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Data Sharing statement

Data Sharing statement

Your data will be stored on a secure project database in accordance with the Data Protection Act and used to administer participation in the Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) project. For research and monitoring purposes only, this data may also be shared with:

Key personnel and any other employee of the Coordinating Institution (The University of Kent) deployed to work on the HEAT project;

the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE);

the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA);

the Department for Education

the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS);

Fuse Digital Group (who maintain the project database where your data is stored);


The national Data Service;

our partner colleges and other Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) service subscribers

Your data will be shared to help evaluate the effectiveness of the activity you have attended as part of the government policy to widen participation in higher education and to develop future policy in this area.  The HEAT project and its partners will not use your data in a way that would affect you individually. We will not release your data to anyone who is unauthorised.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to a copy of the data held about you by us. If you have any concerns about the use of data for these purposes or would like a copy of the data you have supplied, requests should be made in writing to