Student Outcomes

This page provides information to support any claims made in the University’s TEF submission around Continuation and Completion.

Most claims that are made can be verified directly using information in the public domain.  This page provides the details of claims that rely on individualised data that is not generally available.

  • Total withdrawals have improved from 22.9% to 14.3%

    On page 16 of section 3.1 of our TEF submission we make the following claim:

    Our internal data shows that total withdrawals from Integrated Foundation Year and Level Four students have improved from 22.9% for all 2018/19 undergraduate entrants to 14.3% for 2020/21 entrants.

    This data comes from internal management reports run at 1st November each year. Non-standard starts (ie provision that does not begin in September or October) are excluded.

    18/19

    Integrated Foundation Year
    • Total starters: 1,122.0
    • % withdraw: 33.4%
    Level 4
    • Total starters: 3,708.0
    • % withdraw: 19.8%

    19/20

    Integrated Foundation Year
    • Total starters: 403.0
    • % withdraw: 19.1%
    Level 4
    • Total starters: 3,587.0
    • % withdraw: 11.1%

    20/21

    Integrated Foundation Year
    • Total starters: 229.0
    • % withdraw: 23.6%
    Level 4
    • Total starters: 3,380.0
    • % withdraw: 13.7%
  • Total continuation has improved from 81.8% to 90.3%

    On page 16 of section 3.1 of our TEF submission we make the following claim:

    and total continuation for all the entrants in the data underlying the HESA performance indicators has improved from 81.8% for 2017/18 entrants to 90.3% for 2019/20 entrants.

    17/18

    • Entrants: 2928
    • % Continue: 81.8%

    18/19

    • Entrants: 3375
    • % Continue: 83.8%

    19/20

    • Entrants: 2991
    • % Continue: 90.3%

    Data from the t3_all_underlying 0027 files is married to the HESA DS Core files for the purpose of analysis.

    Denominator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’, ‘3’

    Numerator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’

  • There is greater equity in continuation between GEM students and white students

    • Also drawing on the data underlying the HESA PIs, there is greater equity in continuation between GEM students and white students. A gap of -11.4% in the 2017/18 year of entry narrowed to -1.5% in 2019/20.

    Data from the t3_all_underlying 0027 files is married to the HESA DS Core files for the purpose of analysis.

    17/18

    • GEM UK entrants: 1,358.0
    • GEM % Continue: 75.8%
    • White UK entrants: 1,526.0
    • White % Continue: 87.3%
    • Difference: -11.4%

    18/19

    • GEM UK entrants: 1,521.0
    • GEM % Continue: 79.7%
    • White UK entrants: 1,778.0
    • White % Continue: 87.4%
    • Difference: -7.7%

    19/20

    • GEM UK entrants: 1,176.0
    • GEM % Continue: 89.4%
    • White UK entrants: 1,784.0
    • White % Continue: 90.9%
    • Difference: -1.5%

    Denominator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’, ‘3’; XDOMREG01 = ‘XF’, ‘XG’, ‘XH’, ‘XI’, ‘XK’; XETHNIC01 = ‘21’, ‘22’, ‘29’, ‘31’, ‘32’, ‘33’, ‘34’, ‘39’, ‘40’ for GEM or XETHNIC01 = ‘10’ for White.

    Numerator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’; XDOMREG01 = ‘XF’, ‘XG’, ‘XH’, ‘XI’, ‘XK’; XETHNIC01 = ‘21’, ‘22’, ‘29’, ‘31’, ‘32’, ‘33’, ‘34’, ‘39’, ‘40’ for GEM or XETHNIC01 = ‘10’ for White.

  • Entrants from low participation neighbourhoods now continue at a higher rate than other entrants

    • Entrants from low participation neighbourhoods now continue at a higher rate than other entrants; the 2017/18 to 2019/20 trend has reversed from -0.5% to +1.3%.

