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FOI request: Number of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller students

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To whom it may concern,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my enquiry as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you would contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

I would like to find out the number of people who define their ethnicity as Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (or equivalent) who are accepted to study at the university each academic year. I would also like to discover whether these figures have changed over the past 10 years.

As such, could the following information please be made available:

a) The number of people who define their ethnicity as Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (or equivalent) who applied to study at the university each year for entry in the academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019.

b) The overall number of people who applied to study at the university each year for entry in the academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019. I would like these figures broken down by ethnicity.

c) The number of people who define their ethnicity as Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (or equivalent) who were accepted to study at the university each year for entry in the academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019.

d) b) The overall number of people accepted to study at the university each year for entry in the academic years 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019. I would like these figures broken down by ethnicity.

Where possible, I would like all application/ acceptance figures to be broken down by undergraduate/ postgraduate study.

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you would confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Yours faithfully,

Jasmin Gray

Freedom of Information, University of South Wales

Dear Ms Gray

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

We acknowledge your request for information.

We are considering your request and you should receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days. If there are any areas of your request that need to be clarified then we will contact you at the earliest opportunity.

Yours sincerely,

Rhys Davies
Information Compliance Manager /Rheolwr Cydymffurfio i Wybodaeth
University Secretary's Office/Swyddfa Ysgrifennydd y Brifysgol
University of South Wales/Prifysgol De Cymru
Treforest
Pontypridd
CF37 1DL

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Freedom of Information, University of South Wales

Dear Jasmin Gray,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on the 9^th August
2018.  Please find below the University’s response.

 

a) The number of people who define their ethnicity as Gypsy, Roma and
Traveller (or equivalent) who applied to study at the university each year
for entry in the academic years, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017,
2017/2018, 2018/2019.

 

This information is only held for accepted applicants and is reported
annually by UCAS. 

[1]https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/u...

 

b) The overall number of people who applied to study at the university
each year for entry in the academic years 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016,
2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019. I would like these figures broken down by
ethnicity. 

 

A breakdown of applicants by ethnic group can be found on the UCAS web
pages –

[2]https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/u...

 

c) The number of people who define their ethnicity as Gypsy, Roma and
Traveller (or equivalent) who were accepted to study at the university
each year for entry in the academic years, 2014/2015, 2015/2016,
2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019.

 

3 accepted UCAS applicants for 2014 entry; 4 accepted UCAS applicants for
2015 entry; 0 accepted UCAS applicants for 2016 and 2017 entry. Data for
2018 entry is not yet available.

 

d) The overall number of people accepted to study at the university each
year for entry in the academic years, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016,
2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019. I would like these figures broken down by
ethnicity.

 

The breakdown of acceptances by ethnic group can be found for all
institutions on the UCAS website here:

[3]https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/u...

 

Should you have any further queries do not hesitate to contact the
Information Compliance Manager, University of South Wales, Pontypridd,
CF37 1DL. If you are not satisfied with the University’s response, you are
entitled to use the University’s complaints procedure available from
[4]http://uso.southwales.ac.uk/ig/foi/.

Further information about the Act is available from :

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

[5]http://www.ico.gov.uk/

Yours faithfully,

Rhys Davies

Information Compliance Manager

 

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4. http://uso.southwales.ac.uk/ig/foi/
5. http://www.ico.gov.uk/

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