|Part of||Student (Student)|
|Description||This field records the ethnicity of the Student, on the basis of their own self-assessment|
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|Coverage||All Students at providers in England where EntryProfile.PERMADDCOUNTRY = XF, XG, XH, XI, XK, XL, GG, JE, IM or where Course.TTCID = 01.
All Students at providers in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland where EntryProfile.PERMADDCOUNTRY = XF, XG, XH, XI, XK, XL, GG, JE, IM.
Must not be returned for Students outside the stated coverage.
This data must be updated throughout a Student's Engagement where applicable.
Ethnicity is recorded on the basis of the student's own self assessment.
The coding frame used by UCAS is as listed below, with the exclusion of codes 117 White - White Scottish, 118 Any other White background and 114 White - Gypsy/Roma/Traveller.
Northern Ireland and Scotland
It is expected by DfE(NI) and the SFC that providers in Northern Ireland and Scotland will re-code from the UCAS subset to the full HESA coding frame. This will require providers in Northern Ireland and Scotland to survey students for ethnicity on registration. Code 113 'White', although not a Census code available in Scotland, has been left as a valid entry as UCAS will be passing this code to providers. It has been agreed with the SFC that to minimise the recoding burden on higher education providers (HEPs), this code may be submitted by providers in Scotland.
097 must be returned where the Student has indicated that they do not know the information.
099 must be returned where the data is not known by the provider.
|Quality Rules||Quality rules to follow|
|Reason required||To monitor equal opportunities issues in the higher education sector and support higher education providers (HEPs) in meeting their obligations under the Equality Act 2010|
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