Number of Somalis in higher education

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Dear Higher Education Statistics Agency,

Can you please provide the most recent records for:

1.Number of Somalis in college education (broken down by
city/borough)
2. Number of Somalis in undergaduate education (broken down by city/borough)
3. Number of Somalis in post-graduate education (broken down by city/borough)

Yours faithfully,

Soraya Ali

HESA Case Management, Higher Education Statistics Agency

Dear Sir/Madam

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HESAEmailToCase, Higher Education Statistics Agency

Soraya 

Thank you for filling out our data request form. 

It’s worth noting that we only hold data on the HE sector, therefore don’t
hold data on the number of Somali students in college education. We do
hold data on undergraduates and postgraduates studens.

How are you intending on identifying Somali students - Do you wish to
classify students by nationality or by domicile (where a student was
living 3 months prior to their commencement date)?

Please note we can only supply 10-15 figures for free, if your request is
greater than this it would need to be extracted as a bespoke data request.
Bespoke data requests have a minimum cost of £150+VAT, this cost increases
with the amount of data required and the complexity of the request.

Regards

Andy Tetlow
HESA Information Analyst
95 Promenade
Cheltenham
GL50 1HZ
T +44 (0) 1242 211473
W www.hesa.ac.uk

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Dear HESAEmailToCase,

Thank you for your response.

I am doing this by nationality - so if you could submit the number of Somali students in undergraduate and postgraduate education that would be fine.

Also 10-15% of figures are fine for my current project.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Soraya

HESAEmailToCase, Higher Education Statistics Agency

Soraya

Thank you for your email.

Based on my understanding of the data you require I have produced the
following specification:

The number of Somali nationals studying at UK HE providers 2015/16 by
Level of study (Undergraduate/ Postgraduate) 
Country of HE provider 

You mentioned you would like it broken down by city/borough, this isn’t
possible if you would like it supplied as a free enquiry. The only
breakdown I could provide for free is ‘Country of HE provider’.

Is this breakdown sufficient?

Regards

Andy Tetlow
HESA Information Analyst
95 Promenade
Cheltenham
GL50 1HZ
T +44 (0) 1242 211473
W www.hesa.ac.uk

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Dear HESAEmailToCase,

Just to clarify, I am interested in British Somalis.
So I do not want Somali national students who have come over to study from Somalia. Instead, I want Somali immigrants who were raised in Britain. They may have a British or dual British and Somali citizenship.

I am only interested in UK universities, so the breakdown of 'Country of HE provider' won't be necessary. Just the original stats. Sorry about the confusion. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Soraya

HESAEmailToCase, Higher Education Statistics Agency

Soraya

The country of HE provider would return the breakdown; England, Scotland,
Wales and Northern Ireland. 

We are unable to identify the British Somali nationals, the only thing we
could do is return Somali national students who are domiciled from the UK.
This would show those who were living in the UK 3 months prior to their
commencement date, not necessarily those who were raised in the UK.

Regards 

Andy Tetlow
HESA Information Analyst
95 Promenade
Cheltenham
GL50 1HZ
T +44 (0) 1242 211473
W www.hesa.ac.uk

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Dear HESAEmailToCase,

That information will have to do for now. Please send it over as soon as you can. Thanks for all your help.

Yours sincerely,

Soraya

HESAEmailToCase, Higher Education Statistics Agency

Soraya

Please confirm what data it is you'd like for me to process for you?

Please note we are currently working to a 10 working day time-scale to
supply free data enquires.

Regards 

Andy Tetlow
HESA Information Analyst
95 Promenade
Cheltenham
GL50 1HZ
T +44 (0) 1242 211473
W www.hesa.ac.uk

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Dear HESAEmailToCase,

Hi - just the information you said you could give.

The number of Somalis (whatever types of 'Somalis' you have access to) in HE (undergraduates and postgraduates) - broken down by 'Country of HE provider'

Yours sincerely,

Soraya

HESAEmailToCase, Higher Education Statistics Agency

Soraya

Thank you for confirming that. I have processed the following data request
for you:

The number of Somali nationals studying at UK HE providers 2015/16 by
Level of study (Undergraduate/ Postgraduate) 
Country of HE provider

You can expect your data within 10-working days (08/05/17). Please note
where possible we aim to supply the data earlier than the expected
delivery date.

Regards

Andy Tetlow
HESA Information Analyst
95 Promenade
Cheltenham
GL50 1HZ
T +44 (0) 1242 211473
W www.hesa.ac.uk

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HESAEmailToCase, Higher Education Statistics Agency

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Dear Soraya,

Thank you for your recent HESA Data Request. Please find attached the data
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Best wishes,
 

Alex Mantle

On behalf of Andy Tetlow:

Information Analyst

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

95 Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1HZ

T:01242 211 473

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