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Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, University of Edinburgh should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear University of Edinburgh,

I am writing to request the qualifications held by those that were interviewed for Medicine A100 who are international applicants from United States and Canada.

Specifically, I am requesting for
1) GPA/Percentage in each subject for each applicant
2) Results in Advanced Placement exams/IB exams (if applicable)
3) UCAT score for each applicant
4) Whether they received a offer

For all those interviewed between the years 2015-2020.

Yours faithfully,

Kaylena Martina

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

We would like to acknowledge that we have received your email. The
University’s working arrangements are affected by the Coronavirus outbreak
but we will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.


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Please note that if you have only provided your first (or given) name in
the body of your email your request will not be valid.  To ensure your
request is valid and that the University is obliged to answer it, you must
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request, is published on the University website.


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Kaylena Martina

Dear University of Edinburgh,

I would like to send a kind reminder for this FOI to please be responded to. I understand that due to COVID 19, delays are natural, however, I would love to have a response.

Yours faithfully,

Kaylena Martina


Dear Kaylena Martina

Thank you for your email of 16 February making a Freedom of Information
request and your further email of 25 May 2021. As explained in our initial
acknowledgement message, the University's working arrangements are
affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. We have therefore not been able to
progress your request as quickly as we would have hoped, and were unable
to respond within 20 working days. While we are making all efforts to
respond to requests as soon as possible, unfortunately I am unable to tell
you when you will receive a response to your request.

Right to request internal review

As we did not respond to your request within 20 working days, you do have
the right to ask the University to conduct an internal review of the
reasons for the delay. The [1]Scottish Information Commissioner's guidance
about this during the Covid-19 pandemic is available on their website. If
you wish to submit a review request you should write to the Records
Management Section (using this email address), describing the original
request, explaining your grounds for dissatisfaction, and including an
address for correspondence. When the review process has been completed, if
you are still dissatisfied, you may use the [2]Scottish Information
Commissioner's guidance on making an appeal to make an appeal to the

However, please be aware that the legislation only allows requesters to
make one internal review request in relation to a request. If you are
dissatisfied later with the content of the response to your request for
information, and you have already made an internal review request, your
next step will be to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner as
described above.

The [3]University of Edinburgh's request privacy notice, which describes
how we use the information you have supplied about yourself and your
request, is published on the University website.

Yours sincerely

David Ward

Records Management


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