Clearing and Adjustment

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Dear University College London,

I would like to request for the number of people who got into UCL through clearing/adjustments and extra for the courses listed below:

-BEng Biochemical Engineering
-BSc Biomedical engineering
-BSc Medical Physics
-Bioprocessing of new medicines

Please give the information based on the 2015-2021 admission cycles

Yours faithfully,

Jane Ha

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Jane Ha,

 

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 would like to request for the number of people who got into UCL through
clearing/adjustments and extra for the courses listed below:

 

-BEng Biochemical Engineering

-BSc Biomedical engineering

-BSc Medical Physics

-Bioprocessing of new medicines

 

Please give the information based on the 2015-2021 admission cycles

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

 

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

Please can you clarify whether you would like the number confirmed (i.e.
those who held unconditional firm offers) or those who enrolled, in the
modules above?

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

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards,

 

Josh

 

 

Josh Keyte

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

Legal Services

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

 

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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

I'd like to know those who had unconditional firm offers using ucas extra and clearing/adjustments for the courses listed above. Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Jane Ha

Keyte, Josh, University College London

Dear Jane Ha,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 5 August 2022. 

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request which read as follows:

 

I would like to request for the number of people who got into UCL through
clearing/adjustments and extra for the courses listed below:

 

-BEng Biochemical Engineering

-BSc Biomedical engineering

-BSc Medical Physics

-Bioprocessing of new medicines

 

Please give the information based on the 2015-2021 admission cycles

 

In a subsequent email, you clarified that you would like to know ‘those
who had unconditional firm offers using ucas extra and
clearing/adjustments for the courses listed above’.

 

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

 

OUR RESPONSE

 

UCL does not participate in clearing, therefore the figures below are
combining the number of students in the 2015-2021 admission cycles that
held unconditional firm offers using UCAS extra and adjustment:

 

BEng Biochemical Engineering = ˜5

BEng Biomedical Engineering = ˜5

BSc Bioprocessing of New Medicines (Business and Management) = ˜5

BSc Bioprocessing of New Medicines (Science and Engineering) = ˜5

BSc Physics with Medical Physics = ˜5

 

*Please note that these are the closest matches to the programmes
requested but some do not match exactly.

 

As you will see above, where the number of students is 5 or fewer (˜5),
the information has been withheld because, with such low numbers, even
providing this information on an anonymised basis it is possible that the
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This information has been withheld under Section 40(2) of the FOIA by
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Kind regards,

 

Josh Keyte

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

Legal Services

Data Protection: [4][email address] FOI: [5][UCL request email]

 

 

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