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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?’
What’s next for NewDLHE? Back in September, we published the high-level consultation responses, and between us we have now officially read every response to every question – an impressive feat with 200+ responses to 128 questions. We’ve been using your detailed feedback to create the survey design for the replacement to DLHE.
Response to questions and feedback submitted as part of the Collection Design Project version 2 design phase.
We welcome the publication by the Council for Science and Technology (CST) of their letter, Strengthening entrepreneurship education to boost growth, jobs and productivity. Their recommendations tally with work we are already engaged in to improve data about entrepreneurial education.
Full model of student data collection presented for consultation.
On 1 December, the Department for Education (DfE) released further findings from the Longitudinal Educations Outcome (LEO) dataset. This brings together information from various sources to provide insight into students’ journeys from education and into the labour market.
The purpose of the online consultation was to inform the proposed changes to the HESA National Statistics product Higher Education Statistics for the UK. We have committed to making our statistics more useful and accessible. We are therefore proposing to change the way Higher Education Statistics for the UK is published from 2017. In summary we propose to release all the same content free of charge in tranches throughout the year as each stream of data becomes available.