Application Statistics

James Carter made this Freedom of Information request to University of Northampton

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Dear University of Northampton,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you provide me
with the following information:

For each course that the University (which prior to 1999 was the Nene College of Higher Education, and between 1999 and 2005 was University College Northampton) currently or previously has
offered from the 1994 application cycle (with deferred entry in
1995) until the 2011 application cycle (with deferred entry in
2012) and for each application cycle from the 1994 cycle until the
2011 cycle:

1. a) The number of applications received by the university through
UCAS by the standard deadline for consideration in accordance with
the deadline of the relevant course for entrance in that particular
application cycle (including deferred applications from the
previous application cycle, but not including deferred applications
for entrance in the next application cycle).
b) The number of direct applications received by the university by
the standard deadline for consideration in accordance with the
deadline of the relevant course for entrance in that particular
application cycle (including deferred applications from the
previous application cycle, but not including deferred applications
for entrance in the next application cycle).
c) The total number of applications received by the university for
consideration in accordance with the deadline of the relevant
course for entrance in that particular application cycle (including
deferred applications from the previous application cycle, but not
including deferred applications for entrance in the next
application cycle).
d) The number of applications received by the university through
UCAS after the standard deadline for the course in question that
were considered for entrance in that particular application cycle
(including deferred applications from the previous application
cycle, but not including deferred applications for entrance in the
next application cycle).
e) The number of direct applications received by the university
after the standard deadline for the course in question that were
considered for entrance in that particular application cycle
(including deferred applications from the previous application
cycle, but not including deferred applications for entrance in the
next application cycle).
f) The total number of applications received by the university for
consideration after the standard deadline for the course in
question that were considered for entrance in that particular
application cycle (including deferred applications from the
previous application cycle, but not including deferred applications
for entrance in the next application cycle).
g) The number of applications received by the university through
UCAS after the standard deadline for the course in question that
were not considered for entrance in that particular application
cycle (including deferred applications from the previous
application cycle, but not including deferred applications for
entrance in the next application cycle).
h) The number of direct applications received by the university
after the standard deadline for the course in question that were
not considered for entrance in that particular application cycle
(including deferred applications from the previous application
cycle, but not including deferred applications for entrance in the
next application cycle).
i) The total number of applications received by the university for
consideration after the standard deadline for the course in
question that were not considered for entrance in that particular
application cycle (including deferred applications from the
previous application cycle, but not including deferred applications
for entrance in the next application cycle).
g) The total number of applications received by the university that
were considered regardless of the date of recipiency for entrance
in that particular application cycle (including deferred
applications from the previous application cycle, but not including
deferred applications for entrance in the next application cycle).
h) The total number of applications received by the university
regardless of whether they were considered or not for entrance in
that particular application cycle (including deferred applications
from the previous application cycle, but not including deferred
applications for entrance in the next application cycle).

2. a) The number of offers made by the university to applicants who
applied through UCAS by the standard deadline for the course in
question for entrance in that particular application cycle
(including deferred applications from the previous application
cycle, but not including deferred applications for entrance in the
next application cycle).
b) The number of offers made by the university to direct applicants
who applied by the standard deadline for the course in question for
entrance in that particular application cycle (including deferred
applications from the previous application cycle, but not including
deferred applications for entrance in the next application cycle).
c) The total number of offers made by the university to all
applicants who applied by the standard deadline for the course in
question for entrance in that particular application cycle
(including deferred applications from the previous application
cycle, but not including deferred applications for entrance in the
next application cycle).
d) The number of offers made by the university to applicants who
applied through UCAS after the standard deadline for the course in
question for entrance in that particular application cycle
(including deferred applications from the previous application
cycle, but not including deferred applications for entrance in the
next application cycle).
e) The number of offers made by the university to direct applicants
who applied after the standard deadline for the course in question
for entrance in that particular application cycle (including
deferred applications from the previous application cycle, but not
including deferred applications for entrance in the next
application cycle).
f) The total number of offers made by the university to all
applicants who applied after the standard deadline for the course
in question for entrance in that particular application cycle
(including deferred applications from the previous application
cycle, but not including deferred applications for entrance in the
next application cycle).
g) The total number of offers made by the university to all
applicants who applied for entrance in that particular application
cycle (including deferred applications from the previous
application cycle, but not including deferred applications for
entrance in the next application cycle).
h) The number of deferred offers made by the university to
applicants who applied for entry in that particular application
cycle.
i) The number of offers for entry in the current cycle made to
applicants who applied for deferred entry in that particular
application cycle.

