Notes to tables - Higher Education Statistics 2010/11
Figures for FE institutions in England were obtained from The Data Service and based on the final Individualised Learner Record (ILR) FE 10/11. Figures were supplied as a census count (snapshot date) as at 1 December 2010, where full-time full year students are normally required to attend more than 450 guided learning hours. For 2010/11, The Data Service has re-categorised some of the qualifications that form the Postgraduate, First degree and Other undergraduate groups in order to more closely align with the HESA definitions. Figures published in the 2009/10 volume are therefore not directly comparable. The most notable of these changes is the moving of ‘Foundation degree’, which has the effect of allocating 25,685 students who would previously have appeared under First degree into Other undergraduate.
Figures for FE institutions in Wales were obtained from the Lifelong Learning Wales Record (LLWR) data collection. The count is of Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) funded programmes where full-time students are those with 450 or more guided contact hours per year.
Figures for FE institutions in Scotland were supplied by the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (SFC) as a session count (actively studying anytime during the academic year), where full-time students are those normally required to attend an institution for periods equal to 480 hours or more within the year of programme of study.
Figures for FE institutions in Northern Ireland were supplied by the Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DEL(NI)) as a full-year count for the 2010/11 academic year, where full-time students are those normally required to attend an institution for periods amounting to a minimum of 15 hours per week, with at least seven sessions a week.
Analyses of subject information show Full Person Equivalents (FPE). These are derived by splitting student instances between the different subjects that make up their course aim.
Total UK domicile includes UK domicile region unknown.
Total non-UK domicile includes non-UK domicile region unknown.
Students of indeterminate gender are included in total figures and percentage calculations but not in separate breakdowns.
Initial Teacher Training (ITT) PGCE qualifications obtained includes both Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE at level M) and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE at level H).
Total UK domicile includes Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man and UK domicile region unknown.
UK LEA mandatory/discretionary awards includes the Student Awards Agency for Scotland and the Department for Employment and Learning (Northern Ireland).
First degree data submitted without a classification is included in Total first degree figures but not in separate breakdowns.
A number of HEIs with significant levels of FE provision agreed with the Funding Councils and the former Learning and Skills Council (LSC) to no longer make dual returns to both LSC and HESA. In 2007/08 and 2008/09 these HEIs only made a return for this provision to LSC. From 2009/10 these HEIs only made a return for this provision to the Data Service of the Skills Funding Agency and the Young Person's Learning Agency.
FE students, in the same way as HE students, are counted as an instance of engagement with the institution. As a student can have more than one instance of engagement, the total FE figure will exceed the number of students. Due to the nature of FE programmes, it is likely that the average number of instances per FE student is slightly higher than the average number of instances per HE student.
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.
Students of unknown age are included in total figures and percentage calculations but not in separate age breakdowns.
Staff of indeterminate gender are included in total figures but not in separate breakdowns.
In tables where comparisons are made between HESA FSR figures for the latest financial year 2010/11 and the previous financial year(s), the figures for the previous financial year(s) are those reported in the re-stated financial statements.
The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2010/11 has changed:
The University of Wales Lampeter merged with Trinity University College and subsequently changed its name to University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
- The following institutions have changed their name in the HESA products for 2010/11:
- The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama changed to Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
- The University of Teesside changed to Teesside University
- Thames Valley University changed to The University of West London
- UHI Millennium Institute changed to University of the Highlands and Islands
- University of Wales Institute, Cardiff changed to Cardiff Metropolitan University
- The University of Wales Lampeter merged with Trinity University College and subsequently changed its name to University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
- University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA reference volumes, are:
- Birkbeck College
- The Institute of Cancer Research
- Central School of Speech and Drama
- Courtauld Institute of Art
- Goldsmiths College
- Heythrop College
- Institute of Education
- King’s College London
- London Business School
- London School of Economics and Political Science
- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- 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
- The School of Oriental and African Studies
- The School of Pharmacy
- University College London.
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.
In 2009/10 the University of Cambridge adopted a new system of recording its part-time continuing education students. Students who declared from the outset that they did not intend to study for credit could be identified and excluded from the HESA Student record. The result is a decrease (3,815 to 1,115) in the institution's part-time student numbers.
Students registered at Oxford Brookes University accounted for 47.6% of the total population of the 2010/11 Aggregate Offshore record. The majority of these students were registered with an overseas partner on Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) programmes.
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