Student 2016/17 - Sexual orientation
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This field records the sexual orientation of the student, on the basis of their own self-assessment
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All students (optional)
|Valid entries and labels|
Sexual orientation is recorded on the basis of the student's own self-assessment.
Suggested question (recommended by Stonewall): What is your sexual orientation?
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].
Guidance added When collecting this data, providers can choose to use the answer option '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: SEXORTCodeContentType
|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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