Data sources

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The data which makes up theunipod comes from a variety of sources. All, where required, are referenced here.


Here at theunipod we have conducted a major data research exercise which makes up the profiles, information and search functionality on the site.


The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) is the official agency for the collection, analysis and dissemination of quantitative information about higher education. You can visit their site at

There are two specific sources to cite: HESA Student Record 2011/12 and HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2010/11.

HESA cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived from the data by third parties

KIS, Unistats and NSS

Unistats provide information from the KIS. More information on the KIS data can be found here -

© HEFCE copyright material is reproduced with the permission of Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and may be accessed in its original form here: All copyright and other intellectual property rights in any material contained on the Unistats website are owned by HEFCE or its licensors.


The data contained in this tale is copyright of and owned by the following sources:

The Times Good University Guide -
The Sunday Times University Guide -
The Complete University Guide -
The Guardian University Guide -