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Head of provider total remuneration

The head of provider total remuneration shown in Table 11 does not match that reported in The University of Sheffield’s financial statements. The figures reported here are overstated. The correct figures are:

Year ended 31 July 2020
Pension contributions £60k
Total remuneration £350k

Year ended 31 July 2021
Pension contributions £61k
Total remuneration £351k

The impact of COVID-19 on the 2019/20 to 2021/22 finance releases

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, part way through the 2019/20 academic year. Depending (among other factors) on the financial year end of each provider, there may have been varying impacts of the pandemic on individual providers’ financial data for 2019/20 into 2021/22.

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.

Degree attainment by socioeconomic background: UK, 2017/18 to 2020/21

New experimental statistics show disparities in degree attainment between most and least deprived areas narrowed during COVID in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but widened in Wales. 

Welsh language research questions

In 2019/20, an error existed in two of the opt-in research questions for the Welsh language version of the Graduate Outcomes survey (

Salaries and wages academic staff

The University of Oxford have returned all salaries and wages under ‘Salaries and wages academic staff’ for the 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years. This figure should have been allocated between both ‘Salaries and wages academic staff’ and ‘Salaries and wages non-academic staff’.

Further Education provision included

Hartpury University is a group with a number of subsidiary companies, one of which is a designated Further Education Institution. The data within Table 8: ‘Expenditure - breakdown by activity and HESA cost centre’ include substantial costs associated with the FE provision delivered, including at the cost centre level. This applies from 2019/20 onwards.

Balance sheet and cash flow

As a department of the City of London, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama does not have its own balance sheet or cash flow. This provider therefore does not appear in Tables 3 and 4 of the open data. Similarly, within Table 14 Key Financial Indicators, this provider does not have indicators that are derived from Tables 3 and 4.