Thank you for being interested in our staff and student profiles by equality analyses. In this section you will find many data sets on our staff and students. To read more information on Equality and Diversity at Coventry University, go to the Equality and Diversity homepage, or read our supporting documents, including policies.

We are particularly pleased by the increase in staff who have informed the Institution that they have a disability or long-term health condition. We also welcome the increase again in students from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds choosing to study at Coventry.

Where available, comparisons are given with the whole higher education sector and modern universities (also known as post-92s or new universities).  This term specifically relates to any former polytechnics, central institutions or colleges of higher education that were given university status by by the government in 1992 as well as colleges that have been granted university status since then.

Please note that the documents below are the most recent statistics available for each year, so may be dated the previous calandar year.

  2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Staff by age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief and sexual orientation pdf, 150kb pdf, 130kb pdf, 250kb pdf, 153kb pdf, 248kb pdf, 191kb
Staff work patterns (full or part time) by disability, ethnicity and gender pdf, 60kb pdf, 40kb pdf, 180kb pdf, 104kb pdf, 179kb  
Staff salary grade bands by age, disability, ethnicity and gender pdf, 60kb pdf, 50kb pdf, 190kb pdf, 105kb pdf, 192kb  
All students by age, disability, ethnicity and gender pdf, 200kb pdf, 160kb pdf, 350kb pdf, 130kb pdf,202kb  
New students (first years) by age, disability, ethnicity and gender pdf, 290kb pdf, 160kb pdf, 350kb pdf, 129kb pdf,201kb  
Student progression (continuation of study from year 1 to 2, 2 to 3 etc) by disability, ethnicity and gender pdf, 220kb pdf, 250kb pdf, 236kb pdf, 133kb
pdf, 209kb  
Results of the National Student Survey by age, disability, ethnicity and gender

pdf, 210kb

pdf, 200kb

pdf, 90kb pdf, 213kb pdf, 270kb
Level of degree attained by age, disability, ethnicity and gender pdf, 190kb pdf, 219kb pdf, 254kb pdf,207kb    
Job or study destinations within 6 months of leaving by disability, ethnicity and gender pdf, 120kb pdf, 240kb pdf, 258kb
Student profile: 3 year ethnicity breakdown       pdf, 211kb    


HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) is the central source for collection and dissemination of statistics about (publicly funded) UK higher education. 

HESA run HEIDI (Higher Education Information Database for Institutions) which is a web-based information service on this data. It provides access to HEIs to all the data that is collected by HESA via subscription.

The purpose of the above information is to demonstrate how the University is working to deliver its duties within the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010; that being to have due regard to the need to:

  • eliminate discrimination;
  • advance equality of opportunity;
  • foster good relations between those who share and do not share a protected characteristic.

Information from the previous years is retained on the site to allow year-on-year comparisons.

  2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Staff benchmarking data with HESA/HEIDI pdf, 190kb      
Student benchmarking data with HESA/HEIDI pdf, 110kb      
DLHE survey with HESA/HEIDI   pdf, 240kb   pdf,211kb


All information is available in other formats, including hard (printed) copy in standard or large print. We aim to make all information accessible, including to people using assistive technology. Please do let us know if you have difficulty accessing or understanding any of the data. Recommendations on how this can be improved are really welcome.


Contact details

Sarah Lewis, Equality and Diversity Manager
Lorna Carson, Equality and Diversity Officer

Equality and Diversity Office
Priory Street

Tel: +44 (0) 24 7665 7148