HESA Surveys - Human Resources - Newcastle University
 

HESA

The University is required to submit an annual staff return to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on the staff we employ. From this year HESA has extended the scope of its staff return to include a number of additional personal data items (to ensure that the HE Sector meets its obligations under the Equality Act 2010) and academic teaching qualifications for academic staff.  This information, along with other HESA statistics, will be available from 2014 for external agencies and league tables.

Details for the Equality and Academic Teaching Qualifications surveys will be recorded against an individual on the University’s Human Resources system (SAP). Access to the system is controlled and access to sensitive personal information is restricted to a very limited range of users, mainly in HR, for processing or monitoring purposes. (See also http://www.ncl.ac.uk/hr/recruitment/enclosures.php for data protection and processing certain information about individuals.

HESA Academic Teaching Qualifications (ATQ) Survey

The annual HESA Staff Return records whether or not academic staff  hold a higher education teaching qualification, another relevant teaching qualification, or have been recognised in other ways for their teaching expertise.

This survey, is available to all Academic staff, in order to gather and update their voluntary identification of; higher education or other relevant teaching accreditation and PhD details.

What constitutes an Academic Teaching Qualification. Please read this prior to completing the survey.

FAQ's on how this data, when anonymised, will be used.

Should you be unable to respond to the survey, or chose not to respond, all these responses for you, on the HESA Staff return, will be marked with ‘not known’.

HESA Equality Survey

This survey, is available to all staff, in order to gather voluntary identification of; gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability and ethnicity. This information will be returned to HESA for the annual HESA Staff Return.

FAQ's on how this data, when anonymised, will be used.

Should you be unable to respond to this survey, or chose not to respond, all these responses for you, on the HESA Staff return, will be marked with ‘prefer not to say/information refused’.

Our Equality and Diversity commitment is to develop a fully inclusive University community which recruits and retains talented staff and students from all sectors of society. We will nurture that talent, ensuring that it can be developed within a positive and supportive culture that encourages everyone to flourish and reach their potential. See details on the university’s single equality scheme at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/diversity/publications/equalitystrategy.php