Staff 2022/23 - Religion or belief
Fields required from institutions in All fields
Religion or belief
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This field records the religious belief of the member of staff, on the basis of their own self-assessment
|England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Mandatory for providers in England and Wales, optional for providers in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
|Valid entries and labels
Religion or belief is recorded on the basis of the member of staff's own self-assessment.
The purpose of collecting this data is to ensure the providers' policies and practices do not discriminate against people observing a religion or belief.
England and Wales: What is your religion?
Scotland and Northern Ireland: What religion, religious denomination or body do you belong to?
Please note that the coverage of the coding frame is different for each of the administrations, only codes that are marked with 'Y' can be used for that administration. This is shown in the following table:
Staff should be presented with this question every year.
Prefer not to say – staff member doesn’t want to declare the information.
Not available – the provider is not able to get this data in order to send it to HESA.
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/.
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Data type: RELBLFCodeContentType
|Change management notes
|All valid entries used previously in 21025 replaced with new valid entries including new categories and revised valid entry labels. Coverage has also been updated for this field which becomes mandatory for providers in England and Wales, but remains optional for providers in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
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