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Dear University College London,

Under the request of information act, may I request the following data for Biological Sciences (C100) for the 2014/15/16/17/18 years

1. The number of offers made, and the number of rejections made
2. The number of students enrolled
3. The number of students who missed their offers
4. The number of students who missed their offers and was still accepted
5. The results of the students who missed their offer and was still accepted
6. Of those who were accepted despite missing their offer, how many had EC (extenuating circumstances)?
7. Of those who were accepted despite missing their offer, how many were home applicants and how many were international applicants?
8. The results of the students enrolled, the average (mode, median and mean) if possible

Yours faithfully,
Perry Maison

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Ms Maison,

Thank you for your below request for information.

Please note that the UCAS code C100 is assigned to BSc Biology, which is a programme we have not recruited to since 2008.

We have a BSc Biological Sciences and an MSci Biological Sciences (UCAS codes C900 and C901 resp.) - is it these programmes you want the information for?

Can you please clarify?

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,

Yes, C900

Yours sincerely,

Perry Maison

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Ms Maison,

 

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

 

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

 

Under the request of information act, may I request the following data for
Biological Sciences (C100) for the 2014/15/16/17/18 years

 

Q1) The number of offers made, and the number of rejections made

 

Q2) The number of students enrolled

 

A1-2)

 

Year Offers Rejections Enrolled
2013-14 248 159 48
2014-15 280 124 43
2015-16 316 126 55
2016-17 351 101 52
2017-18 353 116 48
2018-19 458 140 54

 

Q3) The number of students who missed their offers

 

A3)

 

Not
met
Year offer
No
2013-14 data
2014-15 45
2015-16 53
2016-17 39
2017-18 57
2018-19 82

 

Q4) The number of students who missed their offers and was still accepted

 

A4) This has been previously been provided in FOI 019 – 144.

 

Q5) The results of the students who missed their offer and was still
accepted

 

A5)

 

Year Results
2014  
A, A, B
A, A, A
A*, B,
B
2015  
A, A, B
A, A, A
A, B, B
A*, B,
B
2016  
A, B, B
A, A, B
2017  
A, A, A
A, A, B

 

Q6) Of those who were accepted despite missing their offer, how many had
EC (extenuating circumstances)?

 

A6) We do not hold any information in relation to this.

 

Q7) Of those who were accepted despite missing their offer, how many were
home applicants and how many were international applicants?

 

A7)

 

Year Home Overseas
Not Not
2013-14 applicable applicable
2014-15 8  
2015-16 17 <5
2016-17 <5  
2017-18 11 <5
2018-19   <5

 

Q8) The results of the students enrolled, the average (mode, median and
mean) if possible

 

A8) Average grades by year:

 

Year A* A B C D
2013-14 0.7 2.27 0.45    
2014-15 0.8 2.03 0.4 0.03 0.03
2015-16 0.51 2 0.65 0.03 0.05
2016-17 0.89 2 0.3    
2017-18 0.65 1.97 0.5 0.03  
2018-19 0.97 1.86 0.31 0.03  

 

As you can see, exact counts of 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
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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
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