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elizabeth thomson

Dear The Robert Gordon University,

I would like to request the following information under FOISA:

How many students were admitted to your institution to begin studying an undergraduate degree in each of the last 6 academic years?

How many Scottish domiciled students were admitted to your institution to study an undergraduate degree in each of the last six academic years? I would like this information broken down by degree programme.

How many Scottish domiciled students from ‘Scotland’s most deprived backgrounds’ as defined by the Scottish Government’s widening access policy were admitted to your institution to study an undergraduate degree in each of the last 6 academic years? I would like this information broken down by degree programme.

If you require clarification please contact me promptly.

Yours faithfully,

elizabeth thomson

FOI, The Robert Gordon University

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Dear Applicant
This is to acknowledge receipt of your recent request for information from
the University under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, it is
being dealt with and you will hear from us shortly.
 
Please note that all subsequent correspondence with the University should
be emailed to [1][RGU request email] as this mailbox is monitored in my absence.
 
Kind regards
Kim Watson
Administrator (Mon-Fri 9-12noon)
Strategy, Planning and Policy Development (SB39)
The Robert Gordon University
Garthdee House
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen AB10 7QB
 
Tel: 01224 263381
e-mail: [2][email address]
 
 
 
 
  ________________________________  
Robert Gordon University has been awarded a TEF Gold award for the quality
of its undergraduate teaching and learning, placing it in the top 20% of
Universities in the UK

Robert Gordon University, a Scottish charity registered under charity
number SC 013781.

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elizabeth thomson

Good evening,

I wanted to send a clarification on a couple of points based on a query I received from a different institution:

1. I am only seeking information relating to the number of new students being admitted to an undergraduate degree programme. ie, whichever year they are entering at - as i realise some will start in year 1 and others may leapfrog into a higher year to begin with. I am not seeking info relating to continuing students going into 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year.

2. By admitted i refer to the number of (new) students who took up a place at the institution (or enrolled/registered) in each academic year.

Kind regards,
elizabeth thomson

FOI, The Robert Gordon University

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Dear Elizabeth
 
F (31/05) 080519-1 Scottish Domiciled Students
Please find in Blue below the University's response to your recent request
for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
You will find that the University’s response to your information request
is in the form of a PDF (Portable Document Format) file or files attached
to this email. The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution
because it preserves the look and feel of the original document complete
with fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can
download a free program called Adobe Acrobat Reader and install it onto
your computer by clicking on the following link:
[1]http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...
 
The University is able to advise you that some of the numbers involved are
five or fewer. This is because University does not disclose publicly
personal data, including not just names, but also other information which
identifies, or might lead, together with other information which is in the
public domain (or may otherwise be available) to the identification of
individuals, or to the disclosure of personal information about
individuals. 
 
This is particularly the case where very low numbers are involved, and
accordingly other information may also have been withheld for this
reason. 
 
Such information has been withheld under the exemption for personal data
in section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 
Where very low numbers of staff or students are concerned, and the
institution itself is relatively small,  it is accordingly easier to
discover their identities.  The University needs to ensure that
identification of individuals, and the disclosure of their personal data,
is not thereby directly or indirectly revealed.
 
Information Requested:
 
I trust that this provides the information you require, however, if you
are dissatisfied with the University’s handling of your request for
information under the Act, you have 40 days from the date of our response
to request a formal review of our decision.  However, you are encouraged
to contact me in the first instance, to determine if I can resolve your
concerns informally as this may lead to a quicker resolution of your
complaint than a formal appeal. 
 
If you remain dissatisfied after contacting me, you may ask for an
Internal review of the University’s handling of your request. All
complaints regarding requests for information will be handled in
accordance with this procedure, and should be put in writing and sent to
the address below.
 
The request should:
 
(a) detail your request for a review of our decision to be undertaken;
 
(b) describe the nature of your original request; and
 
(c) explain the reasons why you are dissatisfied with our response. 
 
Email [2][RGU request email].
 
If you remain dissatisfied with how your request for information has been
dealt with, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether we have handled your request
properly. 
 
Information relating to your right to seek review is available from the
Scottish Information Commissioner's web page at:
 
[3]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/faqs.... or by contacting the
Scottish Information Commissioner's Office at the following address:
 
 
Scottish Information Commissioner, 
Kinburn Castle, 
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, 
Fife KY16 9DS 
 
Telephone: 01334 464610 
Fax: 01334 464611 
E-mail: [4][email address]
Website: [5]www.itspublicknowledge.info
 
This concludes the University’s response to your enquiry.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Robert Gordon University
Garthdee House Annexe
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen
AB10 7QB
 
 
 
  ________________________________  
Robert Gordon University has been awarded a TEF Gold award for the quality
of its undergraduate teaching and learning, placing it in the top 20% of
Universities in the UK

Robert Gordon University, a Scottish charity registered under charity
number SC 013781.

