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HESA's experimental Official Statistics publication, Higher Education Student Statistics: Alternative Providers, 2016/17 is published as an open data release. It covers students on specified courses at alternative providers - higher education providers who do not receive recurrent public funding and are not included in HESA's other student data releases. For the first time, this release includes data on the totality of HE provision in the UK, including publicly funded HE providers, alternative providers, and HE level study at Further Education Colleges.
HESA has been confirmed as the Designated Data Body under the Higher Education and Research Act 2017. A letter, published on the DfE website today confirms that designation will be effective from 1 April 2018.
New open data release reveals the highest ever number of students starting postgraduate courses
HESA publishes the HE Student data 2016/17 on Thursday 8 February 2018. As one of our most anticipated annual products, we know its vital to make the data accessible, useful, and of the highest quality. And now, it is also free of charge. Jonathan Waller, HESA’s Director of Information & Analysis, provides an update on the new format of this data and its important place in HESA’s Open Data Strategy.
In 2016/17 90% of UK domicile young entrants to full-time first degree courses came from state schools. Figures for individual HE providers ranged from 44.1% to 100%.
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.
HESA and Jisc collaborate 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.