Offer statistics throughout the year/Applications left.

E Tatham made this Freedom of Information request to Durham University

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Dear Durham University,

Please may you present the statistics for how many offers were made to applications for the 2019/20 cycle for Computer Science and at what point throughout the year.

Could you also present the number of applications made for Computer Science G400 alone and the date of which they were received by the University for the same cycle.

Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

E. Tatham

ACCESS I., Durham University

Dear E Tatham

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ACCESS I., Durham University

Dear E. Tatham

 

Thank you for your request for information from Durham University. 
Colleagues have provided the information below in response to your
questions.

 

Please may you present the statistics for how many offers were made to
applications for the 2019/20 cycle for Computer Science and at what point
throughout the year.

 

Could you also present the number of applications made for Computer
Science G400 alone and the date of which they were received by the
University for the same cycle.

 

The University confirms that it holds the information for 2019/20 that you
have requested.  However, the University declines your request for release
under section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). 
Section 43(2) of the FOIA exempts information from release where its
disclosure under the Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice the
commercial interests of any person.  As section 43(2) is a qualified
exemption, the University has conducted a public interest test and has
concluded that release of this data would prejudice the University’s
commercial interests.

 

The University recognises that there can be a public interest in
understanding student enrolment patterns and trends.  However, as the
admissions cycle is still active, release of the requested information
could significantly weaken our current position by allowing competitors to
have a better understanding of our market share strategies and adapt their
own plans accordingly.  Consequently, the University’s position in this
specialist market would be undermined as competitors would be able to
tailor their own admission’s strategies to match or exceed our own
targets.  Data can be disclosed once the cycle has closed, i.e. from 1
December 2019.

 

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information request, you can ask us to internally review our handling of
your request, including the application of any exemptions applied.  To do
this, please email [1][Durham University request email] or write to:

 

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further.  We aim to inform you of our decision within 20 working days from
the date your request for internal review is received.

 

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apply to the Information Commissioner's Office for an independent review.

 

Information Commissioner's Office

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[2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Unit

Durham University

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