Dear Cardiff University,

I am requesting for the following information. Please kindly provide data for 2020-2021 admission cycle.

1. List of all postgraduate taught courses for 2020-2021
2. Number of applicants (please list a number for each postgraduate taught programme)
3. Number of offers made (please list a number for each postgraduate taught programme)
4. Number of Indian applications and offers made (please list a number for each postgraduate taught programme)

Yours faithfully,

Shakti Singh

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

1 Atodiad

Dear Shakti Singh

I acknowledge receipt of your email received by this office on 17th May
2021.. 

 

Your request will now be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and has been allocated reference FOI21-209 which should be quoted in
all correspondence. We will respond to your request within 20 working days
starting the next working day after receipt, therefore you can expect to
receive a response no later than 15th June 2021. 

 

Please note that in order to fulfil your request we need to liaise with
other teams across the University. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic most
staff are now working remotely and have intermittent access to information
held in hard copy. Staff may not be able to assist as they may need to
prioritise other work, cover for colleagues who are ill or be away from
work themselves due to illness. However, we will do our best to meet this
deadline and keep you informed should we be unable to do so. 

 

Where we consider that we will not be able to meet the deadline or if
further time is required to consider the public interest test we will
contact you as soon as possible and give you a revised date for response. 

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and, if that is the case, we
will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

Yours sincerely 

  Ian Johnson                                                             
               Ian Johnson 

  Swyddog Cydymffurfiaeth                                    
              Compliance Officer

 

Swyddfa Ysgrifennydd y Brifysgol   University Secretary’s Office

Prifysgol Caerdydd   Cardiff University

Tŷ McKenzie   McKenzie House
 
30-36 Heol Casnewydd   30-36 Newport Road

Caerdydd   Cardiff

CF24 0DE   CF24 0DE
Ffôn: 029 208 79633 Phone: 029 208 79633

E-bost: [1][email address] E-mail: [2][email address]

   

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth trwy’r   We welcome correspondence in Welsh
Gymraeg neu’r Saesneg. Ni fydd gohebu or English. Corresponding in Welsh
yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi. will not lead to any delay.

   

Ysgrifennwch ataf yn Gymraeg neu’n Please write to me in Welsh or
Saesneg English

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From: Shakti Singh <[FOI #755932 email]>
Sent: 17 May 2021 21:39
To: InfoRequest <[Cardiff University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - 2020-2021 Admission statistics
(Postgraduate Taught)
 
External email to Cardiff University - Take care when replying/opening
attachments or links.
Nid ebost mewnol o Brifysgol Caerdydd yw hwn - Cymerwch ofal wrth
ateb/agor atodiadau neu ddolenni.

Dear Cardiff University,

I am requesting for the following information. Please kindly provide data
for 2020-2021 admission cycle.

1. List of all postgraduate taught courses for 2020-2021
2. Number of applicants (please list a number for each postgraduate taught
programme)
3. Number of offers made (please list a number for each postgraduate
taught programme)
4. Number of Indian applications and offers made (please list a number for
each postgraduate taught programme)

Yours faithfully,

Shakti Singh

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InfoRequest, Cardiff University

1 Atodiad

Dear Shakti Singh  

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated
17^th May 2021.  

 

For ease of reference, we have set out your questions below, together with
our responses:  

 

 1. List of all postgraduate taught courses for 2020-2021 

 

All the postgraduate taught courses offered by Cardiff University can be
found on our website [1]www.cardiff,ac,uk 

 

Accordingly, this information is reasonably accessible to you by other
means and is exempt from disclosure under section 21 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. 

 

2. Number of applicants (please list a number for each postgraduate taught
programme)
3. Number of offers made (please list a number for each postgraduate
taught programme)
4. Number of Indian applications and offers made (please list a number for
each postgraduate taught programme) 

 

The University is unable to release this information as it is withheld
under the exemption provided by S43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act
entitled “Commercial Interests”. In 

particular section 43(2) states that information is exempt if its
disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice the
commercial interests of any person (including 

the public authority holding it). 

 

The recruitment of postgraduate students s is a very competitive
environment where UK universities face competition not just from each
other but also from other institutions 

around the world. Students are highly mobile and have wide choices over
where they may study. 

