Date of birth
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This field records the date of birth of the student.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|Base data type||DateWithNullStructure1|
The date of birth is required to generate the student's age and to provide an additional item of information for record linkage. To permit age-based analysis and also facilitate record linkage across collections.
All date fields in the Student Record must be completed using the ISO8601 format of YYYY-MM-DD. The specification of this field falls within the scope of the Aligned Data Definitions and follows the Data Standards in the HESA student record.
If the date of birth is not known, an empty element should be returned with the ReasonForNull attribute set to 1 (not known), i.e:
HESA monitors the number of unknown birth dates submitted by each institution.
For students entering through UCAS this information will be available from UCAS via the *J transaction.
Where Y0/Y1/Y2 appear in business rules, these refer to the reporting period Y1-Y2 (e.g. for the 2007-08 reporting period, Y0 is 2006, Y1 is 2007 and Y2 is 2008).
|Owner||Information Standards Board - Aligned Data Definitions|
Data type: DateWithNullStructure1