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Student Alternative 2020/21 - Gender identity

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Student Alternative 2020/21

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Gender identity

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Short nameGENDERID

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 toEngland

Compulsory for all students.

Valid entries and labels
98Information refused
99Not available

Gender identity is recorded on the basis of the student's own self-assessment.

Providers are expected to reconfirm this information with the student, on at least an annual basis.

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

Code 98 'Information refused' should be returned when the question was asked but the individual answered that they 'preferred not to say'.

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Field length2
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
OwnerAdvance HE
Date modified2021-04-07
Change management notesGuidance has been updated to reflect the 'Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)' being absorbed into 'Advance HE', therefore any reference to ECU has been replaced with Advance HE.

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