Prospective law student

Dear University of Nottingham,

I would like to know the following statistics , the number of applications received to your university for undergraduate degree studies for the years 2017,2018,2019 and 2020. I would also like to know the number of total offers for undergraduate degree places made for the years of 2017,2018 ,2019 and 2020 . I would like to know the average (mean) amount of money spent by the university on each student enrolled in an undergraduate degree , please separate this per department (e.g. for social sciences the university spent x amount on each student )and please provide these figures for the years 2017,2018,2019 and 2020. , I would like to know what were the top 3 most common reasons why student applications for undergraduate courses were rejected , I would like to know the total number of undergraduate degree places available as an estimate/ a range for the years 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019 and 2020. I would finally like to know the total undergraduate dropout rate as a percentage of total undergraduate students for the years 2017,2018,2019 and 2020 ?

Yours faithfully,

Yaseen Ali

Br-Freedom-Of-Information, University of Nottingham

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Dear Yaseen

 

Thank you for your request for your request for information regarding
undergraduate admissions statistics.  Your request was received on 14 May
2020 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.  The reference number of your request is 3760.

Before we are able to proceed with your request, we require some further
clarification.  I can see from your email that you are a prospective law
student so presume your request is in relation to a particular law
course.  If this is the case, please could you confirm which course(s) you
are asking for information on.  A full list can be found via this
link: [1]https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/cou...

If your request is in relation to all undergraduate courses at the
University, please be aware that it is likely it would exceed the
appropriate limit as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.   The
Act sets a maximum cost of £450 for public authorities responding to
requests for information.  This represents the estimated cost of one
person working for 3.5 days in​ determining whether the information is
held, locating it, and retrieving it.  Under Section 12 of the Act the
University is not obliged to comply with a request that would​

exceed the appropriate limit.

If you are requesting this information, we will need you to narrow your
request and confirm which questions you would like us to prioritise. 

Once we receive this clarification, we will aim to respond to your request
within twenty working days.  Please note this is calculated from the
following working day from receipt of your clarification.

Please be aware that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and following
Government advice, the University is moving to online teaching and staff
are working remotely, this may mean that access to some information held
locally or on certain systems may not be readily available at this time. 

Where it becomes clear that the information you have requested is not
available due to the current situation, we will of course write to you and
advise you of this.

 

I hope that this is of help.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you
have any enquiries regarding this email.

 

Yours sincerely,

Karen Page

 

Information Compliance Officer – Freedom of Information

Registrar’s Department

 

Web:   [2]www.nottingham.ac.uk/freedom-of-information

Email: [3][University of Nottingham request email]

 

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From: Prospective law student <[FOI #664698 email]>
Sent: 13 May 2020 23:46
To: FOI requests at University of Nottingham
<[University of Nottingham request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Undergraduate admission stats
 
Dear University of Nottingham,

I  would like to know the following statistics , the number of
applications received to your university for undergraduate degree studies
for the years 2017,2018,2019 and 2020. I would also like to know the
number of total offers for undergraduate degree places made for the years
of 2017,2018 ,2019 and 2020 . I would like to know the average (mean)
amount of money spent by the university on each student enrolled in an
undergraduate degree , please separate this per department (e.g. for
social sciences the university spent x amount on each student )and please
provide these figures for the years 2017,2018,2019 and 2020. , I would
like to know what were the top 3 most common reasons why student
applications for undergraduate courses were rejected , I would like to
know the total number of undergraduate degree places available as an
estimate/ a range for the years 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019 and 2020. I would
finally like to know the total undergraduate dropout rate as a percentage
of total undergraduate students for the years 2017,2018,2019 and 2020 ?

Yours faithfully,

Yaseen Ali

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Prospective law student

Dear Br-Freedom-Of-Information,

Thank you for your response , can you please provide the following information , the number of
applications received to your university for undergraduate degree studies
for the years 2017,2018,2019 and 2020 , the number of total offers for undergraduate degree places made for the years of 2017,2018 ,2019 and 2020 . The top 3 most common reasons why student applications for
undergraduate courses were rejected , the total number of undergraduate degree places available as an estimate/ a range for the years 2017,2018,2019 and 2020 and the total undergraduate dropout rate as a percentage of total undergraduate students for the years 2017,2018,2019 and 2020 ?

Yours sincerely,

Yaseen Ali

Br-Freedom-Of-Information, University of Nottingham

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Dear Yaseen

 

Thank you for clarifying your request for information.

We will aim to respond to your request within twenty working days.  Please
note this is calculated from the following working day from receipt of
your clarification.

Please be aware that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and following
Government advice, the University is moving to online teaching and staff
are working remotely, this may mean that access to some information held
locally or on certain systems may not be readily available at this time. 

Where it becomes clear that the information you have requested is not
available due to the current situation, we will of course write to you and
advise you of this.

 

I hope that this is of help.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you
have any enquiries regarding this email.

 

Yours sincerely,

Karen Page

 

Information Compliance Officer – Freedom of Information

Registrar’s Department

 

Web:   [1]www.nottingham.ac.uk/freedom-of-information

Email: [2][University of Nottingham request email]

 

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From: Prospective law student <[FOI #664698 email]>
Sent: 14 May 2020 23:58
To: Br-Freedom-Of-Information <[University of Nottingham request email]>
Subject: Re: FOI request 3760
 
Dear Br-Freedom-Of-Information,

Thank you for your response , can you please provide the   following
information ,  the number of
applications received to your university for undergraduate degree studies
for the years 2017,2018,2019 and 2020 ,  the number of total offers for
undergraduate degree places made for the years of 2017,2018 ,2019 and 2020
.    The top 3 most common reasons why student applications for
 undergraduate courses were rejected ,  the total number of undergraduate
degree places available as an estimate/ a range for the years
2017,2018,2019 and 2020 and the total undergraduate dropout rate as a
percentage of total undergraduate students for the years 2017,2018,2019
and 2020 ?

