Diversity statistics for 2016-2018 [Undergraduate law]

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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

IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Mr Stathamara,
This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information below and to let you know it is being processed.
We'll get back to you as soon as we can, but in any case within 20 working days from 06/08/2019.
In the meantime, if you wish to add any further details or check on progress, please reply to this message, quoting the reference number IMPS#02546, so that we can track your input and respond promptly.
Yours sincerely,
Sinead Latham
Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH
t: +44 (0)118 378 8981 www.reading.ac.uk/foia

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IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Mr Stathamara,

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

We can confirm that we do not hold the information specified in your
request. We do not hold percentage information requested in limbs A-C and
under the FOIA we are not required to create new information for the
purposes of responding to a request. However, under Section 16 (Duty to
Provide Help & Assistance), we have provided you with the number and total
number in response to each of the questions below and we hope this is of
use to you. 

 

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Please provide the following information about the relevant students’
background for each of the three years (2016, 2017, 2018):

The data is all based on students who entered the University in the
specified years:

 

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

Ethnic
Group 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
White 116 136 109
BAME 130 150 165
Prefer
not to
say 26 24 27
Grand
Total 272 310 301

 

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

 

Please note; we have based the response on students with a recorded UK
domicile within our Student Information System, there may be some students
who do not have this recorded.

 

POLAR4 2016/7 2017/8 2018/9
Quintile
1 or 2 45 46 43
Not
Quintile
1 or 2 90 132 127
Grand
Total 135 178 170

 

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

 

Please note; we have provided number of students who have a known ‘last
school’ listed on the Student Information System, there may be some
students who do not have this recorded.

 

School Type 2016/7 2017/8 2018/9
Privately
funded
school 17 26 15
State-funded
schools or
college 107 138 131
Unknown
school type 2 2  
Grand Total 126 166 146

 

d.       The 10 most commonly-occurring secondary schools among all
students who enrolled, whether these schools are located in the UK or
abroad. 

 

Please note; this is based on students with a known ‘last school’ on the
Student Information System and is a combined total for all three years,
due to low numbers we are not able to provide this broken down into each
academic year as there is no clear distinction. 

 

Educational
Establishment
PETER SYMONDS
COLLEGE
CIRENCESTER
COLLEGE
PROSPECT
SCHOOL
THE SIXTH
FORM COLLEGE
FARNBOROUGH
BARTON
PEVERIL SIXTH
FORM COLLEGE
GODALMING
COLLEGE
ST PAUL'S
CATHOLIC
COLLEGE
LUTON SIXTH
FORM COLLEGE
REIGATE
COLLEGE
THE CARDINAL
WISEMAN
CATHOLIC
SCHOOL

 

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Information Commissioner

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Email: [2][email address]

 

 

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

Sinead Latham

Information Compliance Officer

 

Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading,
Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH

[3][University of Reading request email]    t: +44 (0)118 378 8981   
[4]www.reading.ac.uk/foia

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Jasonara Stathamara

Dear IMPS,

Thank you for your response.

Yours sincerely,

Jason