Report + Support Third ReportEquality monitoring data

Options are available to identify with a particular gender, ethnicity, age, disability, religion and belief and sexual orientation. These data collection points help the University to identify areas for awareness-raising, action, and support.

Gender identity

Women are overrepresented in disclosures compared with the overall student population. Women make up 58.8% of the student population and 60.5% of those who chose to share their gender as women. Additionally, a proportion of the 24.3% who have chosen not to give this information are likely to be women, increasing the overall figure.

Sexual identity

Though the categories are different, LGBTQ+ sexualities are overrepresented with 35% of student disclosures compared with 22% of the student population.


Minority ethnicities are significantly overrepresented in disclosures. 39% of students disclosing an ethnicity were from minority ethnicities, compared with 27% of the student population overall.


The number of disclosures from those in older age groups has increased, which correlates with the increase in disclosures from staff.


'A mental health condition' continues to be the most widely disclosed disability. 27% of all disclosures recorded a mental health condition, and 82% of disclosures recording a disability stated that they had a mental health condition.

Religion and Belief

Most people making disclosures either do not have a religious belief or prefer not to disclose their beliefs. Those who chose not to disclose their beliefs made up 47% of respondents.