Dear University of Leeds,

I would be grateful to you if you could disclose the bmat scores of the graduate applicants for the BDS course for the entries 2017,2018,2019, 2020 and 2021. Also, how many graduates applied, got an interview and admitted into the BDS course in the above entry years? Finally, do you have a certain quota for the graduate applicants?

Yours faithfully,

Sarlize

Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Sarlize

 

Freedom of Information request reference K/21/236

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 16 May 2021.
Your request has been allocated the reference number K/21/236. Please
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Yours sincerely

 

Tracey Crombie

On behalf of the

Freedom of Information Officer

 

Secretariat

University of Leeds

 

 

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Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Sarlize,

Thank you for your email seeking information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act.

Section 8(1) of the FOI Act sets out what criteria a request must meet in order to be valid. In order to be valid requests as per section 8, an FOI enquiry must:
(a) be in writing,
(b) state the full name of the applicant and an address for correspondence, and
(c) describe the information requested.

In order for us to proceed with your request under the terms of the FOI Act, please provide your full name by return email.

Yours sincerely

Chloe Wilkins
Freedom of Information Officer
E: [University of Leeds request email]

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Dear Freedom of Information,

I would be grateful to you if you could disclose the bmat scores of the graduate applicants for the BDS course for the entries 2017,2018,2019, 2020 and 2021. Also, how many graduates applied, got an interview and admitted into the BDS course in the above entry years?

Yours sincerely,

Sarlize Cha

Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Sarlize Cha,

Freedom of Information request reference K/21/321

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 18 June 2021. Your request has been allocated the reference number K/21/321. Please include this number in all further correspondence related to your enquiry.

The University of Leeds aims to respond to all FOI requests within 20-working days of receipt. If there is any change to the expected timeframe for response, I will write to provide you with an update.

If you have any questions about your request, please contact us at [University of Leeds request email]

Yours sincerely

Chloe Wilkins
Freedom of Information Officer

Secretariat
University of Leeds

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thanks a lot for your reply to my inquiry.
In addition, I would like to further ask you whether it is possible to be reconsidered via clearing if I have already applied to the Dentistry course at the University of Leeds this year but unfortunately I got rejected post-interview.

Yours sincerely,

Sara

Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Sara

Please let me know whether you are asking this question under the FOI Act, or whether you are asking whether you personally can apply through clearing? If you are asking about your personal application this would not be an FOI request, and I would recommend that you speak with the School of Dentistry directly. You can find their contact information on our website at the following web link: https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/denti...

If you are seeking more general information about whether someone who did not advance past the interview stage of the admissions process would be allowed to apply through clearing, please let me know and I will process this as a new Freedom of Information request.

Yours sincerely

Chloe Wilkins
Freedom of Information Officer

Secretariat
University of Leeds

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Dear Freedom of Information,
Dear Ms. Wilkins hello and thanks for your reply.
Many apologies for my inquiry. I would be grateful to you if you could provide me with the admissions data from candidates previously applying for dentistry through clearing for the entries 2017,2018, 2019 and 2020.
Thanks a lot for your reply.

Yours sincerely,

Sara

Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Sarlize Cha

Freedom of Information request reference K/21/331

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 28 June 2021. Your request has been allocated the reference number K/21/331. Please include this number in all further correspondence related to your enquiry.

The University of Leeds aims to respond to all FOI requests within 20-working days of receipt. If there is any change to the expected timeframe for response, I will write to provide you with an update.

If you have any questions about your request, please contact us at [University of Leeds request email]

Yours sincerely

Chloe Wilkins
Freedom of Information Officer

Secretariat
University of Leeds

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Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Sarlize Cha, 

 

Freedom of Information Response (Our Ref: K/21/321)

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 18 June
2021, reference K/21/321.

 

Your request read:

 

“I would be grateful to you if you could disclose the bmat scores of the
graduate applicants for the BDS course for the entries 2017,2018,2019,
2020 and 2021. Also, how many graduates applied, got an interview and
admitted into the BDS course in the above entry years?”

 

The University of Leeds holds some of this information.

 

We do not rely on the raw BMAT score for applicants, instead ranking
candidates against one another. As such, we do not keep a record of
individual scores.

 

Application, interview and offer numbers are set out in the table below.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|  |Applications |Interviews |Offers made |
|------------+--------------------+------------------+-------------------|
|2017 |474 |Not held |115 |
|------------+--------------------+------------------+-------------------|
|2018 |468 |Not held |118 |
|------------+--------------------+------------------+-------------------|
|2019 |496 |Not held |115 |
|------------+--------------------+------------------+-------------------|
|2020 |551 |Not held |115 |
|------------+--------------------+------------------+-------------------|
|2021 |436 |279 |116 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

We are not able to isolate interview numbers for the A200 Dental Surgery
course for the years 2017-2020. This is because we only hold the total
number of interviews carried out for all courses offered by the School of
Dentistry, with no split by course. 

 

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any questions about this
email, however, please do not hesitate to contact us on [1][University of Leeds request email]

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Chloe Wilkins

Freedom of Information Officer

 

Secretariat

University of Leeds

 

 

 

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Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Sarlize Cha,

 

Freedom of Information Response (Our Ref: K/21/331)

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 28 June
2021, reference K/21/331.

 

Your request read:

 

“I would be grateful to you if you could provide me with the admissions
data from candidates previously applying for dentistry through clearing
for the entries 2017,2018, 2019 and 2020.”

 

The University of Leeds holds some this information.

 

We only hold this information for the 2020 entry cycle, when we took one
candidate through clearing onto the A200 programme.

 

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any questions about this
email, however, please do not hesitate to contact us on [1][University of Leeds request email]

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you can request an Internal Review. Requests for Internal Review should be
made in writing using the following contact information:

 

Post:             Mr D Wardle

Deputy Secretary

The University of Leeds

Leeds

LS2 9JT

 

Email:           [2][University of Leeds request email]

 

Requests for Internal Review should be submitted within 40 working days of
receiving the University’s response to your request. Further information
about how the University manages Freedom of Information requests and about
our complaints procedure is also available on our website
([3]www.leeds.ac.uk).

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the review/complaints procedure provided by the University.  The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Chloe Wilkins

Freedom of Information Officer

 

Secretariat

University of Leeds

 

 

 

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