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Student 2018/19 - MobilityMobility

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Student 2018/19

Fields required from institutions in All fields

Mobility


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Typeentity
Short nameMobility
Description

To collect data on the mobility of students.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage

Compulsory for all instances where (Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 01) and Instance.LOCSDY = T or U and Instance.MODE is not 43, 44, 63 or 64.

Optional where Instance.LOCSDY = T or U, and Instance.MODE = 43 or 44.

Optional where Instance.LOCSDY = Z and length of mobility is less than 4 weeks.

Notes

Compulsory for students undertaking a mobility experience as part of their course outside of the UK with combined duration of 4 weeks or more. Optional for short durations which sum up to less than 4 weeks.

For providers in England, Office for Students will provide supplementary funding to support providers participating in overseas student exchange programmes. This is calculated to reflect the number of students who will spend less than 10 weeks in the current year at their home institution or whose mobility experience(s) in the current year and previous years have a combined duration of over 30 weeks.

A 'mobility experience as part of their course outside of the UK' refers to any overseas experience organised or endorsed by the provider that takes place during the student's higher education. It does not need to be credit-bearing or linked to any learning outcomes. For queries relating to mobility contact the UK HE International Unit at: [email protected].

Where a period of mobility spans more than one reporting period, it should be split between each reporting year. Unless by splitting it up, less than 4 weeks ends up as the duration for one of the years. In that case the extra few weeks are returned in the year with the majority of the duration.

Where a student instance has a number of mobility experiences in the same country, with the same mobility type, these should be returned separately, and not aggregated together.

Distance learning students are excluded from the coverage.

Writing-up students, who are located outside of the UK, should not return Instance.Mobility. The only exceptions are cases where a student completed a mobility experience (e.g. a field trip abroad for 2 months) at the beginning of the reporting year, and then are located outside of the UK to write up their work. Instance.Mobility would be required for the duration of the mobility experience, but not for the writing-up period.

For mobility purposes, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are grouped with the UK. Students undertaking mobility experiences in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man are not required to complete the Mobility fields.

Examples:

1) A full-time student studies in the UK on a 3 year degree, but spends year 2 on an ERASMUS+ scheme in France:

LOCSDY
EXCHANGE
MODE
STULOAD
Mobility
Year 1
Z N 01 100 No
Year 2
T N 01 100 Yes
Year 3
Z N 01 100 No
MOBTYPE
MOBDURA
MOBLOCA
MOBSCHEME
Year 2
01 52
FR
03

    2) A sandwich student commences study in the UK. During their 2nd year they opt to study (on an ERASMUS+ scheme for 38 weeks) in France and work (on an ERASMUS+ scheme) for the remainder of the year in the same country. They then return to the UK for their 3rd year.

    LOCSDY EXCHANGE
    MODE
    STULOAD
    Mobility
    Year 1
    Z N 23 100 No
    Year 2
    T N 23 100 Yes
    Year 3 Z N 23 100 No
    MOBTYPE
    MOBDURA
    MOBLOCA
    MOBSCHEME
    Year 2
    01 38 FR 03
    Year 2
    02 14 FR 03

    3) A full-time student on a 3 year course (starting in the UK). During year 2 they take three different study placements that do not overlap, in Spain (ERASMUS+), France and Germany, and finish the year in the UK.

    LOCSDY
    EXCHANGE
    MODE
    STULOAD
    Mobility
    Year 1
    Z N 01 100 No
    Year 2
    U N 01 100 Yes
    Year 3
    Z N 01 100 No
    MOBTYPE MOBDURA MOBLOCA
    MOBSCHEME
    Year 2
    01 3
    ES
    03
    Year 2
    01 7 FR 01
    Year 2
    01 8 DE 01

    4) A full-time student commences study overseas. In year 2 they study in the UK on an ERASMUS+ scheme, before returning to complete their studies overseas:

      LOCSDY
      EXCHANGE
      MODE
      STULOAD
      Mobility
      Year 1
      S
      N 01 0 No
      Year 2
      Z
      G 01 100 No
      Year 3
      S N 01 0 No

        5) A full-time student on a 3 year course in the UK. In year 2 they study in France for 7 weeks and then work (also in France on the same programme) for 5 weeks, with a 2 week overlap doing both:

        LOCSDY EXCHANGE MODE STULOAD
        Mobility
        Year 1
        Z N 01 100 No
        Year 2
        U N 01 100 Yes
        Year 3
        Z N 01 100 No
        MOBTYPE MOBDURA
        MOBLOCA MOBSCHEME
        Year 2
        01 and 02
        10 FR 04

        As there is an overlap, the elapsed number of weeks is returned, and multiple MOBTYPEs are returned. If there was no overlap, then Instance.Mobility should be returned twice.

          6) A sandwich student commences study in the UK. The student undertakes a work placement abroad in their 3rd year of the course, before returning to complete their course in the UK. However, they are required to go into a 5th year to write up and do so abroad:

          LOCSDY
          EXCHANGE MODE
          STULOAD
          Mobility
          Year 1
          Z N 23 100 No
          Year 2
          Z N 23 100 No
          Year 3
          T N 23 100 Yes
          Year 4
          Z N 23 100 No
          Year 5
          T N 43 10 No
          MOBTYPE MOBDURA
          MOBLOCA
          MOBSCHEME
          Year 3
          02 38 FR 01

          Instance.Mobility is required for the third year to capture the work placement; however Instance.Mobility is not required to capture the writing up period.

          7) A student commences study on a 3 year collaborative programme where it is initially thought that the student will spend 1 year abroad and the majority of the course time in the UK. However, in year 2 the student elects to study at the collaborative providers in France for the 2nd and 3rd years:

          LOCSDY EXCHANGE MODE STULOAD
          Mobility
          Year 1
          Z Y 01 100 No
          Year 2
          S Z 01 0 No
          Year 3
          S Z 01 0 No
          Quality rules
          Quality rules relating to this entity are displayed here.
          Reason required For comparison purposes to create an accurate picture of the activity, monitoring trends, and for use in further studies into the longer-term impact of participation on mobile students, for example employability, etc. For providers in England, to allow Office for Students to correctly calculate funding for students spending time outside the UK through the HESES recreation exercise.
          Part of
          Minimum occurrences0
          Maximum occurrencesunbounded
          Schema components
          Element: Mobility
          Has parts
          OwnerHESA
          Version1.0
          Change management notesThe coverage of the entity has been updated to allow for short-term mobility (under 4 weeks) to be optionally returned when LOCSDY = Z (At provider or a partner for the whole year).

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