Overview

27 Sep, 20229:00 am-4:20 pm
Online Conference

The Data Futures Breakdown 2022 will offer in depth insights and practical support into how higher education providers can prepare operationally and technically for the 2022/23 transition year of Data Futures.

The Data Futures Breakdown 2022 will offer in depth insights and practical support into how higher education providers can prepare operationally and technically for the 2022/23 transition year of Data Futures.

The Breakdown will offer a programme of 6 detailed guidance sessions delivered by HESA and leading sector practitioners, examining how providers prepare for the first collection, build operational readiness and ensure a robust strategy to meet the requirements of the new Student Record Coding Manual and Data Futures Specification.

Participants will engage in interactive workshops and Q&A sessions to gain insights into how institutions are preparing for the first interim submissions, managing the data migration approach and looking towards using the HESA Data Platform (HDP) in early 2023.

The deep dive sessions and workshops will include:

  • HESA Data Clinic: Preparing for the 2022/23 Data Futures Collection
  • Jisc: The HESA Data Platform (HDP): Design Optimisation, Delivery and Usability
  • Burden Versus Value: Rationalising Data Collection across the Sector
  • Workshop: Building Operational Readiness and Delivering a Robust Model for 2023 Submissions
  • Workshop: Operationalising Data Migration and Processing Legacy Data
  • Workshop: Ensuring Compliance with the Data Futures Specification Student Record in Preparation for 2023 Interim Submissions

Key Speakers

Annette Vancil photo
Annette Vancil
Data Futures Programme Director
HESA
Emily Carter photo
Emily Carter
Data Futures Project Manager
HESA
Dr Phil Richards photo
Dr Phil Richards
Chief Technology Officer (Data Futures)
Jisc
Alex Leigh photo
Alex Leigh
Chair
UK Higher Education Data Governance Network

Agenda

9:00 am
Online Login and Registration
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Ellen Paterson
Ellen Paterson
Head of Information Compliance and Data Protection Office
University of East Anglia
Invited
9:40 am
HESA Clinic: Data Futures - Preparing for the 2022/23 Student Collection

An update on the Data Futures programme, focused on provider activities including Beta, OVT and readiness for the 2022/23 Student Collection.

Annette Vancil
Annette Vancil
Data Futures Programme Director
HESA
Confirmed
Emily Carter
Emily Carter
Data Futures Project Manager
HESA
Confirmed
10:40 am
Break and Virtual Networking
11:00 am
The HESA Data Platform (HDP): Design Optimisation, Delivery and Usability

In early 2023 the HDP will launch to the sector as the central interface for Data Futures submissions. In this session the technical delivery partner, Jisc, will explore the development of the new platform and how it will be used by data practitioners. This session will consider:

  • How the Alpha and Beta Phases of Data Futures have informed the design and optimisation of the HDP
  • How the cloud-native architecture of the Data Futures engine will operate
  • Embedding accessibility and user functionality into the new interface
  • How the HDP will look and operate as a platform for submissions
  • The functions and tools that will be available within the HDP
Dr Phil Richards
Dr Phil Richards
Chief Technology Officer (Data Futures)
Jisc
Confirmed
11:30 am
Burden Versus Value: Rationalising Data Collection across the Sector
  • Examining the role of the new HE Data Reduction Taskforce and its objectives
  • Understanding how the DfE Burden Review has supported the development of Data Futures
  • Developing an approach to reduce duplication, align submissions with common internal data requirements and improve the efficiency of collection exercises
  • Resolving overlapping data collection roles between the designated data body (HESA) and wider sector bodies
  • How burden can be minimized as the sector moves to more complex module-level data submissions with the Lifelong Loan Entitlement from 2025
Matthew Bollington
Matthew Bollington
Higher Education Statistics Unit
Department for Education
Invited
12:00 pm
Break and Virtual Networking
12:20 pm
Workshop: Building Readiness and Delivering a Robust Model for 2023 Submissions

This guided workshop will explore the journey of the University of Birmingham in building its readiness for the Data Futures transition year and how it built a model for enhanced data infrastructure as part of its transformation. This session will offer practical insights on:

  • Linking Data Futures readiness to enhanced reporting structures, data capture tools and data integrity across an institution
  • Designing business processes and resourcing activity to align with the new coding manual and ensure operational compliance
  • Delivering a continuous review and evaluation programme to stress test readiness
  • Developing software systems to meet the capability needs of Data Futures
  • Operationalising a framework for technical teams to prepare for new collection and submission requirements
Helen Butler
Helen Butler
Head of Data Governance
University of Birmingham
Invited
1:20 pm
Break and Virtual Networking
2:00 pm
Workshop: Operationalising Data Migration and Processing Legacy Data

This workshop will take an in-depth assessment of the data migration approach for Data Futures and how institutions should process legacy data within their first Data Futures submissions. The session will explore practical areas for action including:

  • Examining what legacy data will be utilised in transition year and how
  • The quality assurance and credibility checks on legacy data
  • How migration data will support analysis and assessment for transition year
  • Meeting HESA migration specifications
  • Lessons on migration from the Alpha and Beta phases and how that can be featured within your planning
Monica Jones
Monica Jones
Chief Data Officer
University of Leeds
Confirmed
3:00 pm
Break and Virtual Networking
3:20 pm
Workshop: Ensuring Compliance with the Data Futures Specification and Student Record in Preparation for 2023 Interim Submissions

This workshop will provide a practical forum for examining how providers plan for the interim submissions in May and August 2023. The session will explore:

  • Data criteria, quality assurance and sign off requirements in May and August
  • Ensuring effective compliance with the Student Record Coding Manual and ensuring a robust technical approach
  • Preparing to meet expectations on HESA’s collection specification
  • Practical insights in managing the submission timeline
4:20 pm
Event Close and Core Takeaways

*Programme Subject to Change

Audience

This Data Future Breakdown event is designed for all those in the higher education sector concerned with preparing for Data Futures. Those in attendance will include:

  • Heads of Information Compliance
  • Heads of Statutory Returns
  • Heads of Data Governance
  • Data Managers and Officers
  • Data Future Leads
  • Chief Data Officers
  • Student Data Managers
  • Data Analysts

Pricing

For group discounts and enquiries about your registration please contact us on 020 3770 6580 or [email protected]