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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education record 2015/16

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Online DLHE file layout

Version 1.1 Produced 2016-01-07

The Online DLHE survey data can be downloaded from Bristol Online Survey (BOS). The questionnaire output files are available in the following file formats: Microsoft Excel (.XLSX, .XLS), tab separated (.TSV), fixed-length file, comma separated value (.CSV) and SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) (.sav). HESA will only maintain the output specification for CSV and fixed length format.

In fixed length format, each field is left justified and padded out with spaces where necessary to the specified length.

Question Field name Description Element name in output Field length
N/A TIMESTMP Timestamp (YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss UTC) TIMESTMP 23
N/A Student.RECID Record type indicator RECID 5
N/A Student.UKPRN UK Provider Reference Number UKPRN 8
N/A PIN PIN number 2 PIN 10
N/A OWNSTU Provider's own identifier for student 3 OWNSTU 20
N/A Student.STATUS Status of data collection STATUS 2
N/A FNAMES Forenames 2 FNAMES 100
N/A SURNAME Surname 2 SURNAME 100
N/A ADDRESS1 Address Line 1 2 ADDRESS1 50
N/A ADDRESS2 Address Line 2 2 ADDRESS2 50
N/A ADDRESS3 Address Line 3 2 ADDRESS3 50
N/A TOWNCITY Town or City 2 TOWNCITY 50
N/A COUNTY County, Region or State 2 COUNTY 50
N/A POSTCODE Postal or Zip Code 2 POSTCODE 8
N/A COUNTRY Country 2 COUNTRY 50
N/A TELEPHONE Telephone 2 TELEPHONE 30
N/A EMAIL_ID Email address 2 EMAIL_ID 80
N/A COURSE_STUDIED Title of course studied 2 COURSE_STUDIED 255
Q1 Student.ALLACT1 1 All activities ALLACT 1
Q1 Student.ALLACT2 1 All activities ALLACT 1
Q1 Student.ALLACT4 1 All activities ALLACT 1
Q1 Student.ALLACT5 1 All activities ALLACT 1
Q1 Student.ALLACT6 1 All activities ALLACT 1
Q1 Student.ALLACT7 1 All activities ALLACT 1
Q1 Student.ALLACT8 1 All activities ALLACT 1
Q1 Student.ALLACT9 1 All activities ALLACT 1
Q1 Student.MIMPACT Most important activity MIMPACT 1
Q2 Employment.JOBSNO Number of jobs JOBSNO 1
Q3 Employment.JOBTITLE Job title JOBTITLE 60
Q4 Employment.JOBDUTIES Job duties JOBDUTIES 200
Q5 Employment.EMPBASIS Employment basis EMPBASIS 2
Q6 Employment.EMPPAY Pay EMPPAY 20
Q6 Employment.EMPUNPAID Unpaid work EMPUNPAID 1
Q7 Employment.EMPPAYPERIOD Payment period EMPPAYPERIOD 1
Q8 Employment.EMPCURRENCY Currency of pay EMPCURRENCY 1
Q9 Employment.EMPHOURS Hours worked per week EMPHOURS 5
Q10 Employment.ESTEARN Total estimated earnings for a year ESTEARN 7
Q11 Employment.EMPNAME Employer name EMPNAME 60
Q12 Employment.MAKEDO Nature of employer's business MAKEDO 60
Q13 Employment.EMPPLACE Place of employment EMPPLACE 200
Q13 Employment.EMPPCODE UK Postcode for place of employment EMPPCODE 8
Q13 Employment.EMPCOUNTRY Country of employment EMPCOUNTRY 2
Q14 Employment.QUALREQ Qualification required for job QUALREQ 2
Q15 Employment.EMPIMP Importance to employer EMPIMP 1
Q16 Employment.JOBRSNALL1 1 All reasons for taking the job JOBRSNALL 2
Q16 Employment.JOBRSNALL2 1 All reasons for taking the job JOBRSNALL 2
Q16 Employment.JOBRSNALL3 1 All reasons for taking the job JOBRSNALL 2
Q16 Employment.JOBRSNALL4 1 All reasons for taking the job JOBRSNALL 2
