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Trans and non-binary students ‘less likely to graduate’ in UK

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Hepi study finds transgender students face more challenges when applying to and attending university

Transgender and non-binary students in the UK have lower university progression rates and are less likely to obtain a first or 2:1 if they do graduate, research by the Higher Education Policy Institute suggests.

In an analysis published on 23 May, Hepi found that in the 2020-21 academic year, 16 per cent of trans or non-binary students failed to progress to the next year of their degree, compared with 10 per cent of those who are not trans or non-binary.

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