Optional for all providers in Scotland.
This field records the transgender status of the student.
Continuing students should be asked this question every year, and the data must be updated throughout a student's Engagement where applicable.
The data is recorded on the basis of the student’s own self-assessment.
This question should be asked alongside the sex identifier question.
The valid entries have been aligned with the census in Scotland.
Suggested question: ‘Do you consider yourself to be trans, or have a trans history?’
98 Prefer not to say: this code should be used when the student does not wish to declare this information.
99 Not available: this code should be used when the provider is unable to obtain the data in order to submit it to HESA. Note that this option should not be presented to students explicitly.
To monitor equal opportunities issues in the higher education sector and support higher education providers in meeting their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.
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