Dentistry applications

Liban Ahmed made this Freedom of Information request to The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

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Dear The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service,

I'd like to know the statistics for the following;

1. How many applications were made for a bachelor in dental surgery course (BDS) in the UK in the last 10 years?
2. How many of these applicants were offered an interview in each year for the last 10 years?
3. How many offers were made for BDS courses in the UK in the last 10 years.

I would also like to know

1. the applicant : offer ratio as well as the applicant:interview ratio
2. the average UCAS score of offer holders
3. The average UCAS offer that was given

Yours faithfully,

Ibrahim Basar

FOI, The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Dear Mr Basar,

FOI 2020-15-18-01

Thank you for requesting information from UCAS under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

UCAS will respond on or before 16/06/2020, the date on which the 20 working day response period permitted by FOIA ends.

I, or one of my colleagues, may need to contact you again if the request needs to be clarified. If this happens, UCAS may respond later than the date indicated above as permitted by FOIA.

Kind regards

Mark Knight
Information Governance Manager
 
www.ucas.com
Rosehill | New Barn Lane | Cheltenham | GL52 3LZ

Registered office as above. Registered company No 2839815.
Registered charity No. (England and Wales) 1024741 and (Scotland) SCO38598.
 

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FOI, The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Dear Mr Basar

Further to your request for information please find below the response from UCAS in regard to the specific information you have requested.

In terms of the data available on the UCAS website and available upon payment (through the EXACT service), as this information is accessible by other means, it is exempt from disclosure under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In regard to your request a range of statistical outputs including course category level data can be viewed on UCAS' public facing website in our data and analysis section available from https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate-stati....

In terms of your specific request, more detailed data than that which is on the UCAS website then this can be purchased via our EXACT data service. For example, we can produce data broken down by specific course filtered to the UK.

Disclosure controls are applied to the data to reduce the risk of disclosing personal data about identifiable individuals. For counts, the controls include reporting each cell count to the nearest five. In particular cell counts of 1 and 2 are reported as 0. Rows that only report 0 are omitted from the output. These controls are applied to each cell independently so this may result in instances where totals do not equal the sum of the components. For derived statistics (e.g. means), to ensure these disclosure controls are not undone, a minor adjustment is applied, if necessary, such that the set of records contributing to each cell matches the reported cell count (to the nearest five). This involves either removing 1 or 2 records at random, or adding in 1 or 2 duplicates at random. If the number of values contributing to a cell is 1, 2 or 0 then it is displayed as 'N'. Rows that only report 'N' are omitted from the output.

EXACT is a charged service and is supplied with terms and conditions that define the extent to which the results can be reproduced in publications. Further details on the service can be found via: https://www.ucas.com/corporate/data-and-....

whether an applicant is invited for interview is not available through EXACT, the applicants could be identified separately with the applicant identifiers run through EXACT to extract the centre type. Please direct any request for such data to: [email address].

If you are not satisfied with the way in which we have responded to your request you may:

1) Contact us requesting that this matter is reviewed internally by UCAS. Your request will then be subject to our internal review process.
2) If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your internal review, you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, telephone 0303 1231113, or for further details see their website www.ico.org.uk

Kind regards

Mark

Mark Knight
Information Governance Manager

www.ucas.com
Rosehill | New Barn Lane | Cheltenham | GL52 3LZ

Registered office as above. Registered company No 2839815.
Registered charity No. (England and Wales) 1024741 and (Scotland) SCO38598.

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