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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.
HESA has developed a new data report offering information on the impact of higher education (HE) at the local level. Designed for local authorities, the HE Impact: Local Level Report collates information on the movement of students and graduates into and out of local areas.
HE providers return data about all their staff contracts to HESA. The HESA staff record is a measure of universities’ resources collected on behalf of the HE funding bodies for their monitoring purposes. The data does not distinguish ‘zero hours’ contracts or measure the ‘precariousness’ of individuals’ employment as this is not the purpose of the data collection.
The Collection Design Project phase V1 feedback has demonstrated the overall benefits and impact for providers, which will be consolidated and built upon by V2 of the design phase.