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Progress on Bame awarding gap stalls at some institutions

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Office for Students analysis finds “significant worsening of performance” at 15 providers

A total of 20 higher education providers have seen a reversal of progress in tackling the awarding gap between white students and those from ethnic minority backgrounds, according to the Office for Students.

According to an analysis of 2020-21 access and participation plan (APP) data published by the OfS on 22 September, there has been “positive progress” towards closing the gap in degree outcomes between white students and Black, Asian or minority ethnic (Bame) students across universities and colleges as a whole.

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