Student 2016/17 - Date of birth
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Date of birth
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This field records the date of birth of the student.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All date fields in the Student Record must be completed using the ISO8601 format of YYYY-MM-DD. The specification of this field falls within the scope of the Aligned Data Definitions and follows the Data Standards in the HESA student record.
If the date of birth is not known, an empty element should be returned, i.e:
HESA monitors the number of unknown birth dates submitted by each provider.
For students entering through UCAS this information will be available from UCAS via the *J transaction.
Where Y0/Y1/Y2 appear in business rules, these refer to the reporting period Y1-Y2 (e.g. for the 2007-08 reporting period, Y0 is 2006, Y1 is 2007 and Y2 is 2008).
Information relating to age is asked in order to monitor equality, diversity and inclusion in the higher education sector and support institutions in meeting their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.
Quality rules to follow
The date of birth is required to generate the student's age and to provide an additional item of information for record linkage. To permit age-based analysis and also facilitate record linkage across collections.
Data type: DateType
|Owner||Information Standards Board - Aligned Data Definitions|
|Change management notes||Guidance added to detail the purpose for this field being collected.|
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