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Student 2020/21 - Research council student

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Student 2020/21

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Research council student

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Short nameRCSTDNT

This field indicates whether a student has at any point during this instance been funded in whole or part by a Research Council.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All instances where Course.COURSEAIM begins D, E, L or M (except M22, M26, M28, M71 and M73) and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00, 01 or 04

Valid entries and labels
01Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
02Medical Research Council (MRC)
03Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC)
04Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
05Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
07Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
08Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
99Not a Research Council student

Once this field has been recorded as anything other than 99, it should not be changed to 99 for this instance. This field covers all RC studentship schemes.

All Research Council funded students must be coded to the appropriate Research Council irrespective of whether they are named in the award or are allocated a studentship from Research Council funding made available to the provider.

Although a student may not be in receipt of a full award via a Research Council funding mechanism or scheme, the appropriate Research Council coding 01-08 below is required in all cases.

EPSRC/MRC students can receive funding via a Doctoral Training Account, on a variety of funding patterns.

  • Fees only basis
  • Full award (stipend and fees @ UK rate)
  • 50/50 (stipend and fees) e.g. RC/ industrial partner or split between two RCs.

Students holding Dorothy Hodgkin postgraduate awards should be coded according to the Research Council providing the funding, 01-08 below and Student.NATION must be completed.

Research students at providers in Northern Ireland who are funded by DfE(NI) should be coded 99, Not a Research Council student in this field.

Where a student is jointly funded by more than one Research Council, the lead council should be recorded in this field.

Quality rules
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Reason required To allow identification of Research Council funded students for linking to RC data.
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Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Element: RCSTDNT
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