Dear University of Manchester,

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

H402
H303
H201
H614

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

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

Dear P Chu,

I am writing to acknowledge your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received by The University of Manchester yesterday, our reference as per the subject line.

The University will respond to your request within 20 working days.

Kind regards

Sharon

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

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

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Dear P Chu,

 

Thank you for your request for information received by The University of
Manchester on 07 January 2020 which was as follows:

 

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

 

H402      Aerospace engineering

H303      Mechanical engineering

H201      Civil engineering

H614      Electronic engineering

 

1. What percentage of applicants do you give offers to whose 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 whose predicted
grades did meet your grade offers?

 

The University has now considered your request and unfortunately the
information you are seeking cannot be provided at this time. The
admissions team in the School of Engineering have advised that they are
unable to report data on your questions because of the way the data is
recorded/stored in their system (especially where applicants have taken
qualifications in more than one sitting). This essentially makes it
difficult to query the data back in the way you have requested via the
system. They would therefore need to manually assess thousands of
application files to provide the answers. As there are c 4000- 5000
records per year, even at a conservative estimate of one minute per record
this would take between 66 to 83 hours to complete for one year alone, and
you have requested data for four years so this would potentially take in
the region of 264 to 332 hours to complete for the whole time period.

 

This task would clearly take in excess of the 18 hour ‘Appropriate Limit’
(as defined in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate
Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004). As a result, Section 12 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 applies and regrettably this task cannot be
undertaken at this stage. This email serves to act as a refusal notice for
this request, as per Section 17 (5) of the Act.

 

If you feel that The University of Manchester has refused access to
information to which you are entitled, or has not dealt with your request
appropriately under the FOIA, you have a right of appeal.

 

An appeal in the first instance should be directed to the Information
Governance Office at [1][email address]. You should include: 

·         details of your initial request

·         any other relevant information

 

You must make this appeal within 40 working days from receipt of your
response. We will not accept appeals received after this date, as per the
Freedom of Information Code of Practice, Section 5.3.

 

The University will deal with your appeal within a reasonable time, and
will inform you of the projected time scale on receipt of your complaint.
You are also welcome to contact the Information Governance Office with
informal questions about the handling of your request. 

 

After The University’s internal appeals procedure has been exhausted, you
have a further right of appeal to the Information Commissioner’s
Office. Details of this procedure can be found at [2]www.ico.org.uk.

 

Kind regards

 

Sharon

 

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| [3]www.manchester.ac.uk

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University, including who we share that data with. Stop and think before
you send your email.  For further guidance see:
[5]www.dataprotection.manchester.ac.uk

 

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