Britain’s elite universities are failing to recruit enough students from ethnic minorities, according to research.
Institutions including Oxford and Cambridge are still giving fewer places to black or Asian students than the average in other universities, said the study.
Just over one-in-10 students at Oxbridge are non-white, it was disclosed. [wtf? that's WAY more than in the country at large]
Students of Chinese or mixed ethnicity were well represented at both universities, the findings show, but fewer students were of Indian, African, Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage.
Other members of the elite Russell Group were also criticised for failing to engineer a diverse student body. Only top universities in London had a decent mix of undergraduates from different racial groups, it was claimed. [and some of them are vastly overrepresented by minorities, but did you mention that you dumb fucks??]
The disclosure was made in a report by Race for Opportunity, a group set up to improve employment prospects for people from ethnic minority backgrounds.
The study called for universities to actively monitor the number of students recruited from different groups “take responsibility” for improving the racial balance. [providing jobs for more useless busybody types from the Cultural Studies department]
Sandra Kerr, national director of the campaign, said it was “encouraging” that black, Asian and ethnic minority students were now better represented in universities as a whole.
Across the country, almost one in six UK university students – 16 per cent – were non-white in 2007/08. [which, again, is an overrepresentation. IN FACT THAT'S DOUBLE BRITAIN'S NON-WHITE POPULATION YOU RETARDS]
But she added: "As precious as higher education of all types is, only if more school leavers from ethnic minority backgrounds study at Oxford, Cambridge and other high achieving universities are we likely to see a breakthrough in the progression of ethnic minorities into senior management in this country."
The report revealed that, across the UK, the number of black, Asian and ethnic minority university students had doubled from 8.3 per cent in 1995 to 16 per cent in 2007 – the latest available data.
These figures were broadly in line with growth in the proportion of 18-to 24-year-olds in the category nationally, it said.
But while British ethnic minorities were now better represented in general, at the 20 leading Russell Group institutions this representation was “unbalanced”, the report said.
Some 11.1 per cent of students at Oxford were non-while, while the proportion at Cambridge was 10.5 per cent, said the report.
London-based Russell Group universities including the London School of Economics, Kings College London, Imperial and University College London were still the best performing institutions for the number of non-white students, it was claimed.
Outside London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham and Warwick were the only Russell Group universities attracting good proportions of ethnic minority students.