Thursday, 29 November 2012

Key Information Set (KIS)

As one of a range of measures to help students reach an informed decision on where to study for their degree, the Government (through HEFCE) requires that all HEIs publish a Key Information Set (KIS) for each full and part-time UG course offered from September 2012.
This KIS initiative was never a CiCS formal project but did have a huge impact across the University. The project has formally closed and the University has submitted its KIS return to HESA, which covers Learning, Teaching and Assessment Methods (e.g. the number of contact hours and types of assessments), fees, accommodation costs, and information about the accreditation of programmes. 

The first release of data was published via the newly launched Unistats web-site on 24 September. The next step will be a review of the procedures for submitting data.