Key Information Sets

KIS Overview

The Key Information Sets (KIS) is a statutory return that was introduced in 2012. The UNISTATS website displays this KIS data and this allows students to compare and contrast various aspects of the courses and Universities they are applying for. The first KIS was uploaded in August 2012 for the use of potential applicants for September 2013. Ceri Langford-Jones is responsible for the overall management of the KIS process and Tracy Bennett manages the KIS production.

The University have developed a KIS database within ICIS The University is required to produce a KIS data set and upload this. The data stored within this database is used to upload the KIS to UNISTATS.

KIS data validation

2012 was the first year that the KIS data was collected by a large number of individuals across the University. Final KIS outputs were provided to Faculty staff and some data quality issues were identified and amended. If anyone identifies KIS course data that appears to be incorrect can they please email PRU and this will be dealt with. Please note that KIS datasets are only refreshed on a weekly basis by UNISTATS and therefore any changes will take 7 to 10 days to be completed.

New Courses

When new courses are approved by Faculties to progress to validation then a new skeleton KIS course will need to be created by SAMI. Once this has been created then SAMI staff will be liaising with Faculty and Departmental staff to complete the KIS data set. Once the dataset has been fully completed then the KIS can be uploaded onto the UNISTATS site to support the application process. Full details of the KIS Methodology can be found at HESA

2014 KIS

In February 2013 the SAMI team will begin to start work on the KIS for 2014 entrants. We will be using the 2013 KIS data as a basis. However once work begins on the 2014 KIS no further amendments will be made to the 2013 KIS and therefore all changes required need to be notified by Jan 1st 2013.

For further information please speak with Tracy Bennett 2684