Dear University College London,

I would immensely appreciate if the following information could be released regarding admissions statistics by courses from 2018 to 2022 UCAS cycles.

For each course:
1. The number of applications
2. The number of offers made

For example, the format could be:

Year 2022 - XX Course
The Number of Applicants
The Number of Applicants offer made

Thank you very much in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Jichen Yan

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Dear Jichen Yan

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 23^rd August 2022.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about the number of applications and the number of
offers made for UCL undergraduate programmes from the 2018 to 2022 UCAS
cycles.

 

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
applications and 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 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.

 

 

 

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