FOI request: Number of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller students

Basia Cummings made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Falmouth University as part of a batch sent to 146 authorities

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

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Falmouth University fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

To whom it may concern,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my enquiry as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you would contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

I would like to find out the number of people who define their ethnicity as Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (or equivalent) who are accepted to study at the university each academic year. I would also like to discover whether these figures have changed over the past 10 years.

As such, could the following information please be made available:

a) The number of people who define their ethnicity as Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (or equivalent) who applied to study at the university each year for entry in the academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019.

b) The overall number of people who applied to study at the university each year for entry in the academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019. I would like these figures broken down by ethnicity.

c) The number of people who define their ethnicity as Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (or equivalent) who were accepted to study at the university each year for entry in the academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019.

d) b) The overall number of people accepted to study at the university each year for entry in the academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019. I would like these figures broken down by ethnicity.

Where possible, I would like all application/ acceptance figures to be broken down by undergraduate/ postgraduate study.

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you would confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Yours faithfully,

Jasmin Gray

Falmouth University

Dear Ms Gray,

FOI Reference: FOI00315

Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) 2000. Please accept this email as acknowledgement
of your request dated 10/08/2018. Your request is being dealt with under
the terms of the FOIA and will be answered within twenty working days.
That is we will respond to you by 07/09/2018.

Our response will be by email unless you specified a preferred format in
your request.

If you have any queries about this request please do not hesitate to
contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any
future communications.

Kind regards,
Information Officer

Falmouth University, Falmouth Campus, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11
4RH

[1]www.falmouth.ac.uk/information-records-management

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Information Office, Falmouth University

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Dear Jasmin

 

Re: FOI Request: Number of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller students  ref:
FOI00315

 

Thank you for your email dated 9^th August 2018 requesting information
under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.  Please find below
details of your request and the response from Falmouth University (“we”
and “the University”).  If you have any queries please do not hesitate to
contact me quoting the reference above. 

 

Duty to Confirm or Deny 

 

We do not hold information relevant to your request. Please find below,
details of your request and our response. 

 

Your request

 

“I am writing to make an open government request for all the information
to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order
to assist you with this request, I am outlining my enquiry as specifically
as possible. If however this request is too wide or unclear, I would be
grateful if you would contact me as I understand that under the Act, you
are required to advise and assist requesters.

 

I would like to find out the number of people who define their ethnicity
as Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (or equivalent) who are accepted to study at
the university each academic year. I would also like to discover whether
these figures have changed over the past 10 years.

 

As such, could the following information please be made available:

 

a) The number of people who define their ethnicity as Gypsy, Roma and
Traveller (or equivalent) who applied to study at the university each year
for entry in the academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011,
2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017,
2017/2018, 2018/2019.

 

b) The overall number of people who applied to study at the university
each year for entry in the academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011,
2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017,
2017/2018, 2018/2019. I would like these figures broken down by ethnicity.

 

c) The number of people who define their ethnicity as Gypsy, Roma and
Traveller (or equivalent) who were accepted to study at the university
each year for entry in the academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011,
2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017,
2017/2018, 2018/2019.

 

d) b) The overall number of people accepted to study at the university
each year for entry in the academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011,
2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017,
2017/2018, 2018/2019. I would like these figures broken down by
ethnicity. 

 

Where possible, I would like all application/ acceptance figures to be
broken down by undergraduate/ postgraduate study.”

 

Our response

 

We do not have the data that you seek.  What information that we do
collect in respect of student ethnicity is sent to HESA and this has been
published and is available under the free of charge data section of the
HESA website. To assist you I attach a link to that site.
[1]https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis...

 

Where data has not yet been published by HESA it is due to be published in
accordance with its future submissions and publication schedules.

 

Appeal Process 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review.  Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original email and should be emailed to: [2][email address] or sent in
writing to Peter Cox, Chief Operating Officer, Falmouth University, Penryn
Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, TR10 9FE. 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications. 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF. 

 

Kind regards, 
Information Officer 
 

Falmouth University, Falmouth Campus, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11
4RH 

[3]www.falmouth.ac.uk/information-records-management 

 

 

 

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