Dear Cardiff University,

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

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Kat

 

I acknowledge receipt of your email received by this office on 24^th June
2019 in which you requested information regarding degree classifications
for law graduates.

 

Your request will now be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and has been allocated reference FOI19-286 which should be quoted in
all correspondence. We will respond to your request within 20 working days
starting the next working day after receipt, therefore you can expect to
receive a response no later than 21^st August 2019.

 

Where we consider that we will not be able to meet this deadline or if
further time is required to consider the public interest test we will
contact you as soon as possible and give you a revised date for response.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and, if that is the case, we
will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

Yours sincerely

 

 

Ian Johnson   Ian Johnson
Assurance Officer   Swyddog Sicrwydd
Strategic Planning & Governance     Adran Cynllunio Strategol a
Cardiff University Llywodraethu
2nd Floor, Friary House
Greyfriars Road Prifysgol Caerdydd
CF10 3AE
LLawr 2, Friary House

Heol y Brodyr Llwydion
CF10 3AE
Tel: 029 208 79633   Ffon: 029 208 79633
E-mail: [1][email address] E-bost:
[2][email address]
 
 
The University welcomes
correspondence in Welsh or English. Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu
gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n
Saesneg.

 

Dear Cardiff University,

 

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

 

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InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Kat

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated
24^th July 2019 in which you requested information regarding degree
classifications for law graduates.

 

For ease of reference, I have reproduced your questions below and set out
our corresponding responses.

 

 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.

 

Under the Freedom of Information legislation our first responsibility is
to confirm whether we hold the information and we can confirm that the
University holds information about degree classifications.

 

The information that you have requested for years 2010 to 2018 is already
in the public domain and is available from HESA, the official agency for
the collection, analysis and dissemination of quantitative information
about higher education in the UK, at [1]https://www.hesa.ac.uk/ and
obtaining this information from HESA will enable you to gather consistent
and comparable data. Please note that while high level statistics are
readily available from the HESA website, in order to obtain data at
institution level, it might be necessary to submit a custom data request
directly to HESA. Information about this service including how to make a
request is available at [2]https://www.hesa.ac.uk/services/custom/d...

 

Accordingly this information is reasonably accessible to you by other
means and is exempt from disclosure under section 21 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Information in relation to 2019 is due to be published by HESA in 2020. As
this information is intended for future publication it is exempt from
disclosure by virtue of Section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
subject to a public interest test.

 

It is acknowledged that there is a public interest in making information
available that contributes to public debate and understanding about higher
education and this would include information around degree
classifications. However as noted above, HESA is the official agency for
the collection, analysis and dissemination of quantitative information
about higher education in the UK. It would not be in the public interest
to undermine established processes for the publication of such information
particularly where a commitment has been made to make this information
generally available and a date for publication has been fixed. Therefore,
in the absence of any compelling public interest to disclose this
information prior to its scheduled release date it is considered
reasonable, in all the circumstances, to withhold this information prior
to HESA's publication date. As such Section 22 of the FOI Act applies.

 

I trust this information satisfies your enquiry.  The University has a
Freedom of Information Complaints Procedure should you feel dissatisfied
with this response or the way in which your request was handled.
Complaints must be made in writing and must set out why you believe the
University has not met its obligations under the Freedom of Information
Act.  You may email your complaint to [3][email address] where
it will be forwarded to the Director of Strategic Planning and Governance
who will be responsible for overseeing the review.

 

If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your complaint, you
have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for
consideration.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at the
following address: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Cardiff University. If you require further assistance please feel free to
contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Ian Johnson   Ian Johnson
Assurance Officer   Swyddog Sicrwydd
Strategic Planning & Governance     Adran Cynllunio Strategol a
Cardiff University Llywodraethu
2nd Floor, Friary House
Greyfriars Road Prifysgol Caerdydd
CF10 3AE
LLawr 2, Friary House

Heol y Brodyr Llwydion
CF10 3AE
Tel: 029 208 79633   Ffon: 029 208 79633
E-mail: [4][email address] E-bost:
[5][email address]
 
 
The University welcomes
correspondence in Welsh or English. Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu
gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n
Saesneg.

 

 

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