Muslim student entry statistics into Higher Education

Dr Abida Malik made this Freedom of Information request to The Russell Group of Universities
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Dear The Russell Group of Universities,

I am a researcher at Claystone, a think-tank which is working to
better relations within British Society. Currently I am looking at
University across the UK, entry levels into Higher education for
students based upon their religious or no religious background.

1. The number of students enrolling in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
and 2015
2. Please break down the numbers above by year group. i.e. years 1,
2, 3 and 4 etc
3. Please provide the number of students that identified their
belief system
4. Please break down the numbers to identify the numbers that
identified with each belief system

If you have any similar statistics for FE that would also be of

Yours faithfully,

Dr Malik

The Russell Group of Universities

Thank you for your enquiry to the Russell Group. We aim to respond within 10 working days. Please note that we cannot offer individual advice or guidance to students, university applicants or parents. General advice on advanced level choices (such as A-levels and Scottish Highers) can be found at See also for Frequently Asked Questions. For information on particular Russell Group universities or courses, please go to We will review your enquiry and respond shortly.

The Russell Group of Universities

Dear Dr Malik,

The Russell Group is not a public authority subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will therefore not respond further to your information request.

Each of our member universities is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 but you will have to contact them directly.

Best wishes,

Richard Mellor
Communications and Media Officer
The Russell Group
Twitter: @RussellGroup

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