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HESA's Data and Innovation team use Census statistics to assess the quality of HESA's parental education and socio-economic classification data.
Detailed release of staff data reveals that education departments have the highest proportions of female academics, with engineering and technology having the lowest proportion.
6.7% of young UK full-time first degree entrants in 2018/19 did not continue past their first year. 11.1% were projected to leave higher education without a qualification.
90.1% of young UK full-time first degree entrants came from state schools – a proportion that has remained almost unchanged for the last five years.
With the prospect of our traditional live training delivery fading away, we need a new, fresh approach to ensure we provide the HE sector with the highest quality training, but in the most flexible way. To achieve that, we have made a few changes to improve the accessibility and quality of our products.
Detailed open data released by HESA reveals that over a quarter of UK domicile students in higher education are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
The first release of HESA student data for the 2019/20 academic year shows an increase in overall student numbers with most of the growth due to non-UK domiciled entrants.
The first release of HESA staff data for the 2019/20 academic year reveals the demographic make-up of staff in UK higher education, and the details of their employment contracts.