Dear University College London,
Under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act, I am writing to ask for your kind disclosure of the following information:
1)Can you please provide the number of applications received, offers sent till date and firm acceptances(if available) for each of graduate programmes at University College London for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle? (including MSc, M Arch, MA, MRes programs) I understand that the admissions are still in process. Could you kindly provide the data till present date ie from Oct 2020 - present date.(May/ June 2021)
2) Could you provide information for the MSc Health Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings program in UCL from the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 (current admissions cycle) regarding the number of applications received, number of offers sent and firm acceptances for this course for the above mentioned years.
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Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 10^th May 2021.
We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for the following information about admissions for UCL’s MSc
courses for the 2021/22 academic cycle:
1. the number of applications received, offers sent till date and firm
acceptances(if available) for each of graduate programmes at
University College London for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle?
(including MSc, M Arch, MA, MRes programs) I understand that the
admissions are still in process. Could you kindly provide the data
till present date ie from Oct 2020 - present date.(May/ June 2021)
2. information for the MSc Health Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings
program in UCL from the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 (current
admissions cycle) regarding the number of applications received,
number of offers sent and firm acceptances for this course for the
above mentioned years.
We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information is provided in the attached
As you will see within the attached spreadsheet, where the number of
applicants, offers or firm acceptances is fewer than 5, the information
has been withheld because this is personal data of third parties or, if
linked with other personal identifiers in the public domain, would likely
to become personal data. This information has been withheld under Section
40(2) of the FOIA by virtue of Section 40(3A)(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
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individuals and therefore would be personal data. The disclosure of these
personal data would not be within the reasonable expectations of the
individuals concerned and it would be unfair to do so; this therefore
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