New figures show the University of Wolverhampton is
maintaining its commitment to providing access to higher education
for students from under represented groups.
Data published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
for 2009/10 shows the University is 8.5 percentage points above its
benchmark figure for recruiting undergraduate students from
under-represented groups in low participation neighbourhoods. The
University has improved the retention rate for this group by 2.9
percentage points since 2008/9.
The University has also had the best retention rate for full
time degree students in 10 years and is 6 percentage points above
the benchmark for its part time students.
The University has seen a significant increase in part time
undergraduate students in receipt of Disability Students Allowance,
from 0.1% in 2000 compared to 3% in 2009/10.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline Gipps, said: “We are
committed to providing a high standard of education for all our
students, and are pleased that our latest figures reflect our
efforts to enhance access and success rates for people from a wide
range of backgrounds.”
HESA’s performance indicators are designed to provide
information on the nature and performance of the higher education
sector in the UK.
Each university has a benchmark, which is an adjusted average
based on the characteristics of each institution. Benchmarks are
adjusted according to the subject mix offered, age profile of
students and qualifications of students on entry. The benchmarks
are not government targets or quotas.
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Date Issued: Wednesday, 06 April 2011
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