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Graduate Outcomes Contact Details 2020/21 - HESA unique student identifier

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Graduate Outcomes Contact Details 2020/21

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HESA unique student identifier

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Short nameHUSID

This data item records the student identifier which is to be unique to each student. It is intended that the identifier is to be transferred with the student to each higher education provider they may attend. The objective is that the use of this number will facilitate the accurate tracking of students throughout their experience within the sector for which HESA collects data.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

HE Providers


The same Graduate.HUSID can occur multiple times when an individual has been awarded multiple qualifications which fall into different survey periods.

For an individual student the Student identifier used in this record must be the reference number returned for that student in the appropriate Student and Student Alternative record.

Quality rules
Quality rules relating to this entity are displayed here
Reason required To provide linkage between the Student/Student Alternative record and the Graduate Outcomes Record.
Part of
Field length13
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: HUSID
Data type: HUSIDType

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