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Student 2018/19 - Sexual orientation

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Student 2018/19

Fields required from institutions in All fields

Sexual orientation


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valid entries
Typefield
Short nameSEXORT
Description

This field records the sexual orientation of the student, on the basis of their own self-assessment

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage

All students (optional)

Valid entries and labels
CodeLabel
01Bisexual
02Gay man
03Gay woman/lesbian
04Heterosexual
05Other
98Information refused
Notes

Sexual orientation is recorded on the basis of the student's own self-assessment.

Suggested question (recommended by Stonewall): What is your sexual orientation?

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].

Guidance added When collecting this data, providers can choose to use the answer option 'Prefer not to say' which can be mapped to 'Information Refused'.

Quality rules
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Reason required To monitor equal opportunities issues in the higher education sector and support higher education providers (HEPs) in meeting their obligations under the Equality Act 2010
Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: SEXORT
OwnerEquality Challenge Unit (ECU)
Version1.0

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