Student 2019/20 - Sex identifier
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This field records the sex of the student.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|Valid entries and labels|
Providers should not use *J data to complete this field due to the UCAS definitions not aligning to the HESA SEXID field. It is expected that providers survey their students to gather this information.
Advance HE 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 does not include a 'prefer not to say' option.
Advance HE has a number of resources relating to gathering information across the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010. If you have any further queries regarding equality monitoring, please view https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/.
Providers are expected to reconfirm this information with the student, on at least an annual basis.
Quality rules to follow
|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.|
Data type: SEXIDCodeContentType
|Change management notes||Guidance added to clarify that providers are expected to survey their students to gather this information and should not use *J data to complete this field.|
Contact Liaison by email or on 01242 211144.