18 January 2021
By email: [FYI request #14222 email]
Dear T Adams
Official information request for grade distribution of all LLB students; all
BSc students; and all students taking conjoint LLB/BSc
I refer to your request for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act)
dated 30 November 2020
“I would like to request anonymous data on the average distribution of
grades/GPAs for students of the LLB and BSc degrees, in the form of which
percentiles received which GPA bracket for their entire degree. Statistics for each
entire degree, and then also GPA distribution for students taking a
conjoint/double LLB/BSc at VUW.”
We have decided to grant your request. However, given the amount of resource required
to process your request, we have decided to charge for making the requested information
We estimate that the charge will be $494.00
, which is to be paid prior to the work
commencing. Any unused component of the charge will be refunded to you. For details of
how this charge has been calculated refer to the enclosed estimate of costs below.
$38/half hour, with $494.00
the first hour free
Before we proceed further with your request, please confirm your agreement to the
charge and pay the full amount. The payment can be deposited in to the following account
with reference ‘T Adams OIA request’:
ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited
Account number: 06-0606-0100241-oo
Victoria University of Wellington
Please note that if you pay the charge an email must be sent to [VUW request email]
confirming the time and date on which the payment was made. We will send you the
20 working days of your payment.
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 www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
or freephone 0800 802 602.
If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact me at [VUW request email].
I will be able to assist you should you wish to change or refine
your request in order to reduce or remove the need to charge.
Yours sincerely Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington