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  • Graduate Outcomes: a new way of working

    Guest Blogger

    The shift to Graduate Outcomes marks a significant change in the data collected on the destinations and outcomes of graduates. In this blog three providers set out what action they're taking.

  • HESA and Jisc joint initiative shortlisted for National Technology Award

    Press Officer

    Analytics Labs and Community Dashboards, developed by Jisc with HESA, have been shortlisted in the Analytics Project of the Year category in the National Technology Awards 2018.

  • HESA and Jisc launch new Heidi Plus Community Dashboard betas

    Press Officer

    HESA and Jisc are launching Community Dashboard Betas – to enable Heidi Plus users to review and provide feedback on prototype dashboards which have been produced ‘by the sector, for the sector’.

  • Non-continuation summary: UK Performance Indicators 2016/17

    Performance indicators

    UK Performance Indicators

    The purpose of performance indicators is to provide an objective measure of how the UK higher education (HE) sector is performing. This is the second of our releases this year and focuses on student retention.

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  • Income and expenditure of HE providers in 2016/17

    Press Officer

    The first release of finance data for UK higher education providers in 2016/17 reveals a total income for the HE sector of £35.7 billion.

  • Higher Education Statistics for the UK 2016/17


    Higher Education Statistics for the UK serves as a quick reference guide to high-level data on all aspects of higher education in the UK. Data is published in a number of releases produced over the year. Information about graduate destinations was added on 19 July 2018.

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  • Research Update: Part-time data analysis from HESA and CFE Research

    Matt Clarke

    Matt Clarke

    Data Content and Insight Lead

    Following OFFA's appointment of HESA and CFE Research to undertake research into the facilitators and barriers to part-time study, particularly amongst those from disadvantaged backgrounds, Matt Clarke, Analytical Solutions Specialist at HESA, provides an update on the initial analysis.

  • Data Futures: view from an Alpha participant

    Guest Blogger

    Daniel Norton, Assistant Registrar at Loughborough University provides his viewpoint on the journey so far as an Alpha participant on the Data Futures programme.

  • Staff in Higher Education 2016/17

    Press Officer

    HESA’s publication Staff in Higher Education 2016/17 reveals further details of the demographic and contractual make-up of staff in UK universities.

  • Higher Education Student Statistics: Alternative Providers, 2016/17 - Summary

    Statistical First Release

    HESA's experimental Official Statistics publication, Higher Education Student Statistics: Alternative Providers, 2016/17 is published as an open data release. It covers students on specified courses at alternative providers - higher education providers who do not receive recurrent public funding and are not included in HESA's other student data releases. For the first time, this release includes data on the totality of HE provision in the UK, including publicly funded HE providers, alternative providers, and HE level study at Further Education Colleges.