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Data Futures

“The Data Futures project provides a significant focus point for further enhancing the quality and capability of the higher education data landscape” 

Report of the review group on UK higher education sector agencies, Universities UK, and GuildHE

Data Futures is HESA’s transformation programme that will deliver the vision for a modernised and more efficient approach to collecting data, to deliver better output for a wider range of data users. 

We are working with stakeholders across the sector to further define these specifications before building, piloting, and finally implementing a new live system.

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The development phases

Find out more about the individual projects and phases of the programme, what's happened so far, and where Data Futures is heading.


Data Futures resources

Supporting resources have been developed to both guide you through the new process and help you to explain the process to teams and management.

Coding manual (Data Futures)

Click through to access the Data Futures Coding manual.

Key concepts

When Data Futures is implemented, data collection will move from one annual collection to in-year submission. Click through to learn about the key concepts and processes that will underpin this approach.

The programme

The Data Futures programme encompasses a range of activities and individual contributory projects. Click through to learn more about the programme schedule, its benefits, and the Programme board.

Get involved

The Data Futures programme will present multiple opportunities to get involved, provide feedback, and ask questions.

You can join our Data Futures JISCMail group for the latest updates and milestones.

If you want to get in contact with someone from our Data Futures team, please email.