Making best use of Postcode-Profiler-only permissions

We are being asked by quite a few members if we can provide postcode lists to help target students for the NCOP programme. The Postcode Profiler on the HEAT database already provides a flag to show whether a postcode is in an NCOP target ward, so we are advising users to use this existing facility. Also remember that you can set up a user permission that restricts access solely to the postcode profiler. Some consortia are considering giving postcode-only access to users in schools and FE colleges. The school or college user can then copy the results back to a […]

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HEAT service provision to NCOP consortia

Following a consultation of the HEAT membership and HEFCE, we are now able to announce details of the service HEAT can provide for NCOP consortia. The HEAT-NCOP service will include dedicated staff to provide training, support and access to the HEAT database which can be used as a data repository and reporting tool, a range of relevant datasets, and HEAT Track reports. Consortium members will receive a specific HEAT package and each consortium that subscribes to this service will pay 0.2% of its NCOP funding allocation. To help clarify the rationale for the NCOP service subscription cost, please read the […]

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NCOP data ward name confusion resolved

There has been some confusion over some of the ward names used on the NCOP data recently uploaded to the JiscMail Files Area. The HEAT Central Team has now established that the HEFCE NCOP target ward list uses ward geography from 2001 (Casward 2001); whereas HEAT uses 2011 geography (latest census). Some of the ward names changed between the two censuses although the ward codes remain the same. To help subscribers to be confident that they have the right ward, we have made sure that both 2001 and 2011 ward names are now included in a refreshed set uploaded to […]

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