BA History, Politics and Economics Offer Dates

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Dear University College London,

I am interested in the dates at which offers were given out for your undergraduate BA History, Politics and Economics course during the previous 3 UCAS admissions cycles.

I would therefore like to request a list of the dates on which undergraduate BA History, Politics and Economics offers were sent out in the previous admissions cycle, as well as the number of offers that were sent out on each of the dates.

The list could look like this:
Date 1 - 15 offers
Date 2 - 25 offers
Date 3 - 0 offers
Date 4 - 12 offers

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,
James

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear James

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

In order to proceed with your request below, we need clarification and
this is mentioned below.

 

Please provide the requested clarification within 20 working days of this
email.

 

********FOI********

I am interested in the dates at which offers were given out for your
undergraduate BA History, Politics and Economics course during the
previous 3 UCAS admissions cycles.

 

I would therefore like to request a list of the dates on which
undergraduate BA History, Politics and Economics offers were sent out in
the previous admissions cycle, as well as the number of offers that were
sent out on each of the dates.

 

The list could look like this:

Date 1 - 15 offers

Date 2 - 25 offers

Date 3 - 0 offers

Date 4 - 12 offers

********FOI********

 

********CLARIFICATION********

In order to respond to your request, we need some additional context.

 

Please could you clarify what you mean by ‘previous 3 UCAS admissions
cycles’?

 

********CLARIFICATION********

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards

Greta

 

Greta Cicchetti

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

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Data Protection: [1][email address]  FOI: [2][UCL request email]

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Dear Ms Cicchetti,

By the "previous 3 UCAS admission cycles" I mean the 2022/2023, 2021/2022 and 2020/2021 application years.

Yours sincerely,

James Davies

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear James

 

Thank you for your freedom of information request of 30 January and
clarification of 2 February.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for the dates at which offers were given out [to] undergraduate BA
History, Politics and Economics course during the previous 3 UCAS
admissions cycles. You requested a list of the dates on which
undergraduate BA History, Politics and Economics offers were sent out in
the previous admissions cycle, as well as the number of offers that were
sent out on each of the dates. You also clarified that by the "previous 3
UCAS admission cycles" you meant the 2022/2023, 2021/2022 and 2020/2021
application years.

 

We can confirm that we do hold information of the description specified in
your request and this information is provided attached.

 

As you will see within the attached document, where the number of offers
is 5 or fewer (indicated by the symbol ≤5), the information has been
withheld because, with such low numbers even providing this information
without names, it may be possible to identify the individuals, which would
make this 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 Section 40(3A)(a).

 

Section 40(2) of the FOIA allows a public authority to withhold
information under the FOIA where (i) the requested information is personal
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individuals and therefore would be personal data. The disclosure of these
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.

 

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Kind regards

Greta

 

Greta Cicchetti

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

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