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Dear Keele University,

As of the May UCAS deadline for Institutions to make their decisions on applications (or end of cycle, if you do not still hold information for this date), can you please confirm how many places there were for your A100 course, how many applicants you had, how many were invited to interview and how many offers were made, please?

I would like this information for 2021 entry, 2020 entry and 2019 entry, please, and split into Home and International fee status, please.

Many thanks for your help,

Yours faithfully,

Judy Macdonald

foi, Keele University

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Dear Judy,
Ref: 2021/145
 
Thank you for your email requesting information from Keele University.
 
Your request will be processed and a response provided to you as soon as
possible within 20 working days.
Best wishes,
Legal, Governance & Compliance Team

________________________________________________________________ 

Freedom of Information 

Legal, Governance & Compliance | Keele University | Staffordshire | ST5
5BG
Email: [1][Keele University request email] | Website: [2]www.keele.ac.uk/foi/

Tel: 01782 734311

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From: Judy Macdonald <[FOI #764959 email]>
Sent: 13 June 2021 18:52
To: foi <[Keele University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - A100 statistics
 
Dear Keele University,

As of the May UCAS deadline for Institutions to make their decisions on
applications (or end of cycle, if you do not still hold information for
this date), can you please confirm how many places there were for your
A100 course, how many applicants you had, how many were invited to
interview and how many offers were made, please?

I would like this information for 2021 entry, 2020 entry and 2019 entry,
please, and split into Home and International fee status, please.

Many thanks for your help,

Yours faithfully,

Judy Macdonald

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foi, Keele University

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Dear Judy,

Ref: 2021/145 
 

Further to your request for information, please find the University's
response below. 

 

Where you asked: 

Can you please confirm how many places there were for your A100 course,
how many applicants you had, how many were invited to interview and how
many offers were made, please?  I would like this information for 2021
entry, 2020 entry and 2019 entry, please, and split into Home and
International fee status, please.

FoI 2021-145: Keele (A100)
All/Year Places Applicants Interviews Offers
2019/0 154 1293 569 317
2020/1 154 1597 662 363
Home/Year Places Applicants Interviews Offers
2019/0   1104 538 304
2020/1   1345 619 346
International/Year Places Applicants Interviews Offers
2019/0   189 31 13
2020/1   252 43 17
Notes
Places are not split between Home and Overseas. There is only a maximum
number of Overseas permitted, not a specified number.

 

Regarding your request for data for 2021 entry:

This information is withheld under Section 43(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA), as release would prejudice the commercial
interests of the University. This is a qualified exemption and the public
interest test applies.  

 

Release of information under the FOIA is considered a release to the world
at large; to provide details of ongoing student recruitment would provide
its competitors with valuable information that would be used to
the detriment of fair and open competition in the increasingly competitive
market of higher education provision, thereby prejudicing Keele
University’s commercial interests.  

 

The University is a centre for economic growth and cultural vibrancy both
within the region and nationally, providing advancements in society
through its world-leading research contributions and via the enrichment of
its students through knowledge and experience. While the University
acknowledges that there is public interest in student recruitment, release
of such data during ongoing student recruitment would negatively impact
the University’s ability to recruit fairly and effectively, which would in
turn impact upon its ability to conduct its day-to-day activities, which
would not be in the public interest and so, on balance, the public
interest test favours withholding the requested information at this time. 

Details relating to Medicine admissions can be found on our website
at [1]www.keele.ac.uk/medicine/undergraduate/medicine-mbchb/howtoapply/applicantsarea/ and [2]www.keele.ac.uk/medicine/undergraduate/medicine-mbchb/howtoapply/

Should you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Best wishes,
Legal, Governance & Compliance Team

________________________________________________________________ 

Freedom of Information 

Legal, Governance & Compliance | Keele University | Staffordshire | ST5
5BG
Email: [3][Keele University request email] | Website: [4]www.keele.ac.uk/foi/

Tel: 01782 734311

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From: Judy Macdonald <[FOI #764959 email]>
Sent: 13 June 2021 18:52
To: foi <[Keele University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - A100 statistics
 
Dear Keele University,

As of the May UCAS deadline for Institutions to make their decisions on
applications (or end of cycle, if you do not still hold information for
this date), can you please confirm how many places there were for your
A100 course, how many applicants you had, how many were invited to
interview and how many offers were made, please?

I would like this information for 2021 entry, 2020 entry and 2019 entry,
please, and split into Home and International fee status, please.

Many thanks for your help,

Yours faithfully,

Judy Macdonald

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Dear Keele University,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Keele University's handling of my FOI request 'A100 statistics'.
My request for numbers of applicants, interviews and offers as of the May UCAS deadline has been declined, as it would prejudice your commercial interests. I would be grateful if you could clarify how this is the case, please?
Other than via Clearing, there is no opportunity for further applicants this year, so the figures cannot affect their decision to apply. This is the same for all med schools in the UK, so competitors cannot gain insight into decision making that is of vital strategic importance, which could alter the behaviour of competitor institutions and result in under- or over-recruitment of students to the University, as they can have no impact on the number of students in this potential cohort. Unless I am mistaken, the only factor that will alter between now and the end of the cycle is the publication of student results, and as this is a factor that is outside the control of any medical school, I cannot see how any one institution can gain any benefit over any other?
Your argument is also somewhat nullified by the fact that other med schools have happily disclosed this information, so it cannot universally be seen to be commercially sensitive, unless you are more sensitive than other Institutions?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Judy Macdonald

foi, Keele University

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Dear Judy,
Ref: 2021/145
Thank you for your email, a review will now be conducted and a response
issued to you as soon as possible within 20 working days.
Best wishes,
Legal, Governance & Compliance Team

________________________________________________________________ 

Freedom of Information 

Legal, Governance & Compliance | Keele University | Staffordshire | ST5
5BG
Email: [1][Keele University request email] | Website: [2]www.keele.ac.uk/foi/

Tel: 01782 734311

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From: Judy Macdonald <[FOI #764959 email]>
Sent: 08 July 2021 21:10
To: foi <[Keele University request email]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - A100
statistics
 
Dear Keele University,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Keele University's handling
of my FOI request 'A100 statistics'.
My request for numbers of applicants, interviews and offers as of the May
UCAS deadline has been declined, as it would prejudice your commercial
interests. I would be grateful if you could clarify how this is the case,
please?
Other than via Clearing, there is no opportunity for further applicants
this year, so the figures cannot affect their decision to apply. This is
the same for all med schools in the UK, so competitors cannot gain insight
into decision making that is of vital strategic importance, which could
alter the behaviour of competitor institutions and result in under- or
over-recruitment of students to the University, as they can have no impact
on the number of students in this potential cohort. Unless I am mistaken,
the only factor that will alter between now and the end of the cycle is
the publication of student results, and as this is a factor that is
outside the control of any medical school, I cannot see how any one
institution can gain any benefit over any other?
Your argument is also somewhat nullified by the fact that other med
schools have happily disclosed this information, so it cannot universally
be seen to be commercially sensitive, unless you are more sensitive than
other Institutions?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[8]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Judy Macdonald

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