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  • Changes in undergraduate student numbers between 2008/09 and 2015/16

    Press Officer

    The Sunday Times front page article, “Universities take foreign students ahead of British” (6 August 2017), discussed changes in UK domiciled undergraduate student numbers between 2008/09 and 2015/16. The article has prompted significant commentary on social media – including discussion of the data that HESA holds on student numbers.

  • Collection Governance: feedback from Scotland

    Alex Leigh

    Alex Leigh


    The Collection Governance project team visited Scotland to meet with the Institutional Group on Statistics and discuss the current consultation on a Code of Practice (CoP) for data collectors.

  • The Data Matters conference: Collaborating to advance UK higher education

    Daniel Kidd

    Dan Kidd

    Head of Training & Consultancy

    The upcoming Data Matters conference reflects the long-held spirit of collaboration in the continual search for improvement which separates the UK HE sector from most others. The conference is a further opportunity for us all to share practice and learn from one another, to establish new networks in the changing landscape, and to achieve our common goal of advancing UK higher education.  

  • Understanding the burden of data collection

    Andy Youell

    Director of Data Policy & Governance

    Andy Youell discusses how the Collection Governance project is deepening our understanding of data collection across the HE sector, to provide options for greater efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Graduates' employment

    Press Officer

    Further results of the 2015/16 survey reveal that 74.8% of employed UK and EU domiciled leavers from full-time courses were in 'professional' jobs. 58.7% were employed on a permanent or open-ended contract and 24.3% on fixed-term contracts.

  • Destinations of undergraduate leavers from higher education at alternative providers in England 2015/16

    Statistical First Release

    The first publication of graduate destinations data from alternative providers shows: 75% of first degree leavers from alternative providers (APs) were in work; 72% of foundation degree leavers were in further study; 11% of HND/HNC leavers were unemployed.

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  • What do we mean when we talk about data governance?

    Simon Robshaw

    Data / Information Architect

    Data governance is at the heart of effective data collection and dissemination - the collection govenance project will present and agree a sector wide model of best practice.

  • Employment of leavers summary: UK Performance Indicators 2015/16

    UK Performance Indicators

    The UK Performance Indicators show the proportion of undergraduate leavers from each HE provider who were working or studying six months after graduation, based on the Destinations of Leavers from HE survey.

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  • What does Open Data mean for HESA?

    Hannah Cramer

    Hannah Cramer

    Data Policy & Governance Analyst

    Last year saw us launch an exciting new strategy to publish much of our data as open data. Hannah Cramer, one of our Open Data Champions, provides an update on recent progress.

  • Prof. Chris Husbands to Chair HESA Board

    Press Officer

    Professor Chris Husbands, Vice Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, has been appointed Chair of the HESA board. Professor Husbands replaces Professor Simon Gaskell, Principal of Queen Mary University of London, who will be stepping down as Chair and board member on 31 July 2017.