Graduate Outcomes Contact Details 2020/21 - Forename change
Graduate Outcomes Contact Details 2020/21
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This field records a forename change of the graduate.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
This field should be returned by the provider when the forename (Graduate.FNAMES) of the graduate (supplied by HESA) has changed. This enables HESA to address the graduate correctly when initiating contact with them.
If the graduate’s Graduate.FNAMES has not changed then the forename change field should not be returned. Where the graduate has a preferred name then this can be returned in the forename change field and will be used when contacting the graduate for the survey.
The field length has been set to 100 characters to align this field with the ISB Aligned Data Definitions.
The question of valid characters is significant in this field since many names include characters with accents and other diacritics that are not supported by the standard ASCII characterset.
The character set chosen will support Welsh and Gaelic languages as well as all European and most other languages using a Latin-based character set.
The Unicode charts that list each of the characters in this range can be found on the Unicode web site. The specific sets that are defined here are shown in the following PDF documents:
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|Reason required||To record change of name of the graduate.|
Data type: NamesType
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