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Provider profile 2017/18 - Campus name

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Provider profile 2017/18

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Campus name

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Short nameCAMPNAME

This field collects the names of campuses at each higher education provider (HEP).

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All higher education providers (HEPs).


This field must contain text composed of up to 80 valid characters in length. The first character must not be a space, and must be a capital letter in the range A-Z.

The CAMPNAME is determined by the HEP, however the following guidance is given to ensure the validity of the name and consistency within publications.

  • Where HEPs have a single campus (coded A), then the name should be reported as 'Entire HEP'.
  • Where HEPs have more than one campus, then the main site (coded A) should be reported as "Main campus". Where other campus names are used the following additional guidelines should be followed:
  • Campus names should start with an upper-case character
  • All other characters in campus names should be lower case except for the initial letters of nouns and all characters in acronyms
  • The use of acronyms should generally be avoided
  • The name of the HEP should not normally be included.

Valid characters

The question of valid characters is significant in this field since many names include characters with accents and other diacritics that are not supported by the standard ASCII characterset.

  • The general policy is to support all Latin-based characters for names, addresses and general text fields, but not non-Latin characters.
  • All Unicode code charts for Latin characters are supported. These are Basic Latin (excluding the C0 control characters), Latin-1 (excluding the C1 control characters), Latin Extended A, Latin Extended B and Latin Extended Additional. This set corresponds to Unicode code points U+0020 to U+007E, U+00A0 to U+024F and U+1E00 to U+1EFF.

The character set chosen will support Welsh and Gaelic languages as well as all European and most other languages using a Latin-based character set.

The Unicode charts that list each of the characters in this range can be found on the Unicode web site. The specific sets that are defined here are shown in the following PDF documents:

Quality rules
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Part of
Field length80
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Data type: CAMPNAMEType

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