Policies and documents
We have a duty to publish information about the diversity of our university community. This update was published on 1 April 2021.
To read more about our work to advance equality, diversity and inclusion, please visit the equality and diversity page. On that page you will also find information about how we monitor equality data and the gender pay gap report.
In line with the HESA Standard Rounding Methodology, numbers are rounded to the nearest 5. Percentages are provided for actual numbers and therefore do not align exactly with the numbers given.
This is an overview of the student population in 2019-20. It is broken down by age, gender (sex), disability, ethnicity, religion/belief, sexual orientation and transgender status.
Promoting student diversity
Read more about our dedicated support and guidance for our diverse community. Our Access and Participation Plan sets out how we improve equality of opportunity for underrepresented groups to access, succeed in and progress from higher education.
Explanatory notes about data
Data relating to diversity profile, completion and degree attainment is from our 2019-2020 HESA Student return: HESA standard population.
Application data is from our internal database for UK and EU applications to full time, undergraduate first-degree courses. Total applicants - 8485, Offers - 7655, Acceptances - 1805. 'Acceptances' are students who have accepted a place. We are not able to provide information about the equality profile of students who are offered a place.
Completing the year is defined as making it to the end of the year, whether the student had successfully completed the year or not.
Non-completion includes students who withdrew, had their studies terminated by the university, or who suspended their studies during the year.
This is an overview of our workforce profile according to protected characteristics.
The statistics show the workforce profile in relation to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation and transgender identity of staff at the university as of 1 November 2020. The total number of staff was 890 (rounded). We also provide information about recruitment from 1 August 2019 until 31 July 2020.