Postgraduate admission statistics 2018, 2019, 2020 entry

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Dear University College London,

I am requesting for the following information. Please kindly provide data for 2018/2019, 2019/2020, 2020/2021 admission cycle.

1. Number of applicants and offers made (all postgraduate programmes)
2. Number of Chinese* applications and offers made (all postgraduate programmes)
*Chinese means applicants whose nationality is China

Yours faithfully,

Meteor Gao

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Dear Meteor

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 4^th January 2021.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for the following information about UCL’s postgraduate admission
statistics for 2018, 2019 and 2020 entry:

 

 1. Number of applicants and offers made (all postgraduate programmes)
 2. Number of Chinese* applications and offers made (all postgraduate
programmes) *Chinese means applicants whose nationality is China

 

We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information is provided in the attached
spreadsheet.

 

As you will see within the attached spreadsheet, where the number of
applications and offers is fewer than 5, the information has been withheld
because this is personal data of third parties or, if linked with other
personal identifiers in the public domain, would likely to become personal
data.  This information has been withheld under Section 40(2) of the FOIA
by virtue of Section 40(3A)(i).

 

Section 40(2) of the FOIA allows a public authority to withhold
information under the FOIA where (i) the requested information is personal
data relating to someone other than the requester and (ii) its disclosure
would breach any of the Data Protection principles.  In this case, we
believe that the requested information could relate to and identify
individuals and therefore would be personal data.  The disclosure of these
personal data would not be within the reasonable expectations of the
individuals concerned and it would be unfair to do so; this therefore
breaches the first Data Protection principle.

 

As the Section 40(2) exemption is an absolute one, there is no need to
conduct a public interest test.

 

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Kind regards

Janine

 

Janine Small

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Dear Meteor Gao

 

Thank you for your requests of 14 December 2020 and 4 January 2021.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for postgraduate admission statistics for 2018/2019, 2019/2020,
2020/2021.

 

We can confirm that we do hold information of the description specified in
your request and this information is provided in the attached document.

 

As you will see within the attached document, where the number of students
is fewer than 5, some of the information has been withheld because this is
sensitive personal data of third parties or, if linked with other personal
identifiers in the public domain, would likely to become personal data. 
This information has been withheld under Section 40(2) of the FOIA by
virtue of Section 40(3)(a)(i).

 

Section 40(2) of the FOIA allows a public authority to withhold
information under the FOIA where (i) the requested information is personal
data relating to someone other than the requester and (ii) its disclosure
would breach any of the Data Protection principles.  In this case, we
believe that the requested information could identify individuals and on
the basis that this information is very sensitive and the individuals
would have a high expectation of confidentiality we do not think that the
disclosure of the personal data would be within the reasonable
expectations of the individuals concerned and it would be unfair to share
it; this therefore breaches the first Data Protection principle.

 

As the Section 40(2) exemption is an absolute one, there is no need to
conduct a public interest test.

 

You are free to use any information supplied for your own use, including
for non-commercial research purposes. The information may also be used for
the purposes of news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for
example by publishing or issuing copies to the public, will require the
permission of the copyright owner.

 

If you are unhappy with our response to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request a review of our decision, please email
[1][email address]. Emails should include the words ‘Internal
Review’ in the subject and be marked For the Attention of the Chief
Operating Officer, alternatively you should write to:

 

Chief Operating Officer

University College London

Gower Street

London

WC1E 6BT

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner at the address given below.
You should do this within two months of our final decision. (Please note,
complaints and requests for internal review received more than two months
after the initial decision will not be handled.)

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact me using the details
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Further information on the Freedom of Information Act is available from
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[3][email address]

 

Kind regards

Amy

 

Amy Thomson

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

Legal Services

Data Protection: [4][email address] FOI: [5][UCL request email]

 

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