Higher Education Statistics Agency De-designation

Closed 10 Jul 2022

Opened 13 Jun 2022


We're seeking views on the de-designation of the Higher Education Statistics Agency under the Higher Education and Research Act.

Why your views matter

This consultation proposes that the designation of HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) as the designated data body (DDB) for higher education in England, under the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 should be removed in the event that HESA merges with Jisc as intended.

Please note that HESA has not yet issued a notice under paragraph 5(3)(b) of Schedule 6 to HERA consenting to the removal of its designation. If no such notice is received and HESA does not merge with Jisc, we are unlikely to progress with the process for de-designating HESA.

We encourage you to read the consultation document before responding to the corresponding question in the survey here.


  • Training providers
  • Adult education providers
  • Further education colleges
  • Independent specialist colleges
  • Employers
  • Unions and representative organisations
  • Government bodies and departments
  • Universities


  • HE