Medical Admissions Statistics for Overseas Applicants for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 entries.

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan University of Manchester.

Dear University of Manchester,

Please provide me with the data of the medical admission cycles for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 entries, with regards to the following:

1. Number of overseas applicants.
2. Percentage of applicants that were overseas.
3. Number of overseas applicants that were invited to an interview.
4. Number of overseas applicants that were made an offer.
5. Number of overseas applicants that were admitted.

In addition to the above, please create 3 tables (one for each year) to indicate the anonymised details of all the applicants, with regards to the following:

1. The GCSE grades of each applicant. For example: 4A* 2A 2B 1C
2. The AS grades of each applicant. For example: 3A 1B
3. The A-Level grades of each applicant. For example: 2A* 1A
4. Whether the A-Level grades provided were predicted or achieved.
5. The UCAT Score for each applicant. For example: 2800 Band 1
6. Whether the applicant was invited to an interview or not.
7. Whether the applicant was made an offer or not.

Your efforts will be highly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,
Thomas Edwards.

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

Dear Thomas,

I am writing to acknowledge your requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received by The University of Manchester yesterday. Please note that we have merged them into one request for the purposes of costs in accordance with Section 12 (4) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, our reference as per the subject line.

The University will respond to your request within 20 working days.

Kind regards

Sharon

Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office | Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Services | G7 Christie Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13 9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| www.manchester.ac.uk

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

Dear Thomas,

 

Thank you for your email requesting the following:

 

Please provide me with the data of the medical admission cycles for the
2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 entries, with regards to the following:

 

1. Number of overseas applicants.

2. Percentage of applicants that were overseas.

3. Number of overseas applicants that were invited to an interview.

4. Number of overseas applicants that were made an offer.

5. Number of overseas applicants that were admitted.

 

In addition to the above, please create 3 tables (one for each year) to
indicate the anonymised details of all the applicants, with regards to the
following:

 

1. The GCSE grades of each applicant. For example: 4A* 2A 2B 1C 2. The AS
grades of each applicant. For example: 3A 1B 3. The A-Level grades of each
applicant. For example: 2A* 1A 4. Whether the A-Level grades provided were
predicted or achieved.

5. The UCAT Score for each applicant. For example: 2800 Band 1 6. Whether
the applicant was invited to an interview or not.

7. Whether the applicant was made an offer or not.

 

The University has now considered your request and unfortunately we are
unable to provide any information at this moment. I have explained the
reasons for this in more detail below.

 

UCAS forms are assessed as we receive them to check that the applicant has
met our minimum required standard however not all of the information you
have requested is transcribed from the UCAS application forms. In
particular, we do not transcribe GCSE grades or A Level predicted grades.
Therefore in order to answer your request we would need to manually read
through all of the application forms to collate this information for you.
I can advise that in 2018/19 there were 2503 home applicants. Even at a
highly conservative estimate of 2 minutes per record, this would in excess
of 70 hours to complete. This task would clearly take in excess of the 18
hour ‘Appropriate Limit’ (as defined in the Freedom of Information and
Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004). As a
result, Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies and
regrettably this task cannot be undertaken at this stage. This email
serves to act as a refusal notice for this request, as per Section 17 (5)
of the Act.

 

I have provided some information below that is more readily accessible.
This information is provided as a gesture of goodwill however it does not
affect the University’s legal right to rely on the Fees Regulations for
the remainder of your request.

 

The link below provides statistics in relation to applications – including
overseas applicants, interviews and admissions which you may find useful:

 

[1]https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/medicin...

 

If you feel that The University of Manchester has refused access to
information to which you are entitled, or has not dealt with your request
appropriately under the FOIA, you have a right of appeal.

 

An appeal in the first instance should be directed to the Information
Governance Office at [2][email address]. You should include: 

 

·         details of your initial request

·         any other relevant information

 

You must make this appeal within 40 working days from receipt of your
response. We will not accept appeals received after this date, as per the
Freedom of Information Code of Practice, Section 5.3.

 

The University will deal with your appeal within a reasonable time, and
will inform you of the projected time scale on receipt of your complaint.
You are also welcome to contact the Information Governance Office with
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After The University’s internal appeals procedure has been exhausted, you
have a further right of appeal to the Information Commissioner’s
Office. Details of this procedure can be found at [3]www.ico.org.uk.

 

Best regards

 

Lisa

 

Dr Lisa Crawley l  Information Officer  l Information Governance Office
l Directorate of Compliance and Risk l  Professional Support Services |
Room G7 Christie Building  l Compliance & Risk Management Office l  The
University of Manchester  l  Oxford Road  l  Manchester  l  M13 9PL  l 
Tel +44 (0)161 275 8400  

 

 

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