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HESA Student Record 2011/12 - Gender

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HESA Student Record 2011/12

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Short nameGENDER

This field identifies the gender of the student. The definition of gender is intended to be classification of (biological) sex

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

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The specification of this field falls within the scope of the Aligned Data Definitions and follows the Data Standards in the HESA student record.

Code 9 'Indeterminate' means unable to be classified as either male or female. It should not be used as a substitute or proxy for 'Not known'. The term 'indeterminate gender' is intended to identify those who are 'intersex' and is not related in any way to trans-gender.

For students entering through UCAS this information will be available from UCAS via the *J transaction.

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To permit gender-based analysis and also to facilitate record linkage across collections.

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Element: GENDER
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