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1 Learning & Teaching Conference Embracing Diversity 9 January 2013 Paul White Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning & Teaching

2 How diverse are we?

3 Gender International Faculty, 2012TUoS – Gender, 2012

4 Age on entry (undergraduates only) TUoS – Age on Entry, % 13% Mature = over 21 on entry

5 Disability TUoS Disability, 2012 Major Categories of Disability o ADHD o Aspergers Syndrome & Autism o Dyslexia & Dyspraxia o Hearing Impairment o Mental Health Difficulties o Mobility Impairment o Multiple Disabilities o Temporary Disabilities o Visual Impairment

6 School type (UK undergraduates only) TUoS – School Type, % 14%

7 Widening Participation Characteristics TUoS – WP, % 91%

8 Ethnicity – UK Students Only TUoS – Ethnicity, 2012 Major Categories of Ethnicity o Black or Black British - Caribbean o Black or Black British - African o Asian or Asian British - Indian o Asian or Asian British - Pakistani o Asian or Asian British - Bangladeshi o Chinese or other ethnic background - Chinese o Mixed - White and Black Caribbean o Mixed - White and Black African

9 Stated religion Stated Religion, 2012 *Stated Religion – Others, 2012

10 Standard region of home address (UK students only) Yorkshire and the Humber35% North West20% East of England13% West Midlands13% East Midlands11% South East 6% South West 5% North East 4% London 3% Scotland 1% Wales and Northern Ireland <1% each

11 Country of origin – Non UK Students TUoS – Country of Origin, 2012International Faculty – Country of Origin, 2012

12 Some information on diversity and achievement

13 Early Leavers – National Data Students Less Likely to Drop OutStudents More Likely to Drop Out o Female o Male o School Leavers o Mature Students o Asian o Black / Mixed Race o From High HE Participation Areas o From Low HE Participation Areas o Grammar & Independent Schools o FE Colleges o From Some Distance Away o Local Source: “Back on Course “- Leaving University Early (December 2012), published by the OU/HEFCE

14 Disability and Degree Outcomes, TUoS Faculty of Arts & Humanities, 2012 % Percentage Faculty of Science, 2012 % Percentage

15 Gender and Degree Outcomes, TUoS Faculty of Arts & Humanities, 2012 % Percentage Faculty of Engineering, 2012 % Percentage

16 Ethnicity and Degree Outcomes, TUoS Faculty of Science, 2012 % Percentage Faculty of Social Sciences, 2012 % Percentage

17 Some questions for the day

18 Questions for the day Are we content with our current levels of diversity? How can we best support students from a diverse range of backgrounds and with diverse needs? How can we ensure the integration of students from diverse backgrounds? How can we ensure that all students fulfil their potential? How can we use the diversity of our students (and our staff) as a resource to enhance our graduates’ abilities to interact with others in their future lives?


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