Dear University of Liverpool,

I am writing to you in order to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to know for each of the last 10 academic years (2010-11 to 2019-2020):

A) How many students in total were admitted to study the Classics BA (Hons) (Q800) and Classical Studies BA (Hons) (Q810) degrees? (I.e. how many accepted their offers and started the courses)
B) How many of this total number were educated at private schools?
C) How many of this total number were educated at state schools?

If you need any clarification then please do not hesitate to contact me. Under Section 16 it is your duty to provide advice and assistance and so I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way.

I would also like to request that the information is sent back in an Excel spreadsheet. Please send confirmation of receipt of this request and I look forward to hearing back within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Robyn Schaffer

foi Uof Liverpool, University of Liverpool

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Dear Ms Schaffer

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information from
the University of Liverpool.   Your reference number is FOI/2019/516. We
will review and process your request as soon as possible.

We will respond within 20 working days of the day we received the
request.  You will hear back from us by 14^th January 2020 at the latest.
If for any reason we are unable to meet this deadline, we will keep you
fully informed of the reasons for this.

If you have any queries about this email or your request or if at any
stage you are unhappy with the way in which your request is being handled
please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Yours sincerely

 

Kirsty Rothwell
Freedom of Information Officer / Data Protection Co-ordinator
Legal & Governance

University of Liverpool, Foundation Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69
7ZX

 

The information in this email and any attachments is confidential. Unless
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

foi Uof Liverpool, University of Liverpool

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FOI/2019/516

19^th December 2019

 

Name:  Robyn Schaffer

By email to: [FOI #627611 email]

 

Dear Ms Schaffer,

 

Thank you for your email of 13^th December requesting information from the
University of Liverpool.  Colleagues have provided the information
requested below.

 

I would like to know for each of the last 10 academic years (2010-11 to
2019-2020):

 

A) How many students in total were admitted to study the Classics BA
(Hons) (Q800) and Classical Studies BA (Hons) (Q810) degrees? (I.e. how
many accepted their offers and started the courses)

B) How many of this total number were educated at private schools?

C) How many of this total number were educated at state schools?

 

Further to Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act we confirm that the
information requested is held by the University of Liverpool.

The information that you have requested is already in the public domain
and is available from HESA, the official agency for the collection,
analysis and dissemination of quantitative information about higher
education in the UK, at [1]https://www.hesa.ac.uk/ and obtaining this
information from HESA will enable you to gather consistent and comparable
data, particularly when defining STEM. Please note that while high level
statistics are readily available from the HESA website, in order to obtain
data at institution level, it might be necessary to submit a custom data
request directly to HESA. Information about this service including how to
make a request is available at
[2]https://www.hesa.ac.uk/services/custom/d....

As this information is reasonably accessible to you by other means and it
is exempt from disclosure under section 21(1) of the Act.  This exemption
is subject to a public interest test.

It is acknowledged that there is a public interest in making information
available that contributes to public debate and understanding about higher
education and this would include information around gender splits and
employability of STEM students. However as noted above, HESA is the
official agency for the collection, analysis and dissemination of
quantitative information about higher education in the UK. It would not be
in the public interest to undermine established processes for the
publication of such information particularly where a commitment has been
made to make this information generally available and the information is
available on request.

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request for
information, you have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of
Information Act to ask the University to review it; however, you must do
so within 40 working days of the date of this response. Your request
should include our reference number and explain the reason for requesting
a review. Email [University of Liverpool request email] or write to the Freedom of Information
Reviewer, Legal & Compliance, University of Liverpool, Foundation
Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 7ZX.  We will respond to your
request for an internal review within 20 working days of receipt.

 

Following an internal review, if you remain dissatisfied with the handling
of your request, you have a right to appeal to the Information
Commissioner at The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. Telephone:  0303 123 1113
www.ico.gov.uk.

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Kirsty Rothwell
Freedom of Information / Data Protection Officer 
Legal & Governance

University of Liverpool, Foundation Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69
7ZX

 

The information in this email and any attachments is confidential. Unless
you are the intended recipient, you must not read, copy, distribute, use
or retain this message or any part of it. If you are not the intended
recipient, please notify the sender immediately.

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Dear Kirsty,

Thank you very much for your help with this request. It is much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Robyn Schaffer