Breakdown of undergraduate admissions statistics

Greg Auger made this Freedom of Information request to Manchester Metropolitan University

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Dear the Manchester Metropolitan University,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please can you provide me with the following information regarding undergraduate admissions:

For each of the last four undergraduate application cycles (for typical entry in 2008 through to 2011), seperately for Home (UK) students, 'other' EU students and for International students:
1. The number of applications revieved through UCAS by the standard deadline for equal consideration (15th January for most courses, but 15th October, 24th March, etc where applicable).
2. The number of offers made to applicants (of those in #1).
3. The number of students (of those in #2) who made the university their "firm".
4. The number of students (of those in #2) who made the university their "insurance".
5. The number of those in #3 who enrolled at the university in the Autumn.
6. The number of those in #4 who enrolled at the university in the Autumn.
7. The number of students who enrolled at the university in the Autumn, but are not included in #1. This should include students accepted through "clearing" and "adjustment" and anyone else who did not submit an application by the standard deadline referred to in #1.

Please include deferred applications in the application cycle they were submitted in, rather than in the following cycle.

For the 2011 cycle, I appreciate definitive numbers for #5, #6 and #7 may not be known, but please can you provide the latest estimates based on available data.

I believe this should be 84 pieces of data. I look forward to your response, which I would ask you to provide in either plain text or an ISO standard spreadsheet document (either OpenDocument Spreadsheet ISO/IEC 26300:2006 or Office Open XML Workbook ECMA-376 ISO/IEC 29500) as I am entitled to ask under Section 11 of the Freedom of Information Act.

Yours faithfully,
G. Auger.

Michelle Gretton, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Please find attached response to your recent FOI request.

 

Legal Department

All Saints Building

Oxford Road

Manchester M15 6BH

 

Tel: 0161 247 4696

Fax: 0161 247 6868

 

 

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Greg Auger left an annotation ()

Despite having a .xls file extension the files were in fact MHT files.

For anyone struggling to read the files, I have uploaded them here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?...

Dear Michelle Gretton,

Unfortunately, the file '316 response.pdf', in which I assume you attempted to reply to my request, contains only one page. I assume it was intended to contain extra pages, because it cuts of mid sentence. Please could you send your full response?

In the absence of your full response it is difficult for me to reply to you. However it would appear that the spreadsheets you have have sent do not answer my question. If they don't then the pieces of information I requested are not clearly identifiable, and the column and row headings are very unclear.

I trust you will comply with your legal obligation to respond to my request by October 18th.

Yours sincerely,
Greg Auger

Michelle Gretton, Manchester Metropolitan University

I have asked the relevant department for clarification.
In the meantime, you should note that your request was sent after close of business on 20th September and was therefore received by the University on 21st September. The 20 working day deadline therefore takes us to Wednesday 19th October.

Regards

Michelle Gretton
Legal Department
All Saints Building
Oxford Road
Manchester M15 6BH

Tel: 0161 247 3401
Fax: 0161 247 6868

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Michelle Gretton, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Dear Mr Auger
Unfortunately, I am still waiting for the staff who produced the spreadsheets to come back to me as they have been away from the office since your email was received. However, in the meantime, please find attached a complete copy of the response letter which was sent to you on 17th October, which does provide some further information. You may well find that this is sufficient explanation to enable you locate the information you require from the spreadsheets.

When I hear further regarding the spreadsheets, I will contact you again.
Apologies for this delay.
Regards

Michelle Gretton
Legal Department
All Saints Building
Oxford Road
Manchester M15 6BH

Tel: 0161 247 3401
Fax: 0161 247 6868

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Michelle Gretton, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Dear Mr Auger

Please find attached a ‘key’ to the abbreviations used in the spreadsheets
which were forwarded to you on 17^th October.

I am advised that all the information you have requested is contained in
those spreadsheets, as per my letter of 17^th October which was resent to
you earlier today.

 

Kind regards

 

Michelle Gretton

Legal Department

All Saints Building

Oxford Road

Manchester M15 6BH

 

Tel: 0161 247 3401

Fax: 0161 247 6868

 

 

"Before acting on this email or opening any attachments you should read
the Manchester Metropolitan University email disclaimer available on its
website http://www.mmu.ac.uk/emaildisclaimer "