Feedback on future changes to UK Performance Indicators should be submitted by noon on Friday 24 January 2014.
These data provide:
All UKPIs are currently published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
After a fundamental review of performance indications, the group responsible for their development - the UK Performance Indicators Steering Group - has set out its response to the findings. It also invites institutions to comment on the recommendations. The deadline to submit feedback is Friday 24 January 2014.
The review – which ran in early 2013 - involved a wide range of interested bodies and organisations.
It found that the higher education sector values the indicators as a way to measure HE, and that the substance of the indicators and the way they are created current is appropriate.
But the review also identified the following issues:
The group has considered the review’s findings. In response it has:
The group will discuss these changes with the sector as they are taken forward and consider feedback before taking any decisions.
It expects to carry out these changes over time and involve the sector in further discussion.
The indicators currently cover the following areas:
The UK Performance Indicators Steering Group (UKPISG) oversees the management and development of the group. It brings together representatives of the four UK funding bodies for HE, HESA, Government departments, HE institutions and other interested bodies to steer the development of these measures.
The group receives advice on technical implementation from the UK Performance Indicators Technical Group.
In 1998, the Government asked the four UK funding bodies to develop suitable indicators and benchmarks of performance in the HE sector, bearing in mind their diversity and the needs of different stakeholders.
We published the first set of indicators in their current form in December 1999, on behalf of all four UK funding councils. We continued to publish the indicators annually until 2003, with additions and amendments as the coverage was extended.
Since 2004 HESA has published the UKPIs, in much the same format as indicators previously produced by HEFCE.
The UKPIs were reviewed in 2006-07 in Review of performance indicators: Outcomes and decisions -HEFCE 2007/14. Part of this process involved a consultation, available as Review of performance indicators: Consultation to inform the review -HEFCE 2006/34.
|HESA||Performance Indicators Team (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|England||Richard Puttock at HEFCE (e-mail email@example.com)|
|Scotland||Martin Smith at SFC (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Wales||Hannah Falvey at HEFCW (e-mail email@example.com)|
|Northern Ireland||Michael MacNeill at DELNI (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Page last updated 9 December 2013