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2021/22 Postgraduate programmes admission statistics

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Dear Cardiff University,

I would be very grateful if you can kindly provide the following data for the 2021/22 admission cycle (i.e. 2021 fall intake):

1. List of all postgraduate taught programmes
2. Numbers of all applications (for each specific programme)
3. Numbers of all offers made (for each specific programme)
4. Numbers of Chinese nationality applications (for each specific programme)
5. Numbers of Chinese nationality offers made (for each specific programme)

Yours faithfully,

Austin Li

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Austin Li

I acknowledge receipt of your email received by this office on 18 April 2022

Your request will now be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and has been allocated referenceFOI22-142 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 16 May 2022.

Please note that in order to fulfil your request we need to liaise with other teams across the University. Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic most staff are now working remotely, and it is possible that there will be a delay in responding to your request. 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.

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

Swyddfa Ysgrifenydd y Brifysgol
Prifysgol Caerdydd
Ebost : [email address]

Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhwy oedi.
University Secretary's Office
Cardiff University
Email: [email address]

The University welcomes correspondence in Welsh or English. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

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Dear Austin

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 18
April 2022.

For ease of reference, I have reproduced your question(s) below and set
out our corresponding response(s).

 1. List of all postgraduate taught programmes

 

            Please see enclosed prospectus.

 

 

2. Numbers of all applications (for each specific programme)

3. Numbers of all offers made (for each specific programme)

4. Numbers of Chinese nationality applications (for each specific
programme)

5. Numbers of Chinese nationality offers made (for each specific
programme)

 

In relation to questions 2-5, the University holds this information
however we consider this information exempt from disclosure under 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 both Home and International students 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, and this would 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:
[1]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 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 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 marketplace.

 

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
education institutions.

 

            On balance it is considered that it would not be in the public
interest to release this information and therefore the information will
not be released at this time.

 

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 of your complaint, 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.

 

Kind regards

 

Swyddfa Ysgrifenydd y Brifysgol University Secretary’s Office

Prifysgol Caerdydd Cardiff University

Ebost : [3][email address] Email: [4][email address] 
 
 
 
The University welcomes
Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu correspondence in Welsh or English. 
gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg.  Corresponding in Welsh will not lead
Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu to any delay.
unrhwy oedi.

 

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