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Returns should be uploaded to the HEFCE extranet by noon on Tuesday 10 December 2013

Executive summary

Purpose

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

Key points

2. The data will:

  1. Enable us to review teaching funding and monitor recruitment against the student number control for the academic year 2013-14.
  2. Together with data supplied to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, inform our initial allocation of teaching funds for the academic year 2014‑15.
  3. Give an early indication, including for government planning purposes, of the number of HE students studying in the academic year 2013-14.

3. This document provides:

  1. An introduction to the Higher Education Students Early Statistics Survey 2013-14 (HESES13) and how we use it to inform our funding and student number control allocations and monitoring.
  2. Guidance notes for completing the HESES13 survey.
  3. Definitions used in the HESES13 survey.
  4. Examples of the survey tables. The actual tables for completion will be available to download from the HEFCE extranet in November 2013.
  5. A summary of changes since HESES12 (Annex B).

Action required

4. HESES13 should be completed by all HE institutions receiving HEFCE recurrent funds for teaching. Returns must be uploaded to the HEFCE extranet by noon on Tuesday 10 December 2013. Workbooks will be available to institutions in November 2013.

5. A provisional timetable for the HESES13 return and 2014-15 funding round is at Annex A.

Downloads

Main report and annexes

Download the HESES13 as PDF (1,515 KB)Download the HESES13 as MS Word (1,851 KB)

Annex A: Outline timetable

Download the HESES13 Annex A Outline timetable as PDF (13 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex A Outline timetable as MS Word (53 KB)

Annex B: Summary of changes and clarifications since HESES12

Download the HESES13 Annex B Summary of changes and clarifications since HESES12 as PDF (79 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex B Summary of changes and clarifications since HESES12 as MS Word (49 KB)

Annex C: Sample tables

Download the HESES13 Annex C as MS Excel Spreadsheet (259 KB)

Annex D: Getting started table column and row descriptions

Download the HESES13 Annex D Getting started table column and row descriptions as PDF (205 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex D Getting started table column and row descriptions as MS Word (98 KB)

Annex E: Instructions for submitting completed HESES13 workbooks

Download the HESES13 Annex E Instructions for submitting completed HESES13 workbooks as PDF (130 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex E Instructions for submitting completed HESES13 workbooks as MS Word (80 KB)

Annex F: The HESES13 student population

Download the HESES13 Annex F The HESES13 student population as PDF (107 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex F The HESES13 student population as MS Word (64 KB)

Annex G: Recognised higher education courses

Download the HESES13 Annex G Recognised HE courses as PDF (84 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex G Recognised HE courses as MS Word (50 KB)

Annex H: Counting student activity

Download the HESES13 Annex H Counting student activity as PDF (455 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex H Counting student activity as MS Word (496 KB)

Annex I: Completion and non completion

Download the HESES13 Annex I Completion and non completion as PDF (98 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex I Completion and non completion as MS Word (69 KB)

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

Download the HESES13 Annex J Full time equivalence for part time years of instance as PDF (88 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex J Full time equivalence for part time years of instance as MS Word (51 KB)

Annex K: Residential and fundability status

Download the HESES13 Annex K Residential and fundability status as PDF (208 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex K Residential and fundability status as MS Word (97 KB)

Annex L: Price groups

Download the HESES13 Annex L Price groups as PDF (197 KB)Download the HESES13 Annex L Price groups as MS Word (104 KB)

Annex M: Mode of study

Download the HESES13 Annex M Mode of study as PDF (156 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex M Mode of study as MS Word (64 KB)

Annex N: Level of study

Download the HESES13 Annex N Level of study as PDF (81 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex N Level of study as MS Word (49 KB)

Annex O: Long years of study

Download the HESES13 Annex O Long years of study as PDF (73 KB) |Download the HESES13 Annex O Long years of study as MS Word (51 KB)

Annex P: Fee categories

Download the HESES13 Annex P Fee categories in Table 4 as PDF (68 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex P Fee categories in Table 4 as MS Word (47 KB)

Annex Q: Identification of old-regime and new-regime students

Download the HESES13 Annex Q Identification of old regime and new regime students as PDF (478 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex Q Identification of old regime and new regime students as MS Word (427 KB)

Annex R: List of abbreviations

Download the HESES13 Annex R List of abbreviations as PDF (72 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex R List of abbreviations as MS Word (56 KB)

Annex S: Index

Download the HESES13 Annex S Index as PDF (145 KB) | Download the HESES13 Annex S Index as MS Word (273 KB)

Appendix 1: Validation of HESES13 data

Download the Appendix 1: Validation of HESES13 data as PDF (80 KB)Download the Appendix 1: Validation of HESES13 data as MS Word (105 KB)

Appendix 2: Verification checks on HESES13 data

Download the Appendix 2: Verification checks on HESES13 data as PDF (128 KB)Download the Appendix 2: Verification checks on HESES13 data as MS Word (112 KB)

Appendix 3: Guidance on the student number control grant adjustment table

Download the Appendix 3: Guidance on the student number control grant adjustment table as PDF (49 KB) | Download the Appendix 3: Guidance on the student number control grant adjustment table as MS Word (71 KB)

Appendix 4: Guidance on the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 indicative funding worksheets

Download the Appendix 4: Guidance on the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 indicative funding worksheets as PDF (132 KB)Download the Appendix 4: Guidance on the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 indicative funding worksheets as MS Word (90 KB)

Links between the HESA 2013-14 student record and HESES13

Download the Links_with_HESA_student_record as PDF (315 KB)Download the Links_with_HESA_student_record as MS Word (335 KB)

Date: 7 October 2013

Ref: HEFCE 2013/26

To: Heads of HEFCE-funded higher education institutions

Of interest to those
responsible for:

Student data, Funding

Enquiries should be directed to:

 heses@hefce.ac.uk