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Data Matters conference 5 May 2020 - cancelled

The 5 May 2020 Data Matters conference in London has been cancelled.

What does the Data Matters Conference offer data experts?

“Data experts will find that there is a lot to excite them at the Data Matters conference,” says Marieke Guy, Data Analyst in the QAA Evaluation and Analytics Team, and who is leading the workshop Trendspotting; helping you to make sense of large information sources at the one-day event on 3 November 2017.

HESA applies to be designated data body for OfS

HESA has today submitted its expression of interest to become the designated body for higher education information in England.


Changes in undergraduate student numbers between 2008/09 and 2015/16

The Sunday Times front page article, “Universities take foreign students ahead of British” (6 August 2017), discussed changes in UK domiciled undergraduate student numbers between 2008/09 and 2015/16. The article has prompted significant commentary on social media – including discussion of the data that HESA holds on student numbers.

The Data Matters conference: Collaborating to advance UK higher education

The upcoming Data Matters conference reflects the long-held spirit of collaboration in the continual search for improvement which separates the UK HE sector from most others. The conference is a further opportunity for us all to share practice and learn from one another, to establish new networks in the changing landscape, and to achieve our common goal of advancing UK higher education.  

What do we mean when we talk about data governance?

Data governance is at the heart of effective data collection and dissemination - the collection govenance project will present and agree a sector wide model of best practice.

Increasing insights and the future of HESA’s destinations data

This summer sees a wealth of valuable data released on the destinations of graduates. This data provides real evidence about the employability and progression of students at a time of increasing uncertainty. This blog provides an overview of what data is being released and how you can get the most from it.

Farewell to JACS, and hello to HECoS

We have developed a new subject coding system to replace JACS. HECoS (the Higher Education Classification of Subjects) is more flexible than JACS, and so is better able to capture the diverse and dynamic nature of modern HE provision.

Towards implementation: An update on our review of graduate outcomes data

The final round of consultation as part of our NewDLHE review of graduate outcomes data has now closed, and we have been given a broad mandate to proceed to implement our model.