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  • 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 Cost centre Full-time equivalent (FTE) Staff student ratio
  • Staff costs (2016/17 – 2021/22)

    For the academic years 2016/17 – 2021/22 some inconsistencies are apparent among non-English HE providers in the total staff costs displayed in Table 12 of the open data when comparing against staff costs reported in Table 1. These discrepancies relate to differences in the way that HE providers have reported staff costs in both tables – in some cases excluding non-academic staff costs, and in some cases including pension adjusted costs. Staff costs in Table 1 are validated against providers’ published accounts.

    Finance
  • Staff costs and other operating expenses - Table 8 (2015/16)

    In 2015/16, Edinburgh Napier University misreported a number of items within Table 8 of the Finance record specifically relating to staff costs expenditure and other operating expenses. The correct figures are as follows:

    • 1at Total academic departments: Total expenditure £48,535k
    • 2 Total academic services: Total expenditure £20,926k
    • 3 Administration and central services
      • 3a Central administration and services: Total expenditure £8,851k
      • 3biii Other general expenditure: Total expenditure £758k

    The effect on academic departments was spread generally on a pro rata basis.

    Finance
  • Staff costs and other operating expenses - Table 8 (2016/17)

    In 2016/17, Edinburgh Napier University misreported a number of items within Table 8 of the Finance record specifically relating to staff costs expenditure and other operating expenses. The correct figures are as follows:

    • 1at Total academic departments: Total expenditure £49,475k
    • 2 Total academic services: Total expenditure £21,956k
    • 3 Administration and central services
      • 3a Central administration and services: Total expenditure £8,555k
      • 3biii Other general expenditure: Total expenditure £804k

    The effect on academic departments was spread generally on a pro rata basis.

    Finance
  • Staff disability status

    In 2021/22, the University of Edinburgh incorrectly reported the number of academic staff with a disability, showing an increase from 385 to 1,340. This discrepancy arose from an accidental data collection error categorizing 'No Known Disability' status as an additional disability. This was corrected for the 2022/23 return.

    Staff
  • 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 Full-time equivalent (FTE) Staff student ratio
  • Staff FTE (2011/12)

    The FTE staff Total HEI for University College London appear blank within the data. This is due to some component parts of this total being returned as blank rather than zero. Staff FTE is not a mandatory item within the Estates Management Statistics return so all providers with blank Staff FTE have chosen not to supply this data. Caution should be taken when analysing staff FTE data within the EMS return.

    Estates management Staff (in Estates Management Record)
  • Staff FTE (2012/13)

    The University of York has reported that the following staff counts have been returned as null for 2012/13 and that this data will be fixed for 2013/14: Support offices staff FTE and Support not offices staff FTE.

    The Central School of Speech and Drama has omitted staff FTE data from their 2012/13 Estates Management record return in error. This has resulted in the following ratios appearing as null: Water consumption per student and staff FTE; Waste mass per student and staff FTE; Academic office net internal area per academic staff FTE' Support office net internal area per support office staff FTE; Gross internal area in metre2 per student and staff full-time equivalent (FTE); Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions per student and staff full-time equivalent (FTE).

    Estates management Staff (in Estates Management Record)
  • 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
  • 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 Inflow-outflow
  • 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 Cost centre
  • 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)

    Staff
  • State school indicator (2014/15 publication)

    From 2014/15, for new entrants, the last provider attended field (PREVINST) must contain a valid UKPRN or a valid generic code (see the HESA coding manual for details), rather than the historic UCAS, department and HESA school codes. These have been mapped to school type and grouped up to form the state school marker where appropriate. Where an unknown or invalid PREVINST code has been supplied, these students have been excluded from the calculations of the state school indicator. Due to the changes in the coding frame there is likely to an impact on the quality of the school type data.

    Performance Indicators State school indicator Performance indicators in heidi
  • State school indicator (2016/17 publication)

    Due to data coding issues relating to the state school indicator, Arden University have been excluded from this analysis (applicable to table series T1).

    Performance Indicators State school indicator Alternative Providers Experimental Statistics
  • Statement of recognised gains and losses, Table 2 (2011/12)

    The University of Salford reported a deficit of £9,075k in the year 2011/12 against a surplus of £345k in 2010/11. This has resulted in some high level changes between years in respect of Head 3, 9, 10, 13 and 14. A major restructuring was undertaken which resulted in a high level of exceptional costs in year, contributing to this deficit and the reported high level movement between years in Head 7. The University also accelerated depreciation on assets, for which there are plans now in place for disposal, and disposed of some assets in year. This impacted on the overall results and in particular the change between years in respect of Head 11 and 12.

    Finance
  • Student enrolment numbers (2020/21)

    In 2020/21, University of London (Institutes and activities) returned University of London distance learning students studying in the UK for the first time resulting in a large increase in First degree, Other undergraduate and Postgraduate student numbers.

    Student
  • Student enrolments (2021/22)

    In 2021/22, by agreement between the University of Northampton, HESA/JISC and the OfS, because of data quality concerns in relation to students at a partner organisation, around 700 student records were excluded from this return.

    Student
  • Student FTEs (2008/09)

    The FTEs in Loughborough University return have been overstated for 2008/09. The issue relates to students on non-standard years (i.e. where the year of instance is not completed in one HESA reporting year). All students reported as being active in 2008/09 have been recorded as studying with an FTE of 1, rather than split according to the actual load undertaken in the reporting year. In the main this has over-reported students on full-time PGT programmes.

    Student Full-time equivalent (FTE)
  • Student instances (2013/14)

    The Open University in 2013/14 has seen a decrease in the number of new student instances of study (21%), considerably larger than the decrease in new students (individuals) (6%). HESA data counts instances of study rather than individual students.

    The larger decrease in instance count is mainly reflective of changing behaviour of continuing students following the funding regime changes in 2012/13 and changes to university systems which impact on the number of new instances created for continuing students. There is a decreasing tendency for returning students to resume study towards a new qualification, i.e. on a new instance. Changes to the university’s HESA reporting systems mean e.g. that students gaining an intermediate qualification on the way to getting a first degree are reported on the same instance rather than a new instance as in previous years.

    Student
  • Student numbers (2015/16)

    The majority of alternative providers are subject to student number controls which vary from year to year, therefore their undergraduate student numbers in each academic year reflect this.

    In 2015/16, West London College were required to return data to the Alternative provider record but failed to submit this in time to HESA.

    Student Population

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