Helping to capture accurate student data

Over 100 Universities and HE Providers rely on AFD Software as their address & data quality partners.

Our solutions help ensure Address, Phone, and Email data are accurate at the point of entry helping prevent invalid data being entered into your systems. 

Existing data held or imported from other sources can also be automatically cleansed to check if the data is valid, and where possible correct it.

Using AFD's data cleansing process, we have managed to process the Graduate Outcomes return and successfully submit ours with just a handful of errors compared to thousands each year that we have had to manually cleanse record by record. I am absolutely delighted with the results. We managed to process, deliver and commit the return in less than 24 hours which is monumental and a real step forward for the optimisation of our Statutory Returns.
Sammy Stewart
Statutory Returns Manager, University of Dundee

Relevant Solutions and Datasets the HE Sector

AFD software products which may interest you


Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) UK and Scotland

Relative rank of each small area in England from most deprived to least deprived.

Participation of Local Areas (POLAR)

Developed by the Office for Students (OfS), the POLAR classification groups areas across the UK based on the proportion of the young population that participates in higher education. 


Adult Education Budget (AEB) 

Learner addresses that fall within areas of devolved funding, helping to understand at the point of interest/enrolment which funding body is responsible for the learner.

Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

Voluntary partnerships between local authorities and businesses to help determine local economic priorities and lead economic growth and job creation within the local area.

Local Education Authority (LEA)

Local councils in England and Wales responsible for education within their jurisdiction.

Geodemographic classifications

Censation® is AFD’s own geodemographic classification system that assigns one of 52 group codes to most UK postcodes. The code system uses the latest Census data, which is the most complete and comprehensive survey of the UK population. Whilst not specifically developed for the Education Sector, Censation has a wide range of possible applications and can be used to give an indication of the socioeconomic background of an applicant

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