Dear University of Bath,
Under the request of information act
I am requesting for the following information. Please kindly provide data for 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 admission cycles separately, for each of them.
1. List of all postgraduate taught courses for 2016/2017，2017/2018, 2018/2019
2. Number of All applicants
3. Number of offers made（All Applicants）
4. Number of all students enrolled（All Applicants）
5. Number of Chinese applications and offers made
Thank you for your request. We will respond within the statutory timeframe for Freedom of Information requests. However, before we can proceed, I would be grateful for some clarification:
For questions 2 and 3, are you asking us to give the total number of applicants and offers aggregated across all courses, or the number for each course?
For question 5, again, are you asking for numbers for each course, or in total?
For question 5 also, please could you clarify whether/that Chinese includes Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, or whether you wish these to be identified separately?
We look forward to your response.
Dear Freedom of Information,
1.For questions 2 and 3, the number for each course
2. For question 5, the number for each course
3.For question 5, just Mainland China only
Thanks a lot
Thank you. I will take your last answer to mean the People's Republic only, not HK, Macao or Taiwan - but please advise if I am wrong.
Dear Zhongbowen Cui
It is my belief that your request may be subject to the section 43(2) exemption under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), relating to material, the disclosure of which would be prejudicial to the commercial interests of any party, including in this case the University of Bath.
This is a qualified exemption under the Act, and I am required to carry out a ‘Public Interest Test’ to determine whether the public interest is better served by maintaining the exemption (and hence withholding the information) or by disclosing the information.
The FOIA allows ‘reasonable’ additional time under section 10(3) – up to 20 working days - for public authorities to consider such Public Interest Tests, and I am writing today to advise you that it will be necessary to use some further time in this case. I will endeavour to provide you with a response to your request as soon as possible, but at the very latest by Monday 1 July.
Dear Zhongbowen Cui,
I attach the University of Bath's response to your Freedom of Information
request, and the attachments referred to in my letter.
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