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Equality in higher education: statistical report 2010

A statistical overview of the equality challenges facing higher education in 2010

Robust and transparent equality data continues to be essential in order for higher education institutions to analyse and prioritise where action is required. In a challenging financial climate where every resource needs to be justified, this prioritisation is more necessary than ever.

This report enables institutions to understand the national picture of equality in HE and to use this as a benchmark to analyse and shape their own equality objectives. It also gives insight into the progress made by the sector over time, including a comparison of the year-on-year changes over the past five years.

Contents

Part A: Staff

  • Key facts and figures
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Regional variation

Part B: Students

  • Key facts and figures
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Disability
  • Age

Colour-coded for easier reference, each section highlights key information alongside illustrative tables and charts. Full tables displaying more detailed statistics can be found in the annexes following the main sections.

The report is based on analysis of data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency staff and student records covering 2004/05 to 2008/09. Online tools to accompany the report have been developed by ECU and HESA, and are available on HESA’s heidi equality system.