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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.

2022-06-23 Coding manual release overview - version 1.8

Version 1.8 of the coding manual includes the following changes:

First release of File structures for downloadable files:

Changes to fields and entities:

2022-05-05 Coding manual release overview - version 1.7

Version 1.7 of the coding manual includes the following changes:

First release of File structures for downloadable files:

Changes to fields and entities:

The Derived field specifications have been updated since the last coding manual release, more detail can be found in the Derived field revisions page.

2022-03-23 Coding manual release overview - version 1.6

Version 1.6 of the coding manual includes the following changes:

The following documentation has been added under the 'Submission process and quality assurance' section:

2022-03-04 Coding manual release overview - version 1.5

Version 1.5 of the coding manual includes the following changes:

2022-02-09 Coding manual release overview - version 1.4

Version 1.4 of the coding manual includes the following changes:

2021-12-23 Coding manual release overview - version 1.3

Version 1.3 of the coding manual includes the following changes:

2021-10-18 Coding manual release overview - version 1.2

Version 1.2 of the coding manual includes the following changes:

2021-09-10 Coding manual release overview - version 1.1

Version 1.1 of the coding manual includes the following changes:

First release of further guidance:

Changes to fields and entities:

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

Version 1.0 of the coding manual includes the following:

The following new fields have been added to the Student entity:

Changes to fields and entities:

Communication - April

This communication provides information about the agreed Student record changes for 2021/22. This communication sets out the results of the consultation process and summarises the changes that will be implemented for 2021/22.

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