Attainment statistics for undergraduate students

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Dear Durham University,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please send me:

1. The percentage of all UK-domiciled undergraduate students achieving a 1st or 2:1 at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

2. The percentage of UK-domiciled white undergraduate students achieving a 1st or 2:1 at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

3. The percentage of UK-domiciled BAME/BME undergraduate students achieving a 1st or 2:1 at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

4. The percentage of all UK-domiciled undergraduate students achieving a 1st only at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

5. The percentage of UK-domiciled white undergraduate students achieving a 1st only at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

6. The percentage of UK-domiciled BAME/BME undergraduate students achieving a 1st only at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

7. The percentage of non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled in the European Economic Area in your institution, for each of the past 5 years

7a. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled in the European Economic Area who are not white in your institution, for each of the past 5 years

8. The percentage of non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled outside the European Economic Area in your institution, for each of the past 5 years

8a. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled outside the European Economic Area who are not white in your institution, for each of the past 5 years

9. The percentage of all non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students achieving a 1st or 2:1 at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

9a. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of undergraduate students domiciled outside the European Economic Area achieving a 1st or 2:1 at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

9b. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled in the European Economic Area who are not white achieving a 1st or 2:1 at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

9c. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled outside the European Economic Area who are not white achieving a 1st or 2:1 at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

10. The percentage of all non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students achieving a 1st at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

10a. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of undergraduate students domiciled outside the European Economic Area achieving a 1st only at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

10b. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled in the European Economic Area who are not white achieving a 1st only at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

10c. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled outside the European Economic Area who are not white achieving a 1st only at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

For clarification, if this information is not already held in the aggregate form, “BAME/BME/not white” in this context covers all students for which your institution holds ethnicity data who have responded with a response other than any kind of white ethnicity, and includes respondents who have responded as mixed-race.

If it is not possible to provide some or all of the information requested above for each of the past 5 years, please provide as much of it as has been recorded.

If some or all of the information requested above is exempt from disclosure under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as it is “reasonably accessible to the applicant, please provide a link to the precise location of this information.

In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as stipulated by the Act. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Liow

ACCESS I., Durham University

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ACCESS I., Durham University

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Dear Mr Liow

 

Thank you for your request for information from Durham University. 
Colleagues have provided the information below/attached in response to
your questions.

 

1. The percentage of all UK-domiciled undergraduate students achieving a
1st or 2:1 at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

 

2. The percentage of UK-domiciled white undergraduate students achieving a
1st or 2:1 at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

 

3. The percentage of UK-domiciled BAME/BME undergraduate students
achieving a 1st or 2:1 at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

 

4. The percentage of all UK-domiciled undergraduate students achieving a
1st only at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

 

5. The percentage of UK-domiciled white undergraduate students achieving a
1st only at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

 

6. The percentage of UK-domiciled BAME/BME undergraduate students
achieving a 1st only at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

 

7. The percentage of non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled in
the European Economic Area in your institution, for each of the past 5
years

 

7a. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of
non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled in the European Economic
Area who are not white in your institution, for each of the past 5 years

 

8. The percentage of non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled
outside the European Economic Area in your institution, for each of the
past 5 years

 

8a. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of
non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled outside the European
Economic Area who are not white in your institution, for each of the past
5 years

 

9. The percentage of all non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students achieving
a 1st or 2:1 at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

 

9a. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of
undergraduate students domiciled outside the European Economic Area
achieving a 1st or 2:1 at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

 

9b. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of
non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled in the European Economic
Area who are not white achieving a 1st or 2:1 at your institution, for
each of the past 5 years

 

9c. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of
non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled outside the European
Economic Area who are not white achieving a 1st or 2:1 at your
institution, for each of the past 5 years

 

10. The percentage of all non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students
achieving a 1st at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

 

10a. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of
undergraduate students domiciled outside the European Economic Area
achieving a 1st only at your institution, for each of the past 5 years

 

10b. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of
non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled in the European Economic
Area who are not white achieving a 1st only at your institution, for each
of the past 5 years

 

10c. Additionally, if this information is held, the percentage of
non-UK-domiciled undergraduate students domiciled outside the European
Economic Area who are not white achieving a 1st only at your institution,
for each of the past 5 years

 

For clarification, if this information is not already held in the
aggregate form, “BAME/BME/not white” in this context covers all students
for which your institution holds ethnicity data who have responded with a
response other than any kind of white ethnicity, and includes respondents
who have responded as mixed-race.

 

If it is not possible to provide some or all of the information requested
above for each of the past 5 years, please provide as much of it as has
been recorded.

 

Please see the attached spreadsheet.  The data is contained in two
worksheets, each showing undergraduates, split between domicile and
ethnicity categories as requested.

 

The data is provided as follows:

 

•              Results – anyone being awarded a degree during the academic
year (October to September)

•              Overall Students – based on our 1st December census
population each academic year

 

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Information Governance Unit

Durham University

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