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INFORMATION GOVERNANCE 
Lafrowda House 
St. German’s Road 
Exeter, UK  
EX4 6TL 
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www.exeter.ac.uk/ig 
 
4 December 2019 
Ref: FOI19-497 
 
Dear Requester, 
Thank you for your email of November 14th requesting information under the Freedom of Information 
Act 2000.  Please see the responses to each of your questions below: 
I am interested in the dates at which offers were given out for your undergraduate law courses 
(both the LLB and any Law with courses such as Law with Politics) during the previous UCAS 
admissions cycle (autumn 2018 - summer 2019). 

I would therefore like to request a  list of the dates on which undergraduate law offers were 
sent out in the previous admissions cycle, as well as the number of offers that were sent out 
on each of the dates. 

The information you have requested is considered to be commercially sensitive and is therefore 
exempt from disclosure under section 43 of the FOIA 
Section 43 is a qualified exemption and so a public interest test has been carried out. In favour of 
disclosure we considered the principles of both transparency and accountability in the way a public 
authority performs its functions. Opposing this we considered the insight into the University’s 
admissions strategy which the requested data would provide. In a highly competitive recruitment 
environment the public disclosure of details of the admissions strategy is likely to influence individuals 
interested in applying to the University of Exeter and to competitors. This is likely to impact on our 
ability to recruit students and on the workload of the admissions teams who process these 
applications. It is the view of the University that these factors outweigh the factors in favour of 
disclosing the information. 
This response has been prepared in accordance with a request received pursuant to the Freedom of 
Information Act 2000. The supply of documents under FOI does not give the person who receives the 
information an automatic right to re-use the documents without obtaining the consent of the copyright 
holder. If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an 
internal review. You must submit this to the Information Governance Office in writing within 40 days of 
receipt of this notification. Please quote the reference number above. 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to 
the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. 
(https://ico.org.uk/)  

Kind Regards, 
 
Information Governance 
University of Exeter