HESA Student Record 2007/08 - Postcode
HESA Student Record 2007/08
Fields required from institutions in England
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This field identifies the postcode of the student's permanent or home address prior to entry to the course. It is not necessarily the correspondence address of the student.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|Base data type||PostCodeWithNullStructure|
To monitor student population by source location, especially in the widening participation context.
A typical postcode such as GL50 3DA would be coded with a blank in the fifth character position. A postcode such as B1 6SR would have a blank in position 3. The part of the postcode before the space is known as the outward part of the postcode and can be 2, 3 or 4 characters long. The part of the postcode after the space is known as the inward part of the postcode and is a fixed length of 3 characters. The space between the outward and inward parts of the postcode must always be shown as part of the postcode.
UK domiciled, for the purposes of this field, means domiciled in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man.
In the event that the full postcode is not known, institutions must return at least the outward part. The first part of the postcode (the outward part) is essential for allowing HESA to do geographic analysis.
For students entering through UCAS this information will be available from UCAS via the *J transaction
Information about postcodes and postcodes for known addresses can be obtained from Postcodes Online at:www.royalmail.com.
Country of domicile is collected in EntryProfile.DOMICILE.
If no valid postcode (full or outward only) can be ascertained an empty element should be returned with the ReasonForNull attribute set to 1 (not known), i.e:
Note that for funding allocations HEFCE, HEFCW and WAG-DCELLS can only use data that includes both the outward and inward parts of the postcode.
|Change management notes||Added new business rules 2, 3 and 4|
Data type: PostCodeWithNullStructure
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