# Transparency Return 2021

Discover Norland### Our annual transparency data return to the Office for Students

Norland is required to make an annual transparency data return to the Office for Students, the independent regulator of higher education in England.

The information published on these pages shows:

- The number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants
- The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications
- The number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us
- The number of students who registered and went on to complete their course with us
- 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 also shows these numbers by reference to:

- The gender of the individuals to which they relate
- Their ethnicity
- Their socioeconomic background

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses, and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

With regard to information that is split by the three characteristics of gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic background you will see that some figures may be highlighted. This is because those differences between groups of students with particular characteristics are notable.

Please note that we receive and welcome applications and students from a diverse range of backgrounds. However, as a small institution with an annual intake of only 100 first-year students, the numbers of applications and registrations from each group were fewer than the 25 required for this data return. Hence the return was indicated as ‘N’.

## Table 1a: Percentage of classified first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2020-21 qualifiers

Characteristic | Characteristic split | Percentage |
---|---|---|

Ethnicity | BAME | N |

White | 86% | |

EIMD 2019 quintile | 1 and 2 | N |

3 to 5 | 87% | |

Sex | Female | 85% |

Male | N | |

Other | N |

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”.

Percentages are rounded according to the smallest, unsuppressed denominator in a given mode and characteristic. If the denominator rounds to:

- 50 or less: percentages are rounded to 5%
- 1000 or less: percentages are rounded to 1%
- More than 1000: percentages are rounded to 0.1%

“N/A” is displayed where there is no provision in a given mode or level

“DP” indicates suppression for data protection reasons. This is applied where the numerator is two or less, or differs from the denominator by no more than two students.

## Table 1b: Detailed information on attainment for 2020-21 qualifiers

Mode of study | Characteristic | Characteristic split | Headcount of classified First Degrees awarded | Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as first class | Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as upper second class. | Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as lower second class | Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as third class / pass | Headcount of unclassified First Degrees awarded |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Full-time | Ethnicity | Asian | N | N | N | N | N | N |

Black | N | N | N | N | N | N | ||

Mixed | N | N | N | N | N | N | ||

Other | N | N | N | N | N | N | ||

White | 80 | 28% | 58% | 12% | DP | N | ||

Unkown | N | N | N | N | N | N | ||

EIMD 2019 quintile | 1 | N | N | N | N | N | N | |

2 | N | N | N | N | N | N | ||

3 | N | N | N | N | N | N | ||

4 | N | N | N | N | N | N | ||

5 | 30 | 40% | 50% | 10% | DP | N | ||

N/A | N | N | N | N | N | N | ||

Unknown | N | N | N | N | N | N | ||

Sex | Female | 80 | 28% | 57% | 13% | DP | N | |

Male | N | N | N | N | N | N | ||

Other | N | N | N | N | N | N |

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”.

Percentages are rounded according to the smallest, unsuppressed denominator in a given mode and characteristic. If the denominator rounds to:

- 50 or less: percentages are rounded to 5%
- 1000 or less: percentages are rounded to 1%
- More than 1000: percentages are rounded to 0.1%

“N/A” is displayed where there is no provision in a given mode or level

“DP” indicates suppression for data protection reasons. This is applied where the numerator is two or less, or differs from the denominator by no more than two students.