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Strategic Planning Office

The Strategic Planning Office is based in the Offices of the Vice Chancellor (OVC), under the University Secretary Directorate and is responsible for providing a comprehensive range of statistics & data analysis for our colleagues in the University and to external bodies.

This includes Enrolment Monitoring, Targets vs. Enrolments, Progression/Retention, various external returns (such as the HESA return) and much more. We are also involved in many other aspects of the University's functions such as the Academic Development Process, Fee Information, Target Setting, Surveys (including the NSS) and Freedom of Information requests.

If you wish to make a Freedom of Information request, please contact our Data Protection & Freedom of Information Officer via the following link: or visit our Freedom of Information pages

If you are a member of staff at the University of Wolverhampton and have a valid IT account, you can access some of our reports and analysis by logging into our staff page here.

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Transparency Return

The information published on the University of Wolverhampton's Transparency Return shows: 

  • The number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants.
  • The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications.
  • The number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us.
  • The number of students who registered and went on to complete their course with us.
  • The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate.
  • Their ethnicity.
  • Their socioeconomic background. 

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses, and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

University of Wolverhampton Transparency Return 2019 (Excel doc 85k)