A100 Medicine Admission Statistics

Mr Choudhary made this Freedom of Information request to University of Bristol

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Dear University of Bristol,

I am writing to you regarding admissions statistics for the Medicine course A100 at your university. The requests below are for the 2011/2012 cycle unless stated otherwise. I hope I can get the information in a machine readable format such as Excel or PDF. Thank you very much and I hope this is not too much trouble.

1) How many of the students admitted were studying A Levels?
2) How many of the students admitted were international?
3) For each applicant who was unsuccessful, can I get a list of their UKCAT score, their GCSE's, and predicted A Level results and subjects studied as well as any other criteria that was looked at and scored for selection.
4)For each applicant who was successful in obtaining an interview,can I get a list of their UKCAT score, their GCSE's, and predicted A Level results and subjects studied as well as any other criteria that was looked at and scored for selection.
5) How was the interview scored for any candidates interviewed? Was it a score out of 10 by each interviewer or anything along those lines?
6) I would also like any scoring or grading system used to assess candidates and if a form or such is available to record the performance, I would also kindly request this. This specific request is for this years admission cycle, ie 2012/2013.
7) Can I also get details of successful and unsuccessful candidates that studied the IB and their various predicted results and UKCAT scores along with all other criteria looked at?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Choudhary

Dear University of Bristol,

You have my apologies for the previous message which was rushed. After proof reading this message, I came to realise that the University of Bristol does not use the UKCAT in its selection procedure. Therefore, I would just like to clarify that all requests still stand but the parts of the request that ask for the UKCAT can be omitted.

Furthermore, I forgot to ask for one final request. This is that I would like the data of all candidates who were successful in obtaining an interview along with all their qualifications and pre interview score, as well as a spreadsheet for offer holders including all their qualifications, pre interview score and interview score. I would also like the data of all candidates who were unsuccessful in obtaining an interview with all of their data.

If there is any form that is used to judge whether or not a candidate is going to get an interview, I would like a copy of that. If there is a form used to assess candidates during interview, I would also like a copy of that.

Apologise for the inconvenience and hassle.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Choudhary

Matt Morrison, University of Bristol

Dear Mr Choudhary

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request and clarification.

The 20 working day deadline is 16th November 2012.

Best wishes

Matt Morrison

Information Rights Officer
University of Bristol
[email address]
0117 3317751 (ex.17751)

Matt Morrison, University of Bristol

Dear Mr Choudhary

We are currently working on your recent Freedom of Information request
relating to A100 Medicine admissions statistics.

A member of our staff who has most knowledge of the relevant figures is
currently on annual leave for a two week period so we are unlikely to be
able to meet the 20 working day deadline of 16th November. It is important
this member of staff is involved in collating the figures to ensure their
accuracy.

We will be able to produce the information by 30th November - I hope this
is acceptable and apologies for the delay.

Best wishes

Matt Morrison

Information Rights Officer
University of Bristol
[email address]
0117 3317751 (ex.17751)

Dear Matt Morrison,

That is perfectly fine. Thank you for letting me know.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Choudhary

Matt Morrison, University of Bristol

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Dear Mr Choudhary

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request.

Please find attached the University's response and associated documents.

If you are not satisfied with the University's response to your request you
may ask the University to review the response by writing to:

Director of Legal Services
Secretary's Office
University of Bristol
Senate House
Tyndall Avenue
Bristol BS8 1TH
Email: [University of Bristol request email]

enclosing a copy of your original request and explaining your complaint.
Please include an address for correspondence. The full complaints procedure
is set out at http://www.bris.ac.uk/foi/publicinfo/rev...

If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review you
may also contact the Information Commissioner at:

Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
www.ico.gov.uk

Best wishes

Matt Morrison

Information Rights Officer
University of Bristol
[email address]
0117 3317751 (ex.17751)

Dear Matt Morrison,

Thank you for the reply. Regarding the request, it says, 'Please let us know if you wish to discuss narrowing the scope of these sections of your request'. With regards to this, I would like the university to give me a sample of the data in proportion of the full data such that the time and money restraints are met. That is all. Thank you very much for the informative response.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Choudhary

Matt Morrison, University of Bristol

Dear Mr Choudhary

Thanks for your email.

With regard to:

"I would like the university to give me a sample of the data in proportion
of the full data such that the time and money restraints are met"

Please could you clarify what you mean by this - what size sample would be
sufficient?

Best wishes

Matt Morrison

Information Rights Officer
University of Bristol
[email address]
0117 3317751 (ex.17751)

Dear Matt Morrison,

I will leave the sample size to the university such that the time and cost constraints are met. I hope that is not of any significant inconvenience.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Choudhary

Matt Morrison, University of Bristol

Dear Mr Choudhary

Thanks for your email.

I need to discuss this with our relevant department and will respond in due
course.

Best wishes

Matt Morrison

Information Rights Officer
University of Bristol
[email address]
0117 3317751 (ex.17751)

Matt Morrison, University of Bristol

Dear Mr Choudhary

Further to our recent correspondence, we have been considering your request
relating to a sample of the data (listed in your original request of 18th
October) such that the time/cost constraints of the section 12 Freedom of
Information exemption are met.

There is existing case law that states we are not required to conduct work
up until the section 12 appropriate limit is met. In the Information
Tribunal case of Randall v Information Commissioner and Medicines and
Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (EA/2007/0004) at paragraph 13, the
Tribunal states "the effect of section 12 is not to impose a limit, leaving
the authority obliged to carry out work up to that limit; it is to remove
the information from the scope of the section 1 duty to disclose
altogether".

We are also not prepared to produce a sample of data that would be
statistically irrelevant - disclosing a sample of statistics into the
public domain is likely to be inaccurate and misleading to anyone who reads
it, and therefore not in the public interest. For any information we
produce from this data to be accurate, it would need to include an analysis
of the entire data and this would exceed the section 12 exemption, as
previously advised.

If you are not satisfied with the University's response to your request you
may ask the University to review the response by writing to:

Director of Legal Services
Secretary's Office
University of Bristol
Senate House
Tyndall Avenue
Bristol BS8 1TH
Email: [University of Bristol request email]

enclosing a copy of your original request and explaining your complaint.
Please include an address for correspondence. The full complaints procedure
is set out at http://www.bris.ac.uk/foi/publicinfo/rev...

If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review you
may also contact the Information Commissioner at:

Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
www.ico.gov.uk

Best wishes

Matt Morrison

Information Rights Officer
University of Bristol
[email address]
0117 3317751 (ex.17751)

Dear Matt Morrison,

That is fine. Thank you very much for your help.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Choudhary