Accessing higher education sector data
Overview of HESA data returns and how to access Heidi Plus.
The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collects, processes and publishes data about Higher Education in the UK. The data is provided to government and funding bodies and is also used by a range of organisations, including league table compilers.
Data are reported to HESA in a number of discrete returns:
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE)
DLHE longitudinal survey
Aggregate offshore record
HE business and community interaction survey
Estates management record
Institution profile record
Key information set
HESA data are made available to institutions via Heidi Plus, a business intelligence tool for the Higher Education sector. This data can be used to evaluate the University’s performance and inform decision making. Please contact email@example.com for more information about the data available and access to Heidi Plus.