Transparency return data tables

UWE Bristol data on applications, offers, acceptances ,registrations and attainment for the Office for Students Transparency return 2019.

Introduction

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.

Applications, offers and acceptances and registrations: 2018-19 entrants

UWE Bristol is committed to working in partnership in our local region to create opportunities and address educational and social inequalities through Higher Education. More than half of our students meet at least one of our widening participation indicators and we take a whole university approach to addressing the barriers our students may face.

Table 1a highlights that gaps currently exist when comparing progression from application to offer stage in the admissions process. UWE Bristol does not accept any unexplainable gaps in recruitment progression. The University's Access and Participation plan gives a detailed account of the analysis and steps being implemented to ensure fair access for all.

Table 1b demonstrates a notable variance between Black (67%) and White (75%) ethnicities in terms of the percentage of applications progressing to offer stage (the average for all ethnicities is also 75%). This gap stems from applications to programmes with very specific entry requirements, notably foundation programmes and programmes open to Home/European Union fee payers only.

Table 1a - Applications, offers, Acceptances, registrations (2018-19)

 

 

 

Applications

% Offers

% Acceptances

% Registrations

Full-time

Ethnicity

White

24100

75.0%

26.5%

20.8%

 

 

BAME

5380

76.1%

28.6%

20.2%

 

EIMD quintile

1 and 2

7280

73.3%

29.3%

22.1%

 

 

3 to 5

17840

77.2%

27.4%

21.4%

 

Gender

Male

13280

83.1%

28.7%

21.5%

 

 

Female

16630

68.7%

25.8%

20.3%

 

 

Other

N

N

N

N

Part-time

Ethnicity

White

190

74%

67%

58%

 

 

BAME

N

N

N

N

 

EIMD quintile

1 and 2

50

65%

65%

55%

 

 

3 to 5

130

80%

75%

65%

 

Gender

Male

130

80%

74%

64%

 

 

Female

70

66%

56%

51%

 

 

Other

N

N

N

N

Apprenticeships

Ethnicity

White

30

90%

90%

65%

 

 

BAME

N

N

N

N

 

EIMD quintile

1 and 2

60

93%

93%

87%

 

 

3 to 5

180

96%

93%

87%

 

Gender

Female

70

95%

95%

92%

 

 

Male

180

95%

93%

86%

 

 

Other

N

N

N

N

Attainment: 2017-18

At UWE Bristol we continue to place inclusivity at the centre of our mission. Through our Strategy 2030 we will ensure there are no gaps in satisfaction, attainment and outcomes for students with protected characteristics and we recognise that gaps linked to ethnicity are a key priority.

The published summary (Table 2a) clearly demonstrates a significant performance gap between Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and White ethnicity groupings. UWE Bristol's access and participation plan sets out ambitious and specific targets to reduce the attainment gap between Black, Asian and Mixed ethnicities compared to White over the five year period covered by this plan. This is a stepping stone towards achieving the ambition of no gaps in attainment by 2030. Please refer to the access and participation plan for further explanation of all aspects of UWE Bristol's widening participation and inclusivity aspirations, action plans and targets.

Table 2a – Attainment (2017-18)

   

Percentage

Ethnicity

BAME

63%

 

White

82%

EIMD quintile

1 and 2

74%

 

3 to 5

81%

Gender

Female

79.7%

 

Male

78.1%

 

Other

N


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