DLHE Returns User Guide<>

Creating a DLHE return in Quercus

What is a DLHE return in Quercus?

A DLHE return in Quercus consists of all the individual DLHE student records (see below) for a specific survey grouped together into a single XML file. This file can be submitted to HESA to satisfy your obligation to provide DLHE data.

What is a DLHE student record?

A DLHE student record is the entire DLHE data-set associated with an individual former student. This record is displayed across several tabs in the user interface (See the previous chapter, Entering DLHE data, for information about how to complete a DLHE student record). The data in a student record is uploaded to HESA as part of the XML file.

The data-sets from individual DLHE student records are brought together in a single XML file to form a DLHE return.

Sequence of activities when creating a DLHE return

Before you create your return

1Make sure that the QuercusPlus 'Default Country' system parameter is set to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland as appropriate.

To create a DLHE return

In order to create a DLHE return in the correct XML format to submit to HESA:

1Fill in as many of the DLHE student records you can complete (see Entering DLHE data).

2Go to the Returns tab.

3In the Tasks list, click Create DLHE Returns.

Select the correct academic session and click Create.

4A message appears ‘Return Generation Started’ and an entry appears in the returns list with a status of ‘Started’.

5After a time refresh the screen. When the return has finished generating the status will turn to ‘Created’.

Click the download button to download the XML file to your computer.

This file is in the DLHE XML format and can be uploaded to HESA via https://submit.hesa.ac.uk/. It will contain all the student records marked as 100% complete in Quercus.