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.
Reports on occupational coding confirm accuracy of Graduate Outcomes statistics
Two reports on the use of ONS Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) in Graduate Outcomes review the quality assurance process for 2018/19 and verify the application of the updated coding system using 2017/18 data.
Quality matters: The Census and HESA Widening Participation data
HESA's Data and Innovation team use Census statistics to assess the quality of HESA's parental education and socio-economic classification data.
HESA research finds Black graduates are less likely to report being satisfied with their career
Black graduates who enter higher education aged 25 or under are 2.6 percentage points less likely to report being satisfied with their career relative to White graduates in the same age group. For older graduates, the difference was even greater at approximately 9 percentage points.
New HESA research asks ‘should we weight’?
Detailed research behind the decision not to apply weighting to data and statistics from the 2017/18 Graduate Outcomes survey.
Research shows decline in ‘graduate premium’ less pronounced for 1st and 2:1 degrees
Joint research from HESA and the Department of Economics at Warwick University finds graduates with a first or upper second class degree earn more, relative to non-graduates, than their peers with lower class degrees.
New research shows reduction in the ‘graduate premium’
Joint research from HESA and the Department of Economics at Warwick University found graduates born in 1990 earned 11% more than non-graduates at age 26, compared to the 19% graduate premium enjoyed by graduates born in 1970.
Year 0: A foundation for widening participation?
HESA's Data and Innovation team analyse how foundation years support the aim of widening participation.Blog
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