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`Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Health and Social Care Sciences 
 
Reference FOI2018-330 
 
Cranmer Terrace,  
London, SW17 0RE 
 
 
22 July 2019 
Switchboard:  
+44(0)20 8672 9944 
 
 
 
www.sgul.ac.uk 
 
 
 
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.  
 
Response 
 
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) 
Commercial Interests.  
 
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 xxxxxxx@xxxx.xx.xx 
 
 

 
Paul Ratcliffe 
Chief Operating Officer 
St George’s University of London 
Cranmer Terrace 
Tooting 
London  
SW17 0RE 
 
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 xxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xx or at 
the following address:  
 
Information Commissioner's Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane  
Wilmslow 
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 xxx@xxxx.xx.xx the 
sake of expediency. 
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further queries. 
 
Yours faithfully 
 
 
 
Sheila Durkin 
Governance Manager