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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education record 2015/16

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Summary of changes for 2015/16

Version 1.0 Produced 2015-09-17

This document summarises the main changes to the DLHE coding manual for 2015/16. Please note that any changes made to the 2015/16 DLHE record after the release of the manual will be documented in the Revision history.

Employment.EMPPAY

The field length will be increased to 20 characters, previously only 10 characters were permitted. This change will assist higher education providers (HEPs) in the return of pay information in foreign currency as well as in Pound Sterling.

Additional guidance will also be added to the Notes section, highlighting the importance of pay information as well as the expectations of collecting this data.

NOTES - 'Data quality and completeness is of primary importance to ensuring that the DLHE data are reliable and comparable. In particular it is important the return meets expectations of response rates, completeness and uniformity coverage of salary information contact'.

Employment.EMPHOURS

Additional guidance will be added to the Notes section, explaining the different types of contract hours.

NOTES - 'Hours can be recorded as either those contracted, paid or worked in descending order. If a leaver can provide contracted hours, this should be recorded. In instances where a leaver does not have contracted hours (e.g. zero hours contract but where the leaver is actively working) the leaver’s paid hours should be recorded. Where a leaver does not have contracted hours and is not being paid (e.g. volunteering) the worked hours can be returned'.

'Data quality and completeness is of primary importance to ensuring that the DLHE data are reliable and comparable. In particular it is important the return meets expectations of response rates, completeness and uniformity coverage of salary information contact'.

Questionnaire changes

Q10 - If this was not your only employment on [the census date], what do you estimate your total earnings would be for a year to the nearest thousand (₤) before tax? (Pound sterling only)

The question will be amended to specify that the figure returned should be in Pound Sterling for an annual period.


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