List of postgraduate degrees and number of applicants in 2018/19

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Dear University College London,

I would be very grateful if you could send me the following information:

1. Detail a list of postgraduate degrees that will be running by your institution for the 2019/20 academic year.

2. Detail the number of applicants in the 2018/19 to each postgraduate course, the number of offers made per course and the number of students who ended up enrolling on each course.

Yours faithfully,

Guillermo Barros

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear University College London,

Thank you UCL. I will be waiting for your news.

Yours faithfully,

Guillermo Barros

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Mr Barros,

Thank you for your below request for information.

For (2) third part, we are currently unable to provide the 2018 enrolment figures yet as enrolment is on-going.

We would be happy to provide this information when it is available i.e. by 2nd November 2018, would you be happy to receive this data then?

Kind regards,

Mehwish Sultan
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
Legal Services, Finance and Business Affairs
E: [email address] Data Protection: [email address] FOI: [UCL request email].
Telephone: +44 (0)203 108 7862 (internal 57862)

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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

Absolutely, I would be very pleased. There is no problem to wait until the first week of November. Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Guillermo Barros

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Guillermo,

Thank you for this. We will aim to get you this information as soon as we can.

Kind regards,

Mehwish Sultan
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
Legal Services, Finance and Business Affairs
E: [email address] Data Protection: [email address] FOI: [UCL request email].
Telephone: +44 (0)203 108 7862 (internal 57862)

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Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Mr Barros,

 

We have now completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information, where it is not exempt, is
provided below and attached.

 

I would be very grateful if you could send me the following information:

 

Q1) Detail a list of postgraduate degrees that will be running by your
institution for the 2019/20 academic year.

 

A1) This information is exempt from disclosure due to Section 21, which
states:

 

“(1)Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant otherwise
than under Section 1 is exempt information.”

This information is available on the following web page:
[1]https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-studen...

Q2) Detail the number of applicants in the 2018/19 to each postgraduate
course, the number of offers made per course and the number of students
who ended up enrolling on each course.

 

A2) Please see attached PDF document.

 

As you can see, exact counts of four or less have been withheld because
these are personal data of third parties or, if linked with other personal
identifiers in the public domain, would be likely to become personal data.
This information has been withheld under section 40(2) of the FOIA by
virtue of s40 (3)(a)(i).

 

Section 40(2) of the FOIA allows a public authority to withhold
information under the FOIA where (i) the requested information is personal
data relating to someone other than the requester and (ii) its disclosure
would breach any of the data protection principles. In this case we
believe that the requested information could relate to and identify
individual applicants and would be considered as their personal data. The
disclosure of this personal data would not be within the reasonable
expectations of the individuals concerned and it would be unfair to do so;
this therefore breaches the first data protection principle.

 

It is for these reasons that this information is exempt under section
40(2) of the Act.

 

You are free to use any information supplied for your own use, including
for non-commercial research purposes. The information may also be used for
the purposes of news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for
example by publishing or issuing copies to the public, will require the
permission of the copyright owner.

 

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Kind regards,

 

Mehwish Sultan

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

Legal Services, Finance and Business Affairs

E: [5][email address] Data Protection: [6][email address]
FOI: [7][UCL request email].

Telephone: +44 (0)203 108 7862 (internal 57862)

 

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