This release relates to the number of people from underrepresented groups participating in higher education (widening participation). It covers higher education entry in the 2016 to 2017 academic year.
The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) publishes performance indicators (PIs) for higher education in 3 batches each year, on behalf of the 4 UK funding bodies.
This is the first instalment of institution-level performance indicators. Further instalments of institution level indicators will follow in March and July respectively.
These refer to:
- retention of higher education students (students who do not progress to the second year of their courses)
- employment outcomes of leavers
Earlier widening participation publications are available on the HESA website.