Universities need to act urgently to ensure ethnic minority students are not discriminated against, a report argues.Urgent action is needed! What sort of problems do the authors of the report have in mind?
Government statistics show students from minority ethnic groups are less likely than their white peers to achieve top marks in their degrees.
The report said the exact reasons for this were complex and hard to identify.
So they don't actually know what the problem is but they know that it must be tackled urgently.
Director of research and evaluation at the academy, Professor Lee Harvey, said the study revealed that attainment differences are not a "simple function of ethnicity and gender but are affected by rather more complex factors".
Earlier research had suggested the cause of the gap in attainment was "a mystery".
Well thanks for that helpful input.