UCL Postgraduate Admission Data

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Dear University College London
I was wondering if it would be possible to produce a breakdown of admissions statistics for the School's postgraduate courses in the 2021 entry year. I'd like to kindly request the School to provide the latest statistics for postgraduate admissions. (application number and offer number for each course)
Furthermore, I'd also like to know about the postgraduate admission statistics for Chinese students (of Chinese nationality) in the 2021 cycle, including the number of applicants and the number of offers made in general.
I apologize for the inconvenience that my request would inevitably bring and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,
Sylvang Yip

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Dear Sylvang Yip

 

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 was wondering if it would be possible to produce a breakdown of
admissions statistics for the School's postgraduate courses in the 2021
entry year. I'd like to kindly request the School to provide the latest
statistics for postgraduate admissions. (application number and offer
number for each course) Furthermore, I'd also like to know about the
postgraduate admission statistics for Chinese students (of Chinese
nationality) in the 2021 cycle, including the number of applicants and the
number of offers made in general.

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

 

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

Could you please clarify what you mean by ‘School’? – UCL has several
academic units which use the term ‘School’.  Please could you be more
specific?

********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 Finance.FOI Requests,
The SCHOOL I mentioned is “The Bartlett ”. I am so sorry that I haven’t clarified my request and I apologize for the time waste I caused. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Sylvang Yip

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Sylvang Yip

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 19^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 and offers for
each of UCL Bartlett School’s postgraduate courses in the 2021 entry year,
and also the postgraduate admission statistics for applicants of Chinese
nationality.

 

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
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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 and offers 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
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Janine Small

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University College London

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