Statutory Returns

HESA Staff Return

Staff Information

Some information held by the University about you is sent in coded and anonymised form to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) annually. Your record is added to a database which is passed to central government departments and agencies and devolved administrations which require it to enable them to carry out their statutory functions under the Education Acts. It is also used for statistical analysis by HESA and the above bodies resulting in publication and release of data to other non-statutory users. These may include academic researchers and unions. You may wish to note that your name and contact details will not be made available to HESA and precautions are taken to minimise the risk that you will be able to be identified from the data.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to a copy of the data held about you. Because the data held about you is anonymised and a subset of that held on you by the University, data subject requests should be addressed in the first instance to the University. If you have any queries about, or concerns to, the use of data for these purposes, please contact HESA at, or by writing to 18 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, GL50 3DA.  More details on the uses of HESA data can be found in the staff Collection Notices available at

The Code of practice for higher education data collections has been prepared by the UK higher education (HE) funding bodies and can be found here: