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Notes to tables - Students in Higher Education Institutions 2005/06

  1. 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.

  2. Students of unknown age or length of programme are included in total figures but not in separate breakdowns.

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

  4. Figures include only those students whose length of programme is known.

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

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

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

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

  9. In 2004/05 and 2005/06 editions of this volume the heading DipHE includes students studying for Diploma in HE leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a Health or Social Care regulatory body. In 2003/04 and 2002/03 these students were grouped under Other undergraduates. On this basis total DipHE in 2002/03 was 83,300; in 2003/04 was 80,710; in 2004/05 was 78,625; in 2005/06 is 75,815.

  10. 2004 EU accession countries include those who joined the EU on 1 May 2004: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia. 2007 EU accession countries include those joining the EU on 1 January 2007: Bulgaria, Romania.

  11. 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. Up to and including 2002/03 the class of degree recorded on the HESA record was the best class obtained and not necessarily that obtained in the final year. For 2003/04 and thereafter, the class obtained in the final year is being reported. The results reported under this new method are now more closely comparable to those reported by other institutions.

  12. The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2005/06 has changed.

    Merthyr Tydfil College of Further Education merged with the University of Glamorgan
    Homerton School of Health Studies merged with Anglia Ruskin University
    Leeds College of Music joined the higher education sector
    Kent Institute of Art and Design merged with The Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College to become The University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone, Rochester.

  13. The following institutions have changed their names in the HESA products for 2005/06:

    Edge Hill College of Higher Education changed to Edge Hill University
    University of Luton changed to University of Bedfordshire
    York St John College changed to York St John University

  14. University of London is a confederal organisation. The colleges of the university, shown separately in the HESA reference volumes, are:

    Birkbeck College
    Central School of Speech and Drama
    Courtauld Institute of Art
    Institute of Education
    Goldsmiths College
    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
    The Institute of Cancer Research
    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:

    University of London 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 and Romance Studies
    Institute of Historical Research
    Institute of Musical Research
    Institute of Philosophy
    Institute for the Study of the Americas
    Warburg Institute.

  15. The University of Cambridge has taken the opportunity of a new student record system to review the recording of student data. The Head of Planning and Resource Allocation at the University of Cambridge should be consulted about significant variances when comparing data for 2004/05 and 2005/06 or using 2005/06 data where there are particular sensitivities. These sensitivities include postgraduate research and postgraduate taught totals; 'other postgraduate' and 'other undergraduate' totals; clinical medical FTEs; data relating to new entrants; and sources of financial support for postgraduates.

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