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Admission offers and the results 2021 / 2022 - The Bartlett School of Architecture

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Dear University College London,

I would be most appreciative if you could provide:
A list of all taught postgraduate programmes in the Bartlett for 2021/2022 year, as well as the data for each postgraduate programme admission.

Specifically and if possible, I would like to request, for each of the aforementioned courses in the Bartlett School of Architecture:

A1) Number of applicants
A2) Number of European applicants
A3) Number of international applications

B1) Number of offers made
B2) Number of European applicants offers made
B3) Number of international offers made

C1) Number of offers accepted
C2) Number of European offers accepted
C3) Number of international offers accepted

Yours faithfully,
Michael Farewell

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Lucas, Rose, University College London

Dear Michael Farewell

 

Thank you for your request for information about the Bartlett School of
Architecture.

 

To help us collate the information you requested I would be grateful if
you could provide the following clarification:

 

o Please could you explain what you mean by European. Is that the EU or
the whole continent of Europe?
o Please could you explain what is meant by International. Is that
anyone not in the UK and not covered by your definition of Europe?

 

Please provide the requested clarification within 20 working days of this
email.

 

Kind regards

 

Rosie Lucas

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser University College
London Legal Services Data Protection: [1][email address] FOI:
[2][UCL request email]

 

 

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Dear Rose,

My apologies for not being clear.

- By European, I meant students from European Union (EU) countries.
- Yes by International I meant anyone, not in the UK and not covered by your definition of Europe.

Yours sincerely,
Michael Farewell

Edited clarification:

Dear Rose,

My apologies for not being clear.

- By European, I meant students from European Union (EU) countries.
- Yes by International I meant anyone, not in the UK and not covered by EU.

Yours sincerely,
Michael Farewell

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Michael

Thank you for clarifying your request. We will now take steps to compile the information requested.

Kind regards

Rosie Lucas
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser University College London Legal Services Data Protection: [email address] FOI: [UCL request email]

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Dear Rosie ,

I was wondering, whether the information has yet been complied? Please let me know.

Yours sincerely,
Michael Farewell

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Michael

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 26^th August 2021 and
clarification of 6^th September 2021.  Apologies for the delay in
responding to your request.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for the following information about all taught postgraduate
programmes in UCL’s The Bartlett School of Architecture for 2021/2022, as
well as the data for each postgraduate programme admission:

 

A1) Number of applicants

A2) Number of European applicants

A3) Number of international applications

 

B1) Number of offers made

B2) Number of European applicants offers  made

B3) Number of international  offers made

 

C1) Number of offers accepted

C2) Number of European offers accepted

C3) Number of international  offers accepted

 

You clarified that:

o By European you mean students from European Union (EU) countries
o By International you mean anyone not in the UK and not covered by EU

 

We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information is provided in the attached
spreadsheet.

 

Whilst UCL is committed to openness and transparency, we are also mindful
of our obligations under the Data Protection regime, and therefore take
steps to anonymise data before it is released. We therefore adopt the
following approach when releasing statistics that relate to people, to
prevent unauthorised disclosure of information that relates to
individuals:

 

•               Numbers of individuals are rounded to the nearest multiple
of five – so if the figure is 102 individuals, this is rounded to 100. Any
number lower than 2.5 is rounded to zero.

•               Percentages that are based on a group of 22 individuals or
less are not provided, and this includes requests for percentile
information about marks.

•               Averages based on 7 or fewer individuals are not provided.

 

We have identified that there is a risk of the identification of
underlying individuals in the information that you have requested. We have
therefore applied rounding to the number of applications, offers and
acceptances to the nearest multiple of five. The information withheld is
personal information 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 Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA) by virtue of Section 40(3A)(i).

 

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