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Returns should be uploaded to the HEFCE extranet by noon on Tuesday 9 December 2014

Executive summary

Purpose

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

Key points

2. The data will:

  • enable us to review teaching funding and monitor recruitment against the student number control for the academic year 2014-15
  • together with data supplied to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, inform our allocation of teaching funds for the academic year 2015-16
  • give an early indication, for purposes including government planning, of the number of higher education students studying in the academic year 2014-15.

3. This document provides the following.

  1. An introduction to the Higher Education Students Early Statistics survey 2014-15 (HESES14) and how we use it to inform our funding allocations and monitor recruitment against the student number control.
  2. Guidance notes for completing the HESES14 survey.
  3. Definitions used in the HESES14 survey.
  4. Examples of the survey tables. The actual tables for completion will be available to download from the HEFCE extranet in November 2014.
  5. A summary of changes since HESES13 (Annex B).

Action required

4. HESES14 should be completed by all higher education institutions receiving HEFCE recurrent funds for teaching. Returns must be uploaded to the HEFCE extranet by noon on Tuesday 9 December 2014. Workbooks will be available to institutions in November 2014.

5. A provisional timetable for the HESES14 return and 2015-16 funding round is given in Annex A.

Downloads

Main report and annexes

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Annex A: Outline timetable for HESES14 return and 2015-16 funding round

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Annex B: Summary of changes and clarifications since HESES13

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Annex C: Sample tables

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Annex D: Getting started - table and column descriptions

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Annex E: Submission and quality assurance of HESES14

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Annex F: The HESES14 student population

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Annex G: Recognised higher education courses

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Annex H: Counting student activity

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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 fundability 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: Year abroad categories in Table 4

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

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Annex R: Self-check questions

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Annex S: List of abbreviations

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Annex T: Index

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Appendix 1: Validation of HESES14 data

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Appendix 2: Verification checks on HESES14 data

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

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Appendix 4: Guidance on the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 indicative funding worksheets

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Date: 10 October 2014

Ref: HEFCE 2014/23

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