Student Alternative 2019/20 - Sexual orientation
Student Alternative 2019/20
Fields required from institutions in All fields
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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.
|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'.
Quality rules to follow
|Reason required||To monitor equal opportunities issues in higher education.|
Data type: SEXORTCodeContentType
|Owner||Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)|
|Change management notes||The coverage has been updated to add clarification.|
Contact Liaison by email or on 01242 211144.