Dr James Knapton
Information Compliance Officer
12 August 2019
Dear Mr Dimitroulopoulos,
Your request was received on 16 July 2019 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’).
Please provide the following data in relation to all of your undergraduate law courses (i.e. any
course with course code M1**) for the following admissions cycles:
1. Whether the university currently operates a ‘contextual offers’ policy where law applicants
from disadvantaged backgrounds are, subject to meeting certain criteria, eligible to be made a
lower grade offer than applicants who do not meet such criteria;
2. If such a policy is in place, the A-level or IB grades that typically make up this lower
‘contextual offer’ (for example, AAA instead of A*AA);
3. The number of ‘contextual offers’ made to applicants to all law-related courses throughout
these four admissions cycles (for example, 4 in 2015/16, 2 in 2016/17, etc).
Cambridge does not use contextual data to systematically make conditional offers at lower grades.
Information regarding our use of contextual data in the admissions process is published at https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying/contextual-data.
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request an internal review of this decision, you should contact us quoting the reference
number above. The University would normally expect to receive your request for an internal review
The Old Schools
Cambridge, CB2 1TN
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 764142
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 332332
within 40 working days of the date of this letter and reserves the right not to review a decision where
there has been undue delay in raising a complaint. If you are not content with the outcome of your
review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the University. The Information Commissioner may be contacted at: The
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF (https://ico.org.uk/)