Dear Imperial College London,
I was wondering if it would be possible to produce a breakdown of admissions statistics for all the computing courses (BEng G400), (MEng G401), (MEng G600) and (MEng GG47) in the past 5 years.
I'd also like to know about the undergraduate admission statistics for both that courses for International and non-international students in the last 5 years, including:
- the number of applicants
- the number of applicants rejected without an interview
- the number of applicants called for interview
- the number of applicants rejected after interview
- the number of offers given out and the duration It took after their interview
- the number of offers missed
- the number of step conditions missed but applicant still accepted
- the number of A-Level conditions missed but applicant still accepted
- the A-level grade offers for if they are taking 3 subjects and for if they are taking 4 subjects
- a table of the number of applications received and offers made for each undergraduate degree programme offered by the Department of Computing split by predicted and achieved A level grades declared at the point of application.
Thank you. I deeply apologise for the inconvenience that my request would inevitably bring.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Zach Maverick Cole
Dear Mr Cole,
This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below, made under the
Freedom of Information Act. The College aims to respond to your request
within twenty working days of receipt of your request.
We will contact you again in due course.
Dear Imperial College London,
Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.
I am writing to request an internal review of Imperial College London's handling of my FOI request 'Enquiry for Statistics on G400, G401, G600, GG47'.
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Dear ICL, Its been a few months due to my expected reply date. By the law, the authority should normally have responded. Can I please request for an internal review of this matter. Thank you
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Dear Mr Cole,
Thank you for your email below. We will write to you again in due course.
Dear Mr Cole,
Please accept our apologies for the delay in replying to your request. I
have recently been appointed to Imperial College as FOI Officer and am
conducting the review of your request. It is unclear whether we hold all
of the information that you have requested. I will be meeting with
colleagues to establish what information we can provide next week and hope
to be able to respond to you in full towards the end of next week or early
the following week.
Freedom of Information Officer
Imperial College London I South Kensington Campus I Faculty Building
Level 4 I London SW7 2AZ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 5107
Dear Mr Cole,
Thank you for your recent Internal Review Request. You were unhappy that
Imperial College had failed to respond to your Freedom of Information Act
request made on 22 February 2019. Please accept our apologies for both the
delay in responding to your Freedom of Information request and your
subsequent communication about the delayed response. Imperial College has
been receiving increasingly high numbers of FOI requests which has caused
a backlog. The College has now appointed a full-time officer specifically
to address the FOI backlog and to review our processes with the aim of
responding to all requests and internal reviews within the statutory
Please find below the College's response to your questions.
Please note that in the responses to the following questions figures of
five or fewer (including zero) have been replaced with an asterisk. Where
the asterisk is in brackets (*), this represents a number that has been
anonymised, as if it were not, the smaller figures could be calculated
from it. Information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of
Information Act, Section 40(2), if it is personal data and releasing the
information would breach one of the data protection principles contained
in the Data Protection Act 2018/General Data Protection Regulations.
Statistical information can amount to personal information if it would be
possible to identify the individual from that information or from that
information and other information that may be available to the recipient
of the information. Where small numbers are involved, the possibility that
the receiver might be able to link the information to an individual is
increased. The first data protection principle requires us to be fair in
the way we handle a person’s information. It would not be regarded as fair
to disclose information that the individual would not reasonably expect to
be made public. Our students would not expect the information that they
have given us relating to their applications to be made available to the
public. This is a refusal notice in relation to the personal information
aspect of your request as required by the Freedom of Information Act.
1. Breakdown of admissions statistics for the computing courses BEng
G400, MEng G401, MEng G600 and MEng GG47 in the past 5 years
Please see the tables in the attached spreadsheet.
“Places not Confirmed” refers to candidates who accepted their offer as
their firm/insurance choice but did not have their place confirmed
following verification of qualifications and grades achieved.
2. Time it took for offers to be made after interview
We do not keep of record of the time it took for offers to be made after
interview; this information is not held by College.
3. The number of applicants interviewed and number rejected without
an interview or rejected after interview
The department do not hold Interview data for 2014 admissions.
Table 2 in the attached spreadsheet shows the number of people who were
either not interviewed at all, and were rejected before interview, plus
the number who were rejected after interview. From 2016, no offers were
made without interviews, whereas before this time, not everyone was
interviewed. Table 2 does not include those applicants where their “fee
status” (i.e. whether or not they were overseas students) was not known.
Table 3 shows the number of applicants called for interview.
We are not able to distinguish between those students rejected after
interview (because of unsatisfactory interview performance) and those who
were interviewed, made an offer and then subsequently rejected (for
failing to meet their offer).
4. The number of step conditions missed but applicant still accepted
and the number of A-Level conditions missed but applicant still accepted
The College does not hold any reasonably accessible records that would
contain the specific detail about students that missed their offer but
were still accepted. We could only answer your query by manually assessing
the record of each individual applicant. Our view is that this would
amount to the creation of new information, which the Freedom of
Information Act does not require us to do in order to respond to an FOI
request. In any event, the costs of locating and extracting the
information would exceed the “appropriate limit” under Section 12 of the
Freedom of Information Act of £450 or 18 hours of staff time. We are
therefore not able to provide the information that you have requested.
5. The A-level grade offers
See table 4 in the attached spreadsheet.
It should be noted that applicants may have been asked for additional
qualifications such as STEP or Extended Project. Only A level requirements
stated in offers have been reported.
6. A table of the number of applications received and offers made
for each undergraduate degree programme offered by the Department split by
predicted and achieved A level grades declared at the point of
See table 5 in the attached spreadsheet.
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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 Information Commissioner’s Office.
Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London
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