Q16 Employment.JOBRSNALL5 1 All reasons for taking the job JOBRSNALL 2
Q16 Employment.JOBRSNALL6 1 All reasons for taking the job JOBRSNALL 2
Q16 Employment.JOBRSNALL7 1 All reasons for taking the job JOBRSNALL 2
Q16 Employment.JOBRSNALL8 1 All reasons for taking the job JOBRSNALL 2
Q16 Employment.JOBRSNALL9 1 All reasons for taking the job JOBRSNALL 2
Q16 Employment.JOBRSNMAIN Main reason for taking the job JOBRSNMAIN 2
Q17 Employment.JOBFOUND How found job JOBFOUND 2
Q18 Employment.PREVEM Previous employed PREVEM 1
Q19 Employment.PREVWORK1 1 Category of previous employment PREVWORK 2
Q19 Employment.PREVWORK2 1 Category of previous employment PREVWORK 2
Q19 Employment.PREVWORK3 1 Category of previous employment PREVWORK 2
Q19 Employment.PREVWORK4 1 Category of previous employment PREVWORK 2
Q19 Employment.PREVWORK5 1 Category of previous employment PREVWORK 2
Q19 Employment.PREVWORK6 1 Category of previous employment PREVWORK 2
Q19 Employment.PREVWORK7 1 Category of previous employment PREVWORK 2
N/A NONQTS No Newly Qualified Teacher Status NONQTS 4 1
Q20 Teaching.EMPLDTEACH Employed as a teacher EMPLDTEACH 1
Q21 Teaching.GTCSTIS GTC Scotland Teacher Induction Scheme GTCSTIS 1
Q22 Teaching.TEACHFUND Teaching funded TEACHFUND 1
Q23 Teaching.TEACHPHS Teaching phase TEACHPHS 1
Q24 Teaching.SEEKTEACH Seeking a teaching post SEEKTEACH 1
Q25 Study.TYPEQUAL Type of qualification TYPEQUAL 2
Q26 Study.COURSENAME Course name COURSENAME 200
Q27 Study.SUBJECT Subject of study SUBJECT 200
Q28 Study.UCNAME Name of university or college UCNAME 50
Q29 Study.STUDYFUND How funding further study STUDYFUND 2
Q30 Student.HEWORKEXP Higher education experience for work HEWORKEXP 1
Q31 Student.HESTUDYEXP Higher education experience for study HESTUDYEXP 1
Q32 Student.HEBUSNEXP Higher education experience for business HEBUSNEXP 1
N/A Student.OPTOUT Opt out from communications (1=Opted out) OPTOUT 1
N/A Student.APRJAN April or January survey (1=April, 2=January) APRJAN 1

1 Where data items have multiple occurrences in the CSV and fixed-length download files because more than one option can be selected from a list, the number at the end of the field name relates to the position of the option in the questionnaire. If the question has been answered, the value populated for each occurrence will be the option selected as defined in the coding manual for that question e.g. ALLACT9 would have a value of 9 to indicate 'Unemployed' was ticked. If an answer was not ticked, it will be left blank in the CSV and fixed length files. HESA will only maintain the output specification for CSV and fixed length format.

2 If the HE leaver's own student identifier has been included in the URL for the survey then they will skip straight to Section A so this field will be left blank in CSV and fixed length files.

3 OWNSTU will be populated automatically in all downloads for leavers where their own student identifier has been included in the URL for the survey.

4 For the higher education providers (HEPs) information NONQTS will record the outcome of the checkbox at the beginning of section C.

Note: With the exception of questions 30 to 32, data items with no answer will be left blank. For the higher education experience questions the data items will be coded 6 (unable to code) where the question is not answered.


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