Undergraduate law admissions: data on candidates applying through non-traditional routes

The request was refused by University of Bolton.

Dear University of Bolton,

I would like to request the following data relating to all law courses (i.e. both the single honours LLB or BA and any joint honours law courses) offered by your university.

I am requesting the data for candidates who received offers for one of the aforementioned law courses in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 admissions cycles (I refer to these candidates as ‘the offerholders’).

If the data for 2018/2019 is not available for whatever reason, please provide it for 2016/2017 (I am looking for at least two admission cycles’ worth of data, in order to ensure that it is reliable).

I request the following data for each admissions cycle:

1. The total number of offerholders for the aforementioned law courses.

2. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had completed BTECs as their most recent qualification.

3. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had completed a Higher National Diploma (‘HND’) or Higher National Certificate (‘HNC’) as their most recent qualification.

4. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had completed an Access to Higher Education diploma as their most recent qualification.

5. The number of offerholders who received offers while planning to resit their A-levels. (These individuals will show up on your system as having completed one set of A-levels already, with predictions for at least one other A-level).

I look forward to hearing from you. Let me know if I can be of assistance in any way.

Yours faithfully,

Samira El Amein

Starkey, Paul, University of Bolton

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SECTION 17 : REFUSAL NOTICE

 

Dear Samira,

 

Further to your request dated 27 September 2019 requesting information
under Section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) the
University has considered your request and hereby issues this refusal
notice under section 17 of the Act with the application of section 21 of
the Act, which provides an exemption where the information is reasonably
accessible to the applicant by other means. 

 

The University believes that your enquiry would be best fulfilled by the
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UCAS at [2]www.ucas.ac.uk for offers and acceptances.

 

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Yours sincerely,

The University of Bolton

 

 

The University of Bolton

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From: Samira El Amein <[8][FOI #607904 email]>
Sent: 27 September 2019 23:06
To: UoB FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Undergraduate law admissions:
data on candidates applying through non-traditional routes

 

Dear University of Bolton,

I would like to request the following data relating to all law courses
(i.e. both the single honours LLB or BA and any joint honours law courses)
offered by your university.

I am requesting the data for candidates who received offers for one of the
aforementioned law courses in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 admissions
cycles (I refer to these candidates as ‘the offerholders’).

If the data for 2018/2019 is not available for whatever reason, please
provide it for 2016/2017 (I am looking for at least two admission cycles’
worth of data, in order to ensure that it is reliable).

I request the following data for each admissions cycle:

1. The total number of offerholders for the aforementioned law courses.

2. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had
completed BTECs as their most recent qualification.

3. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had
completed a Higher National Diploma (‘HND’) or Higher National Certificate
(‘HNC’) as their most recent qualification.

4. The number of offerholders who were either planning to complete or had
completed an Access to Higher Education diploma as their most recent
qualification.

5. The number of offerholders who received offers while planning to resit
their A-levels. (These individuals will show up on your system as having
completed one set of A-levels already, with predictions for at least one
other A-level).

I look forward to hearing from you. Let me know if I can be of assistance
in any way.

Yours faithfully,

Samira El Amein

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