Application Statistics

James Carter made this Freedom of Information request to The Robert Gordon University

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Dear The Robert Gordon University,

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

For each course that the University 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

Keith Fraser (itn), The Robert Gordon University

This is to acknowledge receipt of your recent request for information from the University, it is receiving attention and you will hear from us shortly.
Keith Gordon Fraser
University Records Manager & Data Protection Officer
The Robert Gordon University
St Andrews Street, , Aberdeen AB10 7FY
Tel: 01224 262882, Fax: 01224 262797
Web: http://www.rgu.ac.uk, Email: [email address]

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Keith Fraser (itn), The Robert Gordon University

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FOI Request 311211/1 RGU Application Statistics
Dear Sir,
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Yours faithfully
Keith Gordon Fraser
University Records Manager & Data Protection Officer
The Robert Gordon University
St Andrews Street, , Aberdeen AB10 7FY
Tel: 01224 262882, Fax: 01224 262797
Web: [2]http://www.rgu.ac.uk, Email: [3][email address]
 
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Dear Keith Fraser (itn),

Please explain how this would exceed the £600 limit set out, since it should be freely available to you in your records, and compiling the information should not take longer than a couple of hours.

Yours sincerely,

James Carter

Keith Fraser (itn), The Robert Gordon University

Dear Sir,
This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for a review of the University's decision on your recent request for information from the University; it is receiving attention and you will hear from us shortly.

Yours faithfully,

Keith Gordon Fraser
University Records Manager & Data Protection Officer
The Robert Gordon University
St Andrews Street, , Aberdeen AB10 7FY
Tel: 01224 262882, Fax: 01224 262797
Web: http://www.rgu.ac.uk, Email: [email address]

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Keith Fraser (itn), The Robert Gordon University

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Our Ref: FOI Request 311211/1 RGU Application Data
 
Dear Mr Carter,
Further to your recent ‘request for a review’ dated [04 January 2012
16:53] under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
 
Please find attached our response; you will find that it is in the form of
a Portable Document Format (PDF) attached to this email. The PDF file
format is used for electronic distribution because it preserves the look
and feel of the original document. To open the file you can download a
free program called Adobe Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer
by following the following link:
 
[1]http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Keith Gordon Fraser
University Records Manager & Data Protection Officer
The Robert Gordon University
St Andrews Street, , Aberdeen AB10 7FY
Tel: 01224 262882, Fax: 01224 262797
Web: [2]http://www.rgu.ac.uk, Email: [3][email address]
 
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