Business and community services (facilities and equipment related)
In 2020/21, Central Film School London reported their SME’s value (£000s) for facilities and equipment related services within table 2a as £1,000,000 where it is actually £1,000. This was due to them returning data in the wrong units.
Capital income, Table 3 (2013/14)
In 2013/14, The University of Wolverhampton incorrectly reported their Capital income (attributable to survey year) from the HEBCI survey Section B, Table 3. This figure should have been £89K.
CE and CPD for individuals
In 2019/20, London Film School Limited reported their ‘CE and CPD for individuals’ within table 2b as £115,893,000 where it is actually £115,893. This was due to them returning data in the wrong units.
Chargeable events, attendees (2018/19)
In 2018/19 in table 5, The University of Sheffield saw a notable increase in those attending ‘Other’ chargeable events compared with the previous year. This difference was attributable to the ‘New Silk Road’ garden, which was one of the five central Master Gardens for the international Beijing Horticultural Exposition 2019.
Collaborative contribution in kind, Table 1 (2021/22)
In 2021/22, Newcastle University reported a significant increase in Collaborative contribution - In kind where the source of public funding was Other UK government departments, from £6,000 in 2020/21 to £16m in 2021/22. This increase is due to the provider making improvements to their process for capturing data, which included a review of in-kind contributions.
Collaborative contribution – in kind (2019/20)
In 2018/19 within table 1, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s Collaborative contribution – in kind was recorded as 0. The true value was £114,351,000. In 2019/20, the re-stated total for collaborative research reflected this true value.
Contract Research, other non-SME commercial businesses & Non-commercial organisations, Table 2a (2021/22)
In 2021/22, The University of Sheffield, reported an increase in other (non-SME) commercial businesses (£000s) from £18,850 in 2020/21 to £35,347 in 2021/22 and a decrease in non-commercial organisations value (£000s) from £24,961 to £9,491 for contract research within Table 2a.These variances are due to a reclassification of high value catapult-related awards from the non-commercial subhead to the commercial subhead.
Data suppression HE-BCI (2021/22)
A significant error has come to light in the financial data submitted by University of St Mark and St John which could not be corrected in time for this release of HE Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) data. HESA has therefore taken the decision to suppress the erroneous data from the release. This affects financial data shown for University of St Mark and St John and HE sector totals, which are calculated excluding data for this HE provider. This data release will be revised once corrected data for University of St Mark and St John is available. A release date for the revised and corrected HE-BCI data will be announced as soon as this has been determined.
Estimated current employment of all active firms (FTE)
In 2019/20, Ulster University’s Spin-offs with some HEP ownership - Estimated current employment of all active firms (FTE), decreased from 36,189 in 2018/19 to 159 in 2019/20. This decrease was due to a large spin out company being sold and hence is no longer included in the data return.
Facilities and equipment related services, Table 2 (2014/15)
Due to a data inputting error, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama's Total value with other (non-SME) commercial businesses within Facilities and equipment related services - Organisations involved and income HEBCI Table 2 is shown as £7.6million. This figure should read £7,600.
In 2014/15, the Royal College of Music misreported their Total value with non-commercial organisations within Facilities and Equipment Related Services from HEBCI Section B Table 2. This figure should have been £505k.
Free events attendees, Table 5 (2021/22)
In 2021/22, Teesside University saw an increase in Free events attendees for exhibitions (galleries, museums etc.) from 45 in 2020/21 to 48,228 in 2021/22 due to the lifting of COVID19 restrictions.
Free events, attendees (2019/20)
In 2019/20, The University of Central Lancashire reported an increase in table 5 of those attending ‘Other’ free events from 228,003,000 in 2018/19 to 483,022,347 in 2019/20.This was due to a number of popular interviews including one on Earthworms and how they helped Charles Darwin's research.
Free events, attendees, Table 5 (2021/22)
In 2021/22, Birmingham City University, reported a significant increase in Table 5 of those attending ‘Other’ free events from 155 in 2020/21 to 711,395 in 2021/22. This was due to the provider making improvements to their process for capturing data, which meant that media-based engagements were included such as television/radio interviews including BBC2 TV Programme; Art that Made US, BBC Radio 3 Documentary; Forbidden Fruit and a BBC Radio 3 Podcast; New Thinking.
Graduate and Staff start-ups (2019/20)
In 2019/20, The University of Cambridge reported a significant increase in Estimated current employment of all active firms, Estimated current turnover of all active firms, and Estimated external investment received for graduate and staff start-ups compared to previous years. These figures are presented in Table 4e and Chart 1.
These increases were due to additional support provided by Cambridge Enterprise to incentivise staff and student start-ups during the reporting period. The University of Cambridge have also made improvements to their processes for capturing these data.
Graduate and Staff start-ups (2020/21)
In 2020/21, The University of Cambridge reported a significant increase in estimated current turnover on all active firms for formal spin-offs, not HEP owned. This figure is presented in Table 4e and Chart 1. This increase is due to the provider making improvements to their process for capturing data, which included a review and validation of the categorisation of spin-offs and start-ups.
HEBCI Table 2 - CE and CPD for Individuals (2014/15)
In 2014/15 Falmouth University reported in error their CE and CPD for individuals in HEBCI Table 2 £27.75 million. This figure should read £27,000.
Income from regeneration and development programmes 2020/21
Ulster University reported a significant increase in other regeneration grants and income from local and regional bodies from £3,179,000 in 2019/20 to £27,753,000 in 2020/21. This figure is presented in Table 3 and Chart 2. This increase is due to the university receiving considerable support from regional government to assist with the ongoing costs of the development of the Ulster University Belfast campus, which will be the nexus of research and innovation activity, with funding being provided for collaborative research and development facilities, translational research facilities, incubation, and entrepreneurial hubs.
Intellectual property income (2013/14)
In 2013/14, Heriot Watt University incorrectly reported their 2012/13 restated figures within the HEBCI data. This effected the intellectual property income (Table 4) 3aii Non-software licences income - Other (non SME) commercial businesses and 3bi Software licences income - SMEs. These should have been reported as £137K and £24K respectively.
Intellectual property income, Table 4b (2021/22)
In 2020/21, The University of Westminster incorrectly reported the number of non-commercial organisations for software only licences in Table 4b as 241. The correct value is 0.
Intellectual property income, Table 4c (2017/18)
From 2017/18 The University of Oxford's Intellectual Property income figures include qualifying income from Oxford University Press and subsidiaries, and the University's wholly owned subsidiary, Oxford Limited.