Dear University College London,
Wish your working is going well.
I would be very grateful if you can kindly provide :
a list of all postgraduate programme for 2020/21, as well as
the data regarding the number of applicants and offers made for each postgraduate programme for 2020/21 admission.
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Dear Mr Marlon
Thank you for your request of 22 April.
You asked for: a list of all postgraduate programme for 2020/21, as well
as the data regarding the number of applicants and offers made for each
postgraduate programme for 2020/21 admission.
Please see the attached spreadsheet for our response.
Where the number is fewer than 5, we have not given the exact figure. This
is because this information when combined with other information available
in the public domain could make it possible to identify an individual
resulting in disclosure of personal data. We concluded that the disclosure
of personal data in this context would amount to a breach of the first
data protection principle. As such we have applied the exemption available
to us under section 40 (2).
This states that personal data must be processed fairly and lawfully and
having considered the expectations of these individuals; our students
would have an expectation of confidentiality. Therefore, we believe that
the disclosure would amount to unfair processing of personal data.
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