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  • Higher Education Staff Statistics: UK, 2016/17

    Statistical First Release

    The first release of HESA’s official staff data for 2016/17 shows an increase in total staff numbers in higher education and an increase in the proportions of female professors and senior academics.

    open-data   Open data licence: CC-BY-4.0
  • Implementing HECoS: From JACS to HECoS [Video]

    Andy Youell

    Director of Data Policy & Governance

    Recently our Director of Data Policy & Governance, Andy Youell, joined forces with UCAS to film a video about the implementation of HECoS, what it means for different organisations, and the resources available to support providers with this transition.

  • Higher Education Student Statistics: UK, 2016/17 - Summary

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    Statistical First Release

    The first release of HESA’s official student enrolment data for 2016/17 shows an increase in the number of students in higher education, a decline in part-time students, and over a quarter of first degree graduates gaining a first.

    open-data   Open data licence: CC-BY-4.0
  • HESA and Jisc collaborates with The Guardian and The Sunday Times to produce interactive HE league table dashboards

    Press Officer

    HESA and Jisc have developed an agreement with both The Guardian and The Times/Sunday Times to publish interactive dashboards of rankings and measures drawn from their higher education league tables.

  • OFFA appoints HESA and CFE Research to conduct research project

    Matt Clarke

    Matt Clarke

    Analytical Solutions Specialist

    OFFA (Office for Fair Access) has commissioned HESA and CFE Research to research the facilitators and barriers to part-time study, particularly amongst those from disadvantaged backgrounds, following a decline in the number of students enrolling onto part-time study. HESA Analytical Solutions Specialist, Matt Clarke, outlines the project and its key phases below.

  • Graduate Outcomes release amend: Promotional design 1, A5 flyer

    Press Officer

    As part of the Graduate Outcomes release on the 5th December, we published a range of templates to support providers with their communication activities around the new survey. It has come to our attention that an update is required to all versions of the ‘Promotional design 1: Be part of the picture’ A5 flyer. We have now uploaded the new version onto the website.

  • Unwrapping Graduate Outcomes: Presenting the operational design

    Rachel Hewitt

    Rachel Hewitt

    Data Policy & Governance Manager

    Following two years of review, design, and consultation, we are today publishing the operational design for Graduate Outcomes, our new national survey that will capture vital information on the activities and views of graduates.

  • Getting rich quick: Is studying economics the key to a high salary?

    Tej Nathwani of HESA

    Tej Nathwani

    Senior Statistical Analyst

    Tej Nathwani, Senior Statistical Analyst at HESA, considers the story behind the financial benefits of a first degree in economics from the responses to the latest Longitudinal Destination of Leavers survey. The breadth of data available enables a more detailed investigation to be made into the link between subject of study and earnings.

  • HESA Data-Viz Expert's Work Selected for United Nations

    Press Officer

    Neil Richards, one of HESA’s data visualisation experts, has had work selected for a prestigious project for the United Nations.

  • The continuing evolution of open data at HESA

    Izzy Budd

    Open Data Champion

    A 2016 public consultation strongly supported HESA’s aim to publish non-personal and non-commercially-sensitive data as open data by 2021. One of HESA’s open data champions, Izzy Budd, outlines the next milestone in the transformation of HESA's publications and specifically the impact on the Higher Education Statistics for the UK publication.