Transparency Return

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

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The information published on these pages 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:

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.

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).

Goldsmiths Context

In recent years Goldsmiths has focused effort on widening access to our programmes for students from a wide range of backgrounds, and we continue to do so. The figures in table 1a reflect the results of this successful widening access activity.

There remains more to be done to ensure success for students from all backgrounds once they are at Goldsmiths.

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 2019-20 (PDF) also lays out in detail our strategy and targets for widening access, student success and progression.

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

 

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.