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Office for Students Transparency Information 2020/21

The information published on these pages 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:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their socioeconomic background.


N/A - there is no provision in a given mode or level
N – 20 or fewer students in this population
DP – data suppressed for data protection reasons.

Contextual narrative

UCEN Manchester is firmly committed to providing college-based higher education to all who seek to improve their skills and knowledge, regardless of background or socio-economic status. We are proud of our inclusive tariffs and open approach to applications and enrolment.

Our aspiration is for all students to achieve to the best of their ability and attain the highest possible classification in their particular award. It should be noted that a significant proportion of our students undertake programmes such as Foundation Degrees and Higher National Diplomas, and so first degree classifications such as 1st or 2:1 only reflect a proportion of our student outcomes.

While we are proud of the achievements of all our students, we recognise that attainment gaps do exist and the most significant we need to address is around ethnicity. We are working hard to address this and through our Access and Participation Plan have put in place a range of measures and initiatives to close this gap. It is also pleasing to note that the gender gap has virtually closed and is now just 1%.

Table 1a: Percentage of classified first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2020-21 qualifiers.

Characteristic Characteristic split Percentage
Ethnicity BAME 63%
White 88%
EIMD 2019 quintile 1 and 2 76%
3 to 5 89%
Gender Female 81%
Male 80%
Other N

Table 1b: Detailed information on attainment for 2020-21 qualifiers

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