Staff 2018/19 - National identity
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This field records the national identity of staff and governors. National identity is different from both ethnicity and nationality and could be based on many things including, for example, culture, language, ancestry or family history. National identity reflects how an individual chooses to classify himself or herself
All staff (including governors) at a Welsh higher education provider (HEP)
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The coding structure reflects that used in other national surveys and so allows comparative statistics to be derived both within and outside the sector.
A member of staff can identify himself or herself as having up to two national identities.
Code U 'Unknown' should be used for staff who have not been asked what they consider their national identity to be, or have failed to respond to a request for information.
Code R 'Information refused' should be used for staff that have explicitly refused to provide the information.
When collecting this data, providers can choose to use the answer option 'Prefer not to say' which can be mapped to 'Information Refused'.
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Data type: NATIONDCodeContentType
|Change management notes||Coverage and guidance updated to promote the return of this field for all staff, including governors.|
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