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The information published on this page provides information on 2019-20 qualifiers, specifically:

It also shows these numbers in reference to:

The number of students to be awarded a degree has been rounded to the nearest 10. Percentages are rounded according to the smallest, unsuppressed denominator in a given mode and characteristic. If the denominator rounds to:

Table 1a: Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2019-20 qualifiers

 KeyPercentage
Ethnicity BAME 82.0%
White 92.0%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 83.0%
3 to 5 92.0%
Gender

Female 91.9%
Male 88.2%
Other N

Table 1b: Detailed information on attainment for 2019-20 qualifiers

 KeyHeadcount of classified First Degrees awardedPercentage of classified First Degrees awarded as first classPercentage of classified First Degrees awarded as upper second classPercentage of classified First Degrees awarded as lower second classPercentage of classified First Degrees awarded as third class / passHeadcount of unclassified First Degrees awardedHeadcount of other undergraduate awards
Full Time Ethnicity Asian 300 30% 50% 15% 0% 60 N
  Black 140 15% 60% 20% DP N N
Mixed 170 30% 60% 10% DP N N
Other 40 30% 50% 20% DP N N
White 2650 40% 50% 5% 0% 180 50
Unknown 30 45% 40% 10% DP N N
EIMD 2019 quintile 1 190 31% 51% 17% 2% N N
2 410 30% 56% 14% DP 50 N
3 580 40% 52% 8% DP 40 N
4 770 40% 51% 8% 1% 60 N
5 1260 42% 51% 6% 0% 110 N
N/A 100 35% 52% 13% DP N N
Unknown N N N N N N N
Gender Female 1840 40.0% 52.4% 6.9% 0.7% 170 N
Male 1480 37.2% 51.1% 11.0% 0.8% 130 50
Other N N N N N N N
Part Time Ethnicity Asian N N N N N N/A N/A
Black N N N N N N/A N/A
Mixed N N N N N N/A N/A
Other N N N N N N/A N/A
White N N N N N N/A N/A
Unknown N N N N N N/A N/A
EIMD 2019 quintile 1 N N N N N N/A N/A
2 N N N N N N/A N/A
3 N N N N N N/A N/A
4 N N N N N N/A N/A
5 N N N N N N/A N/A
N/A N N N N N N/A N/A
Unknown N N N N N N/A N/A
Gender Male N N N N N N/A N/A
Female N N N N N N/A N/A
Other N N N N N N/A N/A
Apprenticeships Ethnicity Asian N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Black N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Other N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
White N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Unknown N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
EIMD 2019 quintile 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
4 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Unknown N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gender Female N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Male N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Other N/A N/A N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

Key

N/A - Not applicable as no qualifiers at this mode and level
N - 24 or fewer students in this population
DP -  Data suppressed for data protection reasons

University of Southampton context relating to the data contained in the Transparency Information Notice

The University of Southampton operates a fair admission policy and is committed to equal access and opportunity. The data contained within the Transparency Information Notice highlights areas where we have more work to do in realising our ambitions.

We recognise that the proportion of BAME students attaining a 2:1 degree (or above) is lower than that of their white peers. Across the University the percentage of BAME students to have attained at least a 2:1 degree has increased by six percentage points, with the gap in disparity decreasing by four percentage points, when compared to the previous year. In the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the difference in the proportion of BAME and white students attaining a 2:1 degree (or above) is most acute, with this gap increasing to 15%. We will be working with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (in addition to all other faculties) to better understand the causes of this disparity, and what steps are necessary to reduce this inequality.

We also recognise a significant division in attainment between students from the most deprived (IMD 2019 quintiles 1 and 2) and the least deprived (IMD 2019 quintiles 3 to 5) areas of England. In the Faculty of Environment and Life Sciences this gap in attainment is most observed, rising to a nine-point percentage difference for 2019-20 qualifiers. A targeted strategy and action plan are currently being sought.

Attainment data by gender closely align, with the proportion of both female and male students attaining a 2:1 degree (or above) increasing by three percentage points. As a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter, and a Silver Award holder, we are committed to maximising the potential of all our people and tackling known gender equality issues. We will continue to closely monitor this data.

More generally, we have committed ourselves to achieving stretching targets on access and attainment in our Access and Participation Plan agreed with the Office for Students (OfS).

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