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Dentistry DBS Request

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Dear University of Aberdeen,

I would like to request for information regarding the GRADUATE BDS Dentistry admissions.

1) Please could you provide me an excel sheet containing all of the following information for the past 2 DBS Dentistry admission cycles: 2016/2017 and 2017/2018. If you do not have information for the years requested, I kindly ask for you to provide the statistics for the next most recent 2 years of admissions.

* UKCAT score
* A-level predicted grades
* Graduate/Non-Graduate
*Fee Status (Scottish/ Rest of UK/ Overseas)
* Interviewed / Not interviewed
* Made an offer / Not made an offer

3) For applying graduates, will their A-level grades be considered?

Yours Faithfully,

James

Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear James,

Thank you for your email of 15 January.

In order for your request to be deemed valid, please would you confirm your full name. This is a requirement of freedom of information legislation. Further information is available on the Scottish information Commissioner’s website at: http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/Law/F....

Yours sincerely,
Mary Sabiston
Information Compliance Officer

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Dear Mary,

My name is James Thomas. Is this sufficient?

Yours sincerely,

James

Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear James,

Thank you for confirming your full name, on behalf of the University, I acknowledge receipt and confirm that your request is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. In terms of the Act, a reply will be sent to you within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely,
Mary Sabiston
Information Compliance Officer

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Foi, University of Aberdeen

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Dear Mr Thomas,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST FOI 2019-017

I refer to your email of 15 January 2019 requesting information relating to Graduate Dentistry BDS admissions.

Your request has now been considered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, ‘the Act’.

I would like to request for information regarding the GRADUATE BDS Dentistry admissions.

1) Please could you provide me an excel sheet containing all of the following information for the past 2 DBS Dentistry admission cycles: 2016/2017 and 2017/2018. If you do not have information for the years requested, I kindly ask for you to provide the statistics for the next most recent 2 years of admissions.
* UKCAT score
* A-level predicted grades
* Graduate/Non-Graduate
*Fee Status (Scottish/ Rest of UK/ Overseas)
* Interviewed / Not interviewed
* Made an offer / Not made an offer
3) For applying graduates, will their A-level grades be considered?

Please see the attached spreadsheet for the information you have requested. Please note we are unable to provide information on A-level predictions or achieved grades as this is a course for graduates only. Therefore A-Level results are not considered as part of the application process. Please accept this message as notice under section 17(1)(b) of the Act that the information for this part of your request is not held.

Should you be dissatisfied with this response, you have the right under the Act to request a review. A request for review must be made within 40 working days of the date of this reply. It must include your name and address for correspondence and specify the request for information and the grounds for dissatisfaction with the decision. Please send your request for review to our mailbox, [University of Aberdeen request email]. The University will respond to your request for a review within 20 working days of receipt of your request.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of the University’s internal review, you have the right to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner within six months of the date of receipt of the University’s review notice. Details on how to make an appeal to the Commissioner are available at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal. Should you remain dissatisfied with the Commissioner’s decision, you have a right of appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law.

Yours sincerely,
Mary Sabiston
Information Compliance Officer

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