Dear University of South Wales,
I request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:
1) Breakdown of expected salaries, or average salaries for graduates from undergraduate degrees in years 2008/2009 to 2013/2014 included, by subject. If average salaries for recent EU (non-UK) or international (non-EU) graduates are available, I would like those to be shared as well.
2) Tuition fees charged to first-year international students for undergraduate degrees in years 2008/2009 to 2013/2014 included, broken down by subject.
Dear Ms Tieghi
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
We acknowledge your request for information.
We are considering your request and you should receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days. If there are any areas of your request that need to be clarified then we will contact you at the earliest opportunity.
Information Compliance Manager /Rheolwr Cydymffurfio i Wybodaeth
University Secretary's Office/Swyddfa Ysgrifennydd y Brifysgol
University of South Wales/Prifysgol De Cymru
Dear Alexandra Tieghi,
Thank you for your request for information received on the 4^th February
2016. Please find below the University’s response.
1. Breakdown of expected salaries, or average salaries for graduates from
undergraduate degrees in years 2008/2009 to 2013/2014 included, by
subject. If average salaries for recent EU (non-UK) or international
(non-EU) graduates are available, I would like those to be shared as
The University holds very limited and incomplete information on graduate
salaries, however this data relating to this part of your request is
available from HESA. Section 21 (Information accessible by other means)
of the Freedom of Information Act is an absolute class based exemption and
there is no requirement for the University to outline the harm or consider
the public interest in disclosure.
In accordance with the Act, this acts as a refusal for this part of your
request. However, under Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
we are required to provide you with advice and assistance.
This information, while held, is returned by the University on an annual
basis as part of our statutory reporting requirement to the Higher
Education Statistics Agency (HESA). HESA runs a bespoke data enquiry
service for members of the public; details are published on the
HESA website at: http://www.hesa.ac.uk/content/view/35/13... The
University therefore considers that this information is reasonably
accessible to you elsewhere and is exempt under section 21(1) of the Act,
which confers absolute exemption. The Act explicitly states that
‘information may be reasonably accessible to the applicant even though it
is accessible only on payment’.
In respect of your request for information regarding this part of your
request in accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act
2000 this letter acts as a Refusal Notice
2) Tuition fees charged to first-year international students for
undergraduate degrees in years 2008/2009 to 2013/2014 included, broken
down by subject.
Here are the fees for the requested academic years for new, International
students on full-time undergraduate courses:
2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
£9,000 £9,250 £9,500 £9,800 £10,750 £11,000
N.b. Each year, self-funded students would have been entitled to a
scholarship of £1,500 which would have reduced the above amounts.
Should you have any further queries do not hesitate to contact the
Information Compliance Manager, University of South Wales, Pontypridd,
CF37 1DL. If you are not satisfied with the University’s response, you are
entitled to use the University’s complaints procedure available from
Further information about the Act is available from :
Information Commissioner's Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Information Compliance Manager
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