UKPIs: Widening participation of under-represented groups (tables T1, T2)

 
UK Performance Indicators Index
UK Performance Indicators in higher education
Introduction
Governance of UK Performance Indicators
Guide to UKPIs
Summary tables and charts
Notes to tables
Definitions of terms
Changes to the UKPIs
Benchmarks
Widening participation of under-represented groups (tables T1, T2)
Widening participation of students who are in receipt of DSA (table T7)
Non-continuation rates (including projected outcomes) (tables T3, T4, T5)
Module completion rates (table T6)
Research output (table R1)
Employment of leavers (table E1)

These tables provide information about the participation of certain groups that are under-represented in higher education relative to the HE population as a whole. Table series T1 and T2 look at the percentage of UK domiciled students from state schools or colleges, specified socio-economic classes and low-participation neighbourhoods and provide a breakdown by Higher Education institution. The supplementary tables (SP1 - SP7) provide some background information and context figures for the sector used in the derivation of the benchmarks.

In 2011/12, the method used to produce the low participation indicator has changed from using POLAR2 to the more up to date POLAR3 method. Prior to 2006/07 the low participation indicator used the Super Profiles method. The three low participation methods are not comparable, but the POLAR3 method has been run back to 2009/10 and the POLAR2 method has been run forward to allow some comparisons. Table T1a has also been produced using both the POLAR2 and Super Profiles methods for 2005/06. For more details on the methods, please refer to the definitions page.

All downloadable data files are provided in Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet format.

Young full-time undergraduate entrants

T1a to T1c relate to young students who entered the institution in the specified academic year. The change in UCAS question for 2008/09 applicants has had an impact on the NS-SEC indicators, making them incomparable with data published prior to and post 2008/09. As a result, the 2008/09 NS-SEC data has been published separately in tables T1ai, T1bi and T1ci and labelled as age-adjusted NS-SEC.

T1a: Young full-time first degree entrants by state school marker, NS-SEC marker (excluding 2008/09) and low participation marker
POLAR3 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  | 
POLAR2 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  |  2008/09  |  2007/08  | 
2006/07  |  2005/06  | 
Super Profiles low participation data
2005/06  |  2004/05  |  2003/04  |  2002/03  | 

T1ai: Young full-time first degree entrants by age-adjusted NS-SEC marker (2008/09 only)
2008/09  | 

T1b: Young full-time undergraduate entrants by state school marker, NS-SEC marker (excluding 2008/09) and low participation marker
POLAR3 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  | 
POLAR2 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  |  2008/09  |  2007/08  |  2006/07  | 
Super Profiles low participation data
2005/06  |  2004/05  |  2003/04  |  2002/03  | 

T1bi: Young full-time undergraduate entrants by age-adjusted NS-SEC marker (2008/09 only)
2008/09

T1c: Young full-time other undergraduate entrants by state school marker, NS-SEC marker (excluding 2008/09) and low participation marker
POLAR3 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  | 
POLAR2 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  |  2008/09  |  2007/08  |  2006/07  | 
Super Profiles low participation data
2005/06  |  2004/05  |  2003/04  |  2002/03  | 

T1ci: Young full-time other undergraduate entrants by age-adjusted NS-SEC marker (2008/09 only)
2008/09

Supplementary tables - sector level

SP1: Percentage of young full-time first degree entrants from under-represented groups, by Government Office region of domicile
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  |  2008/09  |  2007/08  | 
2006/07  |  2005/06  |  2004/05  |  2003/04  |  2002/03  | 

SP2: Young entrants to full-time first degree courses by subject and entry qualifications
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  |  2008/09  |  2007/08  | 
2006/07  |  2005/06  |  2004/05  |  2003/04  |  2002/03  | 

SP4: Percentage of young entrants to full-time first degree courses from state schools by subject and entry qualification
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  |  2008/09  |  2007/08  | 
2006/07  |  2005/06  |  2004/05  |  2003/04  |  2002/03  | 

SP5: Percentage of young entrants to full-time first degree courses from age-adjusted NS-SEC Classes 4, 5, 6 and 7(#4) by subject and entry qualification
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  |  2008/09  |  2007/08  | 
2006/07  |  2005/06  |  2004/05  |  2003/04  |  2002/03  | 

SP6: Percentage of young entrants to full-time first degree courses from low participation neighbourhoods by subject and entry qualification
POLAR3 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  | 
POLAR2 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  |  2008/09  |  2007/08  |  2006/07  | 
Super Profiles low participation data
2005/06  |  2004/05  |  2003/04  |  2002/03  | 

Definitions - General definitions of the terms used in the widening participation performance indicators.
Benchmarks - Technical information on how the benchmarks in these tables are calculated.
Notes - Numbered notes referenced in the tables.


Mature full-time and part-time undergraduate entrants

The indicator used for full-time mature entrants is the percentage, in a slightly adapted form, who come from ‘low participation’ neighbourhoods. Around a quarter of mature entrants to first degree courses at a higher education institution have previously obtained a higher education qualification. When such students were originally in higher education, they would have been included in the participation calculations at that time. Therefore, for mature students, the participation indicator has been taken as the percentage of entrants who have come from a low participation neighbourhood and do not have a previous HE qualification. These are given in tables T2a and T2c.

For part-time students, the information available is often not as comprehensive as that for full-time students. In particular, information on NS-SEC and school type is not available. The participation indicator used is therefore the same as that for mature full-time students: the percentage of entrants who come from a low participation neighbourhood and have no previous HE qualification. This indicator is given separately for young and mature entrants in table T2b. 

T2a: Mature full-time undergraduate entrants by level of study and low participation marker
POLAR3 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  | 
POLAR2 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  |  2008/09  |  2007/08  |  2006/07  | 
Super Profiles low participation data
2005/06  |  2004/05  |  2003/04  |  2002/03  | 

T2b: Part-time undergraduate entrants by age marker and low participation marker
Correction note (29 March 2012): Table T2b for 2009/10 has been re-issued following the discovery that significance markers had been omitted for mature and for all entrants. The agency apologies for this error.
POLAR3 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  | 
POLAR2 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  |  2008/09  |  2007/08  |  2006/07  | 
Super Profiles low participation data
2005/06  |  2004/05  |  2003/04  |  2002/03  | 

T2c: Mature full-time other undergraduate entrants by low participation marker
POLAR3 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  | 
POLAR2 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  |  2008/09  |  2007/08  |  2006/07  | 
Super Profiles low participation data
2005/06  |  2004/05  |  2003/04  |  2002/03  | 

Supplementary tables - sector level

SP3: Mature entrants to full-time first degree courses by subject and entry qualifications
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  |  2008/09  |  2007/08  | 
2006/07  |  2005/06  |  2004/05  |  2003/04  |  2002/03  | 

SP7: Percentage of mature entrants to full-time first degree courses from low participation neighbourhoods by subject and entry qualification
POLAR3 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  | 
POLAR2 low participation data
2012/13  |  2011/12  |  2010/11  |  2009/10  |  2008/09  |  2007/08  |  2006/07  | 
Super Profiles low participation data
2005/06  |  2004/05  |  2003/04  |  2002/03  | 

Definitions - General definitions of the terms used in the widening participation performance indicators.
Benchmarks - Technical information on how the benchmarks in these tables are calculated.
Notes - Numbered notes referenced in the tables.


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