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Gender identity (GENDERID)

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Key Value
Name Gender identity
Short name GENDERID
Part of Student (Student)
Description 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 to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage All Students at providers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Optional for all providers in Scotland.

This data is required to be collected for all student by providers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

98 Information refused must be returned where the student refuses to provide the data.

99 Not available must be returned where the data is not known by the provider, but the student has not explicitly refused to provide it.

AdvanceHE suggested question:

Does your gender identity match your sex as registered at birth?

This data must be updated throughout a Student's Engagement where applicable.

This data is optional for providers in Scotland.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? Yes
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 through a deeper understanding of the barriers and outcomes of students from a wide range of groups protected by the Act.
Field Length 2
Revision History
Coding Manual Version Element Version Notes
1.7.0 1.0.1 Guidance added to explain that this field should be updated throughout a student's engagement where applicable
Valid Values
Code Label
01 Yes
02 No
98 Information refused
99 Not available

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