    17/18

    • Low POLAR Entrants: 252.0
    • Low POLAR % Continue: 79.8%
    • Other POLAR Entrants: 1,545.0
    • Other POLAR % Continue: 80.3%
    • Difference: -0.5

    18/19

    • Low POLAR Entrants: 293.0
    • Low POLAR % Continue: 87.0%
    • Other POLAR Entrants: 1,795.0
    • Other POLAR % Continue: 82.3%
    • Difference: 4.7

    19/20

    • Low POLAR Entrants: 322.0
    • Low POLAR % Continue: 91.6%
    • Other POLAR Entrants: 1,619.0
    • Other POLAR % Continue: 90.3%
    • Difference: 1.3

    Data from the t3_all_underlying 0027 files is married to the HESA DS Core files for the purpose of analysis.

    Denominator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’, ‘3’; F_PIAGE = ‘Y’, F_ZPOLAR4= ‘1’ (low POLAR) OR F_ZPOLAR4 = ‘0’ (not low POLAR)

    Numerator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’; F_PIAGE = ‘Y’, F_ZPOLAR4= ‘1’ (low POLAR) OR F_ZPOLAR4 = ‘0’ (not low POLAR)

  • On page 17 of our TEF submission we make the following claim:

    • Technology and Engineering. Following these interventions, the data underlying HESA’s continuation indicators shows an improvement from 69.3% for 2017/2018 entrants to 88.7% for 2019/2020 entrants

    17/18

    • Entrants: 75.0
    • % Continue: 69.3%

    18/19

    • Entrants: 85.0
    • % Continue: 62.4%

    19/20

    • Entrants: 62.0
    • % Continue: 88.7%

    Data from the t3_all_underlying 0027 files is married to the HESA DS Core files for the purpose of analysis.

    Denominator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’, ‘3’

    Numerator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’

    COURSEID = CBENENGEE, CBENENGIN, CBENENMEC, CBSCELENGTU, CBSCENGIN, CBSCENGINFF, CBSCENGINYZ, CBSCENGINTU, CBSCENGINYZ, CBSCMEENGTU, CFDSLFENGDL, CHNDENGIN

  • On page 17 of our TEF submission we make the following claim:

    • Technology …  the POLAR gap reduced from 11.6pp to 3.9pp between 2018/19 and 2019/20

    POLAR4 improvement for wider Technology subject:

    18/19

    • Low POLAR Entrants: 35.0
    • Low POLAR % Continue: 77.1%
    • Other POLAR Entrants: 143.0
    • Other POLAR % Continue: 65.7%
    • Difference: -11.6

    19/20

    • Low POLAR Entrants: 30.0
    • Low POLAR % Continue: 86.7%
    • Other POLAR Entrants: 128.0
    • Other POLAR % Continue: 82.8%
    • Difference: -3.9

    Denominator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’, ‘3’; F_PIAGE = ‘Y’, F_ZPOLAR4= ‘1’ (low POLAR) OR F_ZPOLAR4 = ‘0’ (not low POLAR)

    Numerator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’; F_PIAGE = ‘Y’, F_ZPOLAR4= ‘1’ (low POLAR) OR F_ZPOLAR4 = ‘0’ (not low POLAR)

    COURSEID = CBENENGEE, CBENENGIN, CBENENMEC, CBSCELENGTU, CBSCENGIN, CBSCENGINFF, CBSCENGINYZ, CBSCENGINTU, CBSCENGINYZ, CBSCMEENGTU, CFDSLFENGDL, CHNDENGIN, CBAAGAART, CBAAGAMDE, CBENCOMCN, CBENCOMCS, CBSCBCSYS, CBSCBCWEB, CBSCCGDEV, CBSCCOMGV, CBSCCOMGV, CBSCOMMC, CBSCCOMPU, CBSCCOMSE, CBSCCOMVR, CBSCGAMPR, CHNDBCSYS, CHNDBCWEB, CHNDCGDEV, CHNDCOMCE, CHNDCOMGV, CHNDCOMNE, CHNDCOMPU, CHNDCOMSE, CHNDCOMWT, CHNDGAMDE, CHNDGAMPR

  • BA Advertising and Digital Marketing and BSc Marketing … improvement in the continuation gap between GEM and white students

    On page 17 of our TEF submission we make the following claim:

    • BA Advertising and Digital Marketing and BSc Marketing … This has produced an improvement in the continuation gap between GEM and white students from 12.3% in 2017/8 to 4% for 2019/20.

