Student Alternative 2018/19 - Ethnicity
Student Alternative 2018/19
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This field records the ethnicity of the student, on the basis of their own self-assessment
|Applicable to||England Scotland|
Compulsory for all students on designated courses or where designation is held at provider level, and EntryProfile.DOMICILE = XF, XG, XH, XI, XK, XL, GG, JE, IM. Not permitted for students on non-designated courses.
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Providers are expected to reconfirm this information with the student, on at least an annual basis.
Ethnicity is recorded on the basis of the student's own self-assessment.
Code 80 'Other ethnic background' should be used when a student indicates their ethnicity as something not included in the coding frame.
Code 90 'Not known' can be used when a student genuinely does not know their ethnicity, for example individuals who were adopted.
Code 98 'Information refused' should be returned when a student has explicitly refused to provide the information. The phrase 'Prefer not to say' can be used when collecting the data.
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 higher education.|
Data type: ETHNICCodeContentType
|Owner||Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)|
|Change management notes||Guidance added for these fields to clarify that providers are expected to reconfirm this information with the student at least on an annual basis.|
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