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Student 2021/22 - Gender identity

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Student 2021/22

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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 Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All Students at providers in England except where Instance.REDUCEDI = 08. All Students at providers in Northern Ireland and Wales. Optional for all Students at providers in Scotland.

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98Information refused
99Not available

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

The 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

When collecting this data, providers can choose to use the answer option Code 98 'Prefer not to say' which can be mapped to 'Information Refused'.

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

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Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
OwnerAdvance HE
Date modified2021-10-18
Change management notesThe coverage for England only has been updated to exclude students with REDUCEDI = 08 so as to reduce burden on providers.

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