Number of admission appeals and complaints from 2010 to 2019 and the number upheld at Stage 1 of appeal process.

Mike Whittome made this Freedom of Information request to Somerville College, Oxford

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Dear Somerville College, Oxford,

Please provide the following information:
1. For each year from 2010 to 2019, how many appeals and complaints (Stage 1 of appeal process) relating to undergraduate admission did the college receive?
2. For each of these years, how many of these appeals and complaints were upheld at Stage 1 and resulted in an applicant receiving an offer? (ie a student appealed a rejection for an undergraduate course and subsequently received an offer from the college without the need to progress to Stage 2 of the appeal process)

Please list appeals and complaints separately.

Thank you for your assistance.
Dr. Mike Whittome

Dear Somerville College, Oxford,

I sent you an FOI request concerning admission appeals on 15th January and have yet to receive a reply. As you know, by law, you are obliged to reply promptly to each FOI request.

Please kindly provide the information requested without further delay.

Yours faithfully,

Dr. Mike Whittome

Freedom of Information, Somerville College, Oxford

Dear Dr Whittome,

Further to your FOI request we can confirm that in the admissions cycle 2019/20 we received three appeals and in the cycle 2018/19 we received one appeal. None of these appeals were upheld at stage one. We have no record of appeals for the years prior to 2018/19.

Best wishes,
Somerville FOI

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