The Scottish higher education sector is awash with data and statistics. The sector uses this information:
- to promote courses to students
- to measure against government targets
- to evidence cases for academic promotion.
The sector cut, tweak and present the same data in different ways, to tell different stories, and with the amount of data available it is easy to feel lost in the mix.
A range of staff from across Scotland’s universities, with expertise in data and information management, have helped collate data and statistics to create the HE Data Landscape resource. The intention of the HE Data Landscape resource is to provide
a guide for staff involved in managing academic quality to understand what data is available to them.
The HE Data Landscape resource comprises 13 individual data guides on key data sources, collections and applications. Exploring the HE Data Landscape can support your use of data in key quality activities.