This page outlines our sources and processing of data for Morrisby course and provider information.
UCAS is an independent charity providing information, advice, and admissions services to inspire and facilitate educational progression. They are responsible for managing applications to Higher Education courses in the UK. We take data from UCAS to populate course information and entry requirements as well as providing links through to the UCAS page for that course.
HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency, are the experts in UK higher education data, and the designated data body for England. They collect data on a wide range of higher education topics including admissions, applications, students, and staff.
We display HESA data where we have a minimum of 20 students in the sample.
THE World University Rankings, is the definitive list of the top universities globally, including more than 1,250 institutions across 86 countries in 2019. It is the only global university league table to judge research-intensive universities across each one of their core missions: teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation), international outlook (staff, students and research); citations (research influence); industry income (knowledge transfer). It uses 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, and all data is independently audited by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), making the THE World University Rankings the only global university rankings to be subjected to full, independent scrutiny of this nature.
We take a feed of the THE rankings as well as a summary of the main research and teaching quality rankings.
Nearly half a million students across the UK are invited to take part in the National Student Survey (NSS) every year. The NSS is an influential source of public information about higher education. The survey is completed by final-year students at:
All publicly funded Higher Education universities/colleges in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland
Further education colleges in England and Northern Ireland
Further education institutions (FEIs) in Wales (with directly funded higher education students)
We take a small extract of the NSS data for the Course/Subject area selected.
Lightcast (formerly EMSI)
Lightcast is a labour market data modelling company based in the United States. Morrisby uses LMI data from Lightcast. This data is accurate and up-to-date labour market information and of the best quality available in the UK. Data from Lightcast incorporates the following data sets.
- Annual Business Inquiry (ABI)
- Annual Population Survey (APS)
- Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE)
- Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES)
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
- Labour Force Survey (LFS)
- Workforce Job Series (WJS)
- Office for National Statistics (ONS)
- National Records of Scotland (NRS)
- National Statistics Wales (NSW)