BSc Economics Statistics

Rajeev Singh made this Freedom of Information request to University of Manchester

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Dear University of Manchester

Could you please provide the following information for the BSc Economics course over the past 5 years:

1) Number of applications from students with Advanced Placement (AP) qualifications

2) Number of offers made to students with Advanced Placement (AP) qualifications

3) Number of applications from students with International Baccalaureate (IB) qualifications

4) Number of offers made to students with International Baccalaureate (IB) qualifications

5) Number of applications and number of offers by nationality

6) Number of applications and number of offers by domicile (not nationality)

Yours faithfully,
Rajeev S.

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

Dear Rajeev,

I am writing to acknowledge your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received by The University of Manchester today, our reference as per the subject line.

The University will respond to your request within 20 working days.

Kind regards

Sharon

Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office | Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Support Services | G6 Christie Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13 9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| www.manchester.ac.uk

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MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

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Dear Rajeev,

 

Thank you for your request for information received by The University of
Manchester on 13 August 2018 which was as follows:

 

Could you please provide the following information for the BSc Economics
course over the past 5 years:

 

1) Number of applications from students with Advanced Placement (AP)
qualifications

 

2) Number of offers made to students with Advanced Placement (AP)
qualifications

 

3) Number of applications from students with International Baccalaureate
(IB) qualifications

 

4) Number of offers made to students with International Baccalaureate (IB)
qualifications

 

5) Number of applications and number of offers by nationality

 

6) Number of applications and number of offers by domicile (not
nationality)

 

The University has now considered your request and unfortunately we are
unable to provide you with the information requested at this time.

 

This is because the information to answer questions 1 to 4 is not
available to extract via automated means. Therefore we would need to
conduct a manual assessment of all of the application forms to determine
which qualifications each applicant had to identify those which met your
criteria. There are over 3000 applications recorded in the time period you
have requested. Even at a very conservative estimate of one minute per
application this would take in excess of 50 hours.

 

This task clearly cannot be completed within the 18 hour ‘Appropriate
Limit’ (as defined in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection
(Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004). As a result, Section 12 of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies and regrettably this task
cannot be undertaken at this stage. This letter serves to act as a refusal
notice for this request, as per S.17 (5) of the Act.

 

You will find the answers to questions 5 and 6 attached to this email in a
spread-sheet entitled “FOI 018-337 ECONOMICS APPLICATIONS”. Please note
that this information has been provided as it was more readily extractable
within the timescale however it does not affect the University’s legal
right to rely on the Fees Regulations for the remainder of your request.

 

The University of Manchester Freedom of Information Act appeals procedure 

 

If you feel that The University of Manchester has refused access to
information to which you are entitled, or has not dealt with your request
appropriately under the FOIA, you have a right of appeal.

 

An appeal in the first instance should be directed to the Information
Governance Office, contact details below. You should include: 

·         details of your initial request

·         any other relevant information

 

The University will deal with your appeal within a reasonable time, and
will inform you of the projected time scale on receipt of your complaint.
You are also welcome to contact the Information Governance Office with
informal questions about the handling of your request. 

 

After The University’s internal appeals procedure has been exhausted, you
have a further right of appeal to the Information Commissioner’s
Office. Details of this procedure can be found at [1]www.ico.org.uk.

 

Kind regards

 

Sharon

 

Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office |
Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Support Services | G6
Christie Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road |
Manchester | M13 9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| [2]www.manchester.ac.uk

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