 

The release of information on applications and offers into the public
domain would prejudice the University’s commercial interests, by allowing
competitor institutions to 

undermine the University’s recruitment activity. Any loss of market share
and reduction in enrolled student numbers would have significant impact on
the University’s student 

fee income, with attendant impact on the University’s long term financial
sustainability. 

As public funding sources for higher education have declined, student fee
income has become an increasingly important source of income and is a key
factor in ensuring the 

University’s long term financial sustainability. The ability for the
universities in general, and Cardiff University in particular as a major
research-intensive university in Wales, to 

compete effectively in a global market is an important strategic objective
as set out by the Welsh Government in 'For Our Future: the higher
education strategy plan for Wales' 

and in the Welsh Government Policy Statement on Higher Education which is
available at:
http://wales.gov.uk/docs/dcells/publicat.... It
is also 

important that Cardiff University is able to continue competing on an
equal footing with similar large, research-intensive institutions in the
UK and overseas. 

 

Based on the above it is considered that the commercial interest of the
University would be prejudiced by release and as such the Section 43(2)
exemption is engaged. 

In applying for the Section 43 exemption the University has taken account
of the public interest as required by the Act.  

 

The University has reviewed the arguments in favour of disclosing the
information (openness and transparency in public life) and found them to
be outweighed by the greater general public interest in the protection of
the University's competitive edge and market positioning. 

 

The University must consider the public interest test when applying this
exemption and 

this is considered below. 

 

Public Interest Test 

Factors in Favour of Disclosure 

It is in the public interest to release information that provides a
greater public understanding of the way the University operates and its
provisions for future delivery of its services. 

Factors in Favour of Non-disclosure 

It is not in the public interest to release information that would be
likely to damage the commercial interests of the University by undermining
its ability to compete in the 

market place. 

It is not in the public interest to release information that would reduce
the efficiency and effectiveness of the University by having the effect of
damaging the ability of the 

University to pursue its recruitment strategies on an equal footing to
other public and privately funded educational institutions. 

 

On balance it is considered that it would not be in the public interest to
release the information requested.  

 

I trust this information satisfies your enquiry.  Should you feel
dissatisfied with this response or the way in which your request was
handled you can request an Internal Review. This should be made in writing
within 40 working days of the date of this email. Please provide your
unique reference number of your request, information on why you are
dissatisfied and any detail you would like us to consider as part of the
Internal Review process. Email your request to
[2][email address] where it will be forwarded to the Head of
Compliance and Risk who will be responsible for overseeing the review. 

 

If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome, you have the right to
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for consideration.  The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at the following address:
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Cardiff University. If you require further assistance, please feel free to
contact me.  

 

Yours sincerely 

  Ian Johnson                                                             
               Ian Johnson 

  Swyddog Cydymffurfiaeth                                    
              Compliance Officer

 

Swyddfa Ysgrifennydd y Brifysgol   University Secretary’s Office

Prifysgol Caerdydd   Cardiff University

Tŷ McKenzie   McKenzie House
 
30-36 Heol Casnewydd   30-36 Newport Road

Caerdydd   Cardiff

CF24 0DE   CF24 0DE
Ffôn: 029 208 79633 Phone: 029 208 79633

E-bost: [3][email address] E-mail: [4][email address]

   

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth trwy’r   We welcome correspondence in Welsh
Gymraeg neu’r Saesneg. Ni fydd gohebu or English. Corresponding in Welsh
yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi. will not lead to any delay.

   

Ysgrifennwch ataf yn Gymraeg neu’n Please write to me in Welsh or
Saesneg English

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

From: Shakti Singh <[FOI #755932 email]>
Sent: 17 May 2021 21:39
To: InfoRequest <[Cardiff University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - 2020-2021 Admission statistics
(Postgraduate Taught)
 
External email to Cardiff University - Take care when replying/opening
attachments or links.
Nid ebost mewnol o Brifysgol Caerdydd yw hwn - Cymerwch ofal wrth
ateb/agor atodiadau neu ddolenni.

Dear Cardiff University,

I am requesting for the following information. Please kindly provide data
for 2020-2021 admission cycle.

1. List of all postgraduate taught courses for 2020-2021
2. Number of applicants (please list a number for each postgraduate taught
programme)
3. Number of offers made (please list a number for each postgraduate
taught programme)
4. Number of Indian applications and offers made (please list a number for
each postgraduate taught programme)

Yours faithfully,

Shakti Singh

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[FOI #755932 email]

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