Dear University of Cambridge,

I would like to request admission information for the following academic years:
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
2017-2018

1. Total number of PhD applications and offers per college (broken down by year)

2. Number of applications and offers per individual college, for the following courses only (broken down by college, course and year):

Classics (PhD)
Archaeology (PhD)
History (PhD)
Geography (PhD)

Yours faithfully,

Chris James

FOI, University of Cambridge

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

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
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Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
T: (01223 7)64142
F: (01223 3)32332
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Dear FOI,

Thanks for the reply - it's helpful but not quite the information I'm looking for. I am essentially looking to find out how the % of students who obtained an offer from their first or second-choice college, broken down by college.

So, for example, for Gonville and Caius the data could be shown as follows:

110 accepted by department applications reached college for history (1st or 2nd choice)
55 accepted
55 rejected/pooled

Is this possible?

Yours sincerely,

Chris James

FOI, University of Cambridge

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University of Cambridge
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FOI, University of Cambridge

After contacting the Graduate Admissions Office we write to seek clarification of your request. Do you want this information to be provided in relation to all graduate students or just PHD students as in your original request? Or do you only want this breakdown for the four courses listed in your original question 2?

We look forward to hearing from you (until when, in accordance with sections 1(3) and 10(6)(b) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the 20-working-day deadline for us to reply to your request is suspended).

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University of Cambridge
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Dear FOI,

I would like the breakdown both for PhD's and the individual courses listed.

So, for example, for Gonville and Caius the data could be shown as follows:

110 PhD accepted by department applications reached college (1st or 2nd choice) for 2013-2014
55 accepted
55 rejected/pooled

5 PhD accepted by department applications reached college for history (1st or 2nd choice) for 2013-2014
3 accepted
2 rejected/pooled

10 PhD accepted by department applications reached college for Classics (1st or 2nd choice) for 2013-2014
3 accepted
7 rejected/pooled

This format could be followed for each college and year.

Yours sincerely,

Chris James

FOI, University of Cambridge

Thank you for clarifying your request for information. We will respond on or before 20 September 2018.

Regards,

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

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
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Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
T: (01223 7)64142
F: (01223 3)32332
E: [email address]

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Dear FOI,

This information was useful, but not exactly what I asked for. I also want to know those that were rejected from their first or second-choice college and subsequently pooled. For example, for Christ's College there were 147 accepted as 1st choice, 72 accepted as 2nd choice, and those accepted through allocation, but no information on those NOT accepted by the college. Would you be able to provide this in the same format? For example, a column for "rejected as 1st or 2nd choice, pooled for random allocation".

Yours sincerely,

Chris James

FOI, University of Cambridge

Dear Chris James,

It is our understanding that we have provided you with everything we can generate from our system in order to address your requests, but we will make further enquiries of the relevant office and get back to you.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
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FOI, University of Cambridge

Dear Chris James,

We can now confirm that we would be able to supplement the data previously disclosed for the period 2013-14 to 2017-18 with the number of applications (overall PhD, plus in the specific subjects) rejected by each College by year; however, we cannot identify if those rejected applicants were then sent to another College of their choice or into the random pool. Please let us know of you would like us to prepare this data.

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Dear FOI,

That would be great, thank you!

Yours sincerely,

Chris James

FOI, University of Cambridge

Dear Chris James,

Thank you for your reply; we will proceed to generate this data and send it to you soon.

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University of Cambridge
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Dear Chris James,

Further to the below correspondence, please find attached the additional data.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office
University of Cambridge
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Dear FOI,

Would I be able to get the same data for the following courses?

MPhil Archaeology
MPhil Classics

Yours sincerely,

Chris James

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 8 March 2019.

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Dear FOI,

Thank you. Could you add 2018-2019 as well?

Yours sincerely,

Chris James

FOI, University of Cambridge

Dear Chris James,

This addition to your request FOI-2019-103 is noted.

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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,

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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