To help keep our targets both ambitious and realistic, we benchmark our performance against universities who share the same mission as us – seeking to deliver excellence in both research and teaching and to  provide a world-class student experience.

We have carefully chosen the institutions against whom we benchmark our performance and, wherever possible, we intend that our Institutes and Professional Service departments should seek to benchmark their performance against universities as appropriate.

To obtain information about the benchmark group of universities, we use the HEIDI database (Higher Education Information Database for Institutions).  This provides aggregated data at institution level.  All staff members of Aberystwyth can access HEIDI if they wish – please contact Sarah Taylor to register.  However, the Planning Office makes a considerable amount of HEIDI data available via its KPI dashboards and other analysis. 

We also use UCAS, Unistats and other datasets.

Annual academic departmental benchmarked reports on trends are made available via the MI SharePoint.