Responses to the consultation have been considered by the four UK funding bodies.
We received broad support for our proposals, and will continue to prepare for changes to the National Student Survey, Unistats and the Key Information Set (KIS) for 2017.
Final decisions on the National Student Survey for 2017 will be taken after piloting and further testing has been completed in summer 2016.
We will begin work to replace the Unistats site, revise the data collection and develop guidance on information that institutions will need to provide on their own websites shortly. These changes will take effect from 2017.
We aim to publish the new data specification in late summer 2016 and the guidance for institutions in late 2016.