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.
Research comparing the answers provided by survey respondents about further and interim study with data from the HESA Student record.
The majority of Graduate Outcomes survey respondents graduated in summer 2020 as restrictions were easing from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. These cohorts were surveyed in Autumn 2021 when case numbers were high and the vaccination programme underway.
Looking beyond access: How do graduate perceptions of their work vary by socioeconomic disadvantage?
HESA researchers explore the relationship between socioeconomic disadvantage and graduate outcomes.
HESA researchers explore the relation between graduates' own assessments of their work and the occupational classification of those jobs.
HESA researchers look further at the utility of their new measure of disadvantage to the higher education sector.
The COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11 March 2020, roughly two thirds of the way through the 2019/20 academic year.
Geographical analysis of HESA's new statistical measure of the design and nature of work.
How have changes in higher education participation and degree class awards impacted graduate earnings?
This insight outlines our findings from an investigation into the trajectory of the average graduate premium at age 26.
A new UK-wide small-area-based measure of disadvantage is able to pick up deprivation in parts of the country where current area-level measures are less effective.
This year's Graduate Outcomes data reflects the circumstances under which it was collected. Data was collected in a year in which unemployment rates rose across society and most travel was prohibited. This insight brief is part of our range of support to help users contextualise this year’s data.