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Notes on Student Tables 2002/03

The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2002/03 has changed.

  1. London Guildhall University and The University of North London have merged to form London Metropolitan University.

  2. The following institution has joined the HE sector:

    • Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies

  3. The following institutions have changed their names in the HESA products for 2002/03:

    • The University of Kent at Canterbury changed to The University of Kent
    • Liverpool Hope changed to Liverpool Hope University College
    • Institute of Advanced Nursing changed to The Royal College of Nursing

  4. Courtauld Institute of Art is now shown separately. It was previously included in the figures for the University of London (Institutes and activities) but is still an associated institute of the university.

  5. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA reference volumes, are:
    Birkbeck College
    Courtauld Institute of Art
    Institute of Education
    Goldsmiths College
    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
    King’s College London
    London Business School
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    The School of Oriental and African Studies
    The School of Pharmacy
    Queen Mary and Westfield College
    Royal Academy of Music
    Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
    The Royal Veterinary College
    St. George’s Hospital Medical School
    University College London
    (Heythrop College is also a college of University of London, but is not included in HESA statistics, as it is not publicly-funded.)

    In addition, the institutes within the umbrella of University of London (Institutes and activities) are:
    British Institute in Paris
    University Marine Biological Station, Millport
    School of Advanced Study comprises:
    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    Institute of Classical Studies
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    Institute of English Studies
    Institute of Germanic Studies
    Institute of Historical Research
    Institute of Latin American Studies
    Institute of Romance Studies
    Institute of United States Studies
    Warburg Institute

  6. Homerton College only returns data for students from the School of Health Studies. All other students are now included in the figures for The University of Cambridge.

  7. The University of Cambridge does not classify its B.A. degree, but awards classes in the Tripos (honours) examination usually taken at the end of each academic year. Therefore the class of degree recorded on the HESA record is the best class obtained and not necessarily that obtained in the final year. As a result of this the numbers of first class and upper second class degrees are slightly inflated.

  8. Analyses of subject information show Full Person Equivalents (FPE). These are derived by splitting student records between the different subjects that make up their qualification aim. Totals of FPE may differ slightly to counts of students due to rounding.

  9. Students of unknown age or length of programme are included in total figures and percentage calculations but not in separate breakdowns.

  10. Students of unknown UK domicile are included in total UK figures, but not in separate breakdowns.

  11. Students of non-UK domicile, but whose country is unknown are included in total figures but not separate breakdowns.

  12. Students whose ethnicity is not known include those who have been coded ‘information refused’.

  13. An unseen disability means, for example, diabetes, epilepsy or asthma.

  14. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine under reported qualifications obtained for full-time postgraduate students.

  15. Figures only include those students whose age is known.

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