There is limited national data on the diversity of higher education governing bodies. Currently, the only available published sources are the Women Count reports published in 2013 and 2016. This data is not self-declared by institutions and relates only to the gender balance of governing bodies.
Key findings in the 2016 report published by Women Count 2016 include:
Diagram 1 (source) shows the proportion (%) of females on the governing bodies of UK HEIs (Total number of institutions = 166)
Since 2013, Hefce’s Annual Monitoring Statement (AMS), covering English institutions, has asked HEIs to return monitoring data on the diversity of their governing bodies.
2015 AMS data revealed that:
For both data fields, there was a high level of non-declaration.
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