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Albert Warren made this Freedom of Information request to Imperial College London

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Dear Imperial College London,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to know for every undergraduate course at ICL for years 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019:

- the programme name
- the programme code,
- the total number of applicants,
- the total number of interviewed applicants (if applicable),
- the total number of applicants given offers,
- the total intake

Yours faithfully,

Albert Warren

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Mr Warren,

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below, made under the Freedom of Information Act. The College aims to respond to your request within twenty working days of receipt of your request.

We will contact you again in due course.

Kind regards,
Catherine Harpham

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Dear Mr Warren

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. Please find below the College's response to your questions.

"...for every undergraduate course at ICL for years 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019:

- the programme name
- the programme code,
- the total number of applicants,
- the total number of interviewed applicants (if applicable),
- the total number of applicants given offers,
- the total intake"

Please see the attached two spreadsheets.

The spreadsheet entitled UG applications and offers shows all UG programs from 2015/16 to 2018/19, with figures for applications and offers.

Figures of 5 or fewer, including zero, have been replaced by an asterisk. This is because individuals may otherwise be identifiable from the data provided. This information is therefore exempt from disclosure under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, which states that "any information to which a request for information relates is also exempt information if - (a) it constitutes personal data."

Please note that some programs may have changed title, or been amalgamated with other programs, or been discontinued during the period of request. Instances such as these are shown as Not Applicable, by "N/A" in the relevant cells on the spreadsheet.

Interview statistics cannot be provided as it would be necessary to contact each of the College’s academic departments for this information. To ask each Department to locate and extract four years’ worth of interview data, and to then collate this data against the application and offer data for each course, would take well in excess of 18 hours of work and is therefore exempt from disclosure under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

Section 12 states that “Section 1 (1) does not oblige a public authority to comply with a request for information if the authority estimates that the cost of complying with the request would exceed the appropriate limit (under the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004).” The appropriate limit is set at 18 hours.

The second spreadsheet, entitled UG intake, provides figures of new students per program per academic year, with each year shown on a separate tab.

Figures of 5 or fewer have been replaced by an asterisk as individuals may otherwise be identifiable from the data provided. This information is therefore exempt from disclosure under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, as described above.

I am obliged, under the Freedom of Information Act, to inform you of our complaints procedures in case you are unhappy about the way in which your request has been dealt with. If you wish to complain about this response, you should contact the College Secretary at the address below.

The College Secretary
Imperial College London
Exhibition Road
London
SW7 2AZ
E-mail: [email address]

If you are unhappy about the way in which the College Secretary handles your complaint then you may have recourse to the official regulator for the Freedom of Information Act who is:

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
http://www.ico.gov.uk

Kind regards,

Catherine Harpham

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