Muslim student entry statistics into Higher Education

Dr Abida Malik made this Freedom of Information request to The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

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Dear The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service,

I am a researcher at Claystone, a think-tank which is working to better relations within British Society. Currently I am looking at University across the UK, entry levels into Higher education for students based upon their religious or no religious background.

1. The number of students enrolling in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
2. Please break down the numbers above by year group. i.e. years 1, 2, 3 and 4 etc
3. Please provide the number of students that identified their belief system
4. Please break down the numbers to identify the numbers that identified with each belief system

If you have any similar statistics for FE that would also be of interest.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Malik

FOI, The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Dear Dr Malik,

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Thank you for requesting information from UCAS under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

UCAS will respond on or before 11 February 2016, the date on which the 20 working day response period permitted by FOIA ends.

I may need to contact you again if the request needs to be clarified. If this happens, UCAS may respond later than the date indicated above as permitted by FOIA.

Yours sincerely

Paul

Paul Watkins
Compliance Officer
T 01242 223 740 F 01242 544 932

www.ucas.com
Rosehill | New Barn Lane | Cheltenham | GL52 3LZ

Registered office as above. Registered company No 2839815.
Registered charity No. (England and Wales) 1024741 and (Scotland) SC038598.

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FOI, The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Dear Dr Malik,

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Thank you again for requesting information from UCAS under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

I am sorry to inform you that UCAS does not hold data on the number of students enrolling into university. In addition, UCAS has not collected data on religion or belief for every year that you have requested.

That said, UCAS reports mostly on admissions to full-time undergraduate higher education in the UK. You may be interested in data covering the number of accepted applicants to these courses on our website, in our 'end of cycle' data resources: https://www.ucas.com/corporate/data-and-.... It should be noted that we do not report accepted applicants by year group, but it does cover admissions from 2006 onwards.

Finally, we suggest you contact the Higher Education Statistics Agency (www.hesa.ac.uk) to request this information from them.

Under FOIA we must let you know about your appeal rights. You may apply for a UCAS internal review by responding to this email. If you remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, telephone: 0303 123 1113, website: www.ico.org.uk.

Please do not hesitate to contact me, in the first instance, if you have any further queries.

I am sorry that we are not able to assist you further, on this occasion.

Kind regards

Paul

Paul Watkins
Compliance Officer
T 01242 223 740 F 01242 544 932

www.ucas.com
Rosehill | New Barn Lane | Cheltenham | GL52 3LZ

Registered office as above. Registered company No 2839815.
Registered charity No. (England and Wales) 1024741 and (Scotland) SC038598.

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