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Data Futures resources

Welcome to the Data Futures resources page, below are toolkits and documentation for each stakeholder group. If you have additional queries please contact us.

Data Futures operational updates (coding manual releases, resource updates, etc) will now be available via the HESA weekly update. If you are not a HESA operational contact, and would like to receive the weekly update each week you can opt in to receive the newsletter via our sign-up form; you can change your preferences at any time.

HE Provider: supply side

Updated 30 April 2021

Data Futures timeline graphic for 2021-2024, including Alpha and Beta pilot phases in 2021, Data Futures transition year 2022/23 and 2023/24 collection

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Data Futures timeline: supporting information

The Alpha phase runs from May to August 2021.

The Beta phase is scheduled to run from January to August 2022: we will provide more details when they are available.

The Data Futures transition year, 2022/23, will be an annual collection hosted on the HESA Data Platform (HDP) using the Student – Data Futures specification.

We will provide more information on the 2023/24 collection when it is available.
 

We will continue to release e-learning throughout 2021, and we will announce all releases to our operational contacts in the HESA weekly update

Our e-learning platform is hosted by Easygenerator and you will need to subscribe to access the content. We will only use this information to administer and monitor use of the system.

Data Futures e-learning 

As part of our work to provide ongoing updates on the progress of Data Futures, the following new key concept is now available:

  • Discrete collection

Learn more about key concepts

Frequently asked questions and links to further resources that support the Student - Data Futures coding manual.

If you have any questions which are not answered by the FAQs please contact Liaison by email: [email protected], or phone: +44 (0)1242 388 531.

Data Futures FAQs

A Glossary of key terms has been created to use alongside the Coding manual (Data Futures).

If you have any queries over the terms used or requests for additional words to be considered, please email us.

Click through to the Glossary

As part of our commitment to programme transparency, we will be sharing all appropriate recorded webinar content.  

Collection specification and technical content

Knowledge share 1: Data Model overview 

 

Webinar for statutory customers: 4 May 2020.


Knowledge share 2: Curriculum Part 1 

 

Webinar for statutory customers: 11 May 2020.

 


Knowledge share 2: Curriculum Part 2 

 

Webinar for statutory customers: 11 May 2020.

 


Knowledge share 3: Types of Year Part 1 

 

Webinar for statutory customers: 18 May 2020.

 


Knowledge share 3: Types of Year Part 2 

 

Webinar for statutory customers: 18 May 2020.

 


Knowledge share 4: Mode and Load 

 

Webinar for statutory customers: 26 May 2020.

 


Knowledge share 5: Fees and funding part 1

 

Webinar for statutory customers: 1 June 2020.

 


Knowledge share 5: Fees and funding part 2

 

Webinar for statutory customers: 1 June 2020.

 


Knowledge share 6: Venue, Location and Off-venue activity (OVA) Part 1

 

Webinar for statutory customers: 8 June 2020.



Knowledge share 6: Venue, Location and Off-venue activity (OVA) Part 2

 

Webinar for statutory customers: 8 June 2020.

 


Knowledge share 7: Postgraduate research 

 

Webinar for statutory customers: 15 June 2020.

 


 

As part of our commitment to transparency, we will publish any relevant external Data Futures presentations in this section.

Presentation Supporting information
SROCfest2021: Data Futures Programme Update (external link, opens in new screen: link to YouTube video recording of presentation) Emily Carter, Data Futures Project Manager, gave a Data Futures programme update on Monday 22 March 2021 at the Student Record Officers' online Conference, SROCfest2021

 

Remote demonstration to the Programme Board of the Data Futures HESA Data Platform, October 2020.

No real data is being used and providers' names were chosen to represent different administrations.

Data Futures Unit4 presentation

 

Remote presentation given on 5 May 2020

Software suppliers Data Futures remote workshop 21 May 2020

 

Remote workshop given on 21 May 2020

 

The Data Futures preparation assessment is intended to help practitioners to:

  • Reflect on, and evaluate preparedness across a range of information management categories
  • Prioritise areas for further action
  • Guide discussions with software providers
  • Communicate levels of comfort and concern to senior managers

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