fields that will directly move position are: Institution.UKPRN, Instance.SDEMPLOY, Instance.SDLEAD, ITTPlacement.PLMNTDYS, DeliveryOrganisationAndLocation.PCODELOC, and Student.SERLEAVE.

2020-08-27 Coding manual release overview - version 1.1

Version 1.1 of the coding manual includes the following changes:

2020-07-30 Coding manual release overview - version 1.0

Version 1.0 of the coding manual includes the following:

Changes to Data specification documentation:

  • The guidance within the section 'General definition' in Coverage of the record has been updated.
  • The guidance within the section 'Type 04 Dormant Students' in Reduced returns has been updated.

The following new sub entity and fields have been added to the Course entity:

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