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.
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.
Graduate Outcomes survey data for 2018/19 will remain unweighted following research by independent experts.Blog
It is recognised that achieving prosperity across the globe requires the establishment of fair and decent work for all. Over the past six years in the UK, this matter has grown in prominence both nationally and within the devolved administrations, leading to increased...Open data licence: CC-BY-4.0
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.
HESA's Data and Innovation team use Census statistics to assess the quality of HESA's parental education and socio-economic classification data.
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.
Detailed research behind the decision not to apply weighting to data and statistics from the 2017/18 Graduate Outcomes survey.
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.
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.