Law Admissions - Clearing 2018

George Mounokoliavitz made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Birmingham City University

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George Mounokoliavitz

Dear Birmingham City University,

Please provide the following admissions data in relation to the law-related courses that were offered by your university in UCAS Clearing 2018 (i.e. any courses with course code M1xx):

1. The total number of candidates who applied for one of these courses through Clearing;
2. The number of candidates whose applications through Clearing were accepted.

For the candidates whose applications were accepted through Clearing:

3. The number of candidates who achieved AAA or above at A-level;
4. The number of candidates who achieved AAB;
5. The number of candidates who achieved ABB;
6. The number of candidates who achieved BBB;
7. The number of candidates who achieved BBC;
8. The number of candidates who achieved BCC;
9. The number of candidates who achieved CCC;
10. The number of candidates who achieved CCD;
11. The number of candidates who achieved CDD;
12. The number of candidates who achieved DDD or below.

Yours faithfully,

George Mounokoliavitz

Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

Dear George,

RE: INFORMATION REQUEST DATED 23rd JULY 2019
REF: FOI – 03421

Thank you for your request for information. This was received on 23rd July 2019 and we are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will respond to the information request within 20 working days (i.e on or before 19th August 2019). If we are unable to respond to the request or if the University does not hold the information or if there is a reason for it to be withheld, we will write to you with the reasons why.

If you have any queries or concerns about the process, please do not hesitate to contact us. Otherwise we will write to you on or before 19th August 2019.

Thanks,

Information Management Team
Birmingham City University
Joseph Priestley Building / 3rd Floor
6 Cardigan Street
Birmingham
B4 7BD

T: 0121 300 5288
E: [Birmingham City University request email]

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Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

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Dear George,

RE: INFORMATION REQUEST DATED 23rd JULY 2019
REF: FOI – 03421

Further to your request received on 23rd July, please see our response attached.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Requests for an internal review should be made to the Head of Legal and Compliance at [Birmingham City University request email] or by writing to: Head of Legal and Compliance, Birmingham City University, Joseph Priestley Building, Cardigan Street, B4 7BD.

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. Please see https://ico.org.uk/concerns/getting/ for details of their procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Thanks,

Information Management Team
Birmingham City University
Joseph Priestley Building / 3rd Floor
6 Cardigan Street
Birmingham
B4 7BD

T: 0121 300 5288
E: [Birmingham City University request email]

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George Mounokoliavitz

Hello,

Thank you for your response. You gave the following response, and I'm not sure whether you've understood the question correctly.

"2. The number of candidates whose applications through Clearing were accepted; - 80 – all
accepted as we only make unconditional offers in Clearing"

By 'accepted', i meant 'accepted by the university' (as in, the candidate was offered a place on the law course). I did not mean 'accepted by the candidate (as in, the candidate chose to take up their place at your university instead of at another one).

Would you mind confirming whether the answer to q.2 is indeed correct?

Yours sincerely,

George Mounokoliavitz

Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

Dear George,

Thank you for your email requesting some clarification of our original request sent to you on 20th August 2019.

I have forwarded this onto the relevant department who will be able to provide this clarification.

I will get back to you in due course.

Kind Regards,

Information Management Team
Birmingham City University
Joseph Priestley Building / 3rd Floor
6 Cardigan Street
Birmingham
B4 7BD

T: 0121 300 5288
E: [Birmingham City University request email]

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Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

Dear George,

We can confirm that the figure provided in our original response to request number 2 – '80' - is the number of students who accepted our unconditional offer that was given to them through clearing. During clearing, we make verbal, unconditional offers to students. Students call institutions, collecting verbal offers and then they decide who they want to accept in clearing. If they don’t meet our Clearing entry requirements we take the call no further and do not make any offers.

We make hundreds of offers to students through clearing, however this information is not recorded in our system until the student accepts our offer, so our records only show those students who went on and selected us as their clearing choice, not every single student that we made an offer to.

We therefore cannot provide a figure for the number of students that the university ‘accepted’ - or how many offers were made - as this information is not recorded. We also do not record the telephone calls in our clearing hotline so we are unable to provide this information.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards,

Information Management Team
Birmingham City University
Joseph Priestley Building / 3rd Floor
6 Cardigan Street
Birmingham
B4 7BD

T: 0121 300 5288
E: [Birmingham City University request email]

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George Mounokoliavitz

Thank you for the detailed response. The figures do make sense now.