The data on Discover Uni is called the Unistats dataset. We operate the Unistats data collection in partnership with the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
Discover Uni currently displays data from the 2020 Unistats dataset. This dataset contains information relevant to courses that will run in the 2021-22 academic year.
Providers can update their existing information on Discover Uni by resubmitting their data to HESA.
Newly registered providers in England are required to submit and sign off a Unistats return within two months of the date of registration.
Detailed guidance on the content of the data collection is available on the HESA website.
Changes to Unistats dataset
As we indicated in our May Unistats publication, we have made changes to the data that we collect in the Unistats dataset and publish on Discover Uni.
- The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey has now been replaced by data from the Graduate Outcomes (GO) survey.
- We have updated Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data for those providers for which we publish it, to include data for the 2017-18 tax year. The LEO data has been extended to include earnings data for three years and five years after graduation (for the same cohort). Please note that LEO data is currently only available for providers in England, Scotland and Wales.
Discover Uni widget
The Discover Uni widget is embedded on course pages on provider websites, and provides a headline of the Unistats data associated with that course, as well as a direct link to the corresponding course page on Discover Uni.
The widget has been updated to display the changes that have been made to the Unistats dataset and associated publication on Discover Uni (please see details in the ‘Changes to Unistats dataset’ section above).
The data displayed on the widget will be:
- The percentage of students in the National Student Survey that agreed they were overall satisfied
- The percentage of students in the National Student Survey that agreed that staff were good at explaining things.
- The percentage of students in work or further study after 15 months from the Graduate Outcomes survey.
To minimise the impact on providers, we have made no changes to the way in which the widget needs to be configured or to its dimensions.
See guidance on how to implement the new widget on the HESA website.