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Widening Participation and Transparency Data

Transparency information 

As part of the University’s conditions of registration with the Office for Students (OfS), we are required to publish information on applications to our courses, the number of offers made and accepted, and subsequent student completion and attainment data. 

The information published on these pages shows:

  • The number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants.
  • The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications.
  • The number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us.
  • The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their socio-economic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.


Table 1a: Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants

  Number of Applications Percentage of applications that received an offer Percentage of applications that accepted an offer Percentage of applications that led to a registration
Full Time Ethnicity White  2890 94.7% 87.3.% 80.9%
BAME 1560 97.4% 95.3% 88.8%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 3160 87.5% 70.9% 65.3%
3 to 5 3380 83.0% 52.7% 47.4%
Gender Male 2500 90.9% 65.6% 60.6%
Female 4160 81.7% 58.7% 53.1%
Other N N N N
Part Time Ethnicity White 190 93% 93% 80%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 50 75% 70% 55%
3 to 5 180 95% 85% 70%
Gender Male 140 92% 86% 72%
Female 100 82% 78% 59%
Other N N N N
Apprenticeships  Ethnicity White 210 98% 98% 98%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 60 94% 94% 84%
3 to 5 170 94% 94% 85%
Gender Female 140 94% 94% 90%
Male 90 95% 95% 78%
Other N N N N


Table 2a: Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristics for 2017-18 qualifiers

Ethnicity BAME 54%
White 72%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 60%
3 to 5 71%
Gender Female 68%
Male 65%
Other N

Full dataset in a downloadable format


N/A      Not applicable as no applicants to this mode of study
N          24 or fewer students in this population
DP        Data suppressed for data protection reasons

See also the University's Degree Outcomes Statement, which summarises the outcomes of an institutional review of undergraduate degree classifications awarded during the period from 2014-15 to 2018-19.