Equality in higher education: statistical report 2018

This is the eleventh annual statistical report, comprising a staff and student report, from the Equality Challenge unit – now part of Advance HE.  The two reports are valuable resources covering age, disability, ethnicity and gender of staff and students in higher education for the 2016/17 academic year.  The following disparities have been highlighted in the publicity about the reports:

·       more than 1 in 10 students disclosed as disabled in 2016/17 (12.0%)

·       the attainment gap between white and black students qualifying with a First/2:1 degree was 24.0%

·       the majority of academics on fixed-term contracts were aged 40 and under (64.6%)

·       6% of UK professors were black

·       only 1 in 5 female academics earned over £50,000 (22.5% of female academics, compared to 35.6% of male academics)

The reports can be accessed at https://www.ecu.ac.uk/publications/equality-higher-education-statistical-report-2018/