    17/18

    • GEM UK entrants: 30.0
    • GEM % Continue: 80.0%
    • White UK entrants: 13.0
    • White % Continue: 92.3%
    • Difference: -12.3

    18/19

    • GEM UK entrants: 27.0
    • GEM % Continue: 92.6%
    • White UK entrants: 16.0
    • White % Continue: 93.8%
    • Difference: -1.2

    19/20

    • GEM UK entrants: 25.0
    • GEM % Continue: 96.0%
    • White UK entrants: 17.0
    • White % Continue: 100.0%
    • Difference: -4.0

    Denominator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’, ‘3’; XDOMREG01 = ‘XF’, ‘XG’, ‘XH’, ‘XI’, ‘XK’; XETHNIC01 = ‘21’, ‘22’, ‘29’, ‘31’, ‘32’, ‘33’, ‘34’, ‘39’, ‘40’ for GEM or XETHNIC01 = ‘10’ for White.

    Numerator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’; XDOMREG01 = ‘XF’, ‘XG’, ‘XH’, ‘XI’, ‘XK’; XETHNIC01 = ‘21’, ‘22’, ‘29’, ‘31’, ‘32’, ‘33’, ‘34’, ‘39’, ‘40’ for GEM or XETHNIC01 = ‘10’ for White.

    COURSEID = ‘CBAAADVDM’, ‘CBAAADVDMFF’, ‘CBAADVDMYZ’, ‘CBSCMKTMA’, ‘CBSCMKTMAFF’, ‘CBSCMKTMAYZ’,

  • On page 17 of our TEF submission we make the following claim:

    • Over the same period, for students from the Marketing and Entrepreneurship subject group, the gap in continuation between entrants from POLAR Q1 and Q5 has dropped from 10.5pp to 0.2pp.

    17/18

    • POLAR4 Quintile 1 Entrants: 16.0
    • POLAR4 Quintile 1 % Continue: 73.7%
    • POLAR4 Quintile 5 Entrants: 15.5
    • POLAR4 Quintile 5 % Continue: 84.2%
    • Difference: -10.5

    18/19

    • POLAR4 Quintile 1 Entrants: 14.0
    • POLAR4 Quintile 1 % Continue: 76.5%
    • POLAR4 Quintile 5 Entrants: 60.5
    • POLAR4 Quintile 5 % Continue: 88.9%
    • Difference: -12.4

    19/20

    • POLAR4 Quintile 1 Entrants: 23.5
    • POLAR4 Quintile 1 % Continue: 96.2%
    • POLAR4 Quintile 5 Entrants: 80.0
    • POLAR4 Quintile 5 % Continue: 96.4%
    • Difference: -0.2

    Denominator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’, ‘3’, POSTCODE classified as POLAR4 quintile 1 or 5

    Numerator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’, POSTCODE classified as POLAR4 quintile 1 or 5

    COURSEID = ‘CBAAADVDM’, ‘CBAAADVDMFF’, ‘CBAADVDMYZ’, ‘CBSCMKTMA’, ‘CBSCMKTMAFF’, ‘CBSCMKTMAYZ’, ‘CBAABUSEN’, ‘CBAABUSENFF’, ‘CBAABUSENTU’, ‘CBAABUSENYZ’, ‘CBAAMKTMGTU’, ‘CFDABUSEN’, ‘CBAAFASHM’, ‘CBAAFASHMFF’, ‘CBAAFASHMYZ’, and the following Joint honours subjects, weighted by 0.5: ‘SUBADVE’, ‘SUBBENT’, ‘SUBMKTG’, ‘SUBMKMA’

