This page presents the proposals and outcomes of two consultations related to the Unistats website and data collection:
Consultation on detailed changes to the Key Information Set data collection for 2017 and approaches to presenting data on the successor to the Unistats website
HEFCE, the higher education funding bodies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Higher Education Statistics Agency have consulted, as part of the wider review of information, on proposed changes to make to the KIS in 2017.
Outcomes and summary of responses
There was broad support in responses to the proposals for detailed changes to KIS in 2017. We have now implemented these changes and HESA has issued a notification of changes.
Consultation on detailed changes to the KIS for 2017
Annex A: Focus group meeting notes
Annex B: KIS fields
For more information contact Catherine Cameron, Senior Higher Education Policy Adviser, email email@example.com, tel 0117 931 7210; or Nyoaka Squire, Project Officer, email firstname.lastname@example.org, tel 0117 931 7215
In 2015, the four UK higher education funding bodies jointly reviewed the approach to data publication thresholds and aggregation on Unistats, and consulted on proposals to change both the publication threshold for student-related data, and the subject hierarchy used when this threshold is not met and aggregation is required.
The outcomes of the consultation were to:
- implement a revised headcount threshold of 10 for publication of the 2015 KIS on Unistats and for publicly available 2015 NSS outcomes
- maintain current subject hierarchy for 2015
- revisit changing the subject hierarchy for 2016, taking into account the future direction of Unistats and the timescales for implementation of the replacement for the Joint Academic Coding System (JACS).
Outcomes of the consultation on data publication thresholds and aggregation on Unistats and for the NSS
Data publication thresholds and aggregation on Unistats: Consultation document
Annex FDownload the Annex F as MS Excel Spreadsheet (712 KB)
For more information contact Catherine Cameron, Senior Higher Education Policy Adviser, email email@example.com, tel 0117 931 7210.