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Over the remaining years of the Theme, we will publish details of new developments and share resources from the sector. We hope this will help you to understand and use data to enhance the student experience.

Sector-wide activity

Advance HE resource

Analysing Qualitative Data

Publication Date: 21 Jan 2019

Learning Analytics resources

Several sector bodies have produced resources that may help you understand the key issues in the rapidly-developing field of Learning Analytics.


JISC - Code of practice for learning analytics

Publication Date: 21 Sep 2018

NUS - Learning Analytics: A guide for student unions

Publication Date: 21 Sep 2018

Training offered by the Open University

Training offered by HESA

HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Agency) collect and publish detailed information about the UK higher education sector. Their services include in-person and online training that may help you better understand sector-level data. Visit the HESA website for more information and resources, including past webinars.

Training offered by the New York Times

In 2018, the New York Times developed training aimed at helping reporters to better understand, analyse, and tell stories about data. The training is based in Google Sheets and includes data sets, cheat sheets, and tip sheets. The New York Times has now made this training public and open source.