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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Student enrolments in Wales by year, level and mode of study
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[Collapse]All Levels157,025156,175169,050174,675162,170159,830153,030148,020136,075
All Levels[Collapse]Higher Education134,565136,885140,090140,450137,510137,145132,975128,685128,005
Higher Education[Collapse]Postgraduate26,08028,81030,90028,59028,02029,00528,11525,21024,365
PostgraduatePostgraduate Research[Collapse]All modes4,2454,3604,4204,5154,6004,5854,3154,3204,385
All modesFull-time2,9052,9703,0603,1753,2753,3003,1403,2253,260
Part-time and other1,3401,3901,3651,3401,3251,2851,1751,0951,125
Postgraduate Taught[Collapse]All modes21,83024,45026,48024,07523,42024,42023,80020,89019,980
All modesFull-time9,64011,29513,07012,32012,58513,31012,36010,33010,010
Part-time and other12,19013,15513,40511,75510,83511,11011,44010,5659,965
[Collapse]Undergraduate108,490108,080109,190111,860109,490108,140104,860103,475103,645
UndergraduateFirst Degree[Collapse]All modes72,56077,09079,42583,18082,49082,70581,07081,72582,910
All modesFull-time64,28568,56070,57073,58072,66573,42572,20073,61074,800
Part-time and other8,2758,5308,8559,6009,8309,2808,8708,1158,110
Other Undergraduate[Collapse]All modes35,93030,98529,76528,68026,99525,43523,78521,74520,735
All modesFull-time4,1605,1905,1254,1204,3904,2154,3504,6404,980
Part-time and other31,77025,80024,64024,56022,60521,22019,43517,10515,750
[Expand]Further Education22,45519,29028,96034,22524,66022,68520,05519,3358,070

Metadata

Title
Student enrolments in Wales by institution, level and mode of study

Last update
January 2018 January 2018

Next update
January 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Higher education student record, Higher Education Statistics Agency

Contact email
post16ed.stats@gov.wales

Designation
National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Wales

Geographical coverage
Wales

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
Last update: January 2018
Next update: January 2019


Data collection and calculation
Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Student Record.
Contact: post16ed.stats@gov.wales

Frequency of publication
Annual

Data reference periods
The HESA standard registration population is a count of all enrolments within the reporting year 1 August to 31 July. Students who leave within 2 weeks of their start date, or anniversary of their start date, and are on a course of more than two weeks duration, are not included in the standard registration population. Dormant students, incoming visiting and exchange students from overseas and students studying for the whole of their programme of study outside of the UK are also excluded from this population.

Rounding applied
The presentation of figures in this table follows the principals of the HESA rounding strategy. The strategy is intended to prevent the disclosure of personal information about any individual. This strategy involves rounding all numbers to the nearest 5. A summary of this strategy is as follows:
• 0, 1, 2 are rounded to 0 and represented as '*'.
• All other numbers are rounded to the nearest 5

Statistical quality
Enrolments on HE courses at Welsh FEIs funded by HEFCW are reported here from 2016/17 onwards. Previously they were reported through the Lifelong Learning Record for Wales (LLWR)

Between 2008/09 and 2012/13 counted by the number of students at the Open University funded by the Higher Education Funding Council. Otherwise they are counted as Welsh domiciled students studying at the Open University

From 2010/11, Further Education (FE) students who were enrolled at Merthyr Tydfil College, Glamorgan were reported to HESA rather than solely to the Lifelong Learning Wales Record (LLWR). In 2009/10 only 950 FE enrolments were registered at Merthyr Tydfil College (as part of Glamorgan University), whilst in 2011/12 the number of FE enrolments was 8,580. The new protocol affecting 2012/13 data meant that the number of these enrolments fell again to 1,850 in 2012/13.

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff changed its name to Cardiff Metropolitan University in late 2011.

In 2009/10, the University of Glamorgan changed its reporting practices for a number of their full-time postgraduate taught students that were active over two reporting years. These students were previously returned as active in their first year but dormant in their second year. For 2009/10 these students are now returned as active in both academic years, in line with HESA reporting requirements. This contributed to Glamorgan reporting an increase of 670 enrolments (around 58 per cent) to its full-time postgraduate taught courses and a subsequent rise in the number of full-time postgraduate enrolments at Welsh HEIs.

In 2008/09, Lampeter University showed a drop of 2,195 part-time other undergraduate enrolments, representing a 39 per cent decrease on 2007/08. This was, in part, due to those students being re-coded as dormant which automatically excluded them from enrolment data.

During 2009/10, Bangor University took part in a trial with an external partner in relation to a large set of their Welsh for Adults data (Further Education enrolments normally included on the HESA record). Due to the nature of the trial, some data was not available before the HESA submission deadline, this resulted in an undercount for that year. In 2011/12 Bangor University recorded a 112 per cent increase in FE enrolments since 2009/10; currently there is no reason to suggest that this is due to anything other than full reporting and increased provision.


Keywords
Higher Education