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UG and PGT application, offer and enrolment numbers

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Dear University of Bristol,

I would like to request the following admissions information in an excel table for the past 5 academic years, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18:

*UG (first degree) FTE*
- Total applications
- Total offers
- Total enrolments (new entrants)
- Registration targets
- Applications per place
- Offer rate (offers / applications)%
- Enrolment rate (enrolments / offers)%

*Post-Graduate Teaching FTE*
- Total applications
- Total offers
- Total enrolments (new entrants)
- Registration targets
- Applications per place
- Offer rate (offers / applications)%
- Enrolment rate (enrolments / offers)%

Yours faithfully,

B.H. Crozier

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B.H. Crozier left an annotation ()

For reference, this is how I would like the data to be presented:

"Table 5 – UG and PGT application, offer and enrolment numbers" on page 13 of https://info.lse.ac.uk/staff/divisions/F....

University of Bristol FOI mailbox, University of Bristol

Dear B.H. Crozier,

 

Freedom of Information Request: (FOI-455)

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information Request received on 10^th December.
 We apologise for the delay in providing our response.  We have a
significant backlog, which we are working through as quickly as we can. 
We have contacted the Information Commissioner’s Office to explain the
situation.

 

Your Request

 

I would like to request the following  admissions information in an excel
table for the past 5 academic years, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17,
2017-18: 

*UG (first degree) FTE*
- Total applications 
- Total offers 
- Total enrolments (new entrants) 
- Registration targets
- Applications per place
- Offer rate (offers / applications)%
- Enrolment rate (enrolments / offers)%

*Post-Graduate Teaching FTE*
- Total applications 
- Total offers 
- Total enrolments (new entrants) 
- Registration targets
- Applications per place
- Offer rate (offers / applications)%
- Enrolment rate (enrolments / offers)%

 

University’s Response

 

Further to Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the “Act”) we
confirm that the information requested is held by the University of
Bristol (the “University”) but some of the information is exempt from
disclosure.

 

Most of the information requested can be found in the table below. We have
not included the registration targets as this information is exempt from
disclosure under section 43 – Commercial Interests. Further information on
the use of this exemption can be found below.

 

Undergraduate:

 

Year Application Offer Registered
13/14 40004 21483 4504
14/15 40579 25012 4914
15/16 43376 26138 4942
16/17 44108 27467 5238
17/18 43416 28904 5177

 

Postgraduate:

 

Academic Year Application Offer Registered
13/14 14254 7407 2416
14/15 17042 8652 2639
15/16 18003 8688 2453
16/17 18934 10400 3142
17/18 22144 11846 3531

 

Please note:

·         Registered represents a registered student regardless of mode of
attendance.

·         The numbers provided are for academic year applied to regardless
of the admission cycle.

 

Exempt information:

The information concerning registration targets is exempt from disclosure
as the disclosure of this information would, or would be likely to,
prejudice the commercial interests of the University.

 

Section 43(2) is a qualified exemption that requires the University to
weigh the public interest in favour of disclosure, which is presumed from
the FOIA, against the public interest in withholding the information.

 

While there is public interest in transparency in relation to the
admissions process, the University is very open about its admissions
policies and procedures and is happy to disclose various other admissions
related data. The University operates in an extremely competitive sector.
Disclosing the registration targets would weaken our position by giving
competitors an insight into our market share strategies allowing patterns
and trends to be identified. This would be very beneficial to them as they
would be able to tailor their own strategies to match or exceed ours.
Therefore, disclosure of the exempt information could cause the University
genuine commercial prejudice if it was available to competitors within the
sector. To allow universities to compete effectively they must be able to
withhold certain information from public disclosure in order to develop
successful admission strategies. On balance, the University has found
Section 43(2) can be applied to this information.

 

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University of Bristol,

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Freedom of Information Team

University of Bristol

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