Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Record 2011/12 - Most important activity - Q1
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Record 2011/12
Most important activity - Q1
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The field identifies what the HE leaver considers to be their most important activity on the census date.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All HE leavers.
|Question||Q1. On [the census date] were you. . .? Please tick ALL the activities you were doing and then indicate which one of them is most important to you (it might be the one which is helping you to progress towards the career that you want).|
|Valid entries and labels|
Only one box ticked by the HE leaver can be coded. Should the HE leaver tick more than one box, please refer to the options ticked for Student.ALLACT and;
The activity identified in this field must also be returned in Student.ALLACT.
Code X 'Ineligibility or explicit refusal' should be used when the question is not answered by the HE leaver due to either ineligibility or explicit refusal. This code must be used when either code 07 'Deceased' or code 08 'Reply received explicitly refusing to provide information' is returned in Student.STATUS.
If the leaver completes more than one activity but does not identify which is the most important, in the first instance the HEI should try and contact the leaver. If this is not possible the HEI can use their judgement to decide the most important.
In the case of a student who accurately completes the Employment section of the questionnaire, but identifies their Most Important Activity as code 3 'Unemployed and looking for work' HEIs can use their academic judgement to recode this field to use code 1 'Working full-time (including self-employed/freelance, voluntary or other unpaid work, developing a professional portfolio/creative practice or on an internship)' or code 2 'Working part-time (including self-employed/freelance, voluntary or other unpaid work, developing a professional portfolio/creative practice or on an internship)' as appropriate. A record of the change of code should be held with the questionnaire for audit purposes.
|Required for valid response||Yes|
|To be asked of third party||Yes|
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
To record what the leaver considers to be the most important activity that they were engaged in on the census date. To provide context to analysis of more detailed data about leavers’ employment and further study.
Data type: MIMPACTCodeContentType
|Based on||C10018 EMPCIR and C10018 MODSTUDY|
|Change management notes||Clarification added to the Notes section as to when code 3 'Unemployed and looking for work' can be recoded.|
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