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Number of EU students

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Tereza Tomanova

Dear University of Westminster,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to know:

a) the number of EU students enrolled at your University for each academic year 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020.

b) if possible - the number of EU students having their tuition fees paid by Student Loans Company each academic year 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020.

If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it with page reference and URL if necessary.

I would like the above information to be provided to me as electronic copies.

Yours faithfully,

Tereza Tomanova

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Dear Tereza Tomanova,

Please see attached the University's acknowledgement of your request for information.

Best wishes,

Hannah Wilkinson
Information Compliance Assistant
University of Westminster
101 New Cavendish Street
London W1W 6XH

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Dear Tereza Tomanova,

Please see attached the University's response to your request for information.

Best wishes,

Hannah Wilkinson
Information Compliance Assistant
University of Westminster
32-38 Wells Street
London W1T 3UW

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Dear University of Westminster,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Westminster's handling of my FOI request 'Number of EU students'.

I agree with directing me to HESA for part a) of my FOI request. However, I was in touch with HESA regarding part b) of my FOI, and they confirmed they do not have the data I am asking for. They have numbers of SLC funding towards universities, however, they do not have headcount of students (UK and non-UK) who are receiving them.

Therefore I am still asking for data for section b) of my FOI:

b) the number of EU students (non-UK, EU nationality) having their tuition fees paid by Student Loans Company each academic year 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

Yours faithfully,

Tereza Tomanova

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Dear Tereza Tomanova,

Thank you for your email. I've consulted with my colleagues who are finding it difficult to understand your position. They have said:

For every student that we include in our annual student returns to HESA (except for dormant and incoming exchange students) we include a value in the field MSTUFEE (major source of tuition fees). Values in this field are in the form of a two digit code, which includes, among others:

01 No award or financial backing
02 Award assessed by English or Welsh LEA & paid in full by LA or by the SLC (includes EU students assessed by SLC)
52 Mix of student & SLC (following assessment by English or Welsh LA, or SLC for EU students studying in England and Wales)

We also include a value in the field NATION, which records the student’s country of legal nationality and can be used to identify which students have non-UK EU nationality.

If these fields are not sufficient for HESA to provide the desired information; I fear that any information that we provide internally would be also be wrong as it would be based on the same information that we are providing to HESA.

Could you please clarify what you require that would not be covered by the above?

Best wishes,

Hannah Wilkinson
Information Compliance Assistant
University of Westminster
32-38 Wells Street
London W1T 3UW

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