2007 Enrollment Statistics

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like the National School of Government to report to me details about the enrollment at school.

1. For the year 2007, please send me a statistical report of student enrollment in all programs offered at the National School of Government's Sunningdale Park facilities. Please include the name of the course or programme students were enrolled in and what government department/ministry/agency or private industry students were from.

2. The name and version of the software used to manage Freedom of Information requests at the Nation School of Government

3. Screen-shots of the interface (for the application described in #2) used during the processing of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Mark

Christopher Mallett,

Dear Mark

Thank you for your request for the information detailed in your email of 4 October 2008.

I am dealing with this enquiry under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will ensure you receive a response as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Christopher Mallett
Librarian
National School of Government
Sunningdale Park
Ascot
Berkshire
SL5 0QE
tel: +44 (0)1344 634286
fax: +44 (0)1344 634118
email: [email address]

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Christopher Mallett,

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Dear Mark

Thank you for your request for the information detailed in your email of 4 October 2008.

In response to question 1, please find attached a list of all programmes run by the National School of Government at Sunningdale Park in 2007. The list details the name of the course or programme students were enrolled on and the name of the organisation students were from.

In four instances, an assortment of programmes were booked by named individuals on their own behalf rather than via a particular organisation (rows 981, 2493, 5420 to 5427 and 6473 to 6474).

I have deleted the names of these four individuals in accordance with the exemption set out at Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ('personal information'). The National School is of the view that information identifying those who have attended its courses and programmes constitutes personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998.

In response to questions 2 and 3, the National School does not use a specific software package to manage freedom of information requests.

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SL5 0QE
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Yours sincerely

Christopher Mallett
Librarian
National School of Government
Sunningdale Park
Ascot
Berkshire
SL5 0QE
tel: +44 (0)1344 634286
fax: +44 (0)1344 634118
email: [email address]

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Dear Christopher Mallett,

Thank you for the report. There is a problem though. The report excludes the enrollment numbers (i.e., a count of the number of students enrolled in each of the programs)

To clarify what I was requesting here are some instructions that get at what I was expecting:
In the excel sheet you sent me, sort the report by column B. Add a label to column C ("Number of Student Registered"). This column would be filled with the numbers so that each row represented the number of students (column C) from particular departments (column A) who registered in a particular program (column B). This would result in a table like this:

[Department X][Programme 1][5]

[Department Y][Programme 1][2]

[Department Z][Programme 1][6]

[Department X][Programme 2][2]

[Department Q][Programme 2][8]
...

Yours sincerely,

Mark

Christopher Mallett,

Dear Mark

I will speak to our IT department to see if it's feasible to produce the data in the format you require.

Yours sincerely

Christopher Mallett
Librarian
National School of Government
Sunningdale Park
Ascot
Berkshire
SL5 0QE
tel: +44 (0)1344 634286
fax: +44 (0)1344 634118
email: [email address]

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Christopher Mallett,

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Dear Mark

Thanks for your email. I've asked our IT department to reformat the list along the lines suggested, highlighting the number of students registered on each NSG programme.

Hope this is OK.

Yours sincerely

Christopher Mallett
Librarian
National School of Government
Sunningdale Park
Ascot
Berkshire
SL5 0QE
tel: +44 (0)1344 634286
fax: +44 (0)1344 634118
email: [email address]

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