Understanding the Awarding Gap


Find out what is an awarding gap and what it looks like at the University of Greenwich.

The ‘BAME awarding gap’ is the difference between the number of white UK students awarded first-class or 2:1 degree compared to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic UK students.

Research shows that awarding gaps exist due to a variety of reasons. We have created the following two posters to help explain that:

  1. What we currently know about the BAME Awarding Gap
  2. What helps reduce the gap

In Academic Year 2020-21, the University of Greenwich’s BAME Awarding gap was 11.8%

The below graph shows the difference in the size of the awarding gap between the University of Greenwich and the rest of the sector since Academic Year 2016-17.

% point difference in BAME Awarding gap size between the University and the sector

(University of Greenwich Staff ONLY)

Provides staff with the ability to analyse the VA data via a variety of views including the University, Faculty, Departments and Programme level. The facility to view the attainment gap for other characteristics, e.g. age, gender and disability has also been included.

Additional dashboard resources available: