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Today we publish our Open Data Strategy 2017-2021. The strategy has been developed following a public consultation, the results of which strongly endorsed our aim to publish as much of our data as possible as open data by 2021. The strategy document details the key actions and timescales that will ensure we achieve that aim.
The Review of Sector Agencies carried out by Universities UK and GuildHE acknowledges the importance of reliable data in providing assurance and accountability to stakeholders, and the valuable role that HESA plays in providing this.
Just under 100 Alternative Providers submitted their AP Student return for the 2015/16 reporting year. We recently asked those submitting Alternative Providers to complete a post-collection survey so that we could hear your feedback and better understand how the process was from your perspective. This blog explores some of the responses.
The first release of staff data for the academic year 2015/16 shows that 410,130 staff were employed in the HE sector of whom 201,380 (49%) were academic staff. 17% of academic staff were EU nationals and 12% had a non-EU nationality. 24% of professors were female.
Facilitating the effective transition of students into the labour market is one of the top policy priorities in higher education at the moment. To support this, we are currently spearheading a major review of the data we collect around graduate destinations – the NewDLHE review.
Local skills, enterprise and services strategies are high on the agendas of local planners and HE decision-makers. Understanding the migration of students and graduates into and out of a geographical area plays a big part. The interactive charts in this blogpost offer valuable regional insights. See what’s happening in your region and benchmark this against other UK regions.
Higher education student enrolments and qualifications obtained at higher education providers in the United Kingdom 2015/16
The first release of student data for the academic year 2015/16 shows that 2,280,830 students were enrolled at HE providers in 2015/16, an increase of 0.7% on last year's figure. The number of first year students from outside the EU fell for the second year in a row. 742,730 HE qualifications were awarded and 24% of first degree graduates gained a first class honours classification.
Collection Design Project version 2: a massive thank you to everyone who has submitted responses to this stage of the consultation.
Today we publish our summary report of responses from our first consultation on open data. It’s been extremely helpful for us to be able to obtain the views of a wide range of our data suppliers, data users and open data advocates from across the HE sector and further afield.
I have spent much of the past year speaking with HE providers about the Data Futures programme. The question I get asked more than any other is ‘are you speaking to the software suppliers?’