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September 2006/36
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Returns should be uploaded to the HEFCE extranet, by noon on Monday 11 December 2006.


HESES06

Higher Education Students Early Statistics Survey 2006-07

This document asks higher education institutions to complete the annual survey of students on recognised higher education courses. The data will give an early indication of the number of higher education students studying in the academic year 2006-07; enable us to monitor the achievement of the funding agreement targets for 2006-07; and, with data supplied to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, inform our allocation of teaching funds for 2007-08.


To: Heads of HEFCE-funded higher education institutions
Heads of universities in Northern Ireland
Of interest to those responsible for: Student data, Funding
Reference: 2006/36
Publication date: September 2006
Enquiries to: e-mail the HESES team at heses@hefce.ac.uk

Executive summary (read on-line)


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Main text and annexes

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Annex N: Sample tables

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Appendices (Web only)

Appendix 1

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Appendix 2

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Explanatory notes for HESES06 workbook

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Executive summary

Purpose

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

Key points

2.   The data will:

  1. Give an early indication, including for government planning purposes, of the number of HE students studying in the academic year 2006-07.
  2. Enable us to monitor the achievement of the funding agreement targets for the academic year 2006-07.
  3. Together with data supplied to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), inform our allocation of teaching funds for the academic year 2007-08.

3.   This document provides:

  1. Guidance notes for completing the Higher Education Students Early Statistics Survey 2006-07 (HESES06).
  2. Definitions used in the HESES06 survey.
  3. Examples of the survey tables, which will be available to download from the HEFCE extranet in November 2006.
  4. A summary of changes since HESES05 (Annex B).

4.   Information contained in the annexes will help institutions to complete the survey.

Annex A: HESES06: Getting started
Annex B: Summary of changes and clarifications since HESES05
Annex C: The HESES06 student population
Annex D: Recognised courses of HE
Annex E: Countable years of programme of study
Annex F: Full-time equivalence for part-time years of programme of study
Annex G: Residential and funding status
Annex H: Price groups
Annex I: Mode of study
Annex J: Level of study
Annex K: Long years of programme of study
Annex L: Table descriptions
Annex M: Description of columns in tables
Annex N: Sample tables
Annex O: Audit of HESES05
Annex P: Glossary
Annex Q: Index
Appendix 1: Links between HESA and HESES data (web only)
Appendix 2: Validation checks (web only)

Appendices 1 and 2 contain detailed technical information.

Action required

5.   Returns should be uploaded to the HEFCE extranet, by noon on Monday 11 December 2006. Workbooks will be available to institutions at the beginning of November 2006.