Ahead of Black Lawyers Matter, a public meeting hosted by the University of Manchester, we present an analysis of the backgrounds of students attending the University and compare it to that of other institutions . The analysis below compares the BME profile of undergraduates at the UoM to the Russell Group and three local universities. Comparisons are made across Schools/Divisions using JACS codes that match the teaching delivered across UoM Schools/Divisions.
The panel for the meeting will include Dr Dawn Edge (Senior Lecturer & Winston Churchill Fellow & University Academic Lead for Equality & Diversity), Professor Gus John (Associate Professor of Education, University of London & Director of Gus John Consultancy Limited), Stafford Scott (Tottenham justice campaigner & a consultant on racial equality and community engagement), Tunde Okewale (Barrister & Consultant & Public Speaker).
The graph below compares the UoM proportion of students from the four main ethnic groups with the Russell group and North West HEIs averages. The proportion
of BME students attending the University of Manchester was 22.3% which is 4.5% higher than the Russell group average of 17.8%, but 9.1% lower than the North West universities (31.4%). The highest disproportion is evident in the Black Ethnic group, with only 3.1% of the UoM and 2.4% of the Russell group sample population being of Black Ethnic background, compared to 8.0% from North West universities.
The North West universities have much higher proportions of BME students with the exception for the School of Physics and Astronomy and School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environmental Studies. For the majority of Schools, the University of Manchester’s proportion of BME students is higher than the Russell group average. The pattern does not hold for the School of Physics and Astronomy, where both the University of Manchester and the North West universities have a lower proportion of BME students compared to the Russell group average for the school. Further information including comparison of BME students’ proportion across Divisions can be found in Appendix 1.
Ethnic profile by Institution:
The table below compares the proportion of BME students at the UoM to Russell Group and North West HEIs and includes rank data according to the proportion of BME students attending the institution (2011-13 new entrants). The UoM is ranked 11th, with an average proportion of 22.3%. All the three local North West universities were ranked higher: 4th (Bolton), 7th (MMU) and 8th (Salford).
Table: Ranking of Universities with highest % of BME students
|Institution||% of BME students||
|Queen Mary University of London||57.6%||1|
|London School of Economics and Political Science||50.7%||2|
|Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine||42.9%||3|
|The University of Bolton||41.5%||4|
|King’s College London||40.9%||5|
|University College London||38.9%||6|
|The Manchester Metropolitan University||30.6%||7|
|The University of Salford||30.1%||8|
|The University of Birmingham||25.5%||9|
|The University of Warwick||24.1%||10|
|The University of Manchester||22.3%||11|
|University of Nottingham||19.9%||12|
|The University of Cambridge||18.1%||13|
|The University of Southampton||16.3%||14|
|The University of Liverpool||14.4%||15|
|The University of Leeds||13.7%||16|
|The University of Sheffield||13.0%||17|
|The University of Oxford||12.5%||18|
|The University of Bristol||11.8%||19|
|University of Durham||10.5%||21|
|The University of York||10.1%||22|
|The University of Glasgow||8.4%||23|
|The University of Edinburgh||8.2%||24|
|University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne||7.7%||25|
|The University of Exeter||7.6%||26|
|The Queen’s University of Belfast||2.5%||27|
The table below details and ranks the proportion of each ethnic group across the Russell group and North West universities. The University of Bolton has the highest proportion of Black students: 13.7%, which is 10.7% above the average for the Universities within the table. Universities from London have the highest proportions of Asian students, and the highest proportions of students from other (including mixed) ethnic backgrounds.
The University of Manchester ranks 11th for the proportion of Asian students (13.9%) and the proportion of students from other (including mixed) backgrounds (5.3%). It also ranks 12th for the proportion of Black students (3.1%).
Table: Ranking of Universities according to proportion of students across ethnic groups
|Institution||Asian||Rank of highest % of Asian||Black||Rank of highest % of Black||White||Rank of highest % of White||Other (incl. mixed)||Rank of highest % of Other|
|Queen Mary University of London||39.6%||1||7.7%||3||42.4%||27||10.3%||1|
|London School of Economics||37.7%||2||4.3%||6||49.3%||26||8.7%||3|
|Imperial College, London||31.7%||3||2.6%||13||57.1%||25||8.6%||5|
|The University of Bolton||21.4%||6||13.7%||1||58.5%||24||6.5%||6|
|King’s College London||26.3%||4||5.9%||5||59.1%||23||8.7%||4|
|University College London||25.4%||5||3.6%||10||61.1%||22||10.0%||2|
|The Manchester Metropolitan University||18.7%||7||6.6%||4||69.4%||21||5.4%||10|
|The University of Salford||15.9%||9||9.0%||2||69.9%||20||5.1%||12|
|The University of Birmingham||16.8%||8||3.8%||8||74.5%||19||4.9%||15|
|The University of Warwick||14.8%||10||3.6%||9||75.9%||18||5.7%||8|
|The University of Manchester||13.9%||11||3.1%||12||77.7%||17||5.3%||11|
|University of Nottingham||11.1%||12||3.9%||7||80.1%||16||4.9%||14|
|The University of Cambridge||10.4%||13||1.4%||19||81.9%||15||6.3%||7|
|The University of Southampton||7.9%||14||3.5%||11||83.7%||14||4.8%||16|
|The University of Liverpool||7.8%||15||2.1%||14||85.6%||13||4.4%||18|
|The University of Leeds||7.0%||16||2.0%||15||86.3%||12||4.7%||17|
|The University of Sheffield||6.6%||17||1.9%||16||87.0%||11||4.4%||19|
|The University of Oxford||5.9%||19||1.0%||24||87.5%||10||5.6%||9|
|The University of Bristol||5.5%||20||1.2%||20||88.2%||9||5.1%||13|
|University of Durham||5.1%||21||1.2%||21||89.5%||7||4.2%||20|
|The University of York||4.4%||23||1.7%||17||89.9%||6||3.9%||22|
|The University of Glasgow||4.7%||22||1.0%||23||91.6%||5||2.7%||26|
|The University of Edinburgh||3.7%||24||0.6%||26||91.8%||4||3.9%||21|
|University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne||3.6%||25||1.0%||25||92.3%||3||3.1%||25|
|The University of Exeter||2.8%||26||1.2%||22||92.4%||2||3.6%||23|
|The Queen’s University of Belfast||1.3%||27||0.3%||27||97.5%||1||0.9%||27|
Black Lawyers Matter is being held at the West Indian Sports and Social Club, Westwood Street, Moss Side, M14 4SW on Thursday 5 May 2016 and will begin at 7pm.