Addressing the gap

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BAME students are less likely to graduate with a ‘good degree’ than white students, which is known as the ‘degree attainment gap’ or the ‘ethnicity attainment gap’. Analysis of the University of West London data revealed that there is a statistical discrepancy in the rate of good degrees achieved by BAME qualifiers compared with white graduates, a discrepancy that persists after accounting for entry qualifications. This discrepancy for the 2017/18 academic year was 19%. This article provides information on the strategies the university is currently employing to address this matter.

Keywords: ethnicity, degree attainment gap, student experience, student attainment

How to Cite: Tatsi, E. & Darby, E. (2018) “Addressing the gap”, New Vistas. 4(2). doi: