Foundation degree qualifiers (2010/11)
The University of Exeter incorrectly reported 375 qualifiers in 2010/11 as Foundation degrees; they should be coded as Other Undergraduates (specifically I80 - Other qualification at level I). This was corrected for 2011/12.
FTE of further education students (2010/11)
The University of Glamorgan has identified an error in the FTE for some of their further education students. These students are all studying at the Merthyr Tydfil FE college which is part of the University of Glamorgan group. There are 781 full time students and 2,778 part time students, with a corresponding FTE submitted to HESA of 3,890.84 for FT and 604.99 for PT.
On reflection it is clear that the full time FTE is incorrect, and this has been re-calculated. The actual FTE for full time at Merthyr Tydfil should be 782.66, this is a difference of 3108.18 (3890.84 – 782.66). All of these students were studying in cost centre 41 and therefore the cost centre 41 FTE needs to be reduced by 3108.18 to reflect the accurate position.
FTE of postgraduate research students (2008/09)
In 2008/09, the London School of Economics and Political Science over-reported around 300 postgraduate research students as having an FTE of 1.0. These should have been reported with an FTE between 0.1 and 0.2.
FTE of postgraduate research students (2011/12)
The University of Glasgow mis-reported the FTE of some postgraduate research students for 2011/12. 720 students (646.6 FTEs) were incorrectly reported with an FTE of 1.0 where they should have been returned as 0.1.
FTE of postgraduate students (2010/11)
The University of St Andrews mis-reported 240.0 FTEs relating to postgraduate research writing-up students. These students were each returned with an FTE of 1.0 instead of 0.1. The correct figure for FTE of postgraduate students at St Andrews is 1932.4 instead of 2147.5.
Full-time foundation degree and part-time other undergraduate numbers (2011/12)
St George's Hospital Medical School implemented a new full-time foundation degree in Healthcare practice in January 2012 which explains the proportional increase in other undergraduate instances for this provider between 2010/11 and 2011/12.
here has also been a considerable increase in part-time, other undergraduate instances returned. This is due to a large increase of CPD (continuing professional development) students registering for low credit-bearing module study.
Full-time foundation degree student numbers (2012/13)
The University of Brighton has a significant reduction in first year full-time foundation degree students (505). This is largely due to a number of the programmes delivered by their partner colleges now being directly funded.
Full-time postgraduate taught and full-time first degree numbers (2011/12 - 2012/13)
The University of Sunderland has had a significant increase in full-time postgraduate taught (560) and full-time first degree (620) students. This relates to a new campus (in London) being introduced in 2011/12. In 2011/12 there was only an April intake, in 2012/13 there was an August, October, January and April intake.
Full-time, first degree qualifiers (2013/14)
In 2013/14, The University of Edinburgh had a significant decrease (18%) in the number of full-time first degree qualifiers. The university planned for and recruited a much smaller cohort of home and EU students in 2010/11 leading to the smaller number of graduates in 2013/14. This decision impacted on the recruitment in one academic year, but was made to enable a more consistent number of places to be available to new applicants in the years since.
Full-time, foundation degree qualifiers (2013/14)
In 2013/14, The University of Brighton had a significant decrease in the qualifications awarded for full-time foundation degree qualifiers (405 qualifiers representing a 75% decrease from 2012/13). This is due to the transfer of previously franchised provision to their partner providers. Although they still validate the awards, the students now belong to their partner provider.
Full-time, foundation degree students (2010/11 to 2016/17)
From 2010/11 to 2016/17 the University of Plymouth has had a significant reduction (a drop of 94%, approx. 8400 students) in their franchised student numbers following a change in guidance from HEFCE regarding the reporting of partnership arrangements.
Full-time, postgraduate taught students (2009/10)
The University of Glamorgan changed its reporting practices for a number of their full-time postgraduate taught students that were active over two reporting years. These students were previously returned as active in their first year but dormant in their second year. For 2009/10 these students are now returned as active in both academic years.
Full-time, postgraduate taught students (2013/14)
In 2013/14, Cardiff Metropolitan University had a significant increase in their full-time postgraduate taught student numbers from 2,245 in 2012/13 to 3,275 in 2013/14. This was largely due to a significant increase in recruitment to their franchise partners.
In 2013/14, The City University recorded a significant increase in its full-time postgraduate taught students numbers, from 3,705 in 2012/13 to 5,585 in 2013/14. This was mainly due to improving the recording practice for full-time Master's students on 13+ month courses, which were previously coded to part-time after the first 12 months of their course. This also affected their full-time postgraduate taught qualifications awarded, which increased from 1,175 in 2012/13 to 3,100 in 2013/14. A corresponding decrease in part-time postgraduate taught qualifications awarded can also be seen.
Incomplete data submission (2018/19)
We are investigating potential quality issues with 0068 De Montfort University’s 2018/19 data. This note will be updated with more information as it is received.
Mean tariff points
Many entrants to University College Birmingham (UCB) will have previously completed vocational learning programmes which do not carry any UCAS points. It would therefore be inaccurate to use mean tariff point score data for UCB in any calculation or to make reference to them in any authoritative way.
Medicine and part-time, health-related subjects (2013/14)
In 2013/14, Teesside University had a significant reduction in the numbers of students studying within the subject group Subjects allied to medicine: from 6,530 in 2012/13 to 5,270 in 2013/14. This was partly due to the following courses no longer running;
- BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science (Top-up)
- Diploma in Nursing Studies
- BSc (Hons) Practice Innovation (Top-up)
- Foundation Degree Health & Social Care Practice
In addition, following the change in fee regime, the University has continued to see a decline in enrolments on part-time, short awards in health-related subjects
Non-EU students in Northern Ireland (2011/12)
In 2011/12, the University of Ulster returned students enrolled from a new partnership with Queen Anne Business School, which includes significant numbers of non-EU students. This is reflected in the increase in non-EU students for Northern Ireland institutions in Tables 1a and 2a.
Nursing - first degree and diploma of HE (2011/12)
In 2011/12, several providers re-classified their nursing courses from a diploma of HE to a first degree. The 2011/12 data shows a 27% rise from 2010/11 in first year first degree nursing students and a 17% drop in first year other undergraduate nursing students.
Nursing - first degree and diploma of HE (2012/13)
In 2012/13, several institutions continued to re-classify their nursing courses from a diploma of HE to a first degree. The 2012/13 data shows a 10% rise from 2011/12 in first degree nursing students (17% for full-time first degree nursing students) and a 31% drop in other undergraduate nursing students (44% for full-time other undergraduate nursing students).
Nursing - first degree and diploma of HE (2013/14)
In 2013/14, several HE providers continued to re-classify their nursing courses from a diploma of HE to a first degree. The 2013/14 data shows a 7% rise from 2012/13 in first degree nursing students (12% for full-time first degree nursing students) and a 21% drop in other undergraduate nursing students (60% for full-time other undergraduate nursing students).