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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Graduate Outcomes 2020/21
Compared to previous ‘pandemic years’, the 2020/21 Graduate Outcomes respondents were surveyed at a point when the impact of the pandemic on daily life was decreasing steadily.
Graduate Outcomes 2020/21: Summary Statistics - Summary
Annual first release of graduate outcomes data for 2020/21.
Graduate Outcomes data and statistics 2020/21
90% of graduates who responded to the 2020/21 Graduate Outcomes survey were in some form of work or further study. 77% responded that their activity fit with their future plans. These cohorts graduated during the COVID-19 pandemic with the majority surveyed after restrictions had been lifted.
Who, what, when, and how - adding the 'where' to HE-BCI data
The current HE-BCI (Higher Education Business and Community Interactions) dataset helps us to answer only four of five questions:Blog
What happened to UK Performance Indicators?
UK Performance indicators have been discontinued, but you can find similar statistics published by the HE funding and regulatory bodies in each UK nation.Blog
Higher Education Provider Data: Finance 2021/22
Total income for the UK higher education sector in 2021/22 was £46.9 billion, excluding 21 HE providers who did not return financial data by the publication deadline. At £50.9 billion, total accounting expenditure for the year was affected by a significant pension provision adjustment cost for the year.
Degree attainment by socioeconomic background: UK, 2017/18 to 2020/21
New experimental statistics show disparities in degree attainment between most and least deprived areas narrowed during COVID in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but widened in Wales.Open data licence: CC-BY-4.0
Experimental statistics - Degree attainment by socioeconomic background
The difference in degree attainment between students from the most and least deprived areas based on HESA’s deprivation measure reduced during the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but increased in Wales.
Higher Education Provider Data: Business and Community Interaction 2021/22
Data on universities' engagement in the economy shows upticks in income from research, consultancy and other sources, and a return to free public events.
Data Futures programme update March 2023
Data Futures programme update and requirements for the 2022/23 collection.