Data on admissions - Scottish and A-level qualifications - 2016/17 and 2017/18

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John Dimitroulopoulos

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am requesting data in relation to all of the Group M (undergraduate law) courses offered by your university. For avoidance of doubt, this includes the Scots Law LLB, any Common or Dual-Qualifying degrees, and any Law with a Year Abroad/ Law with a Language/ Joint Honours Law programmes.

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Please provide the following data in relation to these courses for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 UCAS admissions cycles:

1. The offer rate for applicants who were domiciled in Scotland;
2. The offer rate for applicants who were domiciled in the rest of the UK (‘rUK’);
3. The offer rate for applicants who were domiciled in the rest of the EU (‘rEU’);
4. The offer rate for international/non-EU applicants.

5. The percentage of students who had enrolled on one of these courses having sat Scottish qualifications. For example, if 10 people enrolled in one year, and 6 had sat Scottish qualifications, the percentage would be 60%;
6. The percentage of students who had enrolled on one of these courses having sat A-levels.

7. The average entry tariff for students who enrolled at the university who had sat Scottish qualifications. For example, a student who enrolled after achieving AAAAB at Higher level and AB at Advanced Higher level would have a UCAS tariff of 263;
8. The average entry tariff for students who enrolled at the university who had sat A-levels. For example, a student who enrolled after achieving A*AA at A-level would have a UCAS tariff of 152.

Do let me know if any further clarification is required.

Best Regards,
John Dimitroulopoulos

FOI, The Robert Gordon University

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Dear Applicant
This is to acknowledge receipt of your recent request for information from
the University under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, it is
being dealt with and you will hear from us shortly.
 
Please note that all subsequent correspondence with the University should
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Kind regards
Kim Watson
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Gordon University | SB39| Garthdee House Annex | Garthdee Road | Aberdeen
| AB10 7QB
 
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FOI, The Robert Gordon University

Dear John
 
Following your recent request for information, please can you clarify what
you mean by offer rate for question 1? Do you mean a ratio/percentage or
the grades that we offered on?
 
Many thanks
Kim
 
 
Kim Watson
Administrator (Mon-Fri 9-12noon) | Strategy, Planning & Policy | Robert
Gordon University | SB39| Garthdee House Annex | Garthdee Road | Aberdeen
| AB10 7QB
 
T:01224 262000 | E: [email address]
 
 
 
 

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John Dimitroulopoulos

Hello,

The offer rate is:

the number of students who applied for a given course
divided by
the number of students who received offers for that given course
multiplied by 100

Yours sincerely,

John Dimitroulopoulos

FOI, The Robert Gordon University

Dear John

Thanks very much for providing more information. We will send you our response to your request in due course and within the FOI timeline allowed.

Best wishes
Kim

Kim Watson
Administrator (Mon-Fri 9-12noon) | Strategy, Planning & Policy | Robert Gordon University | SB39| Garthdee House Annex | Garthdee Road | Aberdeen | AB10 7QB

T:01224 262000 | E: [email address]

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FOI, The Robert Gordon University

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Dear John
 
F (09/09) 150819-1 Data on admissions
Please find in Blue below the University's response to your recent request
for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
You will find that the University’s response to your information request
is in the form of a PDF (Portable Document Format) file or files attached
to this email. The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution
because it preserves the look and feel of the original document complete
with fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can
download a free program called Adobe Acrobat Reader and install it onto
your computer by clicking on the following link:
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Information Requested:
 
 
I trust that this provides the information you require, however, if you
are dissatisfied with the University’s handling of your request for
information under the Act, you have 40 days from the date of our response
to request a formal review of our decision.  However, you are encouraged
to contact me in the first instance, to determine if I can resolve your
concerns informally as this may lead to a quicker resolution of your
complaint than a formal appeal. 
 
If you remain dissatisfied after contacting me, you may ask for an
Internal review of the University’s handling of your request. All
complaints regarding requests for information will be handled in
accordance with this procedure, and should be put in writing and sent to
the address below.
 
The request should:
 
(a) detail your request for a review of our decision to be undertaken;
 
(b) describe the nature of your original request; and
 
(c) explain the reasons why you are dissatisfied with our response. 
 
Email [2][RGU request email].
 
If you remain dissatisfied with how your request for information has been
dealt with, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether we have handled your request
properly. 
 
Information relating to your right to seek review is available from the
Scottish Information Commissioner's web page at:
 
[3]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/faqs.... or by contacting the
Scottish Information Commissioner's Office at the following address:
 
 
Scottish Information Commissioner, 
Kinburn Castle, 
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, 
Fife KY16 9DS 
 
Telephone: 01334 464610 
Fax: 01334 464611 
E-mail: [4][email address]
Website: [5]www.itspublicknowledge.info
 
This concludes the University’s response to your enquiry.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Robert Gordon University
Garthdee House Annexe
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen
AB10 7QB
 
 
 
  ________________________________  
Robert Gordon University has been awarded a TEF Gold award for the quality
of its undergraduate teaching and learning, placing it in the top 20% of
Universities in the UK

Robert Gordon University, a Scottish charity registered under charity
number SC 013781.

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John Dimitroulopoulos

Hello,

Thank you for your response. I have two points to raise about it:

A) Would it be possible for someone to review the percentages data provided in response to Questions 1, 2, 3 and 4? Right now, the percentages add up to 300-something percent. My instinct was that the data was provided in cumulative form. If so, does this mean that 63% of the students at the university are International and only 10% Scottish in terms of domicile?

