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A brief history of higher education data

The UK’s higher education data infrastructure is the envy of the world and has unlikely origins in the conclusion of the Second World War. Andy Youell takes us on a brief and fascinating history.

The antidote to university league tables?

Monolithic rankings distort our understanding of diverse forms of university excellence. Johnny Rich argues that a new league table philosophy could make rankings work more for good, rather than ill.

Farewell to JACS, and hello to HECoS

JACS codes have been a familiar part of the sector data background, but all is about to change. Andy Youell explains why you should be excited about subject-coding.

Here to stay: the politics behind TEF wonkery

The scuffles over TEF’s methodological merits have a fundamentally political angle. David Morris picks through the recent debates concerning NSS, benchmarking, and medals.

One-way ticket to New DLHE

Farewell, then, Old DLHE; your passing is unlikely to be mourned, particularly with New DLHE looking like it’ll be a significant upgrade. Andrew McRae considers the impact on academia.

NewDLHE model close to full assembly

HESA has assembled its proposed model for a new DLHE. Catherine Boyd picks out the headline changes, including open centralisation, linking to LEO data, and a new survey date.

Carry on up the cyber

Universities are often porous and vulnerable organisations to cyber security breaches, and have tended to find it difficult to implement consistent security measures. It’s time to get our act together.

UKPRN and how to tell which institution is which

With multiple agencies and multiple formats of providing information, how can we tell universities apart and how can we understand trends? It’s probably about time the government and the sector agreed to use the same standard.

International students and the power of Open Doors data

The UK sector should look to the US for tools to better understand the international student market and the social and economic benefits it brings to local communities and regions, argues Joe Avison.

Capturing the future of graduate outcomes

HESA has made significant strides forward in designing a new graduate destinations survey to replace DLHE. Dan Cook gives us an update on the decisions made so far.

Three important questions about TEF metrics

Numbers are always contestable, and no more so than with TEF. Jackie Njoroge has three questions for TEF’s designers about refining the metrics.

Prior attainment, gender gaps and other lessons from LEO

After the release of the government’s new LEO data, we draw some early lessons about what it shows about graduate earnings, the labour market and universities’ ability to influence the employment prospects of their graduates.

Digesting the Longitudinal Educational Outcome data

On the day the government releases LEO data showing graduate earnings over time, we take a first look at the data, what it shows and what’s in store as the agenda develops.

Olympic medals and Olympic lessons for TEF

‘Marginal gains’ philosophy has transformed British sport. Might a similar approach work at improving teaching in higher education? Sarah Davies of Jisc makes the case.

A positive outcome? Steps towards a new DLHE

There was consensus and conflict within the sector over how to best measure graduate outcomes. Rachel Hewitt takes us through the highlights of the new DLHE consultation responses.