Peer Universities Assessment

K. Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to University of Exeter

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Dear University of Exeter,

According to Exeter's Annual Reports, Exeter monitors its performance againsts 10 universities it deems to be its peers, they are:

- Bath
- Loughborough
- Bristol
- St Andrews
- Durham
- UCL
- Edinburgh
- Warwick
- Lancaster
- York

I would like to be provided with:
1) the methodology for how these universities were selected to be Exeter's peers
2) the specfic benchmarks used
3) the raw data which has been used to measure Exeter's performance against these universities for the past 5 academic years (2016/17 inclusive if possible, if not then for 2015/16 onwards)
4) any plans in the future for more universities to be added/removed for this peer assessment

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

K. Johnson

Data Protection & Freedom of Information, University of Exeter

Dear applicant

In order to consider your request further can you please indicate where you saw this reference. Could you indicate which edition of the Annual Review (eg 2015) and the section or page number. Below is a link to the current annual report for easy reference.

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/about/facts/ann...

Regards
Mark Brincat
Information Governance Officer
University of Exeter
01392 726841
www.exeter.ac.uk
Lafrowda House, St German’s Road, Exeter, EX4 6TL

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Dear Data Protection & Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your reply. The list is from Exeter's 2013-14 Annual Report on page 5: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/media/university....

I trust that this will help aid in you answering my initial questions.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

K. Johnson

Data Protection & Freedom of Information, University of Exeter

Dear K. Johnson

 

 

Thank you for your information request. Please see the University of
Exeter response below.

 

1)      The methodology for how these universities were selected to be
Exeter's peers

The basis on which the peer group was selected was as follows:

Ø  Institutions must be regarded as serious top 10/100 (UK/International)
competitors, or placed similarly to Exeter and have shown consistent
improvements in performance levels over time.

Ø  They should perform to a high standard across all or almost all the
measures that currently appear in domestic league tables.

Ø  They should represent the company we wish to keep - and the company we
realistically believe we can keep.

 

2)      The specific benchmarks used

We have not used any specific benchmarks

3)      The raw data which has been used to measure Exeter's performance
against these universities for the past 5 academic years (2016/17
inclusive if possible, if not then for 2015/16 onwards)

This information is exempt pursuant to section 21 of Freedom of
Information Act 2000 where the information is accessible by other means.
All the raw data used to measure performance against other universities is
from HESA, and  is publicly available data which can be acquired though
HESA by going to [1]https://www.hesa.ac.uk/

4)      Any plans in the future for more universities to be added/removed
for this peer assessment

We are constantly reviewing and updating this list based on the most
recent information available.

 

 

This response has been prepared in accordance with a request received
pursuant to  Freedom of Information Act 2000. The supply of documents
under FOI does not give the person who receives the information an
automatic right to re-use the documents without obtaining the consent of
the copyright holder. 

 

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Regards

Mark Brincat
Information Governance Officer
University of Exeter

01392 726841
[2]www.exeter.ac.uk
Lafrowda House, St German’s Road, Exeter, EX4 6TL

 

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Dear Data Protection & Freedom of Information,

In Exteter's most recent annual report (linked here on Page 5: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/media/university... ), another 6 universities are added to the list of comparisons.

In my FOI request, I specifically ask you to out line whether there will be any new universities added. I would like to know the name of the new universities which Exeter measures itself against.

Yours sincerely,

K. Johnson

Data Protection & Freedom of Information, University of Exeter

Dear K Johnson

Please see below our current competitor group:

• Bath
• Bristol
• Birmingham
• Durham
• Edinburgh
• Lancaster
• Leeds
• LSE
• Nottingham
• Queen Mary University of London
• Southampton
• St Andrews
• UCL
• York
• Warwick

The 16 would include the University of Exeter so there is 15 above.

As referred to in our original reply the University is constantly reviewing and updating this list based on the most recent information available.

Regards
Mark Brincat
Information Governance Officer
University of Exeter
01392 726841
www.exeter.ac.uk
Lafrowda House, St German’s Road, Exeter, EX4 6TL

This email and any attachment may contain information that is confidential, privileged, or subject to copyright, and which may be exempt from disclosure under applicable legislation. It is intended for the addressee only. If you received this message in error, please let me know and delete the email and any attachments immediately. The University will not accept responsibility for the accuracy/completeness of this email and its attachments.

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