With an ever evolving Higher Education landscape it is vital to gain as much understanding of the sector as possible.

The Information Services Team has expanded their portfolio with the development of the Subject benchmarking report service.

This report can provide your institution with data and graphical analysis of students studying a chosen subject, alongside statistics for your competitors.

This valuable report will enable providers in higher education to understand how their subject provision is performing in relation to their competitors and the sector as a whole.



Specialised content

The report is compiled around three main areas:

  • Student
  • Qualifiers
  • Destinations

Presented sequentially through each area to provide an insight into the progression of students through and post higher education. Most sections of the report provide this information at client, competitor and sector level.

You can customise your report to include between 3 and 10 institutions as your competitor group, or these can be chosen in relation to subject league tables.

Further customisation can include choosing the tariff bandings used in the analysis of student achievement, or we can use average tariff.

Example subject benchmarking report

Space Travel Report Poppleton

Please take a look at our sample report which shows details of the subject Space Travel for Poppleton University

  • As well as illustrating an extended time series of first year students and qualifiers the student data also includes an in-depth entry profile, international market share, and continuation status analysis.

  • Achievement of first degree qualifiers and separate analysis comparing class of first degrees with student's entry qualifications.

  • Finally destinations data is then used to evaluate further study retention rates, activity of leavers 6 months after graduation, types of employment entered, average salary and student mobility.

Each report will be delivered in Adobe PDF format with a full set of Microsoft Excel® tables.

These tables will enable you to undertake further analysis; which could help form decisions for activity review, new course development, recruitment etc. 



Ordering and pricing

As with all services from the Information Services Team, your report will be delivered on time, as agreed during ordering, and we aim to supply all reports within 5 working days, subject to demand.

Each report costs £325 with discounts for multiple reports, please contact the team if you wish to discuss the discounts available.

Contact the Information Services team if you would like more information or if you would like to place an order.