UCA transparency information

The information published on these pages shows:

  • The number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants.
  • The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications.
  • The number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us.
  • The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate.
  • Their ethnicity.
  • Their socioeconomic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

Applications, offers, acceptances and registrations: 2018-19 entrants

Table 1a: Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations (UK domiciled): 2018-19 entrants

Full-time

 

 

Number of applications

Percentage of applications that received an offer

Percentage of applications that  accepted an offer

Percentage of applications that led to a registration

Ethnicity

 

White

3,840

72.3%

29.4%

23.3%

BAME

1,220

72.6%

28.9%

24.8%

EIMD quintile

 

1 and 2

1,560

66.8%

28.9%

23.2%

3 to 5

3,400

74.9%

29.4%

23.8%

Gender

Male

1,690

69.4%

27.3%

22.3%

Female

3,500

72.8%

29.5%

23.6%

Other

N

N

N

N

Part-time*

 

 

 

Number of applications

Percentage of applications that received an offer

Percentage of applications that  accepted an offer

Percentage of applications that led to a registration

Ethnicity

 

White

410

100%

100%

100%

BAME

40

100%

100%

100%

EIMD quintile

 

1 and 2

150

99%

99%

99%

3 to 5

260

100%

99%

99%

Gender

Male

110

100%

100%

100%

Female

340

100%

99%

99%

Other

N

N

N

N

 * Our part-time provision is primarily made up of students studying open distance learning courses through UCA Open College of the Arts. All of our part-time distance learning courses are open access and subsequently lead to a much higher conversion rate than our full-time higher education courses.

Apprentiships

 

 

Number of applications

Percentage of applications that received an offer

Percentage of applications that  accepted an offer

Percentage of applications that led to a registration

Ethnicity

 

White

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

BAME

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

EIMD quintile

 

1 and 2

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

3 to 5

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Gender

Male

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Female

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Other

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 supressed for data protection reasons.

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Attainment: 2017-18 qualifiers

Table 2a: Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2017-18 qualifiers

 Percentage

Ethnicity

BAME

59%*

White

80%

EIMD quintile

1 to 2

69%

3 to 5

78%

Gender

Female

76%

Male

73%

Other

N

KEY:

N/A - Not applicable as no qualifiers at this mode and level.

N - 24 or fewer students in this population.

DP - Data supressed for data protection reasons.

* BAME attainment is significantly below White student performance. The gap is decreasing year on year, as a result of focused activity to understand factors impacting on BAME student success and provide relevant and embedded support. UCA has committed to reducing the gap by 2024/25: this presents a significant challenge and is one of two key focuses for significant activity to ensure comparable learning opportunities across UCA demographics.

Improving the attainment of BAME students is a key strategic priority for UCA, targeted within the Key Performance Indicators for the University and 2018 Strategic Plan. Measures to improve attainment targets the BAME student experience from application through to employment and includes: implementing a BAME Manifesto and supporting an internally funded research project into the BAME student experience at UCA.

For further information on the University‚Äôs commitment to widening access to arts education and to progression to creative careers view our Access and Participation Statement. Further information on our commitment to Equality and Diversity is available here