Use of contextual offer grades in law admissions - 2015 to 2019

John Dimitroulopoulos made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of Manchester

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John Dimitroulopoulos

Dear University of Manchester,

Please provide the following data in relation to all of your undergraduate law courses (i.e. any course with course code M1**) for the following admissions cycles:

2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
2018/19

1. Whether the university currently operates a ‘contextual offers’ policy where law applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds are, subject to meeting certain criteria, eligible to be made a lower grade offer than applicants who do not meet such criteria;

2. If such a policy is in place, the A-level or IB grades that typically make up this lower ‘contextual offer’ (for example, AAA instead of A*AA);

3. The number of ‘contextual offers’ made to applicants to all law-related courses throughout these four admissions cycles (for example, 4 in 2015/16, 2 in 2016/17, etc).

Yours faithfully,

John Dimitroulopoulos

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

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Kind regards

Sharon

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MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

Dear John,

 

Thank you for your email requesting the following and please find our
response below:

 

Please provide the following data in relation to all of your undergraduate
law courses (i.e. any course with course code M1**) for the following
admissions cycles:

 

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

 

1. Whether the university currently operates a ‘contextual offers’ policy
where law applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds are, subject to
meeting certain criteria, eligible to be made a lower grade offer than
applicants who do not meet such criteria;

 

2. If such a policy is in place, the A-level or IB grades that typically
make up this lower ‘contextual offer’ (for example, AAA instead of A*AA);

 

3. The number of ‘contextual offers’ made to applicants to all law-related
courses throughout these four admissions cycles (for example, 4 in
2015/16, 2 in 2016/17, etc).

 

The University of Manchester did not operate a contextual offer scheme
before the 2018/19 cycle so we are unable to provide any data before this
time.

 

Data for the 2018/19 cycle is as follows:

 

There were 122 contextual offers for our BA (Hons) Law degrees for the
2018/19 cycle. The Offer was ABB to BBB. There were 445 contextual offers
for our LLB degrees and the offer was AAA to AAB.

 

I hope you find the above helpful.

 

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