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Analytics Labs Teams – We’re recruiting

Once again, we are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for business intelligence experts together with those who have data analysis and visualisation experience to join us in the Analytics Labs.  We’re offering both excellent continuing professional development (CPD) for individuals alongside a unique opportunity for higher education institutions to participate in the refresh of […]

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Analytics Labs Summer 2017 Update

It’s been a busy six months within Analytics Labs.  Our second 2017 cohort has just completed and their showcase event took place in Manchester last week.  30 participants from 22 institutions took part this time, developing dashboards covering topics including Brexit planning and impact on staffing, student intake and research income Analysing estates data to […]

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Help us to develop the Analytics Lab (Heidi Lab)

The Analytics Lab (formerly Heidi Lab) project has achieved some great things. We’re now considering whether we can move it from a project into a true service. To help us do that we really need to hear from those who have participated in Analytics Lab (or previous Heidi Lab activity) and those who have not (but […]

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New dashboards coming soon

Four dashboards developed by development teams as part of the HESA and Jisc Business Intelligence Initiative are already available in Heidi Plus, these include: Destinations of Learners in Higher Education Explorer (DLHE) and Multi-DLHE Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey Part B Explorer Athena Swan More advanced dashboards will be released over the coming […]

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Recruitment now open. Join an Analytics Labs Development Team

Update 23 February 2017: our April – July teams are now full, but we are still keen to receive applications from people interested in taking part in later cycles from July 2017 Jisc and HESA are collaborating to take Business Intelligence to as wide an audience in Higher Education as possible (http://www.business-intelligence.ac.uk). The production service, […]

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Analytics Lab 2017 Team Progress

Our 2017 Analytics Lab development teams are have been busy over the past month investigating problems to solve and acquiring the data sources they need to begin building dashboards. The areas our teams are looking at include: Team Tom (Research): Gaining a better understanding of the ‘Research Student journey’ from application through course delivery, to […]

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First Analytics Labs cohort of 2017 underway

Analysis teams met in Manchester yesterday to kick off the first cohort of Analytics Labs for 2017. Over the next twelve weeks, teams will be developing user stories in their areas of interest and acquiring the necessary data to develop dashboards to solve problems.  The areas the teams are exploring are: Finance, led by Cath Bett, […]

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Athena Swan

We recently announced that in December 2016, we will be releasing into Heidi Plus  a number of dashboards produced during the past three cycles of Heidi Lab. We thought you might like a preview. One team has developed a dashboard that enables the exploration of equality data provided by higher education providers as part of […]

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Job opportunity – Business Intelligence Specialist

HESA are looking for a Business Intelligence Specialist to play a key part in leading on the development of innovative business intelligence services as part of a collaboration between HESA and Jisc (the UK higher education, further education and skills sectors’ not for profit organisation for digital services and solutions). As part of the role, you […]

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