A majority of all mobile students are female - 59% compared to 41% male students. However, 57.9% mobile students not studying languages were female. This closely resembles the UK student population in 2015/16 57.3% of all UK domiciled students were female.
Various studies have shown that BME students and students from more disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds are less likely to go abroad than their peers.
81.5% of all mobile students in 2015/16 identified as white, compared to 78.6% of the total student population in that year. Black students were underrepresented in outward mobility. 4.3% of mobile students were black, compared to 5.9% of the student population.
Mobile students by ethnicity
In 2015/16 just over a quarter of mobile students came from the highest SEC background.
Mobile students by socio-economic classification
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