Part II exam review and Curriculum Committee reports

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Dear University of Cambridge,

Please can you provide all relevant materials for the following:

1) Review of Part II Maths tripos

Page 2 of the following file (https://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/undergrad/fi...) states a review of the form of the Part II exam is underway. Please provide all materials which describe the proposed changes, including any committee or working group reports and minutes.

2) Curriculum Committee reports

Please provide the reports referred to on this page: https://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/internal/fac....

This may overlap with the request above if the curriculum committee is making changes to Part II. In this case, the materials do not need to be provided twice, so long as this is made clear in the response.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Smith

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 3 November 2023.

Regards,

Information Compliance Office
University of Cambridge
Governance and Compliance Division, The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
E: [University of Cambridge request email]

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Further to your request for information, please find attached the University’s response.

Regards,

Information Compliance Office
University of Cambridge
Governance and Compliance Division, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
E: [University of Cambridge request email]

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Dear University of Cambridge,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Cambridge's handling of my FOI request 'Part II exam review and Curriculum Committee reports'. Part 1 of my request, relating to details of the review of the part II maths tripos, has currently been withheld because there is a plan for future publication and therefore public interest test under section 22(1) of the act has been met. I do not consider this to be appropriate, because:

1) the response acknowledges that there is a public interest in the request, but does not provide a timeframe in when the university plans to publish the requested information. Unless publication is due imminently, the withholding of information now cannot meet mine (and the wider public’s) rights to reasonable information under the act.

2) even if the publication date is imminent, the fact that significant parts of the information held on the Mathematics department’s website is restricted to those who do not have a university / raven login. My request asked for all available information, including relevant working group minutes and reports. It is unlikely this level of information will be published in full, and therefore waiting for the planned publication will not meet my request.

On the above basis, I therefore request the materials provided in my original request are provided as soon as practical.

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

Yours faithfully,

Peter Smith

FOI, University of Cambridge

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for a review of our handling of request number FOI-2023-865. We will respond on or before 1 December 2023.

Regards,

Information Compliance Office
University of Cambridge
Governance and Compliance Division, The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
E: [University of Cambridge request email]

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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.

Regards,

Information Compliance Office
University of Cambridge
Governance and Compliance Division, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
E: [University of Cambridge request email]

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