Sexual orientation (SEXORT)
|Part of||Student (Student)|
|Description||This field records the sexual orientation 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, 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.
Suggested question (recommended by Stonewall):
What is your sexual orientation?
This data is optional for providers in Scotland.
This data must be updated throughout a Student's Engagement where applicable.
|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 through a deeper understanding of the barriers and outcomes of students from a wide range of groups protected by the Act.|
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