A business intelligence shared service for UK education

This HESA and Jisc collaboration enables a wide range of staff the opportunity to join our Analytics Labs Teams developing skills in cutting edge data manipulation and analysis. Under our expert guidance, team members acquire, combine and visualise national data sets helping the higher education (HE) sector exploit the benefits of business intelligence. Many of the dashboards developed by teams are made available to the wider sector through the HESA national dashboard delivery service Heidi Plus. 

This shared service consists of the following core elements:

Analytics Labs

Analytics Labs for HE offers a unique Continuing Professional Development opportunity. In a fully supported live data processing environment you will collaborate with peers and experts and, through agile practices, rapidly create proof of concept ‘Community Dashboards’.

Community Dashboards

The most promising dashboards produced by our Analytics Labs teams are made widely available through Heidi Plus as ‘Community Dashboards Beta’. Released quickly and with minimal quality assurance these proof of concept Beta dashboards are then considered by our Community Dashboards Experts Group. Those that receive the most support will be fully quality assured and further developed for release as full ‘Community Dashboards’.

Community Dashboards Experts Group

This group brings together HE data experts to manage the Community Dashboards portfolio working with Jisc and HESA to make Community Dashboards appeal to a very wide range of end users.