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This field is determined by the institution and, in this context, relates to the specific module which in turn can be a component in many courses.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|Base data type||MTitleType|
To facilitate HESA cross-checking with institutions.
Although a compulsory field, this field will not be subject to specific checks regarding its validity. The only validation checks will be that the field contains at least one character.
Users of HESA data will occasionally consult this field in order to gain a better understanding of the subjects/activity contained in the module. Therefore institutions are encouraged to make these data meaningful where this does not significantly add to the burden of collection
The valid characterset available for this field follows the Data Standards in the HESA student record.
The character set chosen will support Welsh and Gaelic languages as well as all European and most other languages using a Latin-based character set.
The Unicode charts that list each of the characters in this range can be found on the Unicode web site. The specific sets that are defined here are shown in the following PDF documents:
Files must be encoded with UTF-8 and schema validation will be in place to ensure this. Institutions must specify the encoding used in their XML files in the first line of the file (i.e. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>) and to ensure that their files are actually saved with that encoding. If XML files are edited with some text editors and the encoding is not specified or does not match the actual file encoding, there may be problems when submitting these files for validation.
|Change management notes||File encoding advice updated to require that files are encoded with UTF-8|
Data type: MTitleType