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Dear University College London,
under the Freedom of Information act, I would like to know for Educational Leadership (Pre-Service) for the 2021/22, 2020/21 and 2019/20 admission cycles:
- the number of applications,
- the number of offers made,
- the number of acceptances,
- the number of enrolments.
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Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 10^th December 2021.
We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
We can confirm that we do hold information of the description specified in
your request and this information is provided below.
I would like to know for Educational Leadership (Pre-Service) for the
2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 admission cycles:
The programme did not start until 2021, therefore the data below only
applies to the 2021/22 cycle:
- the number of applications: 135
- the number of offers made: 40
- the number of acceptances: Total of 40 - 30 for this year and 10
accepted to defer to next year
- the number of enrolments: 30 students enrolled that make the current
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