Student Alternative 2018/19 - Sexual orientation
Student Alternative 2018/19
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This field records the sexual orientation of the student, on the basis of their own self-assessment
|Applicable to||England Scotland|
Optional for all students on designated courses or where designation is held at provider level. Not permitted for students on non-designated courses.
|Valid entries and labels|
Providers are expected to reconfirm this information with the student, on at least an annual basis.
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]
Code 98 'Information refused' should be returned when the question was asked but the individual answered that they 'preferred not to say'.
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|Reason required||To monitor equal opportunities issues in higher education.|
Data type: SEXORTCodeContentType
|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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