Equality data

Kingston University is committed to ensuring that students from all backgrounds can access, succeed in and progress from higher education. We see diversity as a strength and value the rich variety of backgrounds, identities and experiences our students bring to the academic endeavour.

Proud of our diversity

Over half of Kingston students identify as BAME and around 28% are from overseas, joining us from over 140 different countries. They also differ by gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, faith and age – almost 50% are mature students.

We recognise the inherent value of this diversity and build it into our teaching environment and our courses. As a Kingston student your course will reflect you and your cultural capital.

Our staff and student equality data

You will find our most recent statistics for student and staff equality in the PDFs below.


You can find out more about how we are improving equality of opportunity for students from all backgrounds to access, succeed in and progress from higher education on our Transparency page.


Gender, ethnicity and disability pay gap report

In addition to the mandatory reporting on gender, for the first time the University is publishing data around ethnicity and disability. Whilst we need to do more work in these areas, we hope that this demonstrates our commitment to pay equality for all staff, regardless of any protected characteristics.