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Dear Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge,

For the years 2015-2020, may I request you to provide me with the following information concerning applicants for the Engineering undergraduate course to your College who applied from mainland China:

1. The number of Chinese applicants to your college;
2. The number and percentage of direct offers made among all Chinese applicants;
3. The number and percentage of winter pool offers made by other colleges to applicants who originally applied to your college among all Chinese applicants;
4. The number of acceptances and percentage among Chinese applicants who were offered a place.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Hall

Andrew Powell, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Dear Mr Hall

Further to your email of 22 August 2020, in response to your request under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

For the years 2015-2020, may I request you to provide me with the
following information concerning applicants for the Engineering
undergraduate course to your College who applied from mainland China:

1. The number of Chinese applicants to your college; 2. The number and
percentage of direct offers made among all Chinese applicants; 3. The
number and percentage of winter pool offers made by other colleges to
applicants who originally applied to your college among all Chinese
applicants; 4. The number of acceptances and percentage among Chinese
applicants who were offered a place.

OUR RESPONSE

1.      Each year 2015-2018 are given the range 0 – 5.  We give a range
because we consider this data to be exempt under the Section 40(2)
(“personal data”) exemption, given the risk that individuals could be
identified.

2019 – 6

2020 – 12

2.      Each year 2015-2020 are given the range 0-5.  We give a range
because we consider this data to be exempt under the Section 40(2)
(“personal data”) exemption, given the risk that individuals could be
identified.

We cannot supply the percentage of offers for each year as we
consider this data to be exempt under the Section 40(2) “personal
data” exemption, given the risk that individuals could be identified.

3.      The requested data is not held by the College.

4.      Each year 2015-2020 are given the range 0-5.  We give a range
because we consider this data to be exempt under the Section 40(2)
(“personal data”) exemption, given the risk that individuals could be
identified.

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Yours sincerely

Mr. R A Powell

Fellow and Bursar

Fitzwilliam College

Cambridge CB3 0DG

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