Office for Students Transparency Return

Our information submitted to the Office for Students

The University of Plymouth has a long-standing commitment to the provision of higher education to all those who can benefit from it, and in supporting our students, regardless of their background, to succeed in higher education and after graduation. We have for many years delivered positive outcomes in social mobility and widening participation.

With our Further Education college partners, the University of Plymouth engages comprehensively across the South West to support our region and its students to access and succeed in higher education.

We are aware that there is more to do to ensure that students from all backgrounds succeed once they are at Plymouth. In common with the Higher Education sector we are working to understand the barriers that contribute to our gaps in applications, attainment and progression from underrepresented student groups, in order to eliminate them.

Our current Access and Participation Plan (20/21 plan) gives a detailed account of the analysis, targets and steps we are taking to ensure widening access, student success and progression after University. View Fee summary 2021-22.


This page 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.

Table 1a: Percentage of classified first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2019-20 qualifiers

Characteristic Split Percentage
Ethnicity BAME 85%
White 91%
EIMD 2019 quintile 1 and 2 88.70%
3 to 5 90.80%
Gender Female 92.10%
Male 87.50%
Other N
 Key

Numerators and denominators have been rounded to the nearest 10. Where the numerator or denominator rounds to 20 or less, the data are suppressed with an "N".