Dear Imperial College London,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the
following information about undergraduate Design Engineering for the admission cycles of 2017, 2018 and where possible 2019 (even if incomplete.)
UCAS Code: 28G3 (MEng)

- Number of total applicants
- Percentage of total applicants invited to interview
- Percentage of the applicants interviewed who were made an offer
- Number of BAME applicants
- Percentage of BAME applicants invited to interview
- Percentage of the BAME applicants interviewed who were made an offer

Also, I would like to request a table showing the A-Level subjects taken, predicted grades and actual grades of offer holders for the admission cycles of 2017, 2018 and where possible 2019 (even if incomplete.)

Thank you very much!

Yours faithfully,
Eryk Krusinski

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Mr Krusinski,

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below, made under the Freedom of Information Act. The College will respond to your request by 23 September 2019.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London

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Dear IMPFOI,

I was informed that I will receive a response by the 23 September. I suspect that my request is one of many sent around the same time. Although my request is not urgent, I would like to be provided with the data before 15 October at the latest.

Yours sincerely,
Eryk Krusinski

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Mr Krusinski,

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. I apologise for
the delay in responding to you.

 

Please find below the College's response to your questions.

 

I would like to request the following information about undergraduate
Design Engineering for the admission cycles of 2017, 2018 and where
possible 2019 (even if incomplete.) UCAS Code: 28G3 (MEng)

 

- Number of total applicants

 

2019 cycle – 554 applications received

2018 cycle - 504 applications received

2017 cycle - 516 applications received

 

- Percentage of total applicants invited to interview

 

2019 cycle - 44% of applicants invited to interview

2018 cycle - 39% of applicants invited to interview

2017 cycle - 41% of applicants invited to interview

 

- Percentage of the applicants interviewed who were made an offer

 

2019 cycle - 54% of interviewed applicants were made an offer

2018 cycle - 80% of interviewed applicants were made an offer

2017 cycle - 71% of interviewed applicants were made an offer

 

- Number of BAME applicants

- Percentage of BAME applicants invited to interview

- Percentage of the BAME applicants interviewed who were made an offer

 

Applicants provide gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic information to UCAS
as part of the application process. UCAS does not share this information
with the institutions during the admissions cycle.

 

Once the admissions cycle has closed, those applicants that secured a
place register with the College and provide information on gender,
ethnicity etc. to the college as part of the registration process.

 

At the close of the applications cycle, UCAS can provide institutions with
a detailed anonymised extract of the information that they hold about
applicants to that institution, which would include details of the gender,
ethnicity and socioeconomic status of applicants. This information is
provided under licence for a fee. Imperial College does obtain the annual
extract from UCAS, as detailed information about applicants is an
essential tool for forward planning and monitoring participation levels.
However, the information is provided to the College under licence and its
use is restricted to internal use only.

 

UCAS publishes a range of information about applications to Higher
Education, and you can view the information available on their [1]website.
They also offer a commissioned service for specific data requirements. The
information that you have asked for relating to applicants and
offer-holders is available to you from UCAS. As the information that you
have requested from Imperial College is reasonably accessible to you by
other means, Imperial College is not obliged to provide the information to
you by virtue of [2]Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Also, I would like to request a table showing the A-Level subjects taken,
predicted grades and actual grades of offer holders for the admission
cycles of 2017, 2018 and where possible 2019 (even if incomplete.)

Imperial College receives a number of requests for this type of
information and has therefore decided to publish full details of applicant
admission information for each Faculty, Department and Programme (course)
to include: number of applicants, number of offers made, places confirmed,
A Level/IB/IMAT grades/scores achieved, how many applicants from the UK,
EU or otherwise from overseas and which countries non-UK/EU applicants
came from. The intention is to publish this information on our website by
the end of 2019, we will link to it from our [3]Publication Scheme web
pages. 

As this information will be published shortly, it is exempt from the
Freedom of Information Act by virtue of Section 22 of the Act which states
that information is exempt if “the information is held by the public
authority with a view to its publication”. The S.22 exemption is a
qualified exemption that requires the College to weigh the public interest
in disclosing the information requested in advance of the planned
publication date against the public interest in maintaining the exemption.
While there is some interest from a section of the public (potential
applicants to the College) in accessing detailed information about our
applications, offers made and places confirmed, there is no general public
interest in this information. We are not aware of any public interest
arguments that would require the College to make this information
available in advance of our planned publication date. There is sufficient
information already in the public domain to assist potential applicants
with the decision whether to apply to Imperial College. 

If you have made this request because you are thinking of applying to
study at Imperial College, please refer to the information on our website
about the courses available. The entry requirements for each course are
published. Each department has an admissions tutor whose contact details
are listed on the department’s web pages. General enquiries can be
addressed to [4][email address]. You should also consider
attending one of our [5]open days. 

If you are unhappy with the way that we have handled your request, you can
ask us to conduct a review. Please make your representation in writing
within 40 days of the date you received this response. If you remain
dissatisfied with how Imperial College has handled your request you may
then approach the [6]Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information Team

[7]Imperial College London

 

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