Student Alternative 2020/21 - Sex identifier
Student Alternative 2020/21
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This field records the sex of the student.
Compulsory for all students.
|Valid entries and labels|
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.
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/.
HESA will not be including a 'prefer not to say' option.
Quality rules relating to this entity are displayed here.
|Reason required||To monitor equal opportunities issues in higher education.|
Data type: SEXIDCodeContentType
|Change management notes||The guidance 'the use of 'other' is more appropriate for people who associate with the terms intersex, androgyne, intergender, ambigender, gender fluid, polygender and genderqueer', has been removed as it was causing confusion. Additionally the guidance around the 'Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) has been updated as it has been absorbed into Advance HE.|
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