20 October 2020
By email: [FYI request #13859 email]
Official information request regarding Retention rates of students
enrolled with Disability Services
I refer to your requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (the
Act) dated 23 September 2020.
Each of your requests, and the University’s response, is set out below.
Retention rates of students who have a disability
May I please have a breakdown of the retention rate of students enrolled with
disability services (or otherwise identified as disabled) at Victoria University
over the last 5 years?
See the table below that sets out the retention rates of students at the University who
have registered with Disability Services. Numbers and Retention rates are calculated
based on students’ enrolment in the following year if their qualification is incomplete
in the year analysed. Retention was calculated from 2015 to 2019.
Students enrolling in
the following year
Average GPA for students who have a disability
May I also please see the average GPA for a student enrolled with
disability services or receiving learning support?
See the table below that sets out the average GPA for the last five years for
students who have registered with Disability Services. Please note that the
2020 average GPA is based on results currently available, and therefore
excludes results from Trimester 2 2020.
Average GPA for year
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of
this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
r freephone 0800 802 602.
If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact me
at [VUW request email].
Yours sincerely Julia Marshall-Mead
Senior Advisor, Official Information and Privacy
Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington