Valuing diversity in universities: institutional value statements and the reality of student intakes

Elwick, Alex ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9930-798X (2020) Valuing diversity in universities: institutional value statements and the reality of student intakes. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 42 (3) . pp. 269-284. ISSN 1360-080X [Article] (doi:10.1080/1360080x.2019.1701848)

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Abstract

Many of the universities in England publicise statements of their values, separately from other mission statements, aims or goals. This paper compares universities whose value statements contain direct references to diversity, inclusion or equality, with those that do not and seeks to explore whether such values are reflected in these institutions’ student intakes. Although a relatively broad-brush approach, by focusing on the characteristics of student bodies (in terms of ethnicity, disability, and prior background in terms of school type attended and local area) the paper shows that in general there are minimal differences according to whether a university publically claims to value diversity according to available quantitative data.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Education, public administration, diversity, values, equality, ethnicity, disability
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education
Item ID: 30437
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management on 11 December 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1360080x.2019.1701848
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Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2020 07:54
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 18:54
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/30437

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