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 2021 Unistats dataset. This dataset contains information relevant to courses that will run in the 2022-23 academic year.
Full details can be found in our Unistats 2021 publication.
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
The Unistats 21 dataset contains provider names and contact details from the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP). Discover Uni will present this information as it is set out in the provider's own UKRLP record.
Providers can update their UKRLP record at any time, and any changes made will be reflected on Discover Uni after the Unistats weekly release.
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 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.