Oxford University has announced that more than 22% of undergraduate students starting in 2019 were Britons from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds – up from 18% on the previous year.
The overall proportion of Black students admitted is up from 2.6% in 2018 to 3.1% in 2019.
Interviewees: Esther Agbolade, Student & Professor Martin Williams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Oxford University
The University also unveiled the Oxford–Arlan Hamilton and Earline Butler Sims Scholarship – its first dedicated, fully funded scholarship at undergraduate level for black British students from disadvantaged backgrounds, provided by the international tech entrepreneur Arlan Hamilton.
It has been a busy 12 months at Oxford, and I am thrilled to share that our efforts to widen access and build a University environment where talented students from every background and region, are welcome and would want to be here, are moving in the right direction."