The University's annual Autumn Teaching and Learning Committee Undergraduate Degree Outcomes and Progression Data report has been released.
The report shows that general attainment has improved, with the number of Sussex graduates receiving 'good' honours degrees (a first or upper second) increasing from 73% to 76%.
Black students have been closing the so-called 'attainment gap'. The percentage of firsts awarded to Black students increased from 3% in 2012 to 13% in 2013, and the percentage with 'good' degrees rose from 50% to 72%.
The report also showed that 80% of students registered with a learning disability received 'good' degree outcomes; 4% higher than the general average at Sussex.
Findings suggested that current support systems for disabilities, such as the Union's ongoing Time for Change campaign, are having a positive effect upon the attainment of students with 'other' registered disabilities, with 74% of these achieving a 'good' degree. Findings show that outcomes were hardly influenced by whether or not a student had a recorded disability.
On top of these findings, a recent report by the Student Support Unit found that the number of students registering with them for mental health issues increased by 31.3% between 2012 and 2013.
Welfare Officer, Rianna Gargiulo said:
I'm so glad to see such a big increase in the number of students declaring their mental health to the University since we started the Time to Change campaign in 2012. One of our key objectives is to increase the rate of mental health declaration here at Sussex.
I see this as a tangible win in terms of creating a more understanding campus community in which people feel able to disclose their experiences in order to access the support they need.
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