Registration

The following data provides information on the University of Leeds registered student population by protected characteristics

Please note:

  • all information is for the academic period 2012 – 13
  • the % figure is calculated from the total known characteristics (i.e. unknown student data has been excluded)
  • the data has been separated for home/EU students
  • a total of 29,594 undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate students registered during this academic period

Key headlines on the breakdown of Undergraduates (UG), Taught Postgraduate (TP) and Research Postgraduate (RP) students by age:

Home / EU student data

  • the total % of students aged 21 and over registering for an undergraduate course was 12.6%

Overseas student data

  • the total % of  overseas students aged 21 and over registering for an undergraduate course was 32.7%

You can download a copy of the age report here

 

Key headlines on the breakdown of Undergraduate (UG), Taught Postgraduate (TP) and Research Postgraduate (RP) students by disability:

Home/EU student data:

  • 8.7 % of students registering for an undergraduate course declared a disability
  • 7 % of students registering for a taught postgraduate course declared a disability
  • 8.2 % of students registering for a research postgraduate course declared a disability
  • the highest disclosed disability amongst all undergraduate, taught and research post graduate registered students was a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or  AD(H)D, at 5.1% of the total student population

Overseas student data

  • 1.5 % of students registering for an undergraduate, taught and research postgraduate course who declared a disability

You can download a copy of the disability report here

 

Key headlines on the breakdown of Undergraduate (UG), Taught Postgraduate (TP) and Research Postgraduate (RP) students by ethnicity:

Home/EU student data:

  • the total % of known Black or Minority Ethnic (BME) students registering for an undergraduate course was 13.6%
  • Of the total BME students registering for an undergraduate course, the largest known ethnic groups were British Asian/Indian (2.6%) and British Asian/Pakistani (2.6%)
  • the total % of BME students registering for a taught post graduate course was 14.4 %
  • Of the total BME students registering for a taught postgraduate course, the largest known ethnic group were British Asian/Indian (3.8%) and British Asian/Pakistani (2.4%)
  • the total % of known BME students registering for a research postgraduate was 13%
  • Of the total BME students registering for a research postgraduate course, the largest known ethnic group was British Asian/Indian (2.8%)

Overseas student data

  • Of the total overseas students registering for an undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate course, students from China form the largest known ethnic group, at 41.5%.

You can download a copy of the ethnicity report here 

 

Key headlines on the breakdown of Undergraduate (UG), Taught Postgraduate (TP) and Research Postgraduate (RG) students by gender:

Home/EU student data:

  • 60 % of female students registered for an undergraduate course
  • 59.3% of female students registered for a taught postgraduate course
    • 47.3 % of female students registered for a research postgraduate course

Overseas student data

  • 51.2 % of female students registered for an undergraduate course
  • 63.3 % of female students registered for a taught postgraduate course
    • 43.9 % of female students registered for a research postgraduate course

 You can download a copy of the gender report here

 

Key headlines on the breakdown of Undergraduate (UG), Taught Postgraduate (TP) and Research Postgraduate (RP) students by gender identity:

Home/EU student data:

  • 0.5% of students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses declared their gender was not the same as that assigned at birth

Overseas student data

  • 0.8% of students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses declared their gender was not the same as that assigned at birth

You can download a copy of the gender identity report here

 

Key headlines on the breakdown of Undergraduate (UG), Taught Postgraduate (TP) and Research Postgraduate (RP) students by religion:

Home/EU student data:

  • 47.6% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they have no religion
  • 40.2% all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they belong to the Christian faith
  • 4.4% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they belong to the Muslim faith
  • 1.6% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they belong to the Jewish faith
  • 1.5% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they belong to the Hindu faith

Overseas student data:

  • 32.6% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they have no religion
  • 27.1% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they belong to the Muslim faith
  • 8.1% all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they belong to the Buddhist faith
  • 6.4% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they belong to the Hindu faith

You can download a copy of the religion report here

 

Key headlines on the breakdown of Undergraduate (UG), Taught Postgraduate (TP) and Research Postgraduate (RP) students by sexual orientation:

Home/EU student data:

  • 96.1% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they were heterosexual / straight
  • 1.5% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they were gay men
  • 0.9% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they were bisexual women
  • 0.5% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they were lesbian / gay women
  • 0.4%% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they were bisexual men

Overseas student data

  • 93.1% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they were heterosexual / straight
  • 1.9% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they were bisexual women
  • 1.5%% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they were bisexual men
  • 0.2% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they were lesbian / gay women
  • 0.1% of all students registering for undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate courses stated they were gay men

You can download a copy of the sexual orientation  report here

(Please note a large proportion of monitoring data on sexual orientation remains unknown)

 

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