Institution-level statistics on widening participation of underrepresented groups in higher education for the 2017 to 2018 academic year.


Performance indicators: widening participation – 2017 to 2018


This release relates to the number of people from underrepresented groups participating in higher education (widening participation). It covers higher education entry in the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) publishes performance indicators for higher education in 3 batches each year, on behalf of the 4 UK funding bodies.

This is the first instalment of institution-level performance indicators. Further instalments will follow in March and July.

These refer to:

  • retention of higher education students (students who do not progress to the second year of their courses)
  • employment outcomes of leavers

Earlier widening participation publications are available on the HESA website.

Published 7 February 2019