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General notes and notes on tables - Higher Education Statistics 2000/01

General notes

Throughout the tables, PG represents postgraduate students and programmes, and UG represents undergraduate students and programmes, as defined in the Definitions section of this volume.

HE is used to mean higher education, and FE is used to mean further education.

DfES refers to the Department for Education and Skills.

UCAS refers to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

Notes on tables

The list of institutions in the HESA reference volumes has changed and the following institutions are no longer shown separately:

  • The College of Guidance Studies
  • North Riding College Higher Education Corporation
  • Westminster College
  • Wye College.
  1. Table 0a includes data about HE students studying at higher education institutions collected directly by HESA, and data about HE students studying at further education colleges (FECs). These figures were supplied by the data collectors (Scottish Executive, Education and Learning Wales and Department for Education and Learning Northern Ireland), or obtained from the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) Individualised Student Record (ISR) data mapped into HESA format (England).

    The figures for England and Scotland were supplied as a session count (actively studying any time during the academic year) and the figures for Wales and Northern Ireland were supplied as a census count (snapshot date). The England figures contained within this table reflect the total number of valid records processed through the mapping procedure and therefore might appear to undercount enrolments compared with figures published elsewhere.

  2. The following institution is now shown separately. It was previously included in the figures for the University of London (Institutes and activities) but is still an associated institute of the university:
    • Institute of Cancer Research.
  3. The following institutions have changed their names for 2000/01. The changes are as follows:
    • Cheltenham and Gloucester College of HE changed to University of Gloucestershire
    • The College of Ripon and York St John changed to York St John College
    • Cumbria College of Art and Design, Carlisle changed to Cumbria Institute of the Arts
    • The University of Lincolnshire and Humberside changed to The University of Lincoln.
  4. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA reference volumes, are:
    • Birkbeck College
    • Institute of Education
    • Goldsmiths College
    • Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
    • 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:

    • British Institute in Paris
    • Courtauld Institute of Art
    • 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
      • Institute of Historical Research
      • Institute of Latin American Studies
      • Institute of Romance Studies
      • Institute of United States Studies
      • Warburg Institute

Other notes on tables

Figures relating to part-time overseas domiciled students may include students studying largely overseas by distance learning who also visit the United Kingdom for part of their programme of study.

For the 1999/2000 year HESA issued extra guidance to institutions in relation to the grade field, which resulted in some institutions changing their reporting practice. This guidance was also issued for 2000/01, and although it appears that there has been no significant effect on reporting practices in this year, care should be taken when undertaking time series analysis by grade.

HESA cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived from the data by third parties.