Diversity information on Fine Art courses

Request 

Dear sir/madam,

I work for A.. Studios in London, a leading affordable artists’ studio provider, where we also support artists to undertake significant artistic and professional development residency opportunities. We have a broad programme of residencies and awards for early and mid-career artists from the UK and internationally.

As part of our work expanding the reach of our graduate programme beyond London art schools, we are looking into how higher education institutions across the UK do in terms of access to Fine Art courses for students from lower socio economic backgrounds and in terms of ethnic diversity, disability and those who come via wider participation routes. 

Can you provide the following information? (BA and MA Fine Art Courses)

Percentage of students from non-white ethnic backgrounds (overall student population + also within UK-only students)

Percentage from lower socio economic background

Percentage with disclosed disability

Percentage who have been admitted via Widening Participation  

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Kind regards,

Response

Dear Ms..,

I write further to your request for information dated 19 March 2019.  This request has been handled by the University in accordance with its duties and obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FOIA"). 

You requested details of:

The following information? (BA and MA Fine Art Courses)

Percentage of students from non-white ethnic backgrounds (overall student population + also within UK-only students)

Percentage from lower socio economic background

Percentage with disclosed disability

Percentage who have been admitted via Widening Participation 

The university's response is here FOIA response 32/1396, with regard to information we hold. Please note, that we do not hold information as to % admitted via widening participation.

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