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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Record 2011/12 - Status of data collection

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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Record 2011/12

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Short nameSTATUS

This field describes the status of the response.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All HE leavers.

Valid entries and labels
01Standard questionnaire
02Telephone survey: HE leaver
03Telephone survey: third party
04Electronic reply (email/web)
05Own institution's student record
06Institutional third party
08Reply received explicitly refusing to provide information

Please note that Student.STATUS = 05 'Own institution's student record' and Student.STATUS = 06 'Institutional third party' should only be used if attempts to contact the leaver have failed (or attempts to speak with a third party if telephoning have also failed).

It is important that the respondent, be it the leaver themselves, a third party or the institution's own record, is able to answer all of the survey questions with respect to the leaver's activity in both study and employment on the census date. Further details on the use of other informed sources can be viewed in the methodology document available on the collection page.

Where a response is gained through a third party or other informed source, including the institution's own student record, the leaver must be excluded from the longitudinal follow-up.

Code 07 'Deceased' should be used when the institution is informed that the HE leaver has died.

Code 08 'Reply received explicitly refusing to provide information' should be used only when the institution has received explicit indication (verbally or in writing) from the leaver that they are not prepared to provide information for the survey or where a student completes the questionnaire with data that is obviously false and incorrect.

Required for valid responseYes
To be asked of third partyNot applicable
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Reason required

To assess the response to different methods of data collection.

Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: STATUS
Based onC10018 METHOD
Date modified2012-11-29
Change management notesClarification added to the Notes section as to when code 08 'Reply received explicitly refusing to provide information' should be used.

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