Our 15th annual staff and students equality data reports for higher education institutions (HEIs) aim to assist the sector in better understanding the main equality challenges for staff and students, directing future efforts to overcome them.
This report presents a snapshot of the age, disability, ethnicity, sex, and religion and belief of students in higher education (HE) for the 2020/21 academic year, as well as the intersectionality of these identities (for example, female Black students and male disabled students). In addition, our report presents high-level and experimental data related to gender identity, sexual orientation and social background.
Some of the key findings from this year's reports include:
- more staff and students are disclosing as disabled
- the Black, Asian and minority ethnic awarding gap for Firsts and 2:1s is – slowly – starting to close
- for the first time, there are more female postgraduates than male.
Advance HE members can download the reports, full data tables and infographics below:
To help you access and analyse the data, all of the tables presented in these reports are available to download in Excel format. These also include further detail not included in the report.
We have produced a set of infographics for both the staff and student report, which visualises some of the key statistics. We encourage you to download the infographics and use them in your work in your institution.