Admission Statistics for Economics at UCL

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Dear University College London,

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I kindly request raw data in relation to the following undergraduate courses:
1) Economics BSc (L100)
2) Economics and Statistics BSc (LG13)
3) Economics with a Placement Year BSc (L102)
4) Economics with a Year Abroad BSc (L101).

I would like to view the data from the past 5 years for:
1) Total number of applications per year
2) Number of conditional offers made per year
3) Required A-Level grades for the conditional offers made
4) Total acceptances per year

Yours faithfully,
Neha Shah

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Ms Shah,

Thank you for your below request for information.

Can you please clarify what you mean by "acceptances"? Are you asking how many students accepted the offers they were given (as a firm or insurance acceptance) or do you mean the student intake.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Mehwish Sultan
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
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Telephone: +44 (0)203 108 7862 (internal 57862)

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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

Thank you for your response to my inquiry.
To clarify, by 'acceptances' I meant student intake so the total number of people the university takes in for the specific courses.

Yours sincerely,
N. Shah

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Ms Shah,

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and where this information is held and is not
exempt, it is provided attached.

 

Your request:

 

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I kindly request
raw data in relation to the following undergraduate courses:

 

1) Economics BSc (L100)

2) Economics and Statistics BSc (LG13)

3) Economics with a Placement Year BSc (L102)

4) Economics with a Year Abroad BSc (L101).

 

I would like to view the data from the past 5 years for:

 

1) Total number of applications per year

2) Number of conditional offers made per year

3) Required A-Level grades for the conditional offers made

4) Total acceptances per year

 

Our response:

 

Please see attached PDF document.

 

As you can see, exact counts totalling five or less have been withheld
because these are personal data 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 FOIA by virtue of s40 (3)(a)(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  would breach any of the data protection principles. In this
case we  believe that the requested information could relate to and
identify  individuals and would be considered as their personal data. The
disclosure  of this personal data would not be within the reasonable
expectations of the individuals concerned and it would be unfair to do so;
this therefore breaches the first data protection principle.

 

It is for these reasons that this information is exempt under section
40(2) of the Act.

 

As the section 40(2) exemption is an absolute one, there is no need to
conduct a public interest test.

 

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Kind regards,

 

Mehwish Sultan

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

Legal Services

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FOI: [6][UCL request email].

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