Number of refugee students

S Abekov made this Freedom of Information request to University of Cambridge

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Dear University of Cambridge,

I would like to request the number of current students who have or have had UK refugee status, who are studying at the university. I would like the total number of such students studying at the university right now. If possible, I would also like the number of refugee students admitted each year for the last 20 years

Yours faithfully,

S Abekov

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 16 October 2019.

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Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
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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.

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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,

In the response letter, there is a quote: "The University uses the term ‘refugee’ in two different ways: students who have UK refugee status and students who are considered refugees in relation to fee status." Can you please clarify the difference between the two ways? What is the difference between a student who has UK refugee status and a student who has refugee fee status?

Yours sincerely,

S Abekov

FOI, University of Cambridge

Dear S Abekov,

'UK refugee status' is described at https://www.gov.uk/claim-asylum

'Students who are considered refugees in relation to fee status' is described at section 9 of https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--A... -- as you will see it is a complicated definition.

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,

Would you please be able to clarify why there are no records of past students having UK refugee status?

Thank you so much for such quick responses.

Yours sincerely,

S Abekov

FOI, University of Cambridge

Dear S Abekov,

There is no explanation - we simply did not record it within our student records system.

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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