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Notes to tables - Students 2012/13

  1. 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.

  2. Students with a sex of 'other' are included in total figures but not in separate breakdowns.

  3. Students whose ethnicity is not known include those who have been coded 'information refused'.

  4. Students with no known disability include those who have been coded 'no known disability', 'information refused', 'information not sought', or 'not known'.

  5. Figures include only those students whose age is known.

  6. First degree data submitted without a classification is included in total first degree figures but not in separate breakdowns.

  7. The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2012/13 has changed:

    • The School of Pharmacy merged with University College London in January 2012. Both institutions continued to make separate returns for the 2011/12 HESA reporting period. For 2012/13 a single return was made by University College London.
    • Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
    • The University of Wales Newport merged with the University of Glamorgan in April 2013, forming the University of South Wales. Both institutions continued to make separate returns for the 2012/13 HESA reporting period.
  8. The following institutions have changed their name in the HESA products for 2012/13:

    • The Arts University College at Bournemouth changed to The Arts University Bournemouth
    • Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln changed to Bishop Grosseteste University
    • Harper Adams University College changed to Harper Adams University
    • Leeds Trinity University College changed to Leeds Trinity University
    • Newman University College changed to Newman University
    • Norwich University College of the Arts changed to Norwich University of the Arts
    • Queen Mary and Westfield College changed to Queen Mary University of London
    • Royal Agricultural College changed to Royal Agricultural University
    • University College Falmouth changed to Falmouth University
    • University College Plymouth St Mark and St John changed to University of St Mark and St John.

    In addition to changing their name, the following institutions have also changed UKPRN for 2012/13:

    • Harper Adams University changed to 10040812
    • University of St Mark and St John changed to 10037449.
  9. 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 University of London
    • 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
    • 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 Historical Research
      • Institute of Latin American Studies
      • Institute of Modern Languages Research
      • Institute of Musical Research
      • Institute of Philosophy
      • The Warburg Institute.
  10. 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 make a return for this provision to the Data Service of the Skills Funding Agency.

  11. 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.

  12. The University of Cambridge does not classify its bachelor of arts degree, but awards classes in the Tripos (honours) examination usually taken at the end of each academic year. The class of degree recorded in the HESA record is the result obtained in the student's final year.

  13. In 2012/13, several institutions continued to re-classify their nursing courses from a diploma of HE to a first degree. The 2012/13 data shows a 10% rise from 2011/12 in first degree Nursing students (17% for full-time first degree Nursing students) and a 31% drop in other undergraduate Nursing students (44% for full-time other undergraduate Nursing students)

  14. In 2012/13, students registered at Oxford Brookes University accounted for 43.7% of the total population of the 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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