Understanding Inclusive Attainment

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Courtesy of UAL

There is a growing body of research that can help you understand the inequalities and attainment differentials for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), international, and working class students in the higher education sector.

To help you navigate these resources, we have split them into links that are available externally, and those that can be accessed using one of UAL’s internal systems such as the intranet.

Key for understanding the present situation at UAL is the latest Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Report 2016.


We encourage all staff at UAL to use the University Central Planning (UCPU) attainment reports (search ‘UCPU attainment reports on the UAL intranet) and Data Dashboards (log in to dashboards.arts.ac.uk) to monitor attainment on their courses and programmes, and to look at more detailed course and unit-level data. For support with using Dashboards, contact Lucy Panesar, l.panesar@fashion.arts.ac.uk, Educational Developer (Diversity and Inclusion).

We also encourage staff to explore the Race, Ethnicity and Degree Attainment Programme intranet pages (search ‘race, ethnicity and degree attainment’ on the UAL intranet) for research into Student Experience and Identity by Dr Duna Sabri, the Tell Us About It project by Terry Finnigan, Shades of Noir founded and directed by Aisha Richards, and Retain, Achieve, Succeed research led by Dr Kate Hatton.

Additional UAL research on inclusive attainment can be found on Research Online.