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  • Increasing insights and the future of HESA’s destinations data

    Matt Clarke

    Matt Clarke

    Statistical Analyst

    This summer sees a wealth of valuable data released on the destinations of graduates. This data provides real evidence about the employability and progression of students at a time of increasing uncertainty. This blog provides an overview of what data is being released and how you can get the most from it.

  • Estates Management 2015/16


    Our estates publication includes environmental information for UK higher education providers. The free tables include information on providers' grounds and buildings, water and energy usage, waste management, transport and other environmental measurements.

  • Farewell to JACS, and hello to HECoS

    Andy Youell

    Director of Data Policy & Governance

    We have developed a new subject coding system to replace JACS. HECoS (the Higher Education Classification of Subjects) is more flexible than JACS, and so is better able to capture the diverse and dynamic nature of modern HE provision.

  • Expenditure in higher education 2015/16

    Press Officer

    Finances of Higher Education Providers 2015/16 publication released.

    HESA's publication summarising the finances of HE providers reveals the breakdown of the sector's £33.0 billion expenditure in 2015/16. Academic departments accounted for £12.3 billion of spending - 37% of total expenditure. Medicine, dentistry and health departments accounted for nearly a quarter of this, with £2.9 billion spend on these departments.

  • Data Futures in the Data Present: a planner’s perspective

    Guest Blogger

    Guest blogger Dr Garrick Fincham offers a planner's perspective on the challenges facing providers in the Data Futures programme.

  • Towards implementation: An update on our review of graduate outcomes data

    Rachel Hewitt

    Rachel Hewitt

    Data Policy & Governance Manager

    The final round of consultation as part of our NewDLHE review of graduate outcomes data has now closed, and we have been given a broad mandate to proceed to implement our model.

  • 3,890 new graduate start-ups in 2015/16

    Press Officer

    Results of the HE Business and Community Interaction (HEBCI) Survey for 2015/16, published online free of charge, show that 3,890 graduates start-ups were formed in 2015/16, and that active HE provider spin-offs and start-ups employed over 44,000 people. HE providers earned £1.7 billion from intellectual property, consultancy contracts, CPD courses, regeneration and development programmes, and facilities and equipment related services.

  • Experimental Statistics: Widening participation and non-continuation rates

    UK Performance Indicators

    This UK Performance Indicator Experimental Statistics release covers widening participation and non-continuation rates at publicly funded HE providers and alternative providers.

  • Non-continuation rates summary: UK Performance Indicators 2015/16

    UK Performance Indicators

    This UK Performance Indicators release focuses on non-continuation rates for UK domiciled students.

  • NewDLHE consultation: The future of graduate outcomes data

    Dan Cook

    Dan Cook

    Head of Data Policy & Development

    We are consulting on our new model for collecting information about what higher education (HE) students do after graduating (deadline for responses: 7 April).