Disabled students at university: discussion paper

Independent paper from the Commissioner for Fair Access considers representation, entrant trends, retention and degree outcomes for disabled students by disability group.

Annex D - Labor Force Survey - (Equality Act) Disabled variable

Disability is recorded within the Annual Population Survey (APS) and is based on the Equality Act 2010 definition. Respondents are asked to indicate whether they have a health condition/illness lasting at least 12 months and which reduces their ability to carry out day-to-day activities. Annual data collated from July-June was used to adhere as closely as possible to the academic years in the HESA data. The figures, however, are not directly comparable since the question used to determine whether a respondent is disabled differs in the two data collections.


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