The Time Allocation Survey (TAS) is co-ordinated by Finance and carried out by the Statistical Services Unit (School of Mathematics & Statistics).
It is a Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) requirement that a survey of staff time spent on University activities (Teaching, Research, Other income generating activities and Support) is carried out at least once every three years in order to allow correct allocation of costs to activities for the annual TRAC (Transparency Review – Transparent Approach to Costing) return.
Analysis of annual TRAC data across the higher education sector directly affects the level of funding received by Universities for their main activities. The survey data can also provide valuable internal data for resource allocation purposes. Therefore, the survey is of great strategic importance.
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If you have any queries about Time Allocation Survey contact Julia Hastings in the Costing and Pricing Team.