Graduate applicants applying to A100 Medicine at Aston University

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Dear Aston University,

Could I request the following information regarding the admission of graduate (Bachelor's degree holders) applicants to your A100 (5-year) Medicine course?

1.) How many graduates applied for admission to the A100 course for 2020 and 2021 entry?

2.) How many graduate applicants were interviewed for the A100 course for 2020 and 2021 entry?

3.) How many graduate applicants were given final offers to the A100 course for 2020 and 2021 entry?

4.) Are graduates 'pooled' separately to school leavers upon receipt of an application or are we (graduates) considered alongside school leavers in the pre-interview selection process? Are we also considered equally to school leavers post-interview when the admissions team decide who to give final offers to?

5.) Do you reserve a specific number of places for graduates on the A100 course, if so, how many? If not, reply N/A

5b.) How are graduates scored prior to interview? Are we scored on GCSEs, A-Levels, UCAT and our degree? Could you outline the scoring process for graduate applicants pre-interview alongside the number of points corresponding to each qualification and grade achieved? Could you also mention if (and how) the scoring procedure for graduates is different for school leavers and whether graduate scores are disadvantaged anyway in the pre-interview selection process?

6.) What was the average pre-interview score for graduates that were invited to interview for 2020 and 2021 entry? If you do not hold the specific average for graduate candidates, can you please give the average pre-interview score of the cohort that were invited to interview?

7.) What factors are considered when deciding whether to make a final offer to a graduate applicant post-interview?

8.) Are graduates eligible for contextual points in the selection process? How are those candidates (school leavers and graduates) eligible for contextual preference viewed in the selection process?

Thank you :)

Dhylan

FOI Requests, Aston University

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Dear Dhylan

Our ref: FOI/2122/028

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From: Dhylan Patel <[FOI #789058 email]>
Sent: 05 September 2021 15:05
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Graduate applicants applying to
A100 Medicine at Aston University

 

Dear Aston University,

 

Could I request the following information regarding the admission of
graduate (Bachelor's degree holders) applicants to your A100 (5-year)
Medicine course?

 

1.) How many graduates applied for admission to the A100 course for 2020
and 2021 entry?

 

2.) How many graduate applicants were interviewed for the A100 course for
2020 and 2021 entry?

 

3.) How many graduate applicants were given final offers to the A100
course for 2020 and 2021 entry?

 

4.) Are graduates 'pooled' separately to school leavers upon receipt of an
application or are we (graduates) considered alongside school leavers in
the pre-interview selection process? Are we also considered equally to
school leavers post-interview when the admissions team decide who to give
final offers to?

 

5.) Do you reserve a specific number of places for graduates on the A100
course, if so, how many? If not, reply N/A

 

5b.) How are graduates scored prior to interview? Are we scored on GCSEs,
A-Levels, UCAT and our degree? Could you outline the scoring process for
graduate applicants pre-interview alongside the number of points
corresponding to each qualification and grade achieved? Could you also
mention if (and how) the scoring procedure for graduates is different for
school leavers and whether graduate scores are disadvantaged anyway in the
pre-interview selection process?

 

6.) What was the average pre-interview score for graduates that were
invited to interview for 2020 and 2021 entry? If you do not hold the
specific average for graduate candidates, can you please give the average
pre-interview score of the cohort that were invited to interview?

 

7.) What factors are considered when deciding whether to make a final
offer to a graduate applicant post-interview?

 

8.) Are graduates eligible for contextual points in the selection process?
How are those candidates (school leavers and graduates) eligible for
contextual preference viewed in the selection process?

 

Thank you :)

 

Dhylan

 

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Dear Dhylan

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Lote Puske

 

Lote Puske
Paralegal
Office of the General Counsel
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
aston.ac.uk

 

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From: Dhylan Patel <[FOI #789058 email]>
Sent: 05 September 2021 15:05
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Graduate applicants applying to
A100 Medicine at Aston University

 

Dear Aston University,

 

Could I request the following information regarding the admission of
graduate (Bachelor's degree holders) applicants to your A100 (5-year)
Medicine course?

 

1.) How many graduates applied for admission to the A100 course for 2020
and 2021 entry?

 

2.) How many graduate applicants were interviewed for the A100 course for
2020 and 2021 entry?

 

3.) How many graduate applicants were given final offers to the A100
course for 2020 and 2021 entry?

 

4.) Are graduates 'pooled' separately to school leavers upon receipt of an
application or are we (graduates) considered alongside school leavers in
the pre-interview selection process? Are we also considered equally to
school leavers post-interview when the admissions team decide who to give
final offers to?

 

5.) Do you reserve a specific number of places for graduates on the A100
course, if so, how many? If not, reply N/A

 

5b.) How are graduates scored prior to interview? Are we scored on GCSEs,
A-Levels, UCAT and our degree? Could you outline the scoring process for
graduate applicants pre-interview alongside the number of points
corresponding to each qualification and grade achieved? Could you also
mention if (and how) the scoring procedure for graduates is different for
school leavers and whether graduate scores are disadvantaged anyway in the
pre-interview selection process?

 

6.) What was the average pre-interview score for graduates that were
invited to interview for 2020 and 2021 entry? If you do not hold the
specific average for graduate candidates, can you please give the average
pre-interview score of the cohort that were invited to interview?

 

7.) What factors are considered when deciding whether to make a final
offer to a graduate applicant post-interview?

 

8.) Are graduates eligible for contextual points in the selection process?
How are those candidates (school leavers and graduates) eligible for
contextual preference viewed in the selection process?

 

Thank you :)

 

Dhylan

 

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