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Notes on tables - Destinations of Leavers 2004/05

  1. The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2004/05 has changed.
    • Trinity College of Music has merged with Laban to become Trinity Laban
    • The Victoria Manchester University and UMIST have merged to form The University of Manchester
    • University of Wales College of Medicine has merged with Cardiff University
    • Thames Valley University and Reading College & School of Art and Design merged in 2003/04, and Reading data are included in HESA returns from 2004/05 onwards.
  2. The following institutions have changed their names in the HESA products for 2004/05:
    • Anglia Polytechnic University changed to Anglia Ruskin University
    • Bath Spa University College changed to Bath Spa University
    • Bolton Institute of HE changed to The University of Bolton
    • Canterbury Christ Church College changed to Canterbury Christ Church University
    • University College Chester changed to University of Chester
    • University College Chichester changed to University of Chichester
    • Falmouth School of Art and Design changed to University College Falmouth
    • Liverpool Hope University College changed to Liverpool Hope University
    • University College Northampton changed to The University of Northampton
    • Southampton Institute changed to Southampton Solent University
    • University College Winchester changed to The University of Winchester
    • University College Worcester changed to University of Worcester.
  3. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA reference volumes, are:
    • Birkbeck College
    • Central School of Speech and Drama
    • Courtauld Institute of Art
    • Institute of Education
    • Goldsmiths College
    • Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
    • The Institute of Cancer Research
    • King’s College London
    • London Business School
    • London School of Economics and Political Science
    • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    • The School of Oriental and African Studies
    • The School of Pharmacy
    • Queen Mary and Westfield College
    • Royal Academy of Music
    • Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
    • The Royal Veterinary College
    • St. George’s Hospital Medical School
    • University College London
    • (Heythrop College is also a college of University of London, but is not included in HESA statistics, as it is not publicly-funded).

    In addition, the institutes within the umbrella of University of London (Institutes and activities) are:

    • University of London Institute in Paris
    • University Marine Biological Station, Millport
    • School of Advanced Study comprises:
      • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
      • Institute of Classical Studies
      • Institute of Commonwealth Studies
      • Institute of English Studies
      • Institute of Germanic Studies and Romance Studies
      • Institute of Historical Research
      • Institute of Musical Research
      • Institute of Philosophy
      • Institute for the Study of the Americas
      • Warburg Institute.
  4. In September 2004, the ownership of Carlisle campus of The University of Northumbria at Newcastle was transferred to The University of Central Lancashire.
  5. Students of unknown ages are included in total figures and percentage calculations but not in separate age breakdowns.
  6. Percentage of known destination excludes those who replied to the survey but explicitly refused to give information and is expressed as a percentage of all students from whom a destination of leavers record was expected.
  7. Students of unknown location of employment are included in total figures, but not in separate breakdowns. Unlike years prior to 2003/04, the UK domiciled students whose location of employment was given as unknown are not being assumed to have remained within the UK.
  8. Lower second class degree includes ‘undivided’ second class honours.
  9. Analyses of subject information show Full Person Equivalents (FPE). These are derived by splitting student records between the different subjects that make up their qualification aim. Totals of FPE may differ slightly to counts of students due to rounding.
  10. Employment overseas includes self-employed and all categories of employment.
  11. Students of unknown duration of employment are included in total figures.
  12. Total UK domiciled, postgraduate, first degree and other undergraduate include students who are known to be UK domiciled but whose exact region of domicile is unknown.
  13. Total UK includes UK domiciled students who are known to be employed in the UK but whose exact UK region of employment is unknown.
  14. Response rate includes those that replied to the survey but explicitly refused to give information and is expressed as a percentage of all students from whom a destination of leavers record was expected.
  15. European Union (EU) are those countries which were EU members as at 1 December 2004, this includes: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Irish Republic, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. EU Accession countries include those who joined the EU on 1 May 2004: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia. Other EEA (European Economic Area) countries includes: Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein.
  16. Due to an error in the program used to produce the 2004/05 student record for the Open University, approximately 1,100 students in the DLHE target population achieved their qualifications before 2004/05. These students were not included in the 2004/05 DLHE survey which has affected the response rate.
  17. Institute of Cancer Research have no destinations of leavers data shown in the tables this year as none of their qualifier records were counted within the DLHE Target population, due to them qualifying with a dormant mode of study.

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