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Student 2018/19 - Sex identifier

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Student 2018/19

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Sex identifier

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Short nameSEXID

This field records the sex of the student.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All students

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ECU recommends the use of the terms 'other' and 'prefer not to say' for people who associate with the terms intersex, androgyne, intergender, ambigender, gender fluid, polygender and genderqueer.

HESA do not include a 'prefer not to say' option.

This field forms part of the extract produced for providers wishing to submit apprenticeship data (Standards or Frameworks) to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). At this time, the Individualised Data Record (ILR) used by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) does not have a concept of 'Other'. The legal sex of the student must be returned.

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].

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Reason required To monitor equal opportunities issues in the higher education sector and support higher education providers in meeting their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.
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Element: SEXID
OwnerEquality Challenge Unit (ECU)

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