If you wish to use the Unistats dataset for your own applications, you can access the data in the following ways:
- Via an Application Programming Interface (API)(Opens in a new window) which allows third party users to embed the data in their own sites or apps in real time.
- As an Extensible Markup Language (XML) download(Opens in a new window) of the full dataset provided by HESA. This will be updated on the same rolling schedule as the main Unistats site.
For the full list of the Unistats data, please see the XML schema(Opens in a new window) provided by HESA as an XML download, and the accompanying guidance notes [PDF 1Mb](Opens in a new window). The schema will be updated on the same rolling schedule as the main Unistats site.
These data are made available to third parties through an Open Government Licence. Anyone wishing to use the data for their own purposes must follow the guidelines for appropriate use as explained in the terms of reference below.
Please read: Terms of reference for the Open Government Licence