Registration

Registered students by protected characteristic 2016 – 17

All information is for the academic year 2016 – 17 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 33,028 undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate students registered during this academic period.

Age

Home/EU students:

  • 11.3% of undergraduate students were aged 21 and over (11.5%, 2015/16

Overseas students:

  • 21.4% of undergraduate students were aged 21 and over (25.3%, 2015/16)

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Disability

Home/EU students:

  • 10.7% of students declared a disability (9.8%, 2015/16)
  • The highest disclosed disability was a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D, at 5.2% of the total student population (5.1%, 2015/16) followed by a mental health condition (2.1%).

Overseas students:

  • 1.7% of students declared a disability (1.9 %, 2015/16)

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Ethnicity

Home/EU students:

  • 16.3% of students declared they were from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) background (15.6%, 2015/16)
  • The largest known ethnic groups were Asian or Asian British – Pakistani (3.2%) and Asian or Asian British – Indian (2.9%)

Overseas students:

  • 93.5% of students declared they were from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) background (92%, 2015/16)
  • 31.5% of students declared they were from a Chinese background (24.6%, 2015/16)

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Gender

Home/EU students:

  • 61.1% were female (60.8%, 2015/16)
  • 62.2% of undergraduate students were female (61.6%, 2015/16)
  • 60.9% of taught postgraduate students were female (62.5%, 2015/16)
  • 48.6% of research postgraduate students were female (48%, 2015/16)

Overseas students

  • 57.9% of overseas students were female (57.6%, 2015/16)
  • 49% of undergraduate students were female (50%, 2015/16)
  • 48.3% of taught postgraduate students were female (66.7%, 2015/16)
  • 48.3% of students registered for a research postgraduate course were female (47.6%, 2015/16)

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Gender identity

We are developing our processes to be able to report this data in the future.

Religion

Home/EU students:

  • 54.1% stated they have no religion (51.6%, 2015/16)
  • 33.5% stated they belong to the Christian faith (36.1%, 2015/16)
  • 5.8% stated they belong to the Muslim faith (5.6%, 2015/16)

Overseas students:

  • 35.7% stated they have no religion (31.3%, 2015/16)
  • 30.9% of students stated they belong to the Muslim faith (32.7%, 2015/16)
  • 16.5% stated they belong to the Christian faith (19.7%, 2015/16)

(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 (10.7%)

Overseas students:

  • 7.3% declared they had parent/caring responsibilities. The student category with the highest declaration of caring responsibilities was research postgraduates (13.8%)

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Sexual orientation

Home/EU students:

  • 94.6% stated they were heterosexual/straight (95.2%, 2015/16)
  • 4.6% stated they were lesbian, gay or bisexual (4.1%, 2015/16)

Overseas students:

  • 93.4% stated they were heterosexual/straight (95.6%, 2015/16)
  • 4.9% stated they were lesbian, gay or bisexual (3.1%, 2015/16)

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

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