We currently perform data audit work in the following areas, but we are continuously developing our approach and areas under review as changes occur in the sector and new areas of risk are identified:
- Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE)
- Key Information Sets (KIS)
- Outturn data (for example completion status of students)
- Assignment to cost centres and price groups
- Key HESA fields
- QR Charity support fund
- QR Business research element
- Higher Education - Business Community Interaction Survey (HE-BCIS) data
- Data that informs the QR RDP supervision fund allocations
We generally audit institutions based on a risk analysis of the data, identifying institutions where data is not indicating what we would expect.
In new areas of data audit activity, we often carry out a pilot study to identify areas of good practice or areas of difficulty, which we can then include in future guidance to institutions.
Data audit programmes
Course entity data review programme
DLHE audit programme
QR Charity support fund audit programme
QR Business research element audit programme
KIS audit programme
HE-BCI survey audit programme
Data that informs the QR RDP supervision fund allocations audit programme
Download the Audit of data that informs the 2013-14 QR RDP supervision fund allocations as PDF (206 KB) Download the Audit of data that informs the 2013-14 QR RDP supervision fund allocations as MS Word (188 KB)
HESA AP student record audit programme
This area will be updated as audit programmes are updated, and as new programmes are developed.
Summary report on the audits of Higher Education Students Early Statistics Surveys 2007-08 (HESES07) to 2009-10 (HESES09)
This report is a summary report of the findings from all the visits over the three year period in which the individual audit assignments were undertaken at institutions.
Download the Summary report on the audits of Higher Education Students Early Statistics Surveys 2007-08 as PDF (369 KB) Download the Summary report on the audits of Higher Education Students Early Statistics Surveys 2007-08 as MS Word (143 KB)