Ulster Business School (Dept of Global Business and Enterprise) grade rates

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Dear Ulster University,

I am formally making a request for the following pieces of information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000).

I am requesting data on the grade's for all modules thought within the Department of Global Business and enterprise for the following academic years;

1. 12/13
2. 13/14
3. 14/15
4. 15/16
5. 16/17

Please break the data into the following broad categories;
1. 70%+ (1st)
2. 60% - 69% (2:1)
2. 50% - 59% (2:2)
3. 40% - 49% (Third class honours
4. Below 40%

Please can you indicate model name, code, and what year of study the module would usually be studied in.

Please only include full time students, on their first sitting of the module.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Allen

foi, Ulster University

Dear Mr Allen,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT - REF: FOIA/17/178

We acknowledge receipt of your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, reference number FOIA/17/178. Your request is receiving attention and we hope to have a response to you no later than 28th November 2017.

Yours sincerely,

Dermott Duffy

Dermott Duffy
Clerical Assistant
Office of the University Secretary

Ulster University l Cromore Road l Coleraine l BT52 1SA
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Byrden, Elinor, Ulster University

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Dear Mr Allen

 

Further to your recent FOI request please be advised that the Department
of Global Business and Enterprise at Ulster University only came into
existence in 2017/18 with the merger of the Department of Business and
Enterprise and the Department of International Business.  The University
is therefore not in a position to provide the information requested by
you.  You may wish to consider this and refine your request accordingly.

 

If you are unhappy with how the University has dealt with your request you
may raise the matter under the University's internal review process for
FOI requests.  Please submit written details of your appeal to Mr Eamon
Mullan, University Secretary, Room J313, University of Ulster, Coleraine
BT52 1SA.  The University will normally undertake to issue a decision on
an appeal within 20 working days of receipt.

 

If you do not wish to submit an appeal to the University, in regard to
your FOI request, or if you are unhappy with the outcome of an appeal you
may apply to the Office of the Information Commissioner.  Full particulars
of the FOI Act including the Information Commissioner's address may be
found at [1]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Elinor Byrden

Office of the University Secretary

 

 

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Elinor Byrden

Policy Co-ordinator

Office of the University Secretary

 

Ulster University  l  Cromore Road  l  Coleraine  l  BT52  1SA

T: +44 (0)28 7012 3354 

E: [3][email address]

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Dear Byrden, Elinor,

Please consider the International business school (Magee Camus) instead

Yours sincerely,

Mr Allen

Dear Byrden, Elinor,

Please can you provide an update on the status of this request.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Allen

Byrden, Elinor, Ulster University

Dear Mr Allen

Ulster University is awaiting information relating to your FOI request and will be in a position to respond to you in full shortly.

Yours sincerely

Elinor Byrden
Office of the University Secretary

Elinor Byrden
Policy Co-ordinator
Office of the University Secretary

Ulster University l Cromore Road l Coleraine l BT52 1SA
T: +44 (0)28 7012 3354
E: [email address]
www.ulster.ac.uk

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Dear Ulster University,

Please provide an update on this request. It is seriously overdue at this point.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Allen

Byrden, Elinor, Ulster University

Dear Mr Allen

Further to your FOI request, reference no. FOIA/17/178, please be advised that the University considers that complying with your request would exceed the cost limit of £450 set out in the FOI Act estimated at £25 per hour x 18 hours.

In order to isolate students taking the modules as a first sit the University would need to compare a variety of different reports some of which are no longer held in the faculty office. You may wish to consider this and refine your request accordingly. If you wish to do so please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss how you might do that.

If you are unhappy with how the University has dealt with your request you may raise the matter under the University’s internal review process for FOI requests. Please submit written details of your appeal to Mr Eamon Mullan, University Secretary, Room J312, Ulster University, Coleraine, BT52 1SA, or email [email address] The University will normally undertake to issue a decision on appeal within 20 working days of receipt.

If you do not wish to submit an appeal to the University in relation to your request or if you are unhappy with the outcome of an appeal you may apply to the Office of the Information Commissioner. Full particulars of the FOI Act including the Information Commissioner’s Address may be found at www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Elinor Byrden
Office of the University Secretary

Elinor Byrden
Policy Co-ordinator
Office of the University Secretary

Ulster University l Cromore Road l Coleraine l BT52 1SA
T: +44 (0)28 7012 3354
E: [email address]
www.ulster.ac.uk

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Dear Byrden, Elinor,

Please exclude the first sit requirement, and further refine the data to the past 3 academic years.

Please provide an updated data that this will be completed by.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Allen

Byrden, Elinor, Ulster University

The University is currently closed re-opening on 2 January 2018.  I will
be out of the office on 2 January returning on the 3rd.  I will respond to
emails on my return.

Regards

Elinor Byrden

Office of the University Secretary

 

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Dear Ulster University,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Ulster University's handling of my FOI request 'Ulster Business School (Dept of Global Business and Enterprise) grade rates'.

After my request being refused originally I asked for it to be refined, it is now 2 months later and I have not received even the courtesy of a response from Elinor.

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,

Mr Allen

foi, Ulster University

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Dear Mr Allen

RESPONSE - FOIA/17/178

Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your refined freedom of information request of 22/12/17 i.e. data on the grade's for all modules thought within the International Business School (Magee campus) for the following academic years;
1.14/15
2.15/16
3.16/17
Please break the data into the following broad categories; 1. 70%+ (1st) 2. 60% - 69% (2:1) 2. 50% - 59% (2:2) 3. 40% - 49% (Third class honours 4. Below 40% Please can you indicate model name, code, and what year of study the module would usually be studied in.

Ulster University's response is as follows -

The attached reports show module marks for all modules at Magee for academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Ulster University is unable to retrieve electronic reports to provide the information in the exact format requested. To do so, would involve a manual exercise which would far exceed the cost limit of £450 based on 18 hours @ £25 per head.

If you are unhappy with how the University has dealt with your Freedom of Information (FOI) request you may raise the matter under the University's internal review process for FOI requests. Please submit written details of your appeal to Mr Eamon Mullan, University Secretary, Room J313, University of Ulster, Coleraine BT52 1SA or via email at [email address]. The University will normally undertake to issue a decision on an appeal within 20 working days of receipt.

If you do not wish to submit an appeal to the University, in regard to your FOI request, or if you are unhappy with the outcome of an appeal you may apply to the Office of the Information Commissioner. Full particulars of the FOI Act including the Information Commissioner's address may be found at www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Mrs Jayne Moore

Mrs Jayne Moore
[Ulster University request email]
Ulster University I Cromore Road I Coleraine I BT52 1SA

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