Application, offer, acceptance, registration and attainment data
As a higher education provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS) we are required to provide data on undergraduate applications, offers, acceptances, registrations and attainment.
The information published below 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 socio-economic 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.
University of Westminster’s context statement
From its formation in 1838, the University of Westminster has sought to enable access to education to students who otherwise would not have had the opportunity. This continues to be true in the present day and this focus on providing the same opportunities for all students to succeed, regardless of their background, is at the heart of the University’s Access and Participation strategy.
Application, offer, acceptance and registration data
At Westminster there are no equality gaps in our recruitment of students from the most and least deprived neighbourhoods, or from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds compared with white students.
50% of London’s postcodes fall within the 40% of most deprived neighbourhoods by IMD and – as a result of concerted outreach activity in these areas – Westminster successfully recruits disproportionately from these disadvantaged groups.
Almost 60% of the University’s UK-domiciled undergraduate entrants, and over 63% of full-time entrants, are BAME.
As shown, the largest attainment gaps at Westminster are linked to ethnicity (BAME) and socio-economic deprivation (IMD 1&2). The University’s published Access and Participation plan for 2019/20 outlines the measures the University is taking to close these gaps. This includes the ongoing development and implementation of an inclusive curriculum - in terms of content, design and delivery, and the provision of effective personal, academic, specialist and financial support for students from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups. For more information please see our Access and Participation plan.