Dear University of Bristol,
I am writing this email in accordance with the freedom of information act.
1)I would like to know about the number of people who had applied, number of interviews given out and the number of offers given out for the Dental Surgery BDS COURSE FOR THE PAST 3 ADMISSIONS CYCLES.
2) I would also like to know the average UCAT score of those applicants that were invited to interview FOR THE PAST 3 ADMISSIONS CYCLES.
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Dear Ghaus Sohail,
Freedom of Information Request (our reference FOI20-39)
We refer to your Freedom of Information request dated 17^th January. You
requested the following information:
“1) I would like to know about the number of people who had applied,
number of interviews given out and the number of offers given out for the
Dental Surgery BDS COURSE FOR THE PAST 3 ADMISSIONS CYCLES.
2) I would also like to know the average UCAT score of those applicants
that were invited to interview FOR THE PAST 3 ADMISSIONS CYCLES.”
Further to Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the “Act”) we
confirm that the information requested is held by the University of
Bristol (the “University”).
However, the number of offers given to individuals who applied is exempt
from disclosure under section 21 of the Act, on the grounds that it is
already reasonably accessible to you from UCAS. Information about
the UCAS EXACT data service can be found
Please find the remaining information in the document attached.
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