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PhD applications

Disclosure date: 15 December 2011

Reference: FOI2011/097

Request

All information requested is to cover the past ten years and apply to your institution.

1) How many, and what percentage of the total year on year awards, of
all AHRC awards to which a PhD applicant may be a recipient, have been
awarded to PhD applicants who had been or were over 30 years of age at
the time of applying?

2) How many, and what percentage of the total year on year awards, of
all AHRC awards  to which a PhD applicant may be a recipient, have
been awarded to PhD applicants who had been or were over 40 years of
age at the time of applying?

3) How many, and what percentage of the total year on year awards, of
all AHRC awards have been awarded to PhD applicants who have either
(a) failed to complete compulsory full-time education (assuming that
this is 16 years of age) , (b) left full-time education with (again
assuming that this is 16 years of age), less than 3 O level-GSCE- at a
minimum pass?

4) How many, and what percentage of the total year on year awards, of
all AHRC awards have been awarded to PhD applicants who, as defined by
the Children Act 1989, had been subject to care orders or those who
have been voluntarily accommodated?

5) How many PhD funding applications, as a percentage of the total
year on year AHRC PhD awards, have been made over the last ten years
from PhD applicants who fall into each and all of the above
categories?

6) How many of those from question five entered PhD study without AHRC awards?

7) How many PhD AHRC funding awards have been made to applicants who
had left compulsory education- for these purposes include A level
studies- entered university, undergraduate, masters, then applied for
AHRC PhD funding, with no significant gap? I'll be willing to accept
as satisfactory for the purposes of this exercise as a significant gap
of 4-5 years between leaving compulsory education-including or not
including A level studies-and entering undergraduate education?

8) How many PhD AHRC funding awards have been made as a percentage of
the total awards to applicants who have completed their compulsory
education in non-state schools?

Response

It was agreed with the requestor that the School's response would cover the last six years so as to avoid exceeding the £450 cost limit. 

1 & 2) 2006/07
11 PhD awards
3 who are 30 or over - 27% of the total
0 who are 40 or over - 0% of the total

2007/08
19 PhD awards
5 who are 30 or over - 26% of the total
4 who are 40 or over - 21% of the total

2008/09
11 PhD awards
5 who are 30 or over - 45% of the total
3 who are 40 or over - 27% of the total

2009/10
8 PhD awards
3 who are 30 or over - 38% of the total
0 who are 40 or over - 0% of the total

2010/11
7 PhD awards
2 who are 30 or over - 29% of the total
0 over 40 - 0% of the total

2011-12
7 PhD awards
0 over 30 - 0% of the total
0 over 40 - 0% of the total

3) This information is not held.

4) This information is not held.

5) It is not possible to calculate this as the relevant information is not held.

6) It is not possible to calculate this as the relevant information is not held.

7) 2006/07
11 PhD awards, 5 with no significant gap

2007/08
19 PhD awards, 8 with no significant gap

2008/09
11awards, 5 with no significant gap

2009/10
8 awards, 4 with no significant gap

2010/11
7 Awards, 3 with no significant gap

2011-12
7 Awards, 6 with no significant gap

8) This information is not held.