Diversity statistics for 2016-2018 [undergraduate law]

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Jasonara Stathamara

Dear Sir/Madam,

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/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.

Best Regards,
Jason Markoutsis

Freedom Info, University of East London

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Dear Jasonara,

We acknowledge receipt of your inquiry sent on 6th August, which is
receiving attention.

Yours sincerely,
[1][University of East London request email]
University of East London
4-6 University Way
London
E16 2RD

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Jasonara Stathamara

Hello,

Do you have any updates or further information in relation to my request?

Freedom Info, University of East London

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Dear Jason,

 

We refer to your inquiry dated 6^th August 2019 and set out below our
response to your inquiry.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1][University of East London request email]

University of East London

4-6 University Way

London

E16 2RD

 

 

RESPONSE

 

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’);

Year Percentage
2018 75.51%
2017 70.05%
2016 66.28%

 

 

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

The above data is provided to the Higher Education Statistics Agency
(HESA). This is done on an annual basis and the return for the 2018/19
academic year will be due on the 31^st October of the following academic
year.

 

The HESA is the repository for data that is compiled by higher education
institutions across the United Kingdom and provides a resource not only to
those bodies, but also provides a data retrieval service to the public. We
therefore claim an exemption under paragraph 21 (1) to (3) of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000:

 

21        Information accessible to applicant by other means

 

(1) Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant otherwise
than under section 1 is exempt information.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)—

(a) information may be reasonably accessible to the applicant even though
it is accessible only on payment, and

(b) information is to be taken to be reasonably accessible to the
applicant if it is information which the public authority or any other
person is obliged by or under any enactment to communicate (otherwise than
by making the information available for inspection) to members of the
public on request, whether free of charge or on payment.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (1), information which is held by a
public authority and does not fall within subsection (2) (b) is not to be
regarded as reasonably accessible to the applicant merely because the
information is available from the public authority itself on request,
unless the information is made available in accordance with the
authority’s publication scheme and any payment required is specified in,
or determined in accordance with, the scheme.

 

HESA may be contacted by post at 95 Promenade, Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire, GL50 1HZ, by e-mail at:
[2][email address], or by telephone by calling: 01242
211133. The web site address is [3]http://www.hesa.ac.uk.

 

 

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

Information not held.

 

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.

Information not held.

 

 

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