Heidi Plus is a higher education (HE) data analytics and visualisation tool, encompassing 13 years of robust HESA data. Hosted within Tableau Server, the datasets enable analysis of:
Students studying in higher education
Employment of academic and non-academic staff
Business and community interaction
All data in Heidi Plus is quality-assured and regularly updated by our data specialists enabling you to make informed decisions about your research into the UK higher education sector.
Who is Heidi Plus extended access for?
Organisations based in the UK but outside of Jisc’s higher education membership can also access the analytics available within Heidi Plus. You meet the qualifying criteria for a UK non-member organisation if you are classed as a:
Government department, agency or public body
Higher education sector agency
Professional, statutory or regulatory body
Discover higher education insights
Analytical insights found within Heidi Plus can help users to inform and manage their organisational processes and performance measures. These include:
Setting and maintaining professional standards in higher education
Informing and monitoring higher education policy
Identifying equality and diversity issues within the HE sector
Monitoring fair access to higher education
Undertaking academic and applied research
Assisting HE institutions in complying with the Public Sector Equality Duty (Equality Act 2010).
Heidi Plus also helps you to extract insights for internal analysis and to provide specific external information.
Extracting insights for internal analysis
Use Heidi Plus extended access for internal analysis, including:
Equality opportunities monitoring
Human resources and training
Higher education sector analysis
Identifying and making improvements to the design and provision of your services
Providing information externally
Use Heidi Plus extended access to provide information to:
Prospective students to help them to select their university and course
Current students to improve the outcomes of their education
Your staff enabling them to meet your strategic aims relating to higher education
HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) is the expert provider of data on the UK higher education sector, and the designated data body for England. It collects, assures and disseminates data about higher education (HE) in the UK on behalf of statutory bodies. As the trusted source of HE data it plays a key role in supporting and enhancing the competitive strength of the sector. Collaborating with HE providers in each of the four nations to collect and curate one of the world’s leading HE data resources. Using this knowledge and expertise HESA provides a rich, readily available resource for data users.
We offer a range of interactive courses both live (online and on-site) and on-demand throughout the year to suit all levels of Heidi Plus experiences and specialisms:
Our on-demand e-learning content is delivered using a platform called Easygenerator. To access this platform, you will need to provide personal information including your name and email address. This information will allow you to take a break and return to the course in your own time. Only Jisc staff will have access to your personal information, and we will only use this information to administer and monitor the use of our courses.
Data consultancy – using our higher education sector expertise we can help you to reveal the story behind HESA’s higher education data including linking of your organisational datasets. Our data consultancy packages include analytical support, analytical reports (including data visualisations and written summarisations) and data workshops
Tailored datasets – a bespoke service to extract the exact HESA data you require on all aspects of the UK’s higher education (HE) data landscape
Degree programme accreditation report - designed to assist professional membership and regulatory bodies to make data-driven decisions with your UK higher education degree courses accreditation plans
HEDD – a degree and grade verification service for employers, recruitment agencies, embassies and postgraduate admissions teams
Prospects Luminate – a central resource to find student and graduate labour market information