In October 2015, Birkbeck College consolidated London weighting into their staff salary scales. This resulted in a net increase of £3,550 to all salary points (before increments and pay awards) in 2015/16. This has led to visible changes to the number of staff within salary bandings.
Source of basic salary (2016/17)
In 2016/17, The University of Strathclyde incorrectly reported their source of basic salary data, due to a technical issue. All staff contracts were reported to be wholly general financed by the higher education provider, with the proportion of basic salary charged against general income being reported as 100. This affects approximately 1,600 staff who were fully or partially externally funded.
Staff and student FTE (2012/13)
Relevant staff FTEs which should attribute and align against student FTEs for cost centre 129 (Economics & Econometrics), are allocated within those FTE figures provided in cost centre 133 (Business & Management Studies) for Cardiff University.
Relevant staff FTEs which should attribute and align against student FTEs for cost centre 135 (Education), are allocated within those FTE figures provided in cost centres 131 (Social work and Social Policy) and 132 (Sociology) for Cardiff University.
Staff employed directly by colleges or academic partners
The University of the Highlands and Islands is a partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions (referred to as ‘academic partners’) and as such the majority of the academic and support staff are employed by the university’s academic partners. Only staff directly employed by the university are therefore included in the Staff return, which hence excludes the majority of academic and support staff and, as a consequence, will affect any calculations of staff volumes, FTE per cost centre and student to staff ratios.
With effect from 2010-11, the University of Oxford moved from previously agreed practice of reporting to HESA the University-only component of the salary for joint appointments with Colleges to reporting an estimate of the total remuneration received from both College and University sources. This estimate is derived through calculating a multiple of the University-only component to reflect the overall FTE of the joint appointment. This change was made at HEFCE’s request.
Staff inflow / outflow (2012/13)
The University of Huddersfield’s Oldham campus staff, were transferred to Oldham College in 2012/13, affecting the inflow / outflow figures for academic staff.
Staff inflow / outflow (2013/14)
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine made a separate staff return to HESA from 2013/14, previously their HESA staff return was made through The University of Liverpool. This had an impact on the inflow and outflow of staff for these two HE providers.
The University of Huddersfield’s Barnsley campus were transferred to Barnsley College in 2013/14, affecting the inflow / outflow figures for academic staff.
Staff numbers (2016/17)
In 2016/17, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance incorrectly reported staff numbers in several cost centres. The most noticeable of these was cost centre 114 Music, dance, drama & performing arts, which was overreported by approximately 35.
Staff omitted from HESA record (2012/13)
Due to the merger between the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Swansea Metropolitan University, 590 (264.69 FTE) staff have been omitted from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David staff submission for 2012/13 (all previously Swansea Metropolitan University staff).
The breakdown of staff is as follows: 370 Academic staff (120.24 FTE), 225 Non-academic staff (144.45 FTE). (Headcounts have been rounded)
Terms of employment (2015/16)
In 2015/16, The University of South Wales undertook a contractual review of contracts for all staff members. This, together with data validation conducted alongside the introduction of a new HR/Payroll system, resulted in adjustments to contract terms and changes to the numbers of employees engaged on permanent or fixed term contracts.
Zero hours contracts (2017/18)
In 2017/18, De Montfont University incorrectly reported staff on zero hours contracts, due to a technical issue. 5610 staff were incorrectly reported as being on a zero hours contract. Of these, 3250 were included in the staff contract population at 1 December. All staff at the provider should have been reported as not on a zero hours contract.
Zero hours contracts and hourly paid (2017/18)
In 2017/18, Staffordshire University incorrectly reported 1595 full-person equivalents as being on zero hours contracts. These should have been recorded as not on a zero hours contract. For the same year Staffordshire University incorrectly reported 1265 full-person equivalents as hourly paid. These should have been recorded as salaried.