Diversity statistics for 2016-2018 [undergraduate law]
The following request refers to students who enrolled in a law-related (i.e. Group M) course at the university in the following three years: 2016, 2017, 2018.
By ‘law-related course’, I refer to both single honours law and any law with a language, law with a year abroad, or joint honours law programmes which admitted students during this period.
Please provide the following information about the relevant students’ background for each of the three years (2016, 2017, 2018):
a. The % of students who are Black or Minority Ethnic (‘BME’);
b. The % of UK-domiciled students who have come from a postcode that falls within POLAR4 young participation quintiles 1 or 2;
c. The % of all students (UK and EU and non-EU) who attended a private/fee-paying/independent school;
d. The 10 most commonly-occurring secondary schools among all students who enrolled, whether these are located in the UK or abroad. Please provide this as a list in descending order of enrolment.
Our response to your request for information dated 6 August 2019 is
provided below in accordance with the original numbering of your request.
a. Please see the table below.
Academic Year of Entry
2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
students 59.5% 55.1% 65.5%
b. Please refer to the table below.
Academic Year of Entry
POLAR4 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
1 or 2 Quintile 40.1% 46.2% 41.7%
c. The University does not collect data on whether students
previously attended private / fee-paying schools.
d. The information requested is exempt under section 43(2) of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and is therefore being withheld. The
information is commercially sensitive and the commercial interests of the
University would be prejudiced by its disclosure given the increasingly
competitive nature of the HE sector. Having considered the public
interest, the University’s decision is to withhold the information.
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