3. a) The total number of applicants who made the course their
"firm" choice.
b) The total number of applicants who made the course their
"insurance" choice.
c) The number of applicants in a) who commenced the course in
question.
d) The number of applicants in b) who commenced the course in
question.

4. a) The number of students not included in who commenced the
course through "clearing".
b) The number of students who commenced the course through
"adjustment".
c) The number of students who commenced the course for a reason
other than: a UCAS application, a direct application, "clearing",
"adjustment".

I anticipate that the best way to provide this information is to
have a spreadsheet divided up into the individual years, and each
year in turn being divided up unto the individual courses (which
must have their course code next to them).

I look forward to hearing from you within the 20 day deadline.

Yours faithfully,

James Carter

Oakman Phil, University of Northampton

Ref: RMU/FoI/000376/ack60112

 

 

6th January 2012

 

 

Dear Mr Carter

 

I am writing in acknowledgement of your request for information dated
31/12/2011, which has been received by the University and passed to me as
the Universityâ s Freedom of Information Officer for action.

 

Your request for information has been assigned the number referenced above
and will be treated in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act. Under the provisions of the Act the University has until
30/01/2012 to respond to your request. We will, however, try our best to
provide you with an answer before this deadline.

 

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Phil Oakman

 

Freedom of Information Officer

The University of Northampton

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Oakman Phil, University of Northampton

Ref: RMU/PTO/000376/11Jan2012

 

 

11^th January 2012

 

 

Dear Mr Carter

 

The detailed information within your 27 questions covering 18 separate
years is not held by the University in a way that is easily accessible and
to provide it would far exceed the Appropriate limit.  An assessment by
the relevant staff has been made and it has been estimated that it would
take one member of staff well in excess of 3 days to determine whether the
University holds the information; locating and retrieving such
information; and extracting the information from documents containing it.

 

This information is therefore exempted under Section 12 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and as further defined in SI 2004 No.3244 “The
Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees)
Regulations 2004”.     Might I offer the suggestion that it might be to
your advantage to contact a central organisation, such as The Universities
and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), directly rather than send requests
to separate Universities? The information you seek might either wholly or
at least partially, be more readily available from such an organisation. 
Their website is at
[1]http://www.ucas.com/about_us/stat_servic...    

 

Please accept this as a refusal notice as required by Section 17 of the
FoI Act.

 

I hope the University has made it’s response in a clear and constructive
manner but please get in touch again if you require any further
clarification, using this address. If you consider the University has
handled your request unfairly you are entitled to follow the process set
out in our standard advice on the University's Freedom of Information
Complaints Procedure (attached).

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Phil Oakman

 

Freedom of Information Officer

The University of Northampton

Boughton Green Road

Northampton

NN2 7AL

 

 

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Oakman Phil, University of Northampton

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Carter

 

Please accept my apologies I neglected to include the mentioned attachment
with our last reply.  Please find it attached now.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Phil Oakman

 

Freedom of Information Officer

The University of Northampton

Boughton Green Road

Northampton

NN2 7AL

 

Ranked number 1 in the UK for Value Added

The University of Northampton has achieved the top ranking among UK
Universities for �Value Added� in the Guardian Universities League table
for 2012. See more about this on our [1]website.

Award winner - Outstanding Higher Education Institution Supporting Social
Entrepreneurship 2011 (UnLtd/HEFCE)

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leaving The University of Northampton but no warranty is given that this
E-mail and any attachments are virus free. You should undertake your own
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networks is reserved by us.

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