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Notes to tables - Students in Higher Education Institutions 2006/07

  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 in 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. 2007 EU accession countries include those joining the EU on 1 January 2007: Bulgaria, Romania.

  10. 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. The class of degree recorded in the HESA record in and after 2003/04 is the result obtained in the student's final year.

  11. The list of institutions in the HESA products for 2006/07 has changed.

    De Montfort University’s Bedford campus merged with University of Bedfordshire
    Guildhall School of Music and Drama joined the higher education sector
    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine has withdrawn from University of London and is an independent University in its own right
    The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, previously part of Liverpool John Moores University, joined the higher education sector as an independent Higher Education Institution in its own right
    Wimbledon School of Art has merged with University of the Arts London.

  12. The following institutions have changed their names in the HESA products for 2006/07:

    Bishop Grosseteste College changed to Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln
    University of Central England in Birmingham changed to Birmingham City University
    Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College changed to Buckinghamshire New University
    College of St Mark and St John changed to University College Plymouth St Mark and St John
    St Mary's College changed to St Mary's University College, Twickenham
    Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh changed to Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
    Trinity and All Saints College changed to Leeds Trinity and All Saints
    University of Wales, Swansea changed to Swansea University
    University of Wales, Aberystwyth changed to Aberystwyth University
    University of Wales, Bangor changed to Bangor University.

  13. 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
    Heythrop College (publicly funded, and included in HESA publications for the first time, from 2006/07)
    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.

    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.


  14. The Queen's University of Belfast reported a number (955) of unknown domiciles, mostly on short credit bearing courses within their Open Learning Programme. Consequently the number of Northern Irish students in Northern Ireland institutions may be under-reported by this amount.

  15. The University of Aberdeen misreported 1,285 honours degrees as ordinary degrees, showing in the tables as unclassified awards. Therefore the numbers of unclassified awards are artificially inflated.