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Graduate Outcomes Contact Details 2017/18 - UK Telephone

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Graduate Outcomes Contact Details 2017/18

Fields required from institutions in All fields

UK Telephone

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Short nameUKTEL

This field records the graduates UK telephone number.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales



This field captures a personal UK home or work telephone number (excluding mobile numbers) for the graduate.

Landline telephone numbers for the following third parties are not permitted: Agents or recruitment agency, companies that support international students studying abroad, referees (e.g. for UCAS), sponsors, university lecturers/ academics, international study centre, dummy telephone numbers.

Submission of shared telephone numbers is not best practice. Where there is a genuine reason for the provision of shared contact data, providers will need to request for a switch to be applied.

Validation in the provider portal will identify duplicate contact details.

UK landline telephone numbers must start with 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08 or 09 and have at least 10 digits. If you have instances of numbers beginning with 070, they must be included in this field not UKMOB. This number type is predominately used as a call forwarding or temporary number for businesses. This must not be returned in UKMOB as this field is used for SMS engagement. As a survey link is included in SMS messages, this may result in survey access by a third party.

At least one telephone number (Graduate.UKTEL, Graduate.UKMOB or Graduate.INTTEL) needs to be returned to enable the contractor the best possible opportunity to contact the graduate. However, it is recommended that providers return as many legitimate telephone numbers as are given to them by the graduate.

View more guidance on the creation of accurate personal contact details.

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Reason required To enable a valid method of contact between the contractor and the graduate.
Part of
Field length11
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences10
Schema components
Element: UKTEL
Data type: UKTELType
Date modified2019-06-06
Change management notesGuidance notes have been updated to clarify that instances of numbers beginning 070 should be submitted when entergin Graduate.UKTEL.

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