Breakdown of undergraduate admissions statistics

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Dear the University of St Andrews,

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.

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr Auger,

Thank you for your email below of 20 September, 2011 in which you requested information concerning, undergraduate admissions.

The University will respond to your request as soon as possible and certainly within the 20 working days permitted under section 10 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. As your email was received by the University on 21 September, 2011, the final date for compliance with your request is 19 October 2011.

The University will contact you should further information be required in order to identify and locate the information you have requested. If additional information is sought from you, the 20 working day period in which the University is required to comply with your request starts from the working day following the date of receipt by the University of the requested clarification. I refer you to sections 1(3) and 10(1) of the Act. The Act is available from the Scottish Information Commissioner’s website at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Law/FOISA/FO... .

If the University is not able to provide all of the information you have requested you will receive notification as appropriate:

Guidance about your rights under the Act is available from the Commissioner’s website at www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourRights/Y...

Finally, should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Officer
University of St Andrews
Business Improvements
Butts Wynd
Fife KY16 9AL

Tel No. 01334 462776; Fax 01334 462759
Web: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/business-improvements
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: No SC013532

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Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr Auger,

Following my earlier acknowledgement of your request, the department working on collating the relevant information has asked if I can contact you and request the following clarification which would assist us in processing your request:

1. Would it be acceptable for us to provide the required UCAS information by ‘Year of Entry’ (including the deferred applicants from the previous cycle) rather than by ‘UCAS application cycle’ as requested – " Please include deferred applications in the application cycle they were submitted in, rather than in the following cycle."? The reason for asking this is that regular snapshots are taken from data by 'year of entry' throughout the UCAS cycle and this would enable us to provide you with accurate data according to the dates requested.

This request for additional information is made under Section 1(3) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please note that under Section 10(1)(b) of the Act, the University has 20 working days after receipt of the additional information by the University in which to comply with your request.

Your request will therefore be held pending until I hear from you further.

Regards

June

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June Weir
Freedom of Information Officer
University of St Andrews
Business Improvements
Butts Wynd
Fife KY16 9AL

Tel No. 01334 462776; Fax 01334 462759
Web: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/business-improvements
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: No SC013532

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Dear June,

Thank you for your messsage requesting clarification.

That would be acceptable to me, thank you for the explanation of why you would like to provide the information in that form.

Yours sincerely,
G. Auger

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr Auger,

Many thanks for coming back with your acceptance of the suggestion data provision and I can now proceed to have this information collated.

As your clarification was received by the University on 30 September, 2011, the final date for compliance is 28 October, 2011 however, a response will be sent to you as soon as possible.

Regards

June

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June Weir
Freedom of Information Officer
University of St Andrews
Business Improvements
Butts Wynd
Fife KY16 9AL

Tel No. 01334 462776; Fax 01334 462759
Web: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/business-improvements
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: No SC013532

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Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

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Dear Mr Auger,

I refer to your request for information below under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and attach the requested information which I trust meets your requirements.

Should you be dissatisfied with the University's response or the way your request has been handled I attach details of the Review and Appeals process for your information.

Regards

June

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June Weir
Freedom of Information Officer
University of St Andrews
Business Improvements
Butts Wynd
Fife KY16 9AL

Tel No. 01334 462776; Fax 01334 462759
Web: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/business-improvements
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: No SC013532

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