Dear Aston University,

Could I request some clarity regarding the widening participation scheme for the A100 Medicine course at Aston, alongside other statistics? Specifically...

1. Are WP and non-WP candidates considered separately in the pre and post-interview selection process, or as one group of applicants. If they are considered as one group, how is preference allocated to non-WP applicants e.g. are they given extra points towards the 24 total in the academic screen?
2. The number of graduates who applied in all years
3. The number of graduates who were offered interviews each year
4. The number of graduates given final offers each year
5. The number of places reserved (if any) for graduates on the A100 course
6. The minimum, average, and maximum UCAT scores of graduate applicants who were invited to interview
7. The minimum, average, and maximum UCAT scores of graduate applicants who were given final offers
8. The degree classifications of graduate applicants who were given final offers
9. The points cut-off /24 for a non-WP graduate to be given an interview
10. The points cut-off /24 for a non-WP graduate to be given an offer

If you are unable to answer any of these questions, please mention this in your completed response

Thank you! :)

Dhylan Patel

FOI Requests, Aston University

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Dear Dhylan

Our ref: FOI/2021/202

Thank you for your email of 4 April 2021. Your request will be dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be
answered within twenty working days of receipt. We will endeavour to
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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 #744250 email]>
Sent: 04 April 2021 20:56
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - A100 Admissions at Aston
University

 

Dear Aston University,

 

Could I request some clarity regarding the widening participation scheme
for the A100 Medicine course at Aston, alongside other statistics?
Specifically...

 

1. Are WP and non-WP candidates considered separately in the pre and
post-interview selection process, or as one group of applicants. If they
are considered as one group, how is preference allocated to non-WP
applicants e.g. are they given extra points towards the 24 total in the
academic screen?

2. The number of graduates who applied in all years 3. The number of
graduates who were offered interviews each year 4. The number of graduates
given final offers each year 5. The number of places reserved (if any) for
graduates on the A100 course 6. The minimum, average, and maximum UCAT
scores of graduate applicants who were invited to interview 7. The
minimum, average, and maximum UCAT scores of graduate applicants who were
given final offers 8. The degree classifications of graduate applicants
who were given final offers 9. The points cut-off /24 for a non-WP
graduate to be given an interview 10. The points cut-off /24 for a non-WP
graduate to be given an offer

 

If you are unable to answer any of these questions, please mention this in
your completed response

 

Thank you! :)

 

Dhylan Patel

 

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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 #744250 email]>
Sent: 04 April 2021 20:56
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - A100 Admissions at Aston
University

 

Dear Aston University,

 

Could I request some clarity regarding the widening participation scheme
for the A100 Medicine course at Aston, alongside other statistics?
Specifically...

 

1. Are WP and non-WP candidates considered separately in the pre and
post-interview selection process, or as one group of applicants. If they
are considered as one group, how is preference allocated to non-WP
applicants e.g. are they given extra points towards the 24 total in the
academic screen?

2. The number of graduates who applied in all years 3. The number of
graduates who were offered interviews each year 4. The number of graduates
given final offers each year 5. The number of places reserved (if any) for
graduates on the A100 course 6. The minimum, average, and maximum UCAT
scores of graduate applicants who were invited to interview 7. The
minimum, average, and maximum UCAT scores of graduate applicants who were
given final offers 8. The degree classifications of graduate applicants
who were given final offers 9. The points cut-off /24 for a non-WP
graduate to be given an interview 10. The points cut-off /24 for a non-WP
graduate to be given an offer

 

If you are unable to answer any of these questions, please mention this in
your completed response

 

Thank you! :)

 

Dhylan Patel

 

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