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Notes on tables - Higher Education Statistics 2003/04

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 to tables

The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2003/04 has changed.

  1. The Northern School of Contemporary Dance has become a full affiliate member of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama and is now not shown separately.
  2. The following institutions have changed their names in the HESA products for 2003/04:
    • The London Institute changed to University of the Arts, London
    • University of Wales College, Newport changed to The University of Wales, Newport
    • University of Surrey Roehampton changed to Roehampton University
    • King Alfred’s College Winchester changed to University College Winchester
    • Chester College of HE changed to University College Chester.
  3. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA reference volumes, are:
    • Birkbeck College
    • Courtauld Institute of Art
    • 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
    • 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
  4. 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.
  5. European Union (EU) are those countries which were EU members as at 1 December 2002, this includes: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, 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.
  6. Full-time equivalent (FTE) figures are calculated using a different population to that used for numbers of enrolments. Please see Section A of Definitions for further details.
  7. Includes UK domicile region unknown.
  8. Includes non-UK domicile region unknown.
  9. 'Other' modes of study are not separately tabulated but are included in totals.
  10. Initial or pre-service teacher training course leading to qualified teacher status or to registration as a school teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
  11. Includes GNVQ/GSVQ level 3 or NVQ/SVQ level 3 qualification.
  12. Explicit refusals are not included in total of known destination.
  13. Unknown ages are not separately tabulated but are included in totals.
  14. Students of unknown location of employment are included in total figures, but not in separate breakdowns.
  15. Standard Occupational Classification is now based upon SOC(DLHE).
  16. Includes mixed HE/FE and those courses for which level could not be determined.
  17. Includes the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and UK domicile region unknown.
  18. Includes the Student Awards Agency for Scotland and the Department for Education of Northern Ireland.
  19. 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.

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