Diversity statistics for 2016-2018 [Undergraduate law]

Jasonara Stathamara made this Freedom of Information request to Keele University as part of a batch sent to 50 authorities

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Jasonara Stathamara

To whom it may concern,

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.

My request:

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 school;

d. The 10 most commonly-occurring secondary schools among all students who enrolled, whether these schools are located in the UK or abroad. Please provide this as a list in descending order of enrolment.

Yours sincerely,

Jasonara Stathamara

Freedom of Information Request [Keele], Keele University

Dear Jasonara Stathamara,
Thank you for your email of 6 August 2019 requesting information regarding
law students at Keele University.  
Your request will be processed and a response provided to you as soon as
possible, within 20 working days. You will hear back from us by 4
September 2019 at the latest. 

Best wishes,

Laura Harrison

Governance Support Officer

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Freedom of Information Request [Keele], Keele University

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Dear Jasonara,

 

Thank you for your email of 6 August 2019 requesting information regarding
the ethnicity of law students at Keele University. 

 

Where you asked:

 

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.

 

a. The % of students who are Black or Minority Ethnic (‘BME’);

2016/17: 56.1%

2017/18: 45.9%

2018/19: 51.8%

 

b. The % of UK-domiciled students who have come from a postcode that falls
within POLAR4 young participation quintiles 1 or 2;

 

Academic Year POLAR4 Quintile 1 POLAR4 Quintile 2
2016/7 16.3% 19.0%
2017/8 18.7% 19.2%
2018/9 17.9% 19.2%

 

c. The % of all students (UK and EU and non-EU) who attended a
private/fee-paying school;

2016/17: 27.7%

2017/18: 24.5%

2018/19: 22.6%

 

d. The 10 most commonly-occurring secondary schools among all students who
enrolled, whether these schools are located in the UK or abroad. Please
provide this as a list in descending order of enrolment. 

This data is not held. The University holds data on where Further
Education qualifications were completed. This would not necessarily be at
a secondary school and we cannot determine this information from our
records.

 

 

Should you have any queries regarding this response, please contact me in
the first instance. If you are unhappy with the way your request for
information has been handled you have the right to submit a complaint by
following our Complaints Procedures, a copy of which is attached.

 

Best wishes,

 

Laura Harrison

Governance Support Officer

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Jasonara Stathamara

Hello,

Would it be possible for the university to provide the data for question (d) in relation to the law students' further education? (i.e. that which they undertook from ages 16 to 18)

Yours sincerely,

Jason

Freedom of Information Request [Keele], Keele University

Dear Jason,
I am writing to confirm receipt of your query regarding the response to
your FOI request. We are looking in to this and will respond in due
course, in any case within 20 working days.
Best wishes,
Laura Harrison
Governance Support Officer

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