Diversity Statistics of the BVetMed course

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Dear Royal Veterinary College,

I would like to know what percentage of BAME (Black, Asian, minority ethnic) candidates have both applied, and been offered a place on Royal Veterinary College, Veterinary Medicine and Surgery course in the last 5 years?
I would also like to know the percentage of BAME (Black, Asian, minority ethnic) students within the BVetMed course, currently studying at the Royal Veterinary College.

Yours faithfully,

Bhoomika

FOI, Royal Veterinary College

Dear Bhoomika,

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FOI, Royal Veterinary College

Dear Bhoomika,

 

Having conducted a search of the College’s records, we can confirm that it
does hold information relevant to your request and accordingly have
annotated your questions below in red.

 

 

I would like to know what percentage of  BAME (Black, Asian, minority
ethnic) candidates have both applied, and been offered a place on Royal
Veterinary College, Veterinary Medicine and Surgery course in the last 5
years?

 

It should be noted that the RVC only collects data about ethnicity from
applicants at the point of enrolment and therefore any data we hold on
ethnicity at application stage is based on information collected by UCAS.
UCAS does not collect information on ethnicity from non-UK domiciled
students. Whilst we may subsequently hold ethnicity data for non-UK
domiciled enrolled students, as we do not hold this for the entire
applicant population this information has been excluded from the below.

 

 Year of
entry % BAME Applicants % BAME Offers
2018/9 12.3% 11.5%
2019/0 14.3% 15.0%
2020/1 14.2% 14.4%
2021/2 15.0% 16.7%
2022/3 15.6% 13.7%

Note: Year of entry reflects the academic year the student enrolled in,
therefore 2018/9 = enrolled in September 2018.

Note: Data is only for applicants who were UK domiciled at the point of
application. Applicants domiciled outside of the UK are not included.

 

 

I would also like to know the percentage of BAME (Black, Asian, minority
ethnic) students within the BVetMed course, currently studying at the
Royal Veterinary College.

The percentage of BAME students aiming for the award of BVetMed is 28.65%.

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Officer

 

The Royal Veterinary College

 

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