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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 licence: CC-BY-4.0
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.
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 licence: CC-BY-4.0
HESA and Jisc collaborates with The Guardian and The Sunday Times to produce interactive HE league table dashboards
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
Neil Richards, one of HESA’s data visualisation experts, has had work selected for a prestigious project for the United Nations.
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.