|Performance Indicators Index|
|Performance indicators in higher education in the UK|
|Governance of Performance Indicators|
|Guide to PIs|
|Summary tables and charts|
|Notes to tables|
|Definitions of terms|
|Changes to the PIs|
|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)|
This table is designed to provide information about the percentage of disabled students in the sector. It covers all UK domiciled undergraduate students, rather than just entrants. All full-time students and those part-time students who are studying at least 50% of the time are included.
The indicator is the percentage of students who are in receipt of Disabled Students’ Allowance. This is less than the percentage who are recorded as disabled, but should prove to be more robust. A number of people have noted that students do not have to inform their institution that they are in receipt of DSA and so potentially there could be a substantial undercount of the numbers involved. This does not appear to be a major problem.
The number of part-time students at an institution can be small. Combined with the extremely small percentages of disabled students in the group, the values of the indicator in such cases could be very variable. They should therefore be interpreted with care.
In 2007/08 and 2008/09, data for the Open University have been excluded from the part-time figures due to changes introduced by HESA to the method of apportioning FTEs between years which has affected the count of Open University part-time students.
The table is in three sections, one covering full-time first degree students, one covering full-time undergraduates (on first degree, diploma and other undergraduate non-degree courses) and the third covering part-time undergraduates studying at least 50% of the time. Each section gives the number of students in the category, the percentage who are in receipt of DSA (the indicator) and the benchmark. The benchmark is based on entry qualifications of the students and their subject of study.
The main table T7 provides a breakdown by Higher Education institution. The supplementary table (SD1) provide some background information and context figures for the sector used in the derivation of the benchmarks.
All downloadable data files are provided in Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet format.
SD1: Full-time first degree students in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) by subject and entry qualifications
2011/12 | 2010/11 | 2009/10 | 2008/09 | 2007/08 | 2006/07 |
2005/06 | 2004/05 | 2003/04 | 2002/03 |
Definitions - General definitions of the terms used in the widening participation DSA 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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