Student 2021/22 - Sex identifier
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This field records the sex of the student.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|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.
HESA does not include a 'prefer not to say' option.
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/.
Providers are expected to reconfirm this information with the student on at least an annual basis. If you are unable to provide this information for one or more records, please contact Liaison.
Quality rules to follow
|Reason required||To monitor equal opportunities issues in the higher education sector and support higher education providers in meeting their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.|
Data type: SEXIDCodeContentType
|Change management notes||Guidance updated to cover exceptional cases where the data is unavailable and minimum occurrences has been updated from 1 to 0.|
Contact Liaison by email or on +44 (0)1242 388 531.