Participation indicators for Scottish HEIs
HESA does not publish indicators of participation from low participation neighbourhoods (based on the POLAR2 method) for Scottish HEIs. Such indicators would be misleading as Scottish HEIs recruit a considerable number of students from the other home nations, and only a small proportion of these are likely to be from low participation areas. A similar consideration applies in respect of students from lower social classes (NS-SEC 4-7).
It remains important to provide an indication of the efforts made by Scottish HEIs to widen access to less privileged sections of Scottish society, and specific tables have been constructed with this aim.
The link below leads to two tables, both relating to young Scottish-domiciled entrants to full-time undergraduate courses. One table looks at the numbers of such entrants from the most deprived datazones that contain 20% of the population and also from the most deprived datazones that account for 40% of the population. The second table looks at the numbers of such entrants to full-time undergraduate courses from social classes NS-SEC 4 to 7 inclusive.