Admission Statistics, Msc Computing

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear University College London,

I'd like to know the following information about the following courses for the sessions 2017/2018, 2018/2019, 2019/2020

1. Number of applicants
2. Number of offers made
3. Average grades for admitted students from the UK and average GPA for admitted students from the US

Courses:
- Computational Statistics and Machine Learning MSc
- Computer Science
- Business Analytics
- Data Science and Machine learning MSc

Yours faithfully,

Kwon

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Kwon,

The University has carried out an initial assessment and in order for us to deal with your request we require you to provide some additional details specifically, your full name. Without this information, your request does not meet the criteria for a valid request for information set out in Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and is therefore refused.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Mehwish Sultan
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

My name is Wei Quan.

Yours sincerely,

Kwon

Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

My full name is Wei Quan.

Yours sincerely,

Kwon

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Mr Quan,

Thank you for your below request for information.

We have been looking into how to respond to your FOI request.

For part 3, where you are referring to average grades for students admitted from the UK, we have found that calculating an ‘average’ is particularly problematic when discussing non-numeric values, such as for those students who have achieved a 2:1, First etc.

Would it be acceptable to you if we provided the modal average for this instead?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Mehwish Sultan
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
Legal Services
E: [email address] Data Protection: [email address] FOI: [UCL request email].
Telephone: +44 (0)203 108 7862 (internal 57862)

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

Yes, that will be fine. Thank you very much for letting me know.

Yours sincerely,

Kwon

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Mr Quan,

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

We can confirm that we do hold information of the description specified in
your request and this information, where it is not exempt, is provided
attached.

 

I'd like to know the following information about the following courses for
the sessions 2017/2018, 2018/2019, 2019/2020

 

1. Number of applicants

2. Number of offers made

3. Average grades for admitted students from the UK and average GPA for
admitted students from the US

 

Courses:

- Computational Statistics and Machine Learning MSc

- Computer Science

- Business Analytics

- Data Science and Machine learning MSc

 

Clarification received:

 

For part 3, where you are referring to average grades for students
admitted from the UK, you have stated that the modal average will be
acceptable for you.

 

As you can see, exact counts of five or less have been withheld because
these are personal data of third parties or, if linked with other personal
identifiers in the public domain, would be likely to become personal data.
This information has been withheld under section 40(2) of the FOIA by
virtue of s40 (3)(a)(i).

 

Section 40(2) of the FOIA allows a public authority to withhold
information under the FOIA where (i) the requested information is personal
data relating to someone other than the requester and (ii) its disclosure
would breach any of the data protection principles. In this case we
believe that the requested information could relate to and identify
individuals and would be considered as their personal data. The disclosure
of this personal data would not be within the reasonable expectations of
the individuals concerned and it would be unfair to do so; this therefore
breaches the first data protection principle.

 

It is for these reasons that this information is exempt under section
40(2) of the Act.

 

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Kind regards,

 

Mehwish Sultan

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

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