Yours sincerely,

Yaseen Ali

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Br-Freedom-Of-Information, University of Nottingham

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Dear Yaseen

 

Thank you for your request for your request for information regarding
undergraduate admissions statistics.

 

I have been asked for further clarification before we are able to proceed
with part of your request.  Please could you confirm what you mean by the
term ‘drop-out rate’ and whether it applies to the whole cohort or just
those in year 1 of an undergraduate degree.

 

Once you provide further clarification, we will aim to respond to your
request within twenty working days.

 

I hope that this is of help.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you
have any enquiries regarding this email.

 

Yours sincerely,

Karen Page

 

Information Compliance Officer – Freedom of Information

Registrar’s Department

 

Web:   [1]www.nottingham.ac.uk/freedom-of-information

Email: [2][University of Nottingham request email]

 

 

 

From: BR-Freedom-of-Information
<[email address]>
Sent: 15 May 2020 08:39
To: Prospective law student <[FOI #664698 email]>
Subject: Re: FOI request 3760

 

Dear Yaseen

 

Thank you for clarifying your request for information.

 

We will aim to respond to your request within twenty working days.  Please
note this is calculated from the following working day from receipt of
your clarification.

 

Please be aware that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and following
Government advice, the University is moving to online teaching and staff
are working remotely, this may mean that access to some information held
locally or on certain systems may not be readily available at this time. 

Where it becomes clear that the information you have requested is not
available due to the current situation, we will of course write to you and
advise you of this.

 

I hope that this is of help.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you
have any enquiries regarding this email.

 

Yours sincerely,

Karen Page

 

Information Compliance Officer – Freedom of Information

Registrar’s Department

 

Web:   [3]www.nottingham.ac.uk/freedom-of-information

Email: [4][University of Nottingham request email]

 

 

 

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From: Prospective law student
<[5][FOI #664698 email]>
Sent: 14 May 2020 23:58
To: Br-Freedom-Of-Information <[6][University of Nottingham request email]>
Subject: Re: FOI request 3760

 

Dear Br-Freedom-Of-Information,

Thank you for your response , can you please provide the   following
information ,  the number of
applications received to your university for undergraduate degree studies
for the years 2017,2018,2019 and 2020 ,  the number of total offers for
undergraduate degree places made for the years of 2017,2018 ,2019 and 2020
.    The top 3 most common reasons why student applications for
 undergraduate courses were rejected ,  the total number of undergraduate
degree places available as an estimate/ a range for the years
2017,2018,2019 and 2020 and the total undergraduate dropout rate as a
percentage of total undergraduate students for the years 2017,2018,2019
and 2020 ?

Yours sincerely,

Yaseen Ali

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Prospective law student

Dear Br-Freedom-Of-Information,

Thank you for your reply. By the term drop out rate I imply the individuals who were enrolled onto one of your undergraduate courses who then decided leave the course permanently before completing the course. I also imply the whole cohort.

Yours sincerely,

Yaseen

Br-Freedom-Of-Information, University of Nottingham

Dear Yaseen

Thank you for clarifying your request for information.

We will aim to respond to your request within twenty working days. Please note this is calculated from the following working day from receipt of your clarification.

Please be aware that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and following Government advice, the University is moving to online teaching and staff are working remotely, this may mean that access to some information held locally or on certain systems may not be readily available at this time.

Where it becomes clear that the information you have requested is not available due to the current situation, we will of course write to you and advise you of this.

I hope that this is of help. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any enquiries regarding this email.

Yours sincerely,
Karen Page

Information Compliance Officer – Freedom of Information
Registrar’s Department

Web: www.nottingham.ac.uk/freedom-of-informat...
Email: [University of Nottingham request email]

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Br-Freedom-Of-Information, University of Nottingham

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Dear Yaseen

I am writing further to your request for information regarding undergraduate admissions and drop out data. A search of our electronic and paper records has been completed and I can confirm that the information requested is held by the University.

In answer to your request and clarification:

Can you please provide the following information, the number of applications received to your university for undergraduate degree studies for the years 2017,2018,2019 and 2020

2017: 46608
2018: 53375
2019: 53598
2020: 51897

the number of total offers for undergraduate degree places made for the years of 2017,2018 ,2019 and 2020.

2017: 30373
2018: 33722
2019: 35413
2020: 38420

The top 3 most common reasons why student applications for undergraduate courses were rejected

This information is not held.

the total number of undergraduate degree places available as an estimate/ a range for the years 2017,2018,2019 and 2020

This information is not held.

and the total undergraduate dropout rate as a percentage of total undergraduate students for the years 2017,2018,2019 and 2020?

By the term drop out rate I imply the individuals who were enrolled onto one of your undergraduate courses who then decided leave the course permanently before completing the course. I also imply the whole cohort.

This information is held by academic year:

2017/18:
Total UG students - 27006
Percentage withdrawn: 2.01%

2018/19:
Total UG students - 28337
Percentage withdrawn: 2.06%

2019/20:
To be confirmed

If you are unhappy with the way in which your request has been handled and wish to request a review of our response or to make a complaint, please see the attached information sheet and form.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any enquiries regarding this email.

Yours sincerely,
Karen Page

Information Compliance Officer – Freedom of Information
Registrar’s Department

Web: www.nottingham.ac.uk/freedom-of-informat...
Email: [University of Nottingham request email]

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