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Dear University College London,

Can you please provide the number of applications received, offers sent till date and firm acceptances for each of graduate programmes at University College London for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle? (including MSc, M Arch, MA, MRes programs) I understand that the admissions might still be in process. Could you kindly provide the data till present date ie from Sep/Oct 2020 - present date.(August 2021)

Yours faithfully,

Narasimha Reddy

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Dear University College London,

Hope you are well.
I submitted the request on 4th August 2021 and haven’t heard back in a month.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Narasimha Reddy

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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unprecedented challenges we are all facing during the Coronavirus
(COVID-19) pandemic.

 

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pandemic.”

 

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Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Narasimha

Many apologies for the delay in responding to your request. I am awaiting the information from a colleague and aim to get our response sent to you by next week at the latest.

Many thanks for your patience.
Kind regards
Janine

Janine Small
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
Legal Services
Data Protection: [email address] FOI: [UCL request email]

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Dear Narasimha

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 4^th August 2021.
Apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about  the number of applications received, offers
sent till date and firm acceptances for each of the graduate programmes at
University College London for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle (including
MSc, M Arch, MA, MRes programs) – from Sep/Oct 2020 to August 2021.

 

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.

 

Whilst UCL is committed to openness and transparency, we are also mindful
of our obligations under the data protection regime, and therefore take
steps to anonymise data before it is released.  We therefore adopt the
following approach when releasing statistics that relate to people, to
prevent unauthorised disclosure of information that relates to
individuals:

 

o Numbers of individuals are rounded to the nearest multiple of five –
so if the figure is 102 individuals, this is rounded to 100.  Any
number lower than 2.5 is rounded to zero.
o Percentages that are based on a group of 22 individuals or less are
not provided, and this includes requests for percentile information
about marks.
o Averages based on 7 or fewer individuals are not provided.

 

We have identified that there is a risk of the identification of
underlying individuals in the information that you have requested.  We
have therefore applied rounding to the number of applicants, offers and
firm acceptances to the nearest multiple of five.  The information
withheld is the personal information of third parties, or, if linked with
other personal identifiers in the public domain, would be likely to become
personal data.  This information has been withheld under Section 40(2) of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (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 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.

 

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.

 

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University College London

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Kind regards,

 

 

Janine Small

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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