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Student record - Data Futures


  • Introduction - Background information relating to the collection.
  • Data protection guidance - Information about how Data Protection legislation affects the processing of data by HESA.

Data specification

  • Coverage of the record - The criteria for the return of data in the record.
  • Physical data model - Describes the data items included in the record and the relationships between them.
  • Data dictionary - Directory of all data items collected, displayed by entity.
  • XSD - Schema for the structure of the XML file.

Data specification guidance

HESA XML data entry tool

Further guidance

  • Additional support is available from our Data Futures - Resources section including:
    • Key concepts - Important Data Futures concepts explained including reference periods, in scope periods and sign off.
    • Glossary - A list of key terms to support understanding of the coding manual and the wider Data Futures project.
    • FAQ - Common queries that have arisen during the Data Futures process.

Need help?

Contact Liaison by email or on 01242 211144.