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Higher Education Workforce Survey

Higher Education Workforce Report 2018

This report provides the latest available information on the HE workforce, updating data published in the UCEA Workforce Survey 2017. Using 2016-17 HESA data, this report provides figures and tables related to recruitment, retention and the composition of the workforce in UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The next full Workforce Survey will be published in July 2019. Member HEIs can request a bespoke version of these data to benchmark their figures against the sector.

Higher Education Workforce Report 2018

HEWR 2018 - tables (UCEA members only)

Higher Education Workforce Survey 2017

The Higher Education Workforce Survey 2017 was the seventh survey of recruitment and retention in the sector carried out by UCEA in conjunction with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The survey offers a detailed analysis of workforce trends and the current challenges facing the HE sector.

For more information, please contact Laurence Hopkins, Head of Research.

Higher Education Workforce Survey 2017

In addition to the public report, for 2017 UCEA has produced a member only supplement which includes additional analysis.

Higher Education Workforce Survey 2017 - member supplement

Previous workforce surveys

Higher Education Workforce Survey 2015

Higher Education Workforce Survey 2013

Recruitment and Retention Report 2008

Recruitment and Retention Report 2005

Recruitment and Retention Report 2003

Recruitment and Retention Report 2001

Page last updated 30 July 2017