Dear University of Bristol,

I would like to kindly ask how many applications did you receive from graduates for the Dental Surgery A200 course for the entries 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. From these applications how many were successful in receiving an interview and an offer.
Finally, what was the average ucat cutoff score of graduates applying to the A200 course during the above entry years?

Yours faithfully,

Sara

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Dear Sara

The University has received your request for information below and
assigned it the reference FOI21-277.

 

Please could you provide your surname, so we can action it? Unfortunately,
without this information, we will not be able to consider your request.

 

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To: SecOInformation Governance ([University of Bristol request email])
From: Sara ([FOI #756359 email])
Title: Freedom of Information request - BDS statistics of graduate
applicants
Sent: 19/05/2021 08:27

Dear University of Bristol,

I would like to kindly ask how many applications did you receive from
graduates for the Dental Surgery A200 course for the entries 2018, 2019,
2020, 2021. From these applications how many were successful in receiving
an interview and an offer.
Finally, what was the average ucat cutoff score of graduates applying to
the A200 course during the above entry years?

Yours faithfully,

Sara

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Dear SecOInformation Governance,
My full name is Sara Cha.

Yours sincerely,

Sara

SecOInformation Governance, University of Bristol

Thank you for your swift response Sara, it is much appreciated.

 

Regards,

FOI Team
University of Bristol

To: SecOInformation Governance
([University of Bristol request email])
From: Sara ([FOI #756359 email])
Title: Re: Freedom of Information request - BDS statistics of
graduate applicants [ref: FOI21277]
E-mail title: Re: Freedom of Information request - BDS statistics of
graduate applicants [ref: FOI21277](Id nr.: 1142009)
Sent: 19/05/2021 16:02

Dear SecOInformation Governance,
My full name is Sara Cha.

Yours sincerely,

Sara

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SecOInformation Governance, University of Bristol

Dear Ms Cha

 

Freedom of Information Request (our reference FOI21277)

 

We refer to your Freedom of Information request dated 19 May 2021. You
requested the following information:

 

“I would like to kindly ask how many applications did you receive from
graduates for the Dental Surgery A200 course for the entries 2018, 2019,
2020, 2021. From these applications how many were successful in receiving
an interview and an offer.
Finally, what was the average UCAT cutoff score of graduates applying to
the A200 course during the above entry years?”

 

University’s Response

 

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”).

 

Please find below information on the number of applications, interviews
and offers for BDS Dentistry (A206) for entry years 2018/19 to 2020/21, in
relation to candidates over the age of 21. Due to inconsistencies in the
data held on applicants’ qualifications, it is difficult to reliably
identify graduate applicants. We have therefore used age as an indicator
of graduate status, but it is possible some applicants aged over 21 may
not in fact hold a degree.

 

Please also note the following:

·       All totals are rounded to the nearest multiple of 5 in accordance
with HESA’s rounding methodology
([1]https://www.hesa.ac.uk/about/regulation/...),
because in its raw form the data includes the personal data of
individuals.

·       Numbers shown are from standard applications i.e. clearing offers
are not included.

·       Offers shown are only for those applicants who have retained the
same course choice i.e. alternative offers and course changes are not
counted.

·       The below table works on entry year and not admissions cycle.
Therefore, deferred applicants are counted in the academic year they
started the programme and not in the academic year they applied in.

 

Degree entry year Applications Interviews Offers
18/19 190 45 35
19/20 140 25 15
20/21 170 35 20

 

The table below shows the average UCAT score for applicants aged 21 or
over in each of the entry years.

 

UCAT scores are recorded as 'Additional test scores' in the form of
percentages. Percentages are calculated based on maximum possible scores
for the UCAT. Different sections of the test are not differently weighted.
The average UCAT scores have been converted from percentages back to
actual scores using a maximum score of 3600.

 

+------------------------------------------+
|Degree entry year |Average UCAT score |
|--------------------+---------------------|
|18/19 | 2050|
|--------------------+---------------------|
|19/20 | 2075|
|--------------------+---------------------|
|20/21 | 1110|
+------------------------------------------+

 

 

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Kind Regards

 

Freedom of Information Team

University of Bristol

 

To: SecOInformation Governance ([University of Bristol request email])
From: Sara ([FOI #756359 email])
Title: Freedom of Information request - BDS statistics of graduate
applicants
Sent: 19/05/2021 08:27

Dear University of Bristol,

I would like to kindly ask how many applications did you receive from
graduates for the Dental Surgery A200 course for the entries 2018, 2019,
2020, 2021. From these applications how many were successful in receiving
an interview and an offer.
Finally, what was the average ucat cutoff score of graduates applying to
the A200 course during the above entry years?

Yours faithfully,

Sara

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