Student 2016/17 - Gender identity
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This field records the gender identity of the student. Students should, according to their own self-assessment, indicate if their gender identity is the same as the gender originally assigned to them at birth.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All students (optional)
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Gender identity is recorded on the basis of the student's own self-assessment.
The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) suggested question: Is your gender identity the same as the gender you were originally assigned at birth?
The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) has a number of resources relating to gathering information across the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010. These resources can be found at Equality Challenge Unit. If you have any further queries regarding equality monitoring, please email ECU at [email protected].
When collecting this data, providers can choose to use the answer option Code 98 'Prefer not to say' which can be mapped to 'Information Refused'.
Quality rules to follow
To monitor equal opportunities issues in the higher education sector and support higher education providers (HEPs) in meeting their obligations under the Equality Act 2010
Data type: GENDERIDCodeContentType
|Owner||Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)|
|Change management notes||Guidance added clarifying that providers may select 'Prefer not to say' on this field when conducting questionnaires. Guidance added to inform users of further information on protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010.|
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