UCL Admission Statistics in Details

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Dear University College London,

I would like to obtain the admission statistics for the following programmes during 2022 entry:

1) Computational Finance MSc
2) Data Science and Machine Learning MSc
3) Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging MSc
4) Software Systems Engineering MSc
5) Computational Statistics and Machine Learning MSc
6) Machine Learning MSc

With information of Chinese applicants*:
1) Previous Institution
2) Offer made or not
3) Confirmation made or not
4) If offer is made, the average mark for them to change conditioanl offer to unconditional offer

Note: Chinese apllicants mean who have the Chinese nationalty.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Sandy Wong

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear University College London,

Please provide the data in an editable XLSX document. Thanks.

Yours faithfully,
Sandy Wong

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Sandy

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

In order to proceed with your request below, we need clarification and
this is mentioned below.

 

Please provide the requested clarification within 20 working days of this
email.

 

********FOI********

I would like to obtain the admission statistics for the following
programmes during  2022 entry:

 

1) Computational Finance MSc

2) Data Science and Machine Learning MSc

3) Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging MSc

4) Software Systems Engineering MSc

5) Computational Statistics and Machine Learning MSc

6) Machine Learning MSc

 

With information of Chinese applicants*:

1) Previous Institution

2) Offer made or not

3) Confirmation made or not

4) If offer is made, the average mark  for them to change conditioanl
offer to unconditional offer

 

Note: Chinese apllicants mean who have the Chinese nationalty.

 

********FOI********

 

********CLARIFICATION********

Could you please clarify:

 

• What you mean by ‘the admission statistics’ – is it applications
received and offers made?
• What you mean by ‘confirmation made or not’ in this context?

********CLARIFICATION********

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards,

Janine

 

 

Janine Small

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

Legal Services

Data Protection: [1][email address] FOI: [2][UCL request email]

 

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Dear Janine,

Thank you for your reply.

• What you mean by ‘the admission statistics’ – is it applications received and offers made?
1. The number of people who submitted the application.
2. The number of people who receieved an conditional offer.

• What you mean by ‘confirmation made or not’ in this context?
1. The number of people who receieved an unconditional offer and go to UCL finally.

Yours sincerely,
Sandy Wong

Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

Under the Freedom of Information law, I should receieve the feedback on 8 September 2022, But I have not reveievd any reply until now.

Yours sincerely,
Sandy Wong

Dear University College London,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University College London's handling of my FOI request 'UCL Admission Statistics in Details'.

Under the Freedom of Information law, I should receieve the feedback on 8 September 2022, But I have not reveievd any reply until now.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Yours faithfully,
Sandy Wong

Small, Janine, University College London

Dear Sandy

Many apologies for the delay in responding to your request. We are finalising our response, and aim to send it to you within the next couple of days at the very 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 Sandy

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 10^th August 2022 and
clarification of 2^nd September 2022. Apologies for the delay in
responding to your request.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about admission statistics for the following UCL
programmes for 2022 entry:

 

• Computational Finance MSc
• Data Science and Machine Learning MSc
• Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging MSc
• Software Systems Engineering MSc
• Computational Statistics and Machine Learning MSc
• Machine Learning MSc

 

With regards to Chinese applicants, you would also like:

 

 1. Previous Institution
 2. Offer made or not
 3. Confirmation made or not
 4. If offer is made, the average mark  for them to change conditional
offer to unconditional offer

 

You clarified that:

• By ‘admission statistics’ you mean (1) the number of people who
submitted an application, and (2) the number of people who received a
conditional offer.
• By ‘confirmation made or not’ you mean the number of people who
received an unconditional offer and finally went to UCL.

 

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

 

Please note:

• With regards to question 3, we are unable to provide intake figures
until the end of October 2022 – please submit a new request towards
the end of October 2022 if you would like to receive this information.

 

• With regards to question 4, we are unable to provide this information
because we do not store marks that postgraduate entrants have – we
only store that they have met the offer condition.  The offer
conditions are set on each of the relevant programme pages of the UCL
prospectus here:
[1]https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-studen...
NOTE: Anyone whose offer went from conditional to unconditional will
have met or exceeded the stated offer conditions.

 

 

As you will see within the attached spreadsheet, where the number of
offers is five or fewer the information has been withheld (represented as
≤5).  This information has been withheld because with such low numbers,
even providing this information on an anonymised basis there is a risk the
individuals may be identifiable which means that these are personal data
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 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.

 

 

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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complaint or request a review of our decision, please email
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Review’ in the subject and be marked For the Attention of the
Vice-President (Operations), alternatively you should write to:

 

Vice-President (Operations)

University College London

Gower Street

London

WC1E 6BT

 

Please note, complaints and requests for internal review received more
than two months after the initial decision will not be handled.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you may
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You should do this within two months of our final decision.

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact me using the details
provided in this letter and including the request reference number.

 

Further information on the Freedom of Information Act is available from
the Information Commissioner’s Office:

 

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

SK9 5AF

 

01625 545700

[3]www.ico.org.uk

[4][email address]

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Janine Small

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

Legal Services

Data Protection: [5][email address] FOI: [6][UCL request email]

 

 

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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

Is it possible to provide information on the above six different porgrammes regard to:

1. Previous Institution
2. Offer made or not
3. Confirmation made or not

Thanks.

Yours sincerely,
Sandy Wong

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Sandy

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 14^th October 2022,
which was a follow-up to your previous request (Ref: 022-547).  Apologies
for the delay in responding to your request.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about (1) previous institution, (2) offer made or
not and (3) confirmation made or not for the following UCL programmes:

 

• Computational Finance MSc

 

• Data Science and Machine Learning MSc

 

• Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging MSc

 

• Software Systems Engineering MSc

 

• Computational Statistics and Machine Learning MSc

 

• Machine Learning MSc

 

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
students is five or fewer the information has been withheld.  This
information has been withheld because with such low numbers, even
providing this information on an anonymised basis there is a risk the
individuals may be identifiable which means that these are personal data
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 expectation 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.

 

 

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
Vice-President (Operations), alternatively you should write to:

 

Vice-President (Operations)

University College London

Gower Street

London

WC1E 6BT

 

Please note, complaints and requests for internal review received more
than two months after the initial decision will not be handled.

 

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.

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact me using the details
provided in this letter and including the request reference number.

 

Further information on the Freedom of Information Act is available from
the Information Commissioner’s Office:

 

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

SK9 5AF

 

01625 545700

[2]www.ico.org.uk

[3][email address]

 

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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