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HESA Student Record 2007/08 - Research council student

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HESA Student Record 2007/08

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Research council student

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Short nameRCSTDNT

This field indicates whether a student has at any point during this instance been funded in whole or part by a Research Council.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All instances where Course.COURSEAIM begins D, E, L or M (except M22) and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 04

Base data typeRCSTDNTCodeType
Field length2
Part of
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Related fields
Reason required

To allow identification of Research Council funded students for linking to RC data.


Once this field has been recorded as anything other than 99, it should not be changed to 99 for this instance. This field covers all RC studentship schemes.

All Research Council funded students must be coded to the appropriate Research Council irrespective of whether they are named in the award or are allocated a studentship from Research Council funding made available to the institution.

Although a student may not be in receipt of a full award via a Research Council funding mechanism or scheme, the appropriate Research Council coding 01-09 below is required in all cases.

EPSRC/MRC students can receive funding via a Doctoral Training Account, on a variety of funding patterns. See below for funding patterns as at October 2006.

  • Fees only basis
  • Full award (stipend and fees @ UK rate)
  • 50/50 (stipend and fees) e.g. RC/ industrial partner or split between two RCs.

Students holding Dorothy Hodgkin postgraduate awards should be coded according to the Research Council providing the funding, 01-09 below and Student.NATION must be completed.

Research students at institutions in Northern Ireland who are funded by DELNI should be coded 99, Not a Research Council student in this field.

Date modified2008-07-31
Change management notesCoverage amended to match Business rule 1
Business rules

Instance.RCSTDNT must exist where Course.COURSEAIM begins D, E, L or M (except M22) and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 04

Schema components
Element: RCSTDNT
Valid entries and labels
01Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
02Medical Research Council (MRC)
03Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC)
04Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
05Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
07Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
08Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
09Research Council - not specified
99Not a Research Council student

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