Transparency Return

We publish the following information in the interests of transparency regarding our student body.

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The information published on this page shows 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 shows these numbers by reference to:

By publishing this information we meet conditions of registration with the Office for Students, as laid out in section F1 of their regulatory framework (PDF).

This return contains a smaller data set than previously. The OfS have decided to continue to require publication of a reduced set of transparency information in the academic year 2020-21, given the continued disruption caused by Covid-19 and their intention to review the approach of the transparency requirement for the longer term.

Goldsmiths Context

Along with the sector as a whole, Goldsmiths is working to address issues around racial and social inequality and justice; in particular, we are seeking to understand better and reduce the difference in academic performance between BME and White students. A range of activities is underway looking at this attainment gap.

Our current Access and Participation Plan 2020-25 (PDF) also lays out in detail our strategy and targets for widening access, student success and progression.

Table 1a: Percentage of classified first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2019-20 qualifiers

CharacteristicCharacteristic splitPercentage
Ethnicity BAME 76%
White 93%
EIMD* quintile 1 and 2 77%
3 to 5 91%
Gender Female 87%
Male 82%
Other N

2020 data

In 2020, because of Covid-19, the OfS did not require institutions to provide either applicant data for 2019-20 or qualifier data for 2018-19.

The OfS published data about 2019-20 applicants, that they had collected themselves, on their own website: officeforstudents.org.uk/data-and-analysis/transparency-return-2019-applications-data

2019 data

In 2019 the OfS required us publish a wider set of data:

  • 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

Table 1a: Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants

Full-time

IdentifierNumber of applicationsPercentage of applications that received an offerPercentage of applications that accepted an offerPercentage of applications that led to a registration
Ethnicity BAME 4780 71.0% 22.1% 20.7%
White 4930 65.4% 20.2% 18.2%
EIMD* quintile 1 and 2 4920 68.1% 22.5% 21.1%
3 to 5 4690 67.7% 19.2% 17.3%
Gender Female 6130 67.9% 19.8% 18.2%
Male 3770 67.4% 22.6% 20.8%
Other N N N N

Part-time

IdentifierNumber of applicationsPercentage of applications that received an offerPercentage of applications that accepted an offerPercentage of applications that led to a registration
Ethnicity BAME N N N N
White N N N N
EIMD* quintile 1 and 2 N N N N
3 to 5 N N N N
Gender Female N N N N
Male N N N N
Other N N N N

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

IdentifierPercentage
Ethnicity BAME 70%
White 89%
EIMD* quintile 1 and 2 74%
3 to 5 86%
Gender Female 81%
Male 81%
Other N

Full report

Download the full Transparency Return 2019 (Excel)

Key

N/A - Not applicable as no qualifiers at this mode and level
N - 24 or fewer students in this population

*Socio-economic background

This is represented by applicant/student Index of Multiple Deprivation derived from their postcode. Commonly known as the EIMD, this is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in England.

The index ranks every small area of England based on the area’s weighted performance in seven key areas – income, employment, education, health, crime, housing and environment. Each area is then assigned a quintile based on the combined weighted scores, where 1 is the most deprived and 5 is the least deprived.


Published 22 August 2019

Last updated 19 May 2021