Diversity statistics for 2016-2018 [Undergraduate law]

Jasonara Stathamara made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of Manchester as part of a batch sent to 50 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan University of Manchester.

Jasonara Stathamara

To whom it may concern,

The following request refers to students who enrolled in a law-related (i.e. Group M) course at the university in the following three years: 2016, 2017, 2018.

By ‘law-related course’, I refer to both single honours law and any law with a language, law with a year abroad, or joint honours law programmes which admitted students during this period.

My request:

Please provide the following information about the relevant students’ background for each of the three years (2016, 2017, 2018):

a. The % of students who are Black or Minority Ethnic (‘BME’);

b. The % of UK-domiciled students who have come from a postcode that falls within POLAR4 young participation quintiles 1 or 2;

c. The % of all students (UK and EU and non-EU) who attended a private/fee-paying school;

d. The 10 most commonly-occurring secondary schools among all students who enrolled, whether these schools are located in the UK or abroad. Please provide this as a list in descending order of enrolment.

Yours sincerely,

Jasonara Stathamara

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

Dear Jasonara Stathamara,

Thank you for your request for information.

We are not obliged to answer requests where we believe a pseudonym is being used. We do not believe that "Jasonara Stathamara" is your real name and therefore before we are able to process your request, we need to ensure that your request is valid, by asking you to confirm (with proof of ID) your real name.

Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 states that a valid request:

(b) states the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence;

The Home Office Freedom of Information Code of Practice states that an applicant must provide their real name; otherwise the public authority who has received the request need not comply. See sections 1.14 and 1.15 of the CoP here https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk....

Once we have received your proof of identity we will begin processing in line with statutory requirements.

Kind regards


Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office | Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Services | G7 Christie Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13 9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| www.manchester.ac.uk

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Jasonara Stathamara


The name is a pseudonym - I will post a new request under my real name shortly. Thank you for your time and attention.