Undergraduate Admission Statistics in Selected Subjects

Stephen Li made this Freedom of Information request to University College London

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Dear University College London,

I was wondering if it would be possible to produce a breakdown of admissions statistics for a selection of the University's undergraduate courses in the past 5 years.

Similar to the format that the University had previously used to disclose the information (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...), I hope that the University would provide the latest statistics for:

1. Architecture BSc K100
2. Biochemistry BSc C700
3. Biochemistry MSci CC70
4. Biological Sciences BSc C900
5. Biological Sciences MSci C901
6. Biomedical Sciences BSc B990
7. Chemistry BSc F100
8. Chemistry MSci F101
9. Computer Science BSc G400
10. Computer Science MEng G402
11. Earth Sciences BSc F603
12. Earth Sciences MSci F604
13. Economics BSc (Econ) L100
14. Economics and Statistics BSc (Econ) LG13
15. Education Studies BA X300
16. Engineering (Biochemical) BEng H811
17. Engineering (Biochemical) MEng H813
18. Engineering (Biomedical) BEng HC60
19. Engineering (Biomedical) MEng H160
20. Engineering (Chemical) BEng H800
21. Engineering (Chemical) MEng H801
22. Engineering (Civil) BEng H200
23. Engineering (Civil) MEng H202
24. Engineering (Electronic and Electrical) BEng H600
25. Engineering (Electronic and Electrical) MEng H601
26. Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) BEng H1N3
27. Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) MEng H1NH
28. Engineering (Mechanical) BEng H300
29. Engineering (Mechanical) MEng H301
30. Engineering and Architectural Design MEng KH11
31. History, Politics and Economics BA 4P47
32. Mathematics MSci G107
33. Mathematics and Physics MSci GF1H
34. Mathematics with Economics MSci G1LC
35. Medicine MBBS BSc A100
36. Natural Sciences MSci FGC0
37. Philosophy BA V500
38. Physics MSci F303
39. Psychology BSc C800
40. Statistics BSc G300
41. Statistics, Economics and Finance BSc GLN0

Furthermore, I'd also like to know about the undergraduate admission statistics for Chinese students (of Chinese nationality) in the last 5 years, including the number of applicants and the number of offers made in general.

I deeply apologize for the inconvenience that my request would inevitably bring. It would also be perfectly fine to send the figures for all the undergraduate courses if you find the task of sorting these selected subjects too much of a hassle.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Li

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Mr Li,

Thank you for your below request for information.

Could you please provide some clarification as to what year(s) you are referring to?

If you are after information for the previous 5 years, can we take this as being 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 entry (given that we are still part way through the 2018 cycle)?

Also, we are unclear what you are looking for in regards to Chinese applicants. Do you want the same breakdown of the 40 programmes they have listed for the last 5 years or is this a more general question which is overall UG programme application data?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Mehwish Sultan
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
Legal Services, Finance and Business Affairs
E: [email address] Data Protection: [email address] FOI: [UCL request email].
Telephone: +44 (0)203 108 7862 (internal 57862)

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Dear Mehwish,

I apologize for the ambiguity of my descriptions. On the issue of the year of the entry cycle, you could take it as being the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 entry if you don't have all the statistics for the 2018 entry year. In this case, it would also be much appreciated if you were able to provide the number of applicants and the number of offers made for the courses that I outlined in the 2018 entry year.

In terms of the second request, it would be a more general question on the UG application data for the whole Chinese nationals at UCL.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Stephen Li

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Stephen,

Thank you for your help and the clarification provided.

Can I just check that in addition to your original request, you are now asking for the number of applicants and offers for the 2018 entry year?

I'm not sure whether this will be available for the reasons stated previously however, I will check and will get back to you.

Kind regards,

Mehwish Sultan
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
Legal Services, Finance and Business Affairs
E: [email address] Data Protection: [email address] FOI: [UCL request email].
Telephone: +44 (0)203 108 7862 (internal 57862)

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Dear Mehwish,

Yes, I would be asking for the number of applicants and offers made in the 2018 entry year for the courses that I outlined. I understand that you may not have the statistics as the admission cycle for 2018 has not yet ended.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Li

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Mr Li,

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

We can confirm that we do hold the information of the description
specified in your request and this information, where it is held, is
provided attached.

 

Q) I was wondering if it would be possible to produce a breakdown of
admissions statistics for a selection of the University's undergraduate
courses in the past 5 years.

 

Similar to the format that the University had previously used to disclose
the information
([1]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...),
I hope that the University would provide the latest statistics for:

 

1. Architecture BSc K100

2. Biochemistry BSc C700

3. Biochemistry MSci CC70

4. Biological Sciences BSc C900

5. Biological Sciences MSci C901

6. Biomedical Sciences BSc B990

7. Chemistry BSc F100

8. Chemistry MSci F101

9. Computer Science BSc G400

10. Computer Science MEng G402

11. Earth Sciences BSc F603

12. Earth Sciences MSci F604

13. Economics BSc (Econ) L100

14. Economics and Statistics BSc (Econ) LG13

15. Education Studies BA X300

16. Engineering (Biochemical) BEng H811

17. Engineering (Biochemical) MEng H813

18. Engineering (Biomedical) BEng HC60

19. Engineering (Biomedical) MEng H160

20. Engineering (Chemical) BEng H800

21. Engineering (Chemical) MEng H801

22. Engineering (Civil) BEng H200

23. Engineering (Civil) MEng H202

24. Engineering (Electronic and Electrical) BEng H600

25. Engineering (Electronic and Electrical) MEng H601

26. Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) BEng H1N3

27. Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) MEng H1NH

28. Engineering (Mechanical) BEng H300

29. Engineering (Mechanical) MEng H301

30. Engineering and Architectural Design MEng KH11

31. History, Politics and Economics BA 4P47

32. Mathematics MSci G107

33. Mathematics and Physics MSci GF1H

34. Mathematics with Economics MSci G1LC

35. Medicine MBBS BSc A100

36. Natural Sciences MSci FGC0

37. Philosophy BA V500

38. Physics MSci F303

39. Psychology BSc C800

40. Statistics BSc G300

41. Statistics, Economics and Finance BSc GLN0

 

Furthermore, I'd also like to know about the undergraduate admission
statistics for Chinese students (of Chinese nationality) in the last 5
years, including the number of applicants and the number of offers made in
general.

 

Clarification received: Yes, I would be asking for the number of
applicants and offers made in the 2018 entry year for the courses that I
outlined. I understand that you may not have the statistics as the
admission cycle for 2018 has not yet ended.

 

A) Please see the attached PDF document for the undergraduate courses
specified and Chinese undergraduate applicants for the years 2013 onwards.
Please note that the enrolment data for 2018 is not yet available.

 

As you can see, exact counts of four or less have been withheld because
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 FOIA by
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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
individual applicants as well as admission tutor(s) and would be
considered as their personal data. The disclosure of this 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
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Kind regards,

 

Mehwish Sultan

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

Legal Services, Finance and Business Affairs

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