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Purpose

1.   This document asks higher education institutions (HEIs) to complete the annual survey of students on recognised higher education (HE) courses.

Key points

2.   The data will:

  1. Enable us to monitor the achievement of funding agreement targets for the academic year 2011-12.
  2. Together with data supplied to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), inform our initial allocation of teaching funds for the academic year 2012-13.
  3. Give an early indication, including for government planning purposes, of the number of HE students studying in the academic year 2011-12.

3.   This document provides:

  1. An introduction to the Higher Education Students Early Statistics Survey 2011-12 (HESES11) and how we use it to inform our funding.
  2. Guidance notes for completing the HESES11 survey.
  3. Definitions used in the HESES11 survey.
  4. Examples of the survey tables, which will be available to download from the HEFCE extranet in November 2011.
  5. A summary of changes since HESES10 (Annex B) including those previously announced in 'Advance notification of changes to HESES and HEIFES for 2011-12' (Circular letter 17/2011).

Action required

4.   HESES11 should be completed by all HEIs receiving HEFCE recurrent funds for teaching. Returns must be uploaded to the HEFCE extranet by noon on Friday 9 December 2011. Workbooks will be available to institutions in November 2011.

Downloads

Main report and annexes

Figure H2 of Annex H was amended on 6 October 2011
Annex Q was updated on 2 November 2011
Annex D was updated on 3 November 2011

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Annex A Getting started

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Annex B Summary of changes and clarifications since HESES10

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Annex C Sample tables

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Annex D Table and column descriptions

Annex D was updated on 3 November 2011

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Annex E When the tables have been completed

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Annex F The HESES11 student population

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Annex G Recognised HE courses

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Annex H Counting student activity

Figure H2 of Annex H was amended on 6 October 2011

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Annex I Completion and non-completion

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Annex J Full-time equivalence for part-time years of instance

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Annex K Residential and funding status

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Annex L Price groups

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Annex M Mode of study

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Annex N Level of study

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Annex O Long years of study

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Annex P Fee categories in Table 4

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Annex Q Identification of old-regime and new-regime students in Table 7

Annex Q was updated on 2 November 2011

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Annex R List of abbreviations

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Annex S Index

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Appendix 1 Links between HESA and HESES data

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Appendix 2 Validation of HESES11 data

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Appendix 3 Guidance on grant adjustment tables and related worksheets

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Appendix 4 Verification checks on HESES11 data

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Appendix 5 Guidance on 2011-12 funding rate tables for phase out of funding from 2012-13

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Main report and annexes

Figure H2 of Annex H was amended on 6 October 2011
Annex Q was updated on 2 November 2011
Annex D was updated on 3 November 2011

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Date: 1 September 2011

Ref: HEFCE 2011/27

To: Heads of HEFCE-funded higher education institutions, Heads of universities in Northern Ireland

Of interest to those
responsible for:

Student data, Funding

Enquiries should be directed to:

Paresh Prema, tel 0117 931 7314, e-mail heses@hefce.ac.uk