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.
FTE and cost centre (2010/11 and 2011/12)
The Open University has noted the decrease in FTE for academic staff on standard contracts in cost centre 54 from the 2010/11 results due to a correction to source data, where some staff from the Faculty of Business and Law had been incorrectly assigned to cost centre 54 in previous years.
FTE and provider (2011/12 and 2015/16)
The Open University has noted that the decrease in total FTE for academic staff on standard contracts from 2010/11 is due, in large part, to a change in the method used to calculate the FTE for Associate Lecturers, which is more finely grained and gives a more accurate representation of FTE for this group of staff.
In 2015/16, Kingston University under-reported the FTE values for academic teaching only staff by approximately 80.
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.
FTE/FPE reporting (2015/16)
In 2015/16, The University of South Wales conducted a data validation exercise following the introduction of a new HR/Payroll system. This resulted in changes in the method of calculating FTE/FPE, to better align with HESA reporting requirements.
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 student qualifier numbers (2021/22)
In 2021/22, The University of Glasgow reported an increase in the number of full-time postgraduate qualifications compared with the previous year. There were 12,195 such qualifications reported in 2021/22 compared with 5,685 in 2020/21. This was due to the fact that the completion of around 4,000 awards from the 2020/21 academic year were delayed until the following year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 in Social Work student numbers (2012/13)
Sheffield Hallam University excluded in error 70 students from their qualifiers population in 2012/13. This affects their full-time first degree in Social Work data. It will also affect overall provider statistics but it will have a marked impact on any leaver or qualification statistics covering the Social Work subject of study.
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, first year, other undergraduate students (2013/14)
In 2013/14, SRUC had a significant increase to their full-time other undergraduate first year students, from 120 in 2012/13 to 655 in 2013/14. This was due to the merger of the former Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge Colleges and SAC to form SRUC.
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.
Further Education Colleges (2017/18)
In 2017/18, among Northern Ireland Further Education Colleges approximately 110 graduates were included in the Graduate Outcomes population in error. These graduates completed a short course (ILM Level 5 Making Professional Presentations) that was taken alongside their main qualification but had a different date of completion.