Undergraduate law admissions: data on candidates applying through non-traditional routes

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Dear University College London,

I would like to request the following data relating to all law courses (i.e. both the single honours LLB or BA and any joint honours law courses) offered by your university.

I am requesting the data for candidates who received offers for one of the aforementioned law courses in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 admissions cycles (I refer to these candidates as ‘the offerholders’).

If the data for 2018/2019 is not available for whatever reason, please provide it for 2016/2017 (I am looking for at least two admission cycles’ worth of data, in order to ensure that it is reliable).

I request the following data for each admissions cycle:

1. The total number of offerholders for the aforementioned law courses.

2. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had completed BTECs as their most recent qualification.

3. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had completed a Higher National Diploma (‘HND’) or Higher National Certificate (‘HNC’) as their most recent qualification.

4. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had completed an Access to Higher Education diploma as their most recent qualification.

5. The number of offerholders who received offers while planning to resit their A-levels. (These individuals will show up on your system as having completed one set of A-levels already, with predictions for at least one other A-level).

I look forward to hearing from you. Let me know if I can be of assistance in any way.

Yours faithfully,

Samira El Amein

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Ms El Amein,

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

We can confirm that we do hold information of the description specified in
your request.

I would like to request the following data relating to all law courses
(i.e. both the single honours LLB or BA and any joint honours law courses)
offered by your university.

 

I am requesting the data for candidates who received offers for one of the
aforementioned law courses in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 admissions
cycles (I refer to these candidates as ‘the offerholders’).

 

If the data for 2018/2019 is not available for whatever reason, please
provide it for 2016/2017 (I am looking for at least two admission cycles’
worth of data, in order to ensure that it is reliable).

 

I request the following data for each admissions cycle:

 

Q1. The total number of offerholders for the aforementioned law courses.

 

A1.

Course
Course code name Year Offers
LLB
English
and
German
UBLLAWSEGL05 Law 2017 10
LLB
English
and
German
UBLLAWSEGL05 Law 2018 8
LLB Law
with
French
UBLLAWSFRL05 Law 2017 30
LLB Law
with
French
UBLLAWSFRL05 Law 2018 32
LLB Law
with
German
UBLLAWSGRL05 Law 2017 16
LLB Law
with
German
UBLLAWSGRL05 Law 2018 12
LLB
Bachelor
of Laws
(UCL)
and LLB
UBLLAWSHKD05 (HKU) 2017 12
LLB
Bachelor
of Laws
(UCL)
and LLB
UBLLAWSHKD05 (HKU) 2018 11
LLB Law
with
Hispanic
UBLLAWSHSL05 Law 2017 11
LLB Law
with
Hispanic
UBLLAWSHSL05 Law 2018 7
UBLLAWSING05 LLB Law 2017 546
UBLLAWSING05 LLB Law 2018 533
Grand Total     1228

 

 

Q2. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had
completed BTECs as their most recent qualification.

 

<5

 

Q3. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had
completed a Higher National Diploma (‘HND’) or Higher National Certificate
(‘HNC’) as their most recent qualification.

 

A3. None

 

Q4. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had
completed an Access to Higher Education diploma as their most recent
qualification.

 

A4) 2017 - <5

       2018 - 9

 

Q5. The number of offerholders who received offers while planning to resit
their A-levels. (These individuals will show up on your system as having
completed one set of A-levels already, with predictions for at least one
other A-level).

 

A5) 2017 - <5

       2018 - <5

 

As you can see, exact counts totalling 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.

 

As the section 40(2) exemption is an absolute one, there is no need to
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Kind regards

 

Bhavika Dhanak

Information Compliance Officer

University College London

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