Rainbow UK Higher Education

Striving to Promote Equality and Diversity in UK Higher Education

Equality in colleges in Scotland: statistical report 2012

 Download ECU’s report into the equality challenges facing colleges in Scotland

This is the first national student equality data report for colleges in Scotland. It is provided as a tool to help the sector to identify and understand the main equality challenges for students, and help colleges to direct their efforts to meet and remove these challenges.

The report presents an equality-focused analysis of student participation, completion and success in colleges in Scotland during the 2010/11 academic year. It also includes participation data by protected characteristic between 2006 and 2011.

Data and analysis is provided on gender, ethnicity, disability and age, as well as the interplay of these identities. The report also includes socioeconomic class based on the Scottish index of multiple deprivation.

 Areas covered:

  • Overview
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Disability
  • Age

Each area analyses the following:

  • Profile over time
  • Level of study
  • Subject areas: HE
  • Subject areas: FE
  • Modes of study
  • Retention
  • Completion outcome
  • Region

Multiple identities:

  • Gender and ethnicity
  • Gender and disability
  • Gender and age
  • Ethnicity and disability
  • Ethnicity and age
  • Disability and age
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