M100 Admissions Statistics for Sept 2015 Entry

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan University of Warwick.

Ref.:FOI/W20/M100

Dear University of Warwick,

I am making an enquiry into the admissions statistics for the LLB
Law course at your University. In the following context, 'Home'
refers to applicants whose fee status has been classified as either
'Home UK' or 'Home EU', and 'Overseas' to those whose fee status
has been classified as 'Overseas'.

In the admissions cycle for M100 Sept 2015 entry,

1/ What was the total number of applications received from
a. 'home' applicants?
b. 'overseas' applicants?
2/ What is the number of offers (conditional and unconditional)
made to
a. 'home' applicants?
b. 'overseas' applicants?

It will be highly appreciated if the following information is also
available. If it is unfortunately not, in order to protect the
commercial interests of your University, please attempt to respond
the two questions posted above.

3/ What was the registration target for
a. 'home' applicants?
b. 'overseas' applicants?

Please let me know if you have questions in relation to the Freedom
of Information request. This completes the request.

Yours faithfully,
A. R. Lieu

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick



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Legal Compliance Team

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

Dear A.R.Lieu,

Thank you for your email dated 28^th April 2015 requesting information
about the University of Warwick. Your request is being considered under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find below your original
request and our response.

I am making an enquiry into the admissions statistics for the LLB Law
course at your University. In the following context, 'Home'

refers to applicants whose fee status has been classified as either 'Home
UK' or 'Home EU', and 'Overseas' to those whose fee status has been
classified as 'Overseas'.

In the admissions cycle for M100 Sept 2015 entry,

1. What was the total number of applications received from:

a. 'home' applicants?

b. 'overseas' applicants?

2. What is the number of offers (conditional and unconditional) made to:

a. 'home' applicants?

b. 'overseas' applicants?

It will be highly appreciated if the following information is also
available. If it is unfortunately not, in order to protect the commercial
interests of your University, please attempt to respond the two questions
posted above.

3. What was the registration target for:

a. 'home' applicants?

b. 'overseas' applicants?

The University is withholding the requested information since we consider
that the exemption under section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act
2000 applies. Section 43(2) states that “information is exempt information
if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice
the commercial interests of any person (including the public authority
holding it)”. We consider that the release of the requested information
would prejudice the University’s commercial interests since this could be
used by other institutions to their own commercial advantage.

The University competes in a global higher education market and to be
successful it must attract the brightest and the best students. In the
circumstances, disclosure of the requested information could prejudice the
University’s commercial interests and the commercial interests of other
Higher Education Institutions as making such information public may be
anti-competitive since it may influence decisions made by other HEIs on
how many places they should offer.

The exemption at section 43(2) is a qualified exemption which means that
the University must consider whether the public interest in maintaining
the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure. The University
recognises that there is legitimate public interest in disclosing
information relating to its admissions procedures however, the University
also has to be mindful of the competitive environment in which it is
operating and the fact that the release of this data could alter the
decision making of competing institutions, to the detriment of the
University’s commercial interests. The University believes that it is in
the public interest to ensure that stability is maintained in the sector
for the benefit of applicants, students and the sector as a whole. There
is therefore no overriding public interest in the circumstances that would
warrant prejudicing the University’s commercial interests, which would be
compromised by releasing the requested information at this time.
Therefore, the University is of the opinion that the public interest lies
in withholding this information at the present time.

If you are unhappy with the way in which your request has been handled by
the University of Warwick, you can request an internal review and in the
first instance you are advised to follow the procedure outlined here:
[1]http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/gov/l...

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

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Wilmslow

Cheshire

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Phone: 0303 123 1113

Website: [2]www.ico.gov.uk

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Horsburgh

Jo Horsburgh  | Deputy Registrar
University House  |  University of Warwick  |  Coventry  |  CV4 8UW

 

 

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