HESA’s core mission is to support the advancement of higher education across all nations of the UK through the data it collects, assures and disseminates.
Our Research strategy describes how we undertake research to advance public knowledge and understanding of UK higher education, and to improve our own outputs in the public interest.
Our review of the Impact of research illustrates how we are meeting those aims and aspirations.
Analysis of trends in real earnings, accounting for inflation, for graduates responding to the first four years of the Graduate Outcomes survey.
Location, location, location: An examination into the value of place-based measures in widening participation
How the association between neighbourhood deprivation and degree attainment differs by family background and the use of area-based measures in widening participation activity.
New briefing provides an overview of a new non-monetary job quality composite measure developed by HESA using the Graduate Outcomes survey.
Compared to previous ‘pandemic years’, the 2020/21 Graduate Outcomes respondents were surveyed at a point when the impact of the pandemic on daily life was decreasing steadily.
New experimental statistics show disparities in degree attainment between most and least deprived areas narrowed during COVID in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but widened in Wales.Open data licence: CC-BY-4.0
HESA researchers explore whether family composition may be a factor that explains why some students respond with ‘I don’t know’ when asked about the qualifications attained by their parents in the UCAS form.
This research insight considers the effects of the pandemic on entry rates, mobility, and qualifications.
In this insight, HESA researchers introduce a new geographical mobility marker and explore the added value it could bring when examining graduate trajectories/outcomes.
New working paper provides further analysis of HESA's new measure of disadvantage.
Graduate wellbeing: How does the design and nature of work relate to life evaluations and present emotions?
In this insight, HESA researchers explore whether there are any differences in how a particular aspect of employment quality is associated with various measures of wellbeing.