Application Statistics

James Carter made this Freedom of Information request to Southampton Solent University

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Dear Southampton Solent University,

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

For each course that the University (which prior to 2004 was the Southampton Institute of Higher Education 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

Freedom of Information, Southampton Solent University

Dear James Carter

Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information, received by Southampton Solent
University on the 31 December 2011, requesting the following information;

For each course that the University (which prior to 2004 was the
Southampton Institute of Higher Education 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).    

Your request will be considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, as defined by
the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being
exempt.  

The Act defines a number of exemptions that may prevent release of the
information you have requested.  Should this prove to be the case after
your request is assessed, you will be formally informed of this, including
your right to appeal.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, a fees
notice will be issued to you which you will be required to pay before we
proceed with your request.

Please note the time scale for your request falls over the University’s
Christmas closure, Thursday 24 December 2011 – Tuesday 3 January 2012.
 This means that the latest response date for compliance with your request
is the 20 January 2012.  

Yours sincerely

Justin Dalton
Planning & Compliance Officer

cc.  Zita Eckett MBE
       Head of Planning

Fax: 023 8023 3475
E-mail: [1][Southampton Solent University request email]

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Freedom of Information, Southampton Solent University

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Dear James Carter
Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information, received by Southampton Solent
University on the 31 December 2011 requesting information on:

For each course that the University (which prior to 2004 was the
Southampton Institute of Higher Education 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).

Southampton Solent University has considered your request for information
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and can confirm that whilst it
collects this level of data for the majority of its undergraduate
students, the data is not processed and held in a manner that allows for
easy extraction.

Consequently in considering your request, the University has concluded
that the time it would take to locate and extract the data you have
requested would exceed the appropriate limit, as set out in the Freedom of
Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations
2004.  The University is not obligated to undertake a request when it can
be reasonably estimated that it would exceed 18 hours working time,
therefore the University is applying section 12 of the Freedom of
information Act 2000 in response to your request, exemption where cost of
compliance exceeds appropriate limit.

However, to assist you with your request the University has put together a
spreadsheet (attached), which reflects applications received by the
University from 2007-08 to 2010-11 academic years.

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).

As per response to question 1a

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).

As per response to question 1a
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).

As per response to question 1a

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).

As per response to question 1a

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).

 As per response to question 1a

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).

As per response to question 1a
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).

As per response to question 1a
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).

As per response to question 1a
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).

As per response to question 1a

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).

As per response to question 1a

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).

As per response to question 1a

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).

As per response to question 1a

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).

As per response to question 1a

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).

As per response to question 1a

h) The number of deferred offers made by the university to
applicants who applied for entry in that particular application
cycle.

As per response to question 1a

i) The number of offers for entry in the current cycle made to
applicants who applied for deferred entry in that particular
application cycle.

As per response to question 1a
3. a) The total number of applicants who made the course their
"firm" choice.

As per response to question 1a
b) The total number of applicants who made the course their
"insurance" choice.

As per response to question 1a
c) The number of applicants in a) who commenced the course in
question.

As per response to question 1a
d) The number of applicants in b) who commenced the course in
question.

As per response to question 1a

4. a) The number of students not included in who commenced the
course through "clearing".

As per response to question 1a
b) The number of students who commenced the course through
"adjustment".

As per response to question 1a
c) The number of students who commenced the course for a reason
other than: a UCAS application, a direct application, "clearing",
"adjustment".

As per response to question 1a
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, please contact
the University’s Clerk of Governors, Southampton Solent University, East
Park Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YN, e-mail:
[1][Southampton Solent University request email] for an internal review.  Please note
that this does not affect your right to appeal to the Information
Commissioner’s Office ([2]www.ico.gov.uk) should you remain dissatisfied
with the University’s response.

Yours sincerely

Justin Dalton
Planning and Compliance Officer

cc.  Zita Eckett MBE
      Head of Planning

Fax:           023 8023 3475
E-mail: [3][Southampton Solent University request email]

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