Completion rate for UK undergraduates

Daniel Lawrence made this Freedom of Information request to Imperial College London

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Dear Imperial College London,

Please reveal what percentage of non-medic UK undergraduates entering in 2014 completed their degree within 4 years or less.

Please also reveal what percentage of non-medic UK undergraduates entering in 2015 left Imperial College (dropped out or transferred) within 2 years (i.e. by the start of 2017 academic year).

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Lawrence

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Mr Lawrence,

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below, made under the Freedom of Information Act. The College aims to respond to your request within twenty working days of receipt of your request.

We will contact you again in due course.

Kind regards,
Alex Fisher

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Dear IMPFOI,

By law, you should have already answered this request. Please fulfil your obligation and respond to this simple request as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Lawrence

Dear IMPFOI,

Your response is now extremely late. Please give me a contact detail for the department that deals with these requests. This basic information is clearly in the public interest and it is unacceptable that your response is taking so long. Please therefore conduct an internal review.

Are you trying to obscure this information because the dropout rates at Imperial College are much higher than other comparable universities?

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Lawrence

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Mr Lawrence,

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for an internal review. We will write to you again in due course.

Kind regards,
Alex Fisher

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IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Mr Lawrence,

Thank you for your recent FOI request. I apologise for the delay in
responding to you.

 

Please find below the College's response to your questions.

Please reveal what percentage of non-medic UK undergraduates entering in
2014 completed their degree within 4 years or less.

83% of non-medic UK undergraduates who enrolled at College in 2014
completed their degree within 4 years or less. Please note this figure
includes only those students on courses that can be completed in four
years. It does not therefore account for students on five year courses. Of
those who did not complete their degree within four years, 42% are still
students at the College.

Please also reveal what percentage of non-medic UK undergraduates entering
in 2015 left Imperial College (dropped out or transferred) within 2 years
(i.e. by the start of 2017 academic year).

5% of non-medic UK undergraduates who enrolled at College in 2015 dropped
out or transferred within two years.

I am obliged, under the Freedom of Information Act, to inform you of our
complaints procedures in case you are unhappy about the way in which your
request has been dealt with. If you wish to complain about this response,
you should contact the College Secretary at the address below.

The College Secretary

Imperial College London

Exhibition Road

London

SW7 2AZ

E-mail: [email address]                  

 

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your complaint then you may have recourse to the official regulator for
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The Information Commissioner

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Cheshire

SK9 5AF

http://www.ico.gov.uk    

 

Kind regards,

Alex Fisher

 

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Hancock, Jon B, Imperial College London

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Dear Mr Lawrence,

 

I am writing in response to your request for an internal review of the
handling of your request for information on the College’s completion rate.

 

I am very sorry that the College was not able to respond to your request
as quickly as we would normally expect, and that the response was delayed
beyond the statutory completion date.  I can assure you that this was not
because the College wanted to obscure this information, as you suggest
below.

 

The requested data was sent to you on 8 January 2019, and I see that on
the WDTK page for this request, you have marked this request as having
been ‘successful’.

 

As the requested information has now been released to you, I have closed
this internal review.

 

Kind regards

 

Jon Hancock

 

 

Mr Jon B Hancock BA (Hons)
Head of Central Secretariat & Assistant Clerk to the Court and Council
Level 4, Faculty Building
Imperial College London
South Kensington campus
London SW7 2AZ, UK

(: + 44 (0)20 7594 5535
7: + 44 (0)20 7594 8802
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