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  • HE-BCI review: our progress, and plans to improve knowledge exchange data

    Dan Cook

    Dan Cook

    Deputy Director, Data & Innovation

    We announced the review of the Higher Education Business and Community Interactions (HE-BCI) survey in early 2019, but we had to pause initial work looking at user needs and priorities during the pandemic.

  • The value of a non-financial job quality measure in exploring graduate outcomes - Summary

    Tej Nathwani

    Tej Nathwani

    Principal Researcher (Economist)

    New briefing provides an overview of a new non-monetary job quality composite measure developed by HESA using the Graduate Outcomes survey.

  • What do higher education staff do?

    Lucy Van Essen Fishman

    Lucy Van Essen-Fishman

    Lead Policy & Research Analyst

    The Staff record gives us information about who works in higher education and their terms of employment. It also gives us some information about what staff do.

  • Student 22056: extension to final submission and sign-off deadlines

    Press Officer

    Following discussion with the Data Futures Programme Board, and our recommendation, the Statutory Customers have agreed to extend the sign-off deadline for the Student 22056 record across all nations. To align with the updated sign-off deadline, we have extended the final submission deadline. 

    The extensions to Student 22056 deadlines are as follows: 

  • Staff major review: evidence gathering survey now live

    Press Officer

    We are launching the first consultation in the Staff major review. We are focussing on gathering evidence from the sector about what changes we could make in the Staff record.

    We will review the responses in conjunction with requirements from our statutory customers. We will then produce a proposed data specification for consideration in a second consultation. 

  • Transnational higher education: redefining TYPE

    Alex Green, Collections development analyst

    Alex Green

    Collections development analyst

    When we first designed the Aggregate Offshore (AOR) specification in 2007, there was limited agreement on the terminology used across the sector to define transnational education (TNE). In response, we used correspondingly broad definitions.

  • Relaunching major reviews: expanding the Student record

    Rachel Wilkes

    Collections Development Manager

    We have now relaunched our major review activity across data collections and we are working on the expansion of the Student record from 2024/25 onwards. This will mean changes to the Initial Teacher Training record and the Aggregate offshore record for providers in all nations. 

  • Staying on track: the Student 22056 interim submissions

    Melanie Ross

    Communication Officer

    We recently completed the May interim submission for the 22056 Student record. This is one of two interim submissions ahead of the statutory sign-off deadline in October 2023.

  • Improving our understanding of commercialisation with the HE-BCI dataset

    Hannah Browne

    Hannah Browne

    Lead Policy and Research Analyst

    What do we already know about knowledge exchange?

    Knowledge exchange (KE) commercialisation turns thoughts, ideas, and novel research into assets. Examples include new products, proofs of concept, and designs – all of which can be classified as Intellectual Property (IP).

  • HE provider environmental information 2021/22

    Press Officer

    65% of UK HE providers who submitted data saw reductions in their Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions in 2021/22.