Information on the Black and Ethnic Minority Students attending the University

Cynthia made this Freedom of Information request to University of Cambridge

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Dear University of Cambridge,

I would be very grateful if you could provide me with anonymised information on the following questions based on Black and Ethnic Minorities (BEMs) students:

1) Numbers and percentages of Black and Ethnic Minorities (BEMs) that get an offer from your university and what gender they are
2) Number and percentage of BEMs that attend the university after meeting their offer
3) BEMs GCSE grades
4) BEMs A-level predicted grades
5) BEMs actual A-level grades
6) The degree course that they applied for
7) Type of school they went to e.g. state, private, grammar
8) The BEMs socio-economic background
9) How many and what percentages of BEMs parents didn’t go to university? How many of their parents did go to university?
10) The overall numbers and percentages of BEMs that applied to the university

I do not need any names, ages or personal information.

If possible, please also provide the same information for all years from 2010 onwards, or for at least 3 years.

Yours faithfully,
Miss C Ogbuju

FOI, University of Cambridge

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information. Your reference number is given in the subject line of this email. We will respond on or before 29 December 2017.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
Registrary's Office, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
T: (01223 7)64142
F: (01223 3)32332
E: [email address]

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Dear FOI,

I would also please like the information to be put in the form of a continuous table in an Excel spreadsheet with each individual question (some numbered points have 2-3 questions in them) used as a header in the table. Therefore, the table should have approximately 16-20 columns of information.

In addition, I have a template of how I want the information to be presented but there isn't an option to attach it on this service but I would like the information to be please presented in a clear and ordered manner.

Yours sincerely,

Miss C Ogbuju

FOI, University of Cambridge

Thank you and noted.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
Registrary’s Office, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
T: (01223 7)64142
F: (01223 3)32332
E: [email address]

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Dear FOI,

It has also been brought up to my attention that I have not said that the information should be about undergraduate, UK-domiciled Black and Minority Ethnics (BEMs) only. Therefore, I am clarifying that the information for the questions I previously sent to you should be about undergraduate, UK-domiciled BEMs only.

Yours sincerely,

Miss C Ogbuju

FOI, University of Cambridge

Thank you and further noted.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
Registrary’s Office, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
T: (01223 7)64142
F: (01223 3)32332
E: [email address]

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FOI, University of Cambridge

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Further to your request for information, please find attached the University’s response.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
Registrary's Office, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
T: (01223 7)64142
F: (01223 3)32332
E: [email address]

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Dear FOI,

I am writing to thank you for the information you have provided me. This information has helped me on a project that I was working on, by aiding me in completing it.

Many thanks,
Ms Ogbuju