BU is compiling data for the annual Higher Education–Business & Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey.
Please tell us about the social, cultural and community events that you have been involved with.
What is HE-BCI?
The Higher Education – Business & Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey is a mandatory annual return that the University makes to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
Table 5 of the HE-BCI return captures activity in terms of social, community and cultural events intended for the external community. This data is part of the information used to determine the allocation of Higher Education and Innovation Funding (HEIF) for BU.
What activities can be included?
Please include details of any relevant events that you have been involved in which took place between 1 August 2022 – 31 July 2023. Events must have been open to the public or intended for an external (non-academic) group and have included an exchange of knowledge.
Events may take place in the UK or overseas.
- Public lectures or talk
- Performance arts
- Museum education
- Festival activity
- Events for school / youth group
- Events for other external (non-academic) groups
- Media engagement
All events that were part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2022, Online Public Lecture Series and Café Scientifique have been collated on your behalf centrally, so there is no need to add these.
Deadline: Friday 29 September 2023
We would encourage you to add your new data regularly throughout the year, while the details are easily recalled.
The SharePoint site provides details about what data is collected, including calculating attendee numbers, staff time, reporting online activities and multiple related events.
If you have any further questions about the HE-BCI return, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.