Dear University College London,
Can you please give the number of applications and number of offers for every postgraduate course at UCL for 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019.
Thank you for your message.
If you have submitted a Freedom of Information request please accept this
email as acknowledgement that your request has been received. You should
expect a response from us within 20 working days.
For details on how we use your personal information, please see UCL's
Data Protection & FOI
Dear Mr Kay,
We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
We can confirm that we do hold information of the description specified in
your request and this information is provided attached.
Q) Can you please give the number of applications and number of offers for
every postgraduate course at UCL for 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018,
As you can see, exact counts of five or less have been withheld because
these are personal data of third parties or, if linked with other personal
identifiers in the public domain, would be likely to become personal data.
This information has been withheld under section 40(2) of the FOIA by
virtue of s40 (3)(a)(i).
Section 40(2) of the FOIA allows a public authority to withhold
information under the FOIA where (i) the requested information is personal
data relating to someone other than the requester and (ii) its disclosure
would breach any of the data protection principles. In this case we
believe that the requested information could relate to and identify
individuals and would be considered as their personal data. The disclosure
of this personal data would not be within the reasonable expectations of
the individuals concerned and it would be unfair to do so; this therefore
breaches the first data protection principle.
It is for these reasons that this information is exempt under section
40(2) of the Act.
You are free to use any information supplied for your own use, including
for non-commercial research purposes. The information may also be used for
the purposes of news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for
example by publishing or issuing copies to the public, will require the
permission of the copyright owner.
If you are unhappy with our response to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request a review of our decision, please email
[email address]. Emails should include the words ‘Internal
Review’ in the subject and be marked For the Attention of the Chief
Operating Officer, alternatively you should write to:
Chief Operating Officer
University College London
Please note, complaints and requests for internal review received more
than two months after the initial decision will not be handled.
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner at the address given below.
You should do this within two months of our final decision.
If you have any queries or concerns, please contact me using the details
provided in this letter and including the request reference number.
Further information on the Freedom of Information Act is available from
the Information Commissioner’s Office:
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
E: [email address] Data Protection: [email address]
FOI: [UCL request email].
Telephone: +44 (0)203 108 7862 (internal 57862)
1. mailto:[email address]
3. mailto:[email address]
4. mailto:[email address]
5. mailto:[email address]
6. mailto:[UCL request email]
We work to defend the right to FOI for everyone
Help us protect your right to hold public authorities to account. Donate and support our work.Donate Now