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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education record 2015/16 - Most important activity - Q1

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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education record 2015/16

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Most important activity - Q1


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Typefield
Short nameMIMPACT
Description

The data item identifies what the HE leaver considers to be their most important activity on the census date.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage

All HE leavers.

QuestionQ1. On [the census date] were you...? Please tick ALL the activities you were doing on [the census date] and then indicate which one of them is most important to you. Multiple part-time jobs should be recorded as 'Working part-time'.
Valid entries and labels
CodeLabel
1Working full-time (including self-employed/freelance, voluntary or other unpaid work, developing a professional portfolio/creative practice or on an internship/placement)
2Working part-time (including self-employed/freelance, voluntary or other unpaid work, developing a professional portfolio/creative practice or on an internship/placement)
4Due to start a job in the next month
5Engaged in full-time further study, training or research
6Engaged in part-time further study, training or research
7Taking time out in order to travel
9Unemployed
8Doing something else (e.g. retired, looking after home or family)
XIneligibility or explicit refusal
Notes

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

  • If only one of the options ticked in Student.MIMPACT is also ticked in Student.ALLACT please return this matched pair.
  • If more than one option has been ticked in Student.MIMPACT and more than one of these options are also ticked in Student.ALLACT, please select the matched pair closest to the top of the list of valid entries.

The activity identified in this data item 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 valid entry 07 'Deceased' or valid entry 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 higher education provider (HEP) should try and contact the leaver. If this is not possible the HEP 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 valid entry 9 'Unemployed' HEPs can use their academic judgement to recode this data item to use valid entry 1 'Working full-time (including self-employed/freelance, voluntary or other unpaid work, developing a professional portfolio/creative practice or on an internship/placement)' or valid entry 2 'Working part-time (including self-employed/freelance, voluntary or other unpaid work, developing a professional portfolio/creative practice or on an internship/placement)' as appropriate. A record of the change of code should be held with the questionnaire for audit purposes.

Required for valid responseYes
To be asked of third partyYes
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Reason required

To record what the HE 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.

Part of
Field length1
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: MIMPACT
OwnerHESA
Version1.0

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