Failure to complete degree between 2005 and 2011

Charlotte Bond made this Freedom of Information request to Southampton Solent University

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Dear Southampton Solent University,

I am looking for information regarding students who have either failed their degree, or failed to complete their degree between September 2005 to now (March 2011).
Please provide me with the number of students who enrolled on a course compared to the number who graduated, detailing the numbers who failed to pass, and the number of students who dropped out of their own accord.

I look forward to hearing from you
Yours faithfully,

Charlotte Bond

Freedom of Information, Southampton Solent University

Dear Charlotte Bond

Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information, received by Southampton Solent
University on 11 March 2011, requesting information on Southampton Solent
University students who have either failed their degree, or failed to
complete their degree between September 2005 and March 2011.

Your request will be considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, as defined by
the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being
exempt.

The Act defines a number of exemptions that may prevent release of the
information you have requested. Should this prove to be the case after
your request is assessed, you will be formally informed of this, including
your right to appeal.

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

Yours sincerely

Naomi Notman
Information Management & Compliance Officer

cc. Zita Eckett MBE
Head of Planning

Fax: 023 8023 3475
E-mail: [1][Southampton Solent University request email]

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Freedom of Information, Southampton Solent University

Dear Charlotte Bond

Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information, received by Southampton Solent
University on 11 March 2011, requesting information on Southampton Solent
University students who have either failed their degree, or failed to
complete their degree between September 2005 and March 2011.

The University has considered your request for information and has found
it unclear. In order for the University to provide you with the
information you require, subject to valid exemption/exception, please
could you provide the University with greater clarification and to this
end and if possible a pro-forma setting out exactly what information you
require.

Please note the response period for your request has not yet commenced as
the University reasonably requires further information in order to
identify and locate the information requested. Once suitable
clarification has been received by the University a response will be
issued to you within the 20 working day statutory response deadline.

Yours sincerely

Naomi Notman
Information Management & Compliance Officer

cc. Zita Eckett MBE
Head of Planning

Fax: 023 8023 3475
E-mail: [1][Southampton Solent University request email]

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Dear Freedom of Information,

I have been asked to clarify my request to Southampton Solent University. In my original request I asked for the number of University students who had either failed their degree or failed to complete their degree between 2005 to the present academic year.

To clarify, the information I would like is the number of students who enrolled on a course at Southampton Solent in each academic year, for example- how many students enrolled at Southampton Solent for their first year of University in 2005?
Ideally, I would like a breakdown of how many students enrolled each year, and then how many students continued with the course for the whole duration. For the students that didn't, I would like the numbers of how many students chose to leave the University of their own accord, and how many students were unable to complete their degrees because they did not achieve sufficient grades to continue their studies.

I appreciate that each course usually lasts for three years, so I am looking for statistics on students who enrolled in 2005 and graduated (or would have graduated) in 2008, those who enrolled in 2006 and graduated (or would have graduated) in 2009, those who enrolled in 2007 and graduated (or would have graduated) in 2010, and the statistics for the students who enrolled in 2008 and who are yet to graduate this year.

I hope this clarifies my request.

Yours sincerely,

Charlotte Bond

Freedom of Information, Southampton Solent University

Dear Charlotte Bond

Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your e-mail, received by Southampton Solent University on 29
March 2011, providing clarification regarding your original freedom of
information request, received by the University on the 11 March 2011.

Your clarified request will be considered by the University and you will
receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20
working days, as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject
to valid exemption/exception.

Yours sincerely

Naomi Notman
Information Management & Compliance Officer

cc. Zita Eckett MBE
Head of Planning

Fax: 023 8023 3475
E-mail: [1][Southampton Solent University request email]

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Freedom of Information, Southampton Solent University

Dear Charlotte Bond

Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information, received by Southampton Solent
University on 11 March 2011, requesting information on Southampton Solent
University students who have either failed their degree, or failed to
complete their degree between September 2005 and March 2011.

Please find the University's response below.

I am looking for information regarding students who have either failed
their degree, or failed to complete their degree between September 2005 to
now (March 2011).
The University has tabled the information you have requested for the years
2005 to 2009 below. However, data for the academic year 2010-11 is not
yet available, as the academic year is still in progress.

Cohort Tracking

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| | New students | Graduated | Failed | Still | Withdrawn |
| | starting their | | | Studying | |
| | degree | | | | |
|------+---------------------+-----------+--------+----------+-----------|
| 2005 | 3262 | 2227 | 155 | 26 | 854 |
|------+---------------------+-----------+--------+----------+-----------|
| 2006 | 2969 | 1895 | 58 | 61 | 955 |
|------+---------------------+-----------+--------+----------+-----------|
| 2007 | 3445 | 2032 | 62 | 416 | 935 |
|------+---------------------+-----------+--------+----------+-----------|
| 2008 | 4090 | 396 | 203 | 2643 | 848 |
|------+---------------------+-----------+--------+----------+-----------|
| 2009 | 3911 | 265 | 183 | 2933 | 530 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

If you are in any way dissatisfied with the handling of your request,
please contact in the first instance the University's Director of Finance
and Resources, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace,
Southampton SO14 0YN, e-mail: [1][email address] for an internal
review. Please note that this does not affect you right to appeal to the
Information Commissioner's Office ([2]www.ico.gov.uk) should you remain
dissatisfied with the University's response.

Yours sincerely

Naomi Notman
Information Management and Compliance Officer

cc. Zita Eckett MBE
Head of Planning

Fax: 023 8023 3475
E-mail: [3][Southampton Solent University request email]

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