Admission Statistics for Medicine

Ernest Ng made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Magdalene College, Cambridge

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Dear Magdalene College, Cambridge,

May I ask how many overseas students were interviewed for the A100 Medicine course for the past 5 admission cycles for Magdalene College? Also, may I ask how many overseas students were given offers for the A100 Medicine course for the past 5 admission cycles for Magdalene College? Can I have the data for each year separately? Thanks

Yours faithfully,

Ernest Ng

Kathryn Gee,

Dear Earnest,

 

I refer to your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
as follows:

May I ask how many overseas students were interviewed for the A100
Medicine course for the past 5 admission cycles for Magdalene College?
Also, may I ask how many overseas students were given offers for the A100
Medicine course for the past 5 admission cycles for Magdalene College? Can
I have the data for each year separately? Thanks

 

The numbers of overseas students interviewed were: for admission in 2017 -
eight; for admission in 2016 - eight; for admission in 2015 - ten. We do
not have this information for earlier admissions years.

 

The number of overseas students offered places to study Medicine over the
five years your request covers was six in total. We are unable to provide
this information for separate years as the very small numbers involved
would lead to the disclosure of the personal data of individuals: this
information is therefore withheld under section 40(2) Data Protection of
the Act.

 

Please note that we have interpreted “overseas applicants” as being those
whose residency is not in the UK or EU, and so this number may include
some educated in the UK.

 

You may like to note that The College is subject to an externally imposed
quota with regard to the numbers of overseas applicants it can admit to
read Medicine. The maximum number of Medicine offers permitted to be made
to overseas applicants across the University each year is 21, and
Magdalene’s share of that quota is ordinarily one (it may on rare
occasions be more if another college chooses not to use its allocation of
the quota). This specific quota means that there are often considerably
more applicants per overseas place than there are per Home/EU place. In
this sense, the level of competition for overseas places may be considered
to be higher.

 

I hope you find this information helpful. The College’s complaints
procedure provides for an internal review of the decisions regarding this
response if you are dissatisfied with it.  You should let me know if you
wish to use it, letting me know your reasons for dissatisfaction and any
other matters to which the College should have regard.  The review will be
conducted by another officer of the College, who will notify you of its
outcome. 

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whether, in any specified respect, your request to the College for
information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act.  Details may be found on the Information
Commissioner’s website at [1]www.ico.gov.uk.

Regards,

 

Kathryn

 

On behalf of Helen Foord, FOI Officer

 

Kathryn Gee

Secretary to the Assistant Bursar

Magdalene College

Cambridge

CB3 0AG

Tel: 01223 330575

Registered Charity Number 1137542

 

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