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HE-BCI major review

As announced in 2019 at the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) Annual Conference and the PraxisAuril conference, HESA are pleased to confirm that we will be conducting a major review of the Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction Collection (HE-BCI).

HESA’s project mandate provides the background and requirements for a major review to the collection:

HE-BCI major review project mandate (PDF)

Consultation phase one

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Cross organisational response

The ‘save later’ option allows multiple users from one organisation to engage with the consultation. Once you click the ‘save later’ option you will receive a unique link. 

Please ensure that you read all of the information supplied in each section before answering the questions.

Once the required questions have been completed, a ‘Finish’ button will appear at the bottom of the consultation. Pressing this will complete the consultation and send your responses for analysis. Please do not click through to finish until you are satisfied with all of your answers.

On completion, a copy of your responses will be generated as a PDF and sent to the email address you entered at the beginning of the consultation.

A PDF of the consultation text is available to assist you:

Download the consultation text (PDF)

Please note, we will only be accepting online responses: the PDF is for reference purposes.


Review objectives

•    To undertake an investigation that meets the goal of specifying users’ needs for data on interactions between the HE sector, and the businesses and communities they work with, identifying output objectives, concepts of interest, and availability of data; starting in summer 2019.
•    To run consultations and working groups aimed at understanding and confirming user needs.
•    To produce a business case for the Design and Build of new or improved data collection/ingestion instruments along with associated processing, analysis and dissemination plans by the end of the 2019/20 academic year.

Initial review timeline

HE-BCI activity timeline

If you have any feedback or queries, please contact [email protected]