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2015-16 Action plan template

Download the General 2015-16 HESA AP amendments Action plan as MS Excel Spreadsheet (390 KB)

How to complete the 2015-16 action plan

The information that we require in the HESA action plan template, for institutions that wish to make amendments to their HESA student data is as follows.

Column 1

This column should contain a sequential number starting at 1 which is used to reference each area of amendment identified on the action plan.

Column 2

This column should contain a detailed description of the nature of the amendment to the HESA AP student data.

For example:

'Highest qualification on entry returned as not known for some full-time undergraduates. We expect this to have an impact on the recruitment against our SNC.'

Column 3

Either 'CHANGE', 'ADD' or 'DELETE' should be selected to highlight the type of amendments that are being made to the HESA record.

Column 4

Where Column 3 is returned as 'CHANGE', this column should contain a list of the fields that the institution expects to correct (for example 'QUALENT3'). If Column 3 is 'ADD' or 'DELETE' then the words 'All fields' should be entered.

Column 5

The number of records to be amended should be included (for example, '30').

Column 6

This column should contain the date by which amended data will be submitted to HESA.

How to submit the action plan

Completed action plans should be uploaded to the HEFCE extranet using the group key: IQ59-GOWU-5G5S-JYD7.
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