  • BSc Pre-registration Nursing …. withdrawal rates improved from 11.3% to 5.1%

    On page 17 of our TEF submission we make the following claim:

    • BSc Pre-registration Nursing …. This has had a positive impact with withdrawal rates improved from 11.3% in 2018/2019 to 5.1% in 2020/21 year of entry

    18/19

    • Entrants: 240
    • % Withdraw: 11.3%

    19/20

    • Entrants: 179
    • % Withdraw: 1.7%

    20/21

    • Entrants: 178
    • % Withdraw: 5.1%

    Withdrawal rates: This data comes from management reports run at 1st November each year. Non-standard starts (ie provision that does not begin in September or October) are excluded.

    COURSEID= ‘CBSCADNUR’, ‘CBSCCHNUR’, ‘CBSCCYPNU’, ‘CBSCLDNUR’, ‘CBSCMHNUR’, ‘CBSCSCPHNTU’, ‘CFDSHSCANP’, ‘CFDSHSCHA’

  • BSc Pre-registration Nursing …. continuation up from 92.2% to 95.2%

    On page 17 of our TEF submission we make the following claim:

    • BSc Pre-registration Nursing …. continuation up from 92.2% for 2017/2018 entrants, all modes and deliveries, to 95.2% for 2019/20 entrants.

    17/18

    • Entrants:269
    • % Continue: 92.2%

    18/19

    • Entrants: 330
    • % Continue: 91.8%

    19/20

    • Entrants: 292
    • % Continue: 95.2%

    Denominator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’, ‘3’

    Numerator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’

    COURSEID= ‘CBSCADNUR’, ‘CBSCCHNUR’, ‘CBSCCYPNU’, ‘CBSCLDNUR’, ‘CBSCMHNUR’, ‘CBSCSCPHNTU’, ‘CFDSHSCANP’, ‘CFDSHSCHA’

  • BSc Sports and Exercise Science, the continuation gap for GEM and white entrants closed

    • Sports and Exercise changed support for students at key milestones by developing vignettes with student input to help staff understand the lived experiences of students and to inform practice. In BSc Sports and Exercise Science, the continuation gap between GEM and white entrants closed from -36% 2017/18 to 0% in 2019/20 year of entry.

    17/18

    • GEM UK entrants: 53.0
    • GEM % Continue: 58.5%
    • White UK entrants: 18.0
    • White % Continue: 94.4%
    • Difference: -36.0

    18/19

    • GEM UK entrants: 50.0
    • GEM % Continue: 70.0%
    • White UK entrants: 29.0
    • White % Continue: 93.1%
    • Difference: -23.1

    19/20

    • GEM UK entrants: 33.0
    • GEM % Continue: 84.8%
    • White UK entrants: 33.0
    • White % Continue: 84.8%
    • Difference: 0.0

    Denominator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’, ‘3’; XDOMREG01 = ‘XF’, ‘XG’, ‘XH’, ‘XI’, ‘XK’; XETHNIC01 = ‘21’, ‘22’, ‘29’, ‘31’, ‘32’, ‘33’, ‘34’, ‘39’, ‘40’ for GEM or XETHNIC01 = ‘10’ for White.

    Numerator: F_CONTINUATION_MARKER = ‘1’; XDOMREG01 = ‘XF’, ‘XG’, ‘XH’, ‘XI’, ‘XK’; XETHNIC01 = ‘21’, ‘22’, ‘29’, ‘31’, ‘32’, ‘33’, ‘34’, ‘39’, ‘40’ for GEM or XETHNIC01 = ‘10’ for White.

