June 04, 2020
The University of Oxford has delayed publishing admissions data on the diversity of its students in light of “world events”, HuffPost UK can reveal.
Exclusive: Oxford University Delays Publishing Diversity Data Because Of World Events
Staff members were notified about the change in an internal email circulated on Wednesday afternoon.
In the message, seen by HuffPost UK, university heads said they “feel strongly that this is not the right time to share our data”.
The data each year reveal how diverse the student intake is by ethnicity, age, gender, disability, economic background, what type of school they attended, and where in the UK or abroad they live.
“After careful consideration of the current world events and also learning that Cambridge will not be publishing its admissions data until late June, the decision to postpone the release of the annual admissions statistical report has been taken,” the email states.
“The delay also allows us more time to work on announcing our commitment to outreach through our digital outreach programmes, which are being delivered despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and particularly the closure of schools since March 2020.”
At least 15,000 people gathered at Hyde Park in central London on Wednesday in a Black Lives Matter demonstration sparked by the brutal police killing of George Floyd in the US last week.
Since then, anti-racism rallies have been held in cities around the world, from Paris to Nairobi. 
More protests are slated to take place in the capital across the coming days including one outside of the US Embassy on Saturday.Responding to “world events” and growing social unrest, Oxford University tweeted on Tuesday: “We’re committed to supporting our community in opposing racism in all its forms, including upholding anti-racist values.”We're committed to supporting our community in opposing racism in all its forms, including upholding anti-racist values.— University of Oxford (@UniofOxford) June 2, 2020In 2019, Oxford announced that more than 22% of undergraduate students starting in 2019 were Britons from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds – up from 18% on the previous year’s UCAS admissions statistics.
The overall proportion of Black students admitted increased from 2.6% in 2018 to 3.1% in 2019.
Data highlights that a white applicant is twice as likely to get into Oxford than a Black applicant.
The educational institution has previously come under fire over the lack of diversity among its student body.
In November, Oxford union was forced to apologise after 25-year-old Ebenezer Azamati, a blind Black student, was “dragged by his feet” from a debate held by one of the university’s most prestigious societies. 
In 2018, Stormzy revealed that Oxford turned down his offer to fund scholarships for Black students – leading him to take his proposal to Cambridge.
The same year, former universities minister Tory MP Sam Gyimah criticised both Oxford and Cambridge for failing to enrol sufficient students who are Black or from less privileged backgrounds, saying the situation is “staggering”.
In 2017, it was accused of “social apartheid” by Labour MP David Lammy when it emerged that 10 out of 32 Oxford colleges did not award a place to a Black British pupil with A-levels in 2015.
Also in 2017, Oxford was accused of racism after one of its colleges, Harris Manchester, sent an email warning students to be “vigilant” after an unknown Black man was seen in the building.  
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