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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

Data Futures e-learning

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 

Data Futures webinars 2020

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.

 


 

Data Futures presentations

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

 

Frequently asked questions

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

Data Futures preparation assessment

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

Data_Futures_preparation_assessment.xlsx

Key concepts

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

Glossary

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

Data Futures provisional timeline

Published 21 May 2020

Data Futures provisional timeline May 2020

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The dates for Alpha and Beta pilot phases are indicative based on the current assumptions. More clarity on these phases will be provided in due course. 
 
Plans are still being worked through on the transition year and how the notion of a mandatory trial to assure readiness and a retrospective collection can work together to prepare providers for in-year collection. It is still anticipated that as part of the retrospective collection, data will be required from Autumn 2022. However, we do not currently anticipate providers engaging with the new data platform at this time, as assumptions are in place to minimise dual running with current Student collections where possible. 

The following year, the retrospective collection on the new data platform is expected to be signed-off and delivered to statutory customers in late summer /early autumn 2023 to allow for preparations into the first in-year reference period collection.