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HEA Student Record System

Creator:

Higher Education Authority

Subject Keywords: Student, Education, School, Welfare, Higher education, University
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Data
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

Data collected on current students and graduates in third-level education (universities and institutes of technology).

Primary Function To inform education policy and allow for planning. Statistics are supplied to the Department of Education and Skills (www.education.ie/en) and are available to education providers and members of the public.
Key Variables

ID Other (unique identifier other than PPSN).

HEA Survey File also includes: PPSN; Sex; DOB; County (refers to the collection of details of address at the level of county, usually one of the
32 counties in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland); Occupation; Labour Force Status; Nationality

Unit Of Observation Individual student who is registered with a third-level institute for that academic year (full and part time, undergraduate and postgraduate). Details are returned on a per student basis.
Start Date 2003/2004 was the first collection through the HEA’s Student Record System (SRS) system. Prior to this, data were collected via paper forms, with less detailed information available compared to the current computerised system.
Frequency Annually. Data should be returned as of 1st March of that year; for example, enrolments data for 2009/2010 to be returned on 1st March 2010.
Target Population Individual student who is registered with a third-level institute for that academic year (full and part time, undergraduate and postgraduate). Details are returned on a per student basis.
Format Data provided on an aggregated basis. Individual student records are not available.
Method Computerised through the SRS run by the HEA. Each institute may load its own data into the system.

Date:

01/03/2010

Rights: © Government of Ireland
Suggested citation:

Higher Education Authority. (2010) HEA Student Record System [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/865336 [Accessed: 26th March 2019].

  

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