B) Would it be possible to provide a new link to Questions 7 and 8? Right now, the link takes me to a defunct website. Besides, if my memory serves me right, Unistats only had a breakdown of entry tariffs for the entire student body across all entry qualifications (including e.g. the IB, Access to HE diplomas, and HNDs). By contrast, I'm looking to isolate the average entry tariffs for two qualifications only (Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers and A-levels).

Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

John Dimitroulopoulos

FOI, The Robert Gordon University

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Dear John
 
Thanks very much for your email. Just to confirm, I have forward your
first question to the department who originally answered questions 1-4.
 
With regards to question 7-8, I have been able to access the Unistats
website using Firefox as a search engine if this assists you. I will
however send your followup question to the department who provided the
link to see if they can provide more information for these questions.
 
I'll be back in touch as soon as I can.
 
Best wishes
Kim
 
Kim Watson
Administrator (Mon-Fri 9-12noon) | Strategy, Planning & Policy | Robert
Gordon University | SB39| Garthdee House Annex | Garthdee Road | Aberdeen
| AB10 7QB
 
T:01224 262000 | E: [1][email address]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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John Dimitroulopoulos

Hi Kim,

Thank you for your update.

Yours sincerely,

John Dimitroulopoulos

FOI, The Robert Gordon University

2 Atodiad

 
 
Dear John
 
F (09/09) 150819-1 Data on admissions- Additional Information.
 
Please find in Blue below the University's updated response to your recent
request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002.
You will find that the University’s response to your information request
is in the form of a PDF (Portable Document Format) file or files attached
to this email. The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution
because it preserves the look and feel of the original document complete
with fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can
download a free program called Adobe Acrobat Reader and install it onto
your computer by clicking on the following link:
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Information Requested:
 
I have attached our original response and also answers to your follow up
questions copied below.
 
A) Would it be possible for someone to review the percentages data
provided in response to Questions 1, 2, 3 and 4? Right now, the
percentages add up to 300-something percent. My instinct was that the data
was provided in cumulative form. If so, does this mean that 63% of the
students at the university are International and only 10% Scottish in
terms of domicile?
 
The data provided is based on the calculation provided in your
clarification email dated 29^th August 2019 and is therefore a percentage
of the applicants in each respective group who were made an offer and is
therefore a percentage of that group and not a percentage of the total
number of offers made.
 
B) Would it be possible to provide a new link to Questions 7 and 8? Right
now, the link takes me to a defunct website. Besides, if my memory serves
me right, Unistats only had a breakdown of entry tariffs for the entire
student body across all entry qualifications (including e.g. the IB,
Access to HE diplomas, and HNDs). By contrast, I'm looking to isolate the
average entry tariffs for two qualifications only (Scottish
Highers/Advanced Highers and A-levels).

For summary entry tariff information please refer to the Unistats webpage
link address
[2]https://unistats.ac.uk/subjects/entry/10...

 
Average entry tariff for students who enrolled at the university who sat
Scottish Qualifications
(Higher and Advanced Higher), determined by highest qualification on
entry:
 

2017/18 193
2016/17 190

Average entry tariff for students who enrolled at the university who sat
A-Levels,
determined by highest qualification on entry:
 

2017/18 96
2016/17 132

 
I trust that this provides the information you require, however, if you
are dissatisfied with the University’s handling of your request for
information under the Act, you have 40 days from the date of our response
to request a formal review of our decision.  However, you are encouraged
to contact me in the first instance, to determine if I can resolve your
concerns informally as this may lead to a quicker resolution of your
complaint than a formal appeal. 
 
If you remain dissatisfied after contacting me, you may ask for an
Internal review of the University’s handling of your request. All
complaints regarding requests for information will be handled in
accordance with this procedure, and should be put in writing and sent to
the address below.
 
The request should:
 
(a) detail your request for a review of our decision to be undertaken;
 
(b) describe the nature of your original request; and
 
(c) explain the reasons why you are dissatisfied with our response. 
 
Email [3][RGU request email].
 
If you remain dissatisfied with how your request for information has been
dealt with, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether we have handled your request
properly. 
 
Information relating to your right to seek review is available from the
Scottish Information Commissioner's web page at:
 
[4]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/faqs.... or by contacting the
Scottish Information Commissioner's Office at the following address:
 
 
Scottish Information Commissioner, 
Kinburn Castle, 
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, 
Fife KY16 9DS 
 
Telephone: 01334 464610 
Fax: 01334 464611 
E-mail: [5][email address]
Website: [6]www.itspublicknowledge.info
 
This concludes the University’s response to your enquiry.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Robert Gordon University
Garthdee House Annexe
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen
AB10 7QB
 
 
 
  ________________________________  
Robert Gordon University has been awarded a TEF Gold award for the quality
of its undergraduate teaching and learning, placing it in the top 20% of
Universities in the UK

Robert Gordon University, a Scottish charity registered under charity
number SC 013781.

This e-mail and any attachment is for authorised use by the intended
recipient(s) only. It may contain proprietary material, confidential
information and/or be subject to legal privilege. It should not be copied,
disclosed to, retained or used by, any other party. If you are not an
intended recipient then please promptly delete this e-mail and any
attachment and all copies and inform the sender. Please note that any
views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author
and do not necessarily represent those of Robert Gordon University. Thank
you.

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