Bursary applications and postgraduate funding (FOI)
Bursary applications and postgraduate funding (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 02 December 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
How many post graduate bursary applications were made for Journalism (or related courses) in 2019, 2020 and 2021?
Of the total applications made for post graduate funding, how many candidates (of any discipline) were successful in being awarded funding in each of the periods and what is this as a percentage of the total applications?
Of those Journalism applications that were unsuccessful, what were the main reasons given by the panel to decline the funding?
For the years in question, who sat on the bursary panel?
What was the top five percentage breakdown of subject areas that were successful in post graduate funding over each of the three years in question?
Where numbers are less than five, disclosure control has been applied to avoid identification of any individuals. Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 (Personal information) has therefore been applied.
|Academic Year||Total applications|| Total number awarded||% of applicants awarded|
|2019 / 2020||42||14||33|
|2020 / 2021||42||18||42|
|2021 / 2022||45||14||31|
Due to the small number of individuals identified, the reasons for the decisions to decline funding are being withheld, as they may contain personal identifiable information which would breach the privacy of the individual(s) concerned. Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011(Personal information) has therefore been applied.
The Interview Panel for this period comprised the Minister for Education, a senior academic adviser, an independent panel member and a senior employee of the Government of Jersey.
The Government of Jersey does not hold this information in this form and to provide this would require manipulation of data. A Scheduled Public Authority is not required to manipulate data to provide a response. Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies as this information is not held.
Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”
For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –
(a) it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or
(b) it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.
Article 25 - Personal information
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.
(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if – (a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and (b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.
(3) In determining for the purposes of this Article whether the lawfulness principle in Article 8(1)(a) of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 would be contravened by the disclosure of information, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 to that Law (legitimate interests) is to be read as if sub-paragraph (b) (which disapplies the provision where the controller is a public authority) were omitted.