    COURSEID = ‘CBSCSPEXS’, ‘CBSCSPEXSFF’, ‘CBSCSPEXSYZ’

  • 272 students successfully completed their awards but this was not reflected in the HESA return.

    Section 3.2  Completion

    However, with respect to what appears to be a very poor completion rate for OUG PT, a large proportion of this can be traced to an historic data error affecting Education and Teaching. The data includes 283 students who successfully completed their awards but this was not reflected in the 2013/14 HESA return. The correct figure for the OUG PT Education and Teaching subject area should be 85.5%, which is above the benchmark of 82.4%.

    COURSEID – CCERCHESL – completed awards were returned in error as C90 or I90, rather than C20.

    2011

    • Flagged in IPCONINDFULL_Y6 as QUALIFIED or CONTINUE: 4
    • Award completed – flagged in IPCONINDFULL_Y6 as QUALIFIED_CREDIT: 82
    • Total awards completed: 86
    • Total in population: 102
    • % completion: 84.3%

    2012

    • Flagged in IPCONINDFULL_Y6 as QUALIFIED or CONTINUE: 6
    • Award completed – flagged in IPCONINDFULL_Y6 as QUALIFIED_CREDIT: 85
    • Total awards completed: 91
    • Total in population: 111
    • % completion: 82.0%

    2013

    • Flagged in IPCONINDFULL_Y6 as QUALIFIED or CONTINUE: 2
    • Award completed – flagged in IPCONINDFULL_Y6 as QUALIFIED_CREDIT: 55
    • Total awards completed: 57
    • Total in population: 62
    • % completion: 91.9%

    COURSEID – EYS3129 – completed awards returned in error as I90 (2012) or no outcome returned (2013)

    2012

    • Flagged in IPCONINDFULL_Y6 as QUALIFIED or CONTINUE: 83
    • Award completed – flagged in IPCONINDFULL_Y6 as QUALIFIED_CREDIT: 20
    • Award completed – flagged in IPCONINDFULL_Y6 as INACTIVE:
    • Total awards completed: 103
    • Total in population: 113
    • % completion: 91.2%

    2013

    • Flagged in IPCONINDFULL_Y6 as QUALIFIED or CONTINUE: 1
    • Award completed – flagged in IPCONINDFULL_Y6 as QUALIFIED_CREDIT:
    • Award completed – flagged in IPCONINDFULL_Y6 as INACTIVE: 41
    • Total awards completed: 42
    • Total in population: 46
    • % completion: 91.3%

    IPCOURSEID

    Denominator
    • EYS3129: 158
    • CCERCHESL: 275
    • CCERTAINC: 11
    • CCERTLLLS: 51
    • COTHEYPSP: 4
    • CFDALEATE: 20
    • ODIPOCRL5: 20
    • OCEROCRL5: 12
    • Total: 552
    Positive outcomes in IND file
    • EYS3129: 84
    • CCERCHESL: 12
    • CCERTAINC: 10
    • CCERTLLLS: 37
    • CFDALEATE: 20
    • ODIPOCRL5: 16
    • OCEROCRL5: 10
    • Total: 189
    “Missing” positive outcomes
    • YS3129: 61
    • CCERCHESL: 222
    • Total: 283
    Indicator in metrics
    • YS3129: 52.8%
    • CCERCHESL: 4.4%
    • CCERTAINC: 90.9%
    • CCERTLLLS: 72.5%
    • COTHEYPSP: 0.0%
    • CFDALEATE: 100.0%
    • ODIPOCRL5: 80.0%
    • OCEROCRL5: 83.3%
    • Total: 34.2%
    Indicator if missing positives included
    • YS3129: 91.2%
    • CCERCHESL: 85.1%
    • CCERTAINC: 90.9%
    • CCERTLLLS: 72.5%
    • COTHEYPSP: 0.0%
    • CFDALEATE: 100.0%
    • ODIPOCRL5: 80.0%
    • OCEROCRL5: 83.3%
    • Total: 85.5%

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