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Alternative provider student 2016/17 - Sex identifier

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Alternative provider student 2016/17

Fields required from institutions in England

Sex identifier

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valid entries
Short nameSEXID

This field records the sex of the student.

Applicable toEngland Scotland

Compulsory for all students on designated courses or where designation is held at provider level. Optional for all students on non-designated courses.

Valid entries and labels

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] or view ECU's guidance on Monitoring sex and gender.

The use of 'other' is more appropriate for people who associate with the terms intersex, androgyne, intergender, ambigender, gender fluid, polygender and gender queer.

HESA will not be including a 'prefer not to say' option.

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason required

To monitor equal opportunities issues in higher education.

Part of
Field length1
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: SEXID
OwnerEquality Challenge Unit (ECU)

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