Dear University of Liverpool,

For the following undergraduate courses between the years 2016 and 2019,

H101
H421
H301
H202
H606

1. What percentage of applicants do you give offers to who's predicted grades do not meet your grade offers?
2. What percentage of applicants who have work experience are given offers?
3. What percentage of applicants do you give offers to who's predicted grades did meet your grade offers?

Yours faithfully,

P Chu

foi Uof Liverpool, University of Liverpool

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FOI/2020/011

17 January 2020

 

Name:  P Chu

By email to: [FOI #631774 email]

 

Dear P Chu,

 

Thank you for your email of 6^th January requesting information from the
University of Liverpool.  Colleagues have provided the information
requested below.

 

For the following undergraduate courses between the years 2016 and 2019 -
H101, H421, H301, H202 and H606:

 

What percentage of applicants do you give offers to who's predicted grades
do not meet your grade offers?

Although the University holds the information you requested, it will not
supply it to you because this information is exempt under Section 43
(commercial interest) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI).   

 

Section 43(2) is a qualified exemption that requires the University to
weigh the public interest in favour of disclosure, which is presumed from
the FOI, against the public interest in withholding the information.

 

The University believes this information is exempt from disclosure as
disclosing information about our offer making strategies for these
specific courses would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of
the University.  Higher education is an extremely competitive sector.
Disclosing offers made below our grade offer would weaken our market
position by giving competitors an insight into our strategies allowing
patterns and trends to be identified. If competitors became aware
of such information, this would be very beneficial to them. They would be
able to adjust their own strategies in order to match or improve their
market position against the University. 

 

While there is public interest in transparency in relation to our
recruitment process, the University is very open about its admissions
policies and procedures relating to making offers. This can be found in
5.1 Extenuating Circumstances in our [1]Undergraduate Admissions Policy.  

 

We believe disclosure of the exempt information could cause the University
genuine commercial prejudice if it was available to competitors within the
sector. To allow universities to compete effectively they must be able to
withhold certain information from public disclosure in order to develop
successful admission strategies. On balance, the University has found
Section 43(2) can be applied to this information.

 

What percentage of applicants who have work experience are given offers?

We do not hold this information.

 

What percentage of applicants do you give offers to who's predicted grades
did meet your grade offers?

We do not hold this data. We make offers to all applicants whom we believe
have the potential to achieve our entry requirements this includes a large
number of applicants whose predicted grades are lower than the entry
criteria. We do not keep a comparison of predicted grades versus actual.

 

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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
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Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 7ZX.  We will respond to your
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Yours sincerely,

 

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

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

 

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