Access and Outreach Data

Florence Toon made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Worcester College, Oxford

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Dear Worcester College, Oxford,

I write to request information regarding your College Access and Outreach policy. I am seeking information on funding and events by your College Access and Outreach team over the past three years (2017, 2018, 2019). I would like to know:

1. The annual Access and Outreach budget
2. The number of events* held in the College’s Link Area
3. The number of tours given to schools from the College Link Area
4. The proportion of tours given to state schools within your Link Area, versus independent schools in your Link Area
5. The number of events* held in areas outside the College Link Area
6. The number of tours given to schools outside of the College Link Area
7. The proportion of tours given to state schools outside your Link Area, versus independent schools outside your Link Area

For the above requests, please provide information for the past 3 years (2017, 2018, 2019).

Given the broad nature of this request, I am happy for the College to provide as much information as the time limit allows, including estimates and general college policy where it would help answer these questions.

*Events refers to school visits, conferences, or any formal access work.

Yours faithfully,
Florence Toone

Worcester College Academic Administrator, Worcester College, Oxford

Dear Ms Toone

I acknowledge receipt of your freedom of information request. We will respond by the required deadline.

Yours sincerely

Phillipa Tarver

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Emma Standhaft, Worcester College, Oxford

Dear Ms Toone
 
Please find below the response of Worcester College, Oxford, to your
Freedom of Information request of 8 August 2020:
 
1.     The annual Access and Outreach budget  
 
2017/18: £55,016 
2018/19: £45,943 
2019/20: £74,512 
 
2.     The number of events* held in the College’s Link Area  
 
2017/18: Not known (owing to staff changes).
2018/19:  44 
2019/20: 16 (reduced because of COVID-19 related schools closures) 
 
3. The number of tours given to schools from the College Link Area  
 
2017/18: Not known.
2018/19: 33 
2019/20: 13 (reduced because of COVID-19 related schools closures) 
 
We prioritise sustained engagement work with particular groups of young
people in our link areas over one-off college tours and similar events.
The number of College tours and single-events listed here therefore does
not give a full picture of our access work. For more information see:
[1]https://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/applying/acces...
 
 
4. The proportion of tours given to state schools within your Link Area,
versus independent schools in your Link Area 
 
2017/18: Not known.  
2018/19: 100% state. It is our College policy to prioritise state schools
in our link area for visits to the College. In practice this means that we
do not have the capacity to host visits from independent schools either
within or outside of our link areas. 
2019/20: 100% state.  
 
5. The number of events* held in areas outside the College Link Area  
 
2017/18: Not known. 
2018/19: 9 
2019/20: 8 
 
(Most of these events were held at the College, but were open to students
at state schools both within and outside of our College Link Area. The
College also participates in the three University Open Days each year,
which are open to the general public.) 
 
6. The number of tours given to schools outside of the College Link Area
 
 
2017/18: Not known. 
2018/19: 3 
2019/20: 0. 
 
7. The proportion of tours given to state schools outside your Link Area,
versus independent schools outside your Link Area. 
 
See question 4. Prioritising state schools in our link area means we are
not able to host visits from independent schools as part of our outreach
programme. The College is open to the public at specific times each day
and teachers are welcome to organise their own visits during this time.  
 
If you are not satisfied with the response to your request, you have the
right to request an internal review of the decision; if you are not
satisfied with the outcome of any internal review, you have the right to
complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
 
Internal review requests should be submitted within 40 working days of the
date of receipt of the response to your original email and should be
addressed to the College’s FOI email account
([2]mailto:[Worcester College request email]).
 
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Details of how to do so can be found on the Information
Commissioner’s website:
[3]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/offi....
 
Yours sincerely
 
Emma Standhaft
 
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Mrs Emma Standhaft
Assistant Academic Administrator
Worcester College
Oxford  OX1 2HB
 
[4]http://www.worc.ox.ac.uk
 
Worcester College is a Registered Charity, No.1143479
 

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