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Notes to tables - Students 2005/06

  1. 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.
  2. Students of unknown age or length of programme are included in total figures but not in separate breakdowns.
  3. Students of unknown UK domicile are included in total UK figures, but not in separate breakdowns.
  4. Figures include only those students whose length of programme is known.
  5. Students of non-UK domicile, but whose country is unknown are included in total figures but not separate breakdowns.
  6. Students whose ethnicity is not known include those who have been coded ‘information refused’.
  7. An unseen disability means, for example, diabetes, epilepsy or asthma.
  8. Figures include only those students whose age is known.
  9. In 2004/05 and 2005/06 editions of this volume the heading DipHE includes students studying for Diploma in HE leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a Health or Social Care regulatory body. In 2003/04 and 2002/03 these students were grouped under Other undergraduates. On this basis total DipHE in 2002/03 was 83,300; in 2003/04 was 80,710; in 2004/05 was 78,625; in 2005/06 is 75,815.
  10. 2004 EU accession countries include those who joined the EU on 1 May 2004: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia. 2007 EU accession countries include those joining the EU on 1 January 2007: Bulgaria, Romania.
  11. The University of Cambridge does not classify its B.A. degree, but awards classes in the Tripos (honours) examination usually taken at the end of each academic year. Up to and including 2002/03 the class of degree recorded on the HESA record was the best class obtained and not necessarily that obtained in the final year. For 2003/04 and thereafter, the class obtained in the final year is being reported. The results reported under this new method are now more closely comparable to those reported by other institutions.
  12. The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2005/06 has changed.
    • Merthyr Tydfil College of Further Education merged with the University of Glamorgan
    • Homerton College merged with Anglia Ruskin University
    • Leeds College of Music joined the higher education sector
    • Kent Institute of Art and Design merged with The Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College to become The University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone, Rochester.
  13. The following institutions have changed their names in the HESA products for 2005/06:
    • Edge Hill College of Higher Education changed to Edge Hill University
    • University of Luton changed to University of Bedfordshire
    • York St John College changed to York St John University
  14. 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.
  15. The University of Cambridge has taken the opportunity of a new student record system to review the recording of student data. The Head of Planning and Resource Allocation at the University of Cambridge should be consulted about significant variances when comparing data for 2004/05 and 2005/06 or using 2005/06 data where there are particular sensitivities. These sensitivities include postgraduate research and postgraduate taught totals; 'other postgraduate' and 'other undergraduate' totals; clinical medical FTEs; data relating to new entrants; and sources of financial support for postgraduates.