Student 2020/21 - Gender identity
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This field records the gender identity of the student. Students should, according to their own self-assessment, indicate if their gender identity is the same as the gender originally assigned to them at birth.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All Students at providers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Optional for all Students at providers in Scotland.
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Gender identity is recorded on the basis of the student's own self-assessment.
The Advance HE suggested question: Is your gender identity the same as the gender you were originally assigned at birth?
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/.
When collecting this data, providers can choose to use the answer option Code 98 '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 relating to this entity are displayed here.
Data type: GENDERIDCodeContentType
|Change management notes||New valid entry 99 added and coverage updated to expand the data available regarding a range of the groups protected under the Equality Act 2010.|
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