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

Maggie Peach, University of Northampton

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Our ref: 01643/FoI/08Aug2019

 

8^th August 2019

 

Dear Mr. Markoutsis

 

I am writing in acknowledgement of your request for information dated 6^th
August, 2019, which has been received by the University and passed to me
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Yours Sincerely

 

Maggie Peach

 

ppPhil Oakman

Records Manager

 

 

Maggie Peach

Records Management Officer

 

University of Northampton

Newton

St George’s Avenue

Northampton

NN2 6JB

 

telephone : 01604 893503

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Our ref: 01643/FoI/02Sep2019

 

2^nd September 2019

 

Dear Mr. Markoutsis

 

I write in response to your request for information dated 6^th August,
2019, received by the University and passed to me as the University’s
Freedom of Information Officer for action.

 

In response to your question:

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’);

Please see the table below:

 

Academic Year % BME
2016-17 63.61%
2017-18 65.57%
2018-19 64.43%

 

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

Please see the table below:

 

  % POLAR4 1 or 2

Academic Year
2016-17 28.57%
2017-18 28.72%
2018-19 26.55%

 

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

This information is not centrally recorded by the University and we
therefore do not hold this information.

 

In order to locate, retrieve and extract the information you require each
student file will need to be reviewed to determine which school the
students attended. We would then need to determine whether or not the
school is state maintained or is a private/fee paying establishment. This
exercise will take in excess of 2½ days and as such this information is
exempt under section 12 (would exceed the appropriate limit) of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 as set out in Statutory Instrument 2004 NO
3244 “The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit
and Fees) Regulations 2004”.

 

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.

Please see the attached spreadsheet.

 

Please note – the University does not record centrally the type of
institution (secondary school, further education college or other
education provider) or location of those institutions attended by our
students before they begin their studies with us. However, we are able to
and have (please see the attached spread-sheet)supplied the names of those
institutions that have supplied 5 or more students to our law courses.
    

 

I hope the University has made its response in a clear and constructive
manner; however, if you consider the University has handled your request
unfairly you are entitled to follow the process set out in our standard
advice on the University's Freedom of Information Complaints Procedure
which is available online at:

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Yours sincerely

 

Maggie Peach

 

ppPhil Oakman

Records Manager

 

 

Maggie Peach

Records Management Officer

 

University of Northampton

Newton

St George’s Avenue

Northampton

NN2 6JB

 

telephone : 01604 893503

email : [2][email address]

 

[3]https://tundra2.northampton.ac.uk/otcs/l...

 

 

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