Student Alternative 2019/20 - Sex identifier
Student Alternative 2019/20
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This field records the sex of the student.
|Applicable to||England Scotland|
Compulsory for all students.
|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.
Providers are expected to reconfirm this information with the student, on at least an annual basis.
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] or view ECU's guidance on Monitoring sex and gender.
The use of 'other' is more appropriate for people who associate with the terms intersex, androgyne, intergender, ambigender, gender fluid, polygender and gender queer.
HESA will not be including a 'prefer not to say' option.
Quality rules to follow
|Reason required||To monitor equal opportunities issues in higher education.|
Data type: SEXIDCodeContentType
|Owner||Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)|
|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.|
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