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Student Alternative 2019/20 - Sex identifier

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Student Alternative 2019/20

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Sex identifier


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valid entries
Typefield
Short nameSEXID
Description

This field records the sex of the student.

Applicable toEngland Scotland
Coverage

Compulsory for all students.

Valid entries and labels
CodeLabel
1Male
2Female
3Other
Notes

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
Quality rules to follow
Reason required To monitor equal opportunities issues in higher education.
Part of
Field length1
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: SEXID
OwnerEquality Challenge Unit (ECU)
Version1.1
Date modified2020-03-02
Change management notesGuidance 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.