`Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Health and Social Care Sciences
London, SW17 0RE
22 July 2019
+44(0)20 8672 9944
We write to respond to your recent Freedom of Information request.
Enquiry date: 17th July 2019
1. Average UCAT score for those students admitted into the school's Medicine program in 2019.
2. Interview form for those students who have applied to Medicine.
3. Percentage of international students who met all academic requirements AND were admitted into the Medicine
program in 2019.
Answers to questions 1 and 3 will be released at the end of the 2019 cycle. Partial Exemption 43(1) Commercial Interests
For Question 2 you have requested a copy of the interview form. This information will not be
disclosed as it is regarded as commercially sensitive information under section 43(1)
Information is exempt information if its disclosure under the Act would, or would be likely to,
prejudice the commercial interests of any person (including the public authority holding it).
The Interview Assessment Sheet will not be disclosed, in order to protect the commercial
interests of St George’s.
In applying section 43(1) we have balanced the public interest in withholding the information
against the public interest in disclosing it (Public Interest Test).
The factors in favour of disclosure of this information, including the general public interest
and greater transparency and accountability, were weighed against the need to allow the
organisation to run its business (that is the running of our courses and our Admissions
process) competitively and without fear of disclosure of sensitive commercial information,
and sustaining loss to our business as a result.
St George’s has been as transparent as possible concerning Admissions. If full details of this
area of our business cycle were disclosed (i.e. the Interview Assessment Sheet), the
recruitment and selection of medical students for St George’s could be unduly affected, and
this could pose risks to the central business of the organisation.
Whilst writing may I advise that if you are not happy with the way in which we have handled your
request, you can appeal by writing to the Chief Operating Officer of the institution:
Sheila Durkin, Governance Manager
Governance Legal & Assurance Services
Telephone 020 8725 4698 Email email@example.com
Chief Operating Officer
St George’s University of London
The Information Commissioner has authority and responsibility under the Freedom of Information Act
and you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
the following address:
Information Commissioner's Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF
For more information see the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-freedom-of-information
May I ask you to direct future FOI requests for SGUL to the generic email address email@example.com
sake of expediency.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further queries.