Student Data 2018

In this section you will find equality monitoring information about University of Leeds students relating to:

  • admissions
  • registered students
  • degree classification (attainment)

All information is for the academic year 2017-18 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)

How will the information be used?

The data will be used in a variety of ways in informing decision making including monitoring progress of the University’s Equality and Inclusion Framework

Admissions

Information broken down by protected characteristics, relating to the University’s admissions for the number of students:

  • who applied for an undergraduate / postgraduate course,
  • who were offered a place,
  • who accepted a place to study at Leeds.

Download a copy of the Admissions report

Registration

A total of 34,598 undergraduate, research and taught postgraduate students registered during this academic period

 

Age

Home/EU students:

  • 11% of undergraduate students were aged 21 and over (11.3%, 2016/17)

Overseas students:

  • 17.3% of undergraduate students were aged 21 and over (21.4%, 2016/17)

Download a copy of the age report

 

Disability

Home/EU students:

  • 11.5% of students declared a disability (10.7%, 2016/17)
  • The highest disclosed disability was a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D, at 5.3% of the total student population (5.2%, 2016/17) followed by a mental health condition (2.6%).

Overseas students:

  • 1.7% of students declared a disability (1.7%, 2016/17)

Download a copy of the disability report

 

Ethnicity:

Home/EU students:

  • 17.6% of students declared they were from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) background (16.3%, 2016/17)
  • The largest known ethnic groups were Asian or Asian British – Pakistani (3.4%) and Asian or Asian British – Indian (3%)

Overseas students:

  • 95% of students declared they were from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) background (93.5%, 2016/17)
  • 54.7% of students declared they were from a Chinese background (31.5%, 2016/17)

Download a copy of the ethnicity report

 

Gender:

Home/EU students:

  • 60.6% were female (61.1%, 2016/17)
  • 61.6% of undergraduate students were female (62.2%, 2016/17)
  • 60% of taught postgraduate students were female (60.9%, 2016/17)
  • 48% of research postgraduate students were female (48.6%, 2016/17)

Overseas students

  • 57.2% of overseas students were female (57.9%, 2016/17)
  • 46.9% of undergraduate students were female (49%, 2016/17)
  • 67% of taught postgraduate students were female (66.9%, 2016/17)
  • 52.4% of students registered for a research postgraduate course were female (48.3%, 2016/17)

Download a copy of the gender report

 

Gender identity:

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

 

Religion:

Home/EU students:

  • 55.9% stated they have no religion (54.1%, 2016/17)
  • 31.5% stated they belong to the Christian faith (33.5%, 2016/17)
  • 6.2% stated they belong to the Muslim faith (5.8%, 2016/17)

Overseas students:

  • 49.5% stated they have no religion (35.7%, 2016/17)
  • 23.1% of students stated they belong to the Muslim faith (30.9%, 2016/17)
  • 12.9% stated they belong to the Christian faith (16.5%, 2016/17)

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

Download a copy of the religion report

 

Parent/caring responsibilities:

Home/EU students:

  • 3.7% declared they had parental/caring responsibilities. The student category with the highest declaration of caring responsibilities was taught postgraduates (10.4%)

Overseas students:

  • 5.5% declared they had parent/caring responsibilities. The student category with the highest declaration of caring responsibilities was research postgraduates (9.7%)

Download a copy of the parent/caring responsibilities report

 

Sexual orientation:

Home/EU students:

  • 93.5% stated they were heterosexual/straight (94.6%, 2016/17)
  • 6.5% stated they were lesbian, gay or bisexual (5.4%, 2016/17)

Overseas students:

  • 93.5% stated they were heterosexual/straight (93.4%, 2016/17)
  • 6.5% stated they were lesbian, gay or bisexual (6.6%, 2016/17)

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

Download a copy of the sexual orientation report

 

 

Degree classification (attainment):

Information on the degree classification (the attainment) of students completing an undergraduate course by age, disability, ethnicity and gender for the academic periods 2014/15 – 2016/17.

Home/EU students:

  • There is a 12% gap between BME and white students achieving a good honours attainment.

Download of copy of the Degree classification information

Accessibility:

If you would like more information about anything contained within the reports, or if you require the information in alternative formats (for example, braille, large print or audio), please contact the Equality Policy Unit on equality@leeds.ac.uk.