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Student 2019/20 - Sexual orientation

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Student 2019/20

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?

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/.

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'.

Providers are expected to reconfirm this information with the student, on at least an annual basis.

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
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
OwnerAdvance HE
Version1.1
Date modified2019-12-18
Change management notesGuidance added to clarify that Providers are expected to reconfirm this information with the student, on at least an annual basis.

Contact Liaison by email or on 01242 211144.