This e-mail and any attachment is for authorised use by the intended
recipient(s) only. It may contain proprietary material, confidential
information and/or be subject to legal privilege. It should not be copied,
disclosed to, retained or used by, any other party. If you are not an
intended recipient then please promptly delete this e-mail and any
attachment and all copies and inform the sender. Please note that any
views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author
and do not necessarily represent those of Robert Gordon University. Thank
you.

References

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2. mailto:[RGU request email]
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elizabeth thomson

Dear FOI,

Many thanks for this information. Can you please also provide me with the total number of students admitted to your institution to begin studying an undergraduate degree in each of the last 6 academic years, as requested originally.

Yours sincerely,

elizabeth thomson

FOI, The Robert Gordon University

Dear Elizabeth

Thank you very much for your email. Apologies, I have sent your follow up email to the department who provided the original data. I'll send on the missing information as soon as I can.

Best wishes
Kim

Kim Watson
Administrator (Mon-Fri 9-12noon) | Strategy, Planning & Policy | Robert Gordon University | SB39| Garthdee House Annex | Garthdee Road | Aberdeen | AB10 7QB

T:01224 262000 | E: [email address]

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FOI, The Robert Gordon University

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Dear Elizabeth
 
F (31/05) 080519-1 Scottish Domiciled Students
 
Please find in Blue below the University's updated response to your recent
request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002. I have resubmitted our data to include all requested information in
your original email to us. Apologies again for not providing all the
information previously.
You will find that the University’s response to your information request
is in the form of a PDF (Portable Document Format) file or files attached
to this email. The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution
because it preserves the look and feel of the original document complete
with fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can
download a free program called Adobe Acrobat Reader and install it onto
your computer by clicking on the following link:
[1]http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...
 
The University is able to advise you that some of the numbers involved are
five or fewer. This is because University does not disclose publicly
personal data, including not just names, but also other information which
identifies, or might lead, together with other information which is in the
public domain (or may otherwise be available) to the identification of
individuals, or to the disclosure of personal information about
individuals. 
 
This is particularly the case where very low numbers are involved, and
accordingly other information may also have been withheld for this
reason. 
 
Such information has been withheld under the exemption for personal data
in section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 
Where very low numbers of staff or students are concerned, and the
institution itself is relatively small,  it is accordingly easier to
discover their identities.  The University needs to ensure that
identification of individuals, and the disclosure of their personal data,
is not thereby directly or indirectly revealed.
 
 
Information Requested:
 
This updated request has been approved by Business Information Manager,
Strategy, Planning and Policy Development.
 
I trust that this provides the information you require, however, if you
are dissatisfied with the University’s handling of your request for
information under the Act, you have 40 days from the date of our response
to request a formal review of our decision.  However, you are encouraged
to contact me in the first instance, to determine if I can resolve your
concerns informally as this may lead to a quicker resolution of your
complaint than a formal appeal. 
 
If you remain dissatisfied after contacting me, you may ask for an
Internal review of the University’s handling of your request. All
complaints regarding requests for information will be handled in
accordance with this procedure, and should be put in writing and sent to
the address below.
 
The request should:
 
(a) detail your request for a review of our decision to be undertaken;
 
(b) describe the nature of your original request; and
 
(c) explain the reasons why you are dissatisfied with our response. 
 
Email [2][RGU request email].
 
If you remain dissatisfied with how your request for information has been
dealt with, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether we have handled your request
properly. 
 
Information relating to your right to seek review is available from the
Scottish Information Commissioner's web page at:
 
[3]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/faqs.... or by contacting the
Scottish Information Commissioner's Office at the following address:
 
 
Scottish Information Commissioner, 
Kinburn Castle, 
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, 
Fife KY16 9DS 
 
Telephone: 01334 464610 
Fax: 01334 464611 
E-mail: [4][email address]
Website: [5]www.itspublicknowledge.info
 
This concludes the University’s response to your enquiry.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Robert Gordon University
Garthdee House Annexe
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen
AB10 7QB
 
 
 
 
  ________________________________  
Robert Gordon University has been awarded a TEF Gold award for the quality
of its undergraduate teaching and learning, placing it in the top 20% of
Universities in the UK

Robert Gordon University, a Scottish charity registered under charity
number SC 013781.

This e-mail and any attachment is for authorised use by the intended
recipient(s) only. It may contain proprietary material, confidential
information and/or be subject to legal privilege. It should not be copied,
disclosed to, retained or used by, any other party. If you are not an
intended recipient then please promptly delete this e-mail and any
attachment and all copies and inform the sender. Please note that any
views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author
and do not necessarily represent those of Robert Gordon University. Thank
you.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...
2. mailto:[RGU request email]
3. http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/faqs....
4. mailto:[email address]
5. http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/