Dear Cardiff University,
Could you please share the following information:
1 - Over your past 5 year cohort, how many disabled students enrolled on your MA in News Journalism ?
2 - Of that number, how many disabled students graduated with accreditation from either the NCTJ, the BTJC or the PPA?
3 - How many students, if any, had to withdraw from the programme over the past 5 years?
4 - Of that cohort, how many needed reasonable adjustments in order to complete their course?
I acknowledge receipt of your email dated 24th November 2020.
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Further to the below email, we will be unable to respond to your FOI by 23rd December 2020 as previously indicated.
The University will be closed for an extended Christmas break from close of business today and reopens on 4th January 2021. Unfortunately we are still waiting for information in order to fulfil your request.
We will endeavour to respond to you no later than 15th January 2021.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 24
For ease of reference, I have reproduced your questions below and set out
our corresponding responses.
1 - Over your past 5 year cohort, how many disabled students enrolled on
your MA in News Journalism ?
2 - Of that number, how many disabled students graduated with
accreditation from either the NCTJ, the BTJC or the PPA?
The MA in News Journalism is accredited by the NCTJ. We do not hold
details for 2015-2019. Results for academic year 2019-20 have not been
3 - How many students, if any, had to withdraw from the programme over the
past 5 years?
4 - Of that cohort, how many needed reasonable adjustments in order to
complete their course?
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Cardiff University. If you require further assistance please feel free to
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