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Upcoming data releases

We publish a range of data releases each year, covering all aspects of higher education.

This page lists planned releases for the next six months. We will confirm the exact date of release at least 4 weeks before publication. If it is necessary to change a publication date, we will update this webpage accordingly. For published statistics please see Open data and official statistics and News and insight. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

COVID-19 and the production of statistics
Some of our publication dates have been delayed due to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Please expand this box for a statement approved by the Government Statistical Service.

Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) we anticipate that there might be some changes in terms of our regular statistical production. The current disruption to the UK could affect the publishing schedule for some of our statistics. In some cases, the production of some data series may need to be suspended or delayed.

Decisions will be made on a case by case basis, taking into account what information is currently relevant given the situation, with the three pillars of the Code of Practice for Statistics (Trustworthiness, Quality and Value) guiding our decisions. Giving everyone access to statistics at the same time remains a fundamental principle of the Code, but where this cannot be maintained we will be open and transparent about this and any other potential effects on our statistics. These decisions will be underpinned by the Office for Statistics Regulation’s guidance on Changes to statistical outputs during the coronavirus outbreak.

We remain committed to providing the best and most accurate information we can and we will keep you informed as developments unfold.

open-data  All releases listed below are published as open data under the Creative Commons CC-BY-4.0 licence unless otherwise specified.

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  • Higher Education Graduate Outcomes Statistics: UK, 2017/18

    Statistical Bulletin

    18 June 2020

    Experimental statistics - Results of the Graduate Outcomes survey - activities of graduates who obtained qualifications during the academic year 2017/18.

    The publication of Higher Education Graduate Outcomes Statistics: UK, 2017/18 which was previously scheduled for April will now be published on Thursday 18 June. This delay is longer than initially indicated (latter half of May) and follows a re-assessment of remaining work needed to complete all necessary data preparation and quality assurance. This work continues to be affected by reduced productivity caused by the implications of the current pandemic.

    The revised timeline will ensure that HESA can publish high quality statistics with all appropriate supporting information, and that users of the statistics can have confidence in their quality and value.

  • Higher Education Graduate Outcomes Data

    Official Statistics

    23 June 2020

    Experimental statistics - Detailed open data tables of Graduate Outcomes statistics for 2017/18.

    The publication of Higher Education Graduate Outcomes Data which was previously scheduled for April will now be published on Tuesday 23 June. This delay is longer than initially indicated (latter half of May) and follows a re-assessment of remaining work needed to complete all necessary data preparation and quality assurance. This work continues to be affected by reduced productivity caused by the implications of the current pandemic.

    The revised timeline will ensure that HESA can publish high quality statistics with all appropriate supporting information, and that users of the statistics can have confidence in their quality and value.

  • Unistats Dataset, 2020/21

    Official Statistics

    September 2020

    First release of the 2020/21 Unistats Dataset. Background data for Discover Uni - the official website for comparing UK higher education course data. This dataset will be updated weekly.

  • UK Performance Indicators: Graduate outcomes, 2017/18

    UK Performance Indicators

    Experimental statistics - HE provider level statistics comparing each provider against its individual benchmark.

    The publication of UK Performance Indicators: Graduate outcomes, 2017/18 which was previously scheduled for May has been significantly delayed. This is due to the extensive engagement required with HE sector bodies, regulators and funders in order to design and specify the new indicator(s). We believe this will be extremely challenging whilst the current restrictions caused by coronavirus are in place. Once a timeline for releasing the restrictions becomes clear we will announce a revised month of release. At present we are expecting release during autumn 2020.