Dear University of Liverpool,

I would like to request the following information:

[1] The percentages of students who graduated from law-related courses (i.e. all courses with course code M1**) in the following years

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

who were awarded First Class Honours. Please provide the % of Firsts separately for each year (e.g. 10% for 2010, 15% for 2011, 12% for 2012, etc.)

[2] The percentages of students who graduated from law-related courses (i.e. all courses with course code M1**) in the following years

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

who were awarded Upper Second Class Honours (‘2.1’). Please provide the % of 2.1s separately for each year.

[3] The percentages of students who graduated from all law-related courses (i.e. all courses with course code M1**) in the following years

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

who were awarded Lower Second Class Honours (‘2:2’). Please provide the % of 2.2s separately for each year.

Do let me know if you would like me to clarify any aspect of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Kat Ammann

foi Uof Liverpool, University of Liverpool

Dear Ms Ammann

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information from the University of Liverpool on 22nd July.   Your reference number is FOI/2019/285. We will review and process your request as soon as possible.

We will respond within 20 working days of the day we received the request. You will hear back from us by 19th August at the latest.

Yours sincerely

Kirsty Rothwell
Freedom of Information / Data Protection Officer
Legal & Compliance
University of Liverpool, Foundation Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 7ZX

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foi Uof Liverpool, University of Liverpool

FOI/2019/285

24th July 2019

Name: Kate Ammann
By email to: [FOI #591433 email]

Dear Ms Ammann,

Thank you for your email of 22nd July requesting information concerning degree classifications of law graduates since 2010.

You asked for:

• The percentages of students who graduated from law-related courses (i.e. all courses with course code M1**) in the following years 2010-2019 who were awarded First Class Honours. Please provide the % of Firsts separately for each year (e.g. 10% for 2010, 15% for 2011, 12% for 2012, etc.)
• The percentages of students who graduated from law-related courses (i.e. all courses with course code M1**) in the following years 2010-2019 who were awarded Upper Second Class Honours (‘2.1’). Please provide the % of 2.1s separately for each year.
• The percentages of students who graduated from all law-related courses (i.e. all courses with course code M1**) in the following years 2010 – 2019 who were awarded Lower Second Class Honours (‘2:2’). Please provide the % of 2.2s separately for each year.

This information is accessible elsewhere. HESA supplies data for academic research into pathways through education and could provide comparable data for all UK institutions. HESA undertake data enquiries - those that only take around an hour to process - free of charge. You can contact HESA via www.hesa.ac.uk/services/custom/data. Under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act, as this information is publically available, the University is not required to provide it to you.

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request for information, you have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act to ask the University to review it; however, you must do so within 40 working days of the date of this response. Your request should include our reference number and explain the reason for requesting a review. Email [University of Liverpool request email] or write to the Freedom of Information Reviewer, Legal & Compliance, University of Liverpool, Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 7ZX. We will respond to your request for an internal review within 20 working days of receipt.

Following an internal review, if you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. Telephone: 0303 123 1113 www.ico.gov.uk.

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours sincerely,

Kirsty Rothwell
Freedom of Information / Data Protection Officer
Legal & Compliance
University of Liverpool, Foundation Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 7ZX

The information in this email and any attachments is confidential. Unless you are the intended recipient, you must not read, copy, distribute, use or retain this message or any part of it. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately.

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