Registration

Registered students by protected characteristic 2015 – 16

All information is for the academic year 2015 – 16 and relates to undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate students, unless otherwise stated.

The % figure is calculated from the total known characteristics (i.e. unknown student data has been excluded)

A total of 30,872 undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate students registered during this academic period

Age

Home/EU students:

  • 11.5% of undergraduate students were aged 21 and over (11.9%, 2014/15)

Overseas students:

  • 25.3% of undergraduate students were aged 21 and over (26.6%, 2014/15)

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Disability:

Home/EU students:

  • 9.8% of students declared a disability (9.4%, 2014/15)
  • the highest disclosed disability was a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D, at 5.1% of the total student population (4.7%, 2014/15) followed by a mental health condition (1.6%).

Overseas students:

  • 1.9% of students declared a disability (1.7 %, 2014/15)

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Ethnicity:

Home/EU students:

  • 15.6% of students declared they were from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) background (15%, 2014/15)
  • The largest known ethnic groups were Asian or Asian British – Indian (3%) and Asian or Asian British – Pakistani (3%)

Overseas students:

  • 92% of students declared they were from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) background (92.7%, 2014/15)
  • 24.6% of students declared they were from a Chinese background (24.9%, 2014/15)

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Gender:

Home/EU students:

  • 60.8% were female (60.6%, 2014/15)
  • 61.6% of undergraduate students were female (61.8%, 2014/15)
  • 62.5% of taught postgraduate students were female (60.5%, 2014/15)
    • 48% of research postgraduate students were female (47.1%, 2014/15)

Overseas students

  • 57.6% of overseas students were female (55.7%, 2014/15)
  • 50% of undergraduate students were female (50.1%, 2014/15)
  • 66.7% of taught postgraduate students were female (63.4%, 2014/15)
    • 47.6% of students registered for a research postgraduate course were female

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Gender identity:

Data to be added as soon as possible.

 

Religion:

Home/EU students:

  • 51.6% stated they have no religion (49.1%, 2014/15)
  • 36.1% stated they belong to the Christian faith (38.9%, 2014/15)
  • 5.6% stated they belong to the Muslim faith (5.2%, 2014/15)

Overseas students:

  • 32.7% of students stated they belong to the Muslim faith (31.5%, 2014/15)
  • 31.3% stated they have no religion (30.8%, 2014/15)
  • 19.7% stated they belong to the Christian faith (20.2%, 2014/15)

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

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Parent/caring responsibilities

Home/EU students:

  • 4.4% declared they had parental/caring responsibilities. The student category with the highest declaration of caring responsibilities was taught postgraduates (13.2%)

Overseas students:

  • 8% declared they had parent/caring responsibilities. The student category with the highest declaration of caring responsibilities was research postgraduates (12.5%)

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Sexual orientation

Home/EU students:

  • 95.2% stated they were heterosexual/straight (95.4%, 2014/15)
  • 4.1% stated they were lesbian, gay or bisexual (3.8%, 2015/15)

Overseas students:

  • 95.6% stated they were heterosexual/straight (94%, 2014/15)
  • 3.1% stated they were lesbian, gay or bisexual (3.7%, 2014/15)

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

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