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Dentistry DBS Request

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Dear University of Bristol,

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
* Interviewed - Grad: Non-Grad/ Not interviewed - Grad:Non-Grad
* Made an offer - Grad: Non-Grad/ Not made an offer - Grad:Non-Grad

2) Are graduates applying for the program given equal consideration to those applying without any higher education of such?

3) To what extent will the A-Level grades of post-graduates applying be considered?

Yours Faithfully,

James

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Dear James,

 

Freedom of Information Request FOI1927

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information Request received on 15th January
2019.

 

Your Request and Our 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 refer to the attached spreadsheet for our response to question one.
Questions two and three are admissions questions and for up-to-date
information you will need to contact [1][email address].

 

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We will aim to respond to your request for an internal review within 20
working days of receipt.

 

Your request for an internal review should be sent to:

 

Director of Legal Services

Secretary’s Office

University of Bristol

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Bristol

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Freedom of Information Team

University of Bristol

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