Student Evaluation, Review and Reporting Unit (SERRU)

Data and Statistics

SERRU is responsible for undertaking the analysis of data for a range of institutional, faculty and individual reporting purposes. The types of reporting undertaken include:

 Data & Statistics

  • Business Intelligence
  • L&T Dashboard
  • Institutional Reporting
  • Access to Data

The institutional reporting of data is about informing the loop on the student experience at UTAS. The reporting process at UTAS informs actions for improvement.

What types of institutional reporting are we involved in?

Business Intelligence [BI] and the Management Information Reporting Unit [MIRU]

The development of a strong BI capacity in the University started with the creation of MIRU a decade ago. The MIRU data warehouse provides historical snapshot data, principally in student related data. This allows for longitudinal and comparative data not readily available via the University of Tasmania Student Records System. The provision of BI tools and data governance over the last year has seen the development of a range of data dashboards which are being rolled out for staff use. These dashboards will provide staff with the capacity to extract a significant amount of data across a number of functional areas. In this area Justin Phillips is the business contact for student related BI/MIRU data. To gain access to the dashboards you should email

Institutional Reporting and Student Data

The University submits a range of student related data files to the Commonwealth government throughout the year. These cover such areas as student enrolments, student load, course completions, applicant and offer data, scholarships and information relating to the University's course offerings. University funding (and, by extension, that of faculties and schools) is, to a large extent, determined by this information. The preparation of these files is undertaken by a number of areas, however, Justin Phillips is an appropriate contact for queries relating to this broad area.

Relevant links (only available via the internal university intranet):

Access to data

The two primary sources for accessing data are via the BI dashboards (as detailed above) and the Student Management [SM] system. Details of how to access SM, as well as how to request ad hoc data, can be found at:

Contact Information

For information on data and statistics contact Mr Justin Phillips, the Data and Statistics Officer, on

Phone: +61 3 6226 7246
Postal: Private Bag 10, Hobart, 7005
Location: Room 334, Level 3, Hytten Hall, Sandy Bay Campus