From The Telegraph:
Universities must give more top degrees to black students, under new proposals by regulator
The Office for Students (OfS) has announced plans to overhaul its guidelines for boosting diversity in higher education
Camilla Turner, education editor
7 SEPTEMBER 2018 • 12:01AM
Universities could be punished unless they give a higher proportion of top degrees to black students, under new proposals drawn up by the regulator. …
These will not be limited to targets for admitting more school leavers from deprived households, but will also include addressing the gap in degree attainment between black and white students, according to OfS proposals.
There has been an almost 50 per cent increase in the number of black and ethnic minority students in England between 2007 and 2016.
78 per cent of white students graduated last year with a first class of [or?] upper second class degree, compared to just 53 per cent of black students.
Qualifications before attending university, although a key factor in degree outcomes, do not explain the differences between ethnic groups, according to data analysed by Universities UK.