Medicine undergraduate admission statistics( applying from india as international student)

Sarthak Jain made this Freedom of Information request to University of Nottingham

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Dear University of Nottingham,
Under the Freedom of Information act, could you please provide me with the following
1. Average ukcat score for international applicants(Non-EU overseas) that were called for interview for past five years
2. average ukcat score for international(Non –Eu overseas) applicants that were given offer for past five years
3. Weightage of ukcat , GCSE performance and personal statement for shortlisting of interview(non Eu overseas applicants).
4. Weightage of ukcat , GCSE performance, personal statement and interview performance for offer(non EU overseas applicants).
5. Are applicants with a higher situational judgment band score at an advantage during shortlisting or to distinguish between equal candidates?
6. How many applicants with less than 9 GCSE subjects were given offers ?
7. How many seats were there for non EU overseas candidates in the last five years?
8. How many offers were given to non EU overseas candidates in the last five years?
9. What is the country wise distribution for candidates given offer (non EU overseas international)?
10. What is the average number of A* at GCSE level for international non EU overseas applicants that were shortlisted for interview in the last five years?

Thanks a lot for your time. Please reply asap as the ucas deadline for medicine is very close.

Yours faithfully,

Sarthak Jain

Br-Freedom-Of-Information, University of Nottingham

Dear Sarthak

Thank you for your request for information regarding A100 Medicine applications. Your request was received on 1 October 2018 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will respond to your request within twenty working days. Please note this is calculated from the following working day from receipt of your request.

I hope that this is of help. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any enquiries regarding this email.

Yours sincerely,
Karen Page

Information Compliance Officer – Freedom of Information
Registrar’s Department

Web: www.nottingham.ac.uk/freedom-of-informat...
Email: [University of Nottingham request email]

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Br-Freedom-Of-Information, University of Nottingham

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Dear Sarthak

I am writing further to your request for information regarding A100 Medicine applications. A search of our electronic and paper records has been completed and I can confirm that the information requested is held in part by the University.

In answer to your request:

1. Average ukcat score for international applicants(Non-EU overseas) that were called for interview for past five years

We estimate that the cost of complying with your request for information prior to the 2017 intake year would exceed the appropriate limit as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This is because the information is not easily accessible and we would need to search for it on individual applications which we estimate would exceed the appropriate limit. The Act sets a maximum cost of £450 for public authorities responding to requests for information. This represents the estimated cost of one person working for 3.5 days in determining whether the information is held, locating it, and retrieving it. Under Section 12 of the Act the University is not obliged to comply with a request that would exceed the appropriate limit.

The information we are able to provide is:

2018 = 2650
2017 = 2040

2. average ukcat score for international(Non –Eu overseas) applicants that were given offer for past five years

We estimate that the cost of complying with your request for information prior to the 2017 intake year would exceed the appropriate limit (see above for full explanation).

The information we are able to provide is:

2018 = 2650
2017 = 2010

3. Weightage of ukcat , GCSE performance and personal statement for shortlisting of interview(non Eu overseas applicants).

We estimate that the cost of complying with your request for information prior to the 2017 intake year would exceed the appropriate limit (see above for full explanation).

The information we are able to provide is:

2018 = GCSE’s were scored to a maximum of 16 (22%) , UKCAT to a maximum of 40 (56%) and personal statement to a maximum of 16 (22%). This makes a maximum score of 72.

2017 = GCSE's were scored to a maximum of 16 (26%), UKCAT to a maximum of 30 (48%) and personal statement to a maximum of 16 (26%). This makes a maximum score of 72.

4. Weightage of ukcat , GCSE performance, personal statement and interview performance for offer(non EU overseas applicants).

The UKCAT, GCSE performance and personal statement are not taken into account when offers are made. Applicants are offered a place based on their performance at interview.

Information regarding the scoring system at interview cannot be provided as it would be deemed likely to prejudice the commercial interests of the University, under Section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and would allow some candidates an unfair advantage when attending interview. The interview questions are re-used and release would undermine confidence in the admissions process. In considering your request, we have applied the public interest test and have concluded that whilst there is some public interest in disclosure, it is outweighed by the strong public interest in applying the exemption. It is in the public’s interest that universities can ensure that candidates are given an equal opportunity when applying for their courses. The University very much acknowledges that there is a public interest in applicants being able to prepare for interviews and understand the interview process, however, we consider this interest to be met by the information already available on our website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/medicine/stu...

Therefore, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this email acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of your request.

5. Are applicants with a higher situational judgment band score at an advantage during shortlisting or to distinguish between equal candidates?

The situational judgement result is scored as part of the above processes so the higher the band score the more points an applicant receives.

6. How many applicants with less than 9 GCSE subjects were given offers ?

We estimate that the cost of complying with this part of your request would exceed the appropriate limit as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This is because this information is not held centrally as our system would only show the highest eight GCSE's (including the sciences, maths and English language) and we would therefore have to search for it on individual applications which we estimate would exceed the appropriate limit.

The Act sets a maximum cost of £450 for public authorities responding to requests for information which represents the estimated cost of one person working for 3.5 days in determining whether the information is held, locating it, and retrieving it. Under Section 12 of the Act the University is not obliged to comply with a request that would exceed the appropriate limit and we are therefore unable to process this part of your request.

7. How many seats were there for non EU overseas candidates in the last five years?

25 each year

8. How many offers were given to non EU overseas candidates in the last five years?

2018 = 61
2017 = 57
2016 = 35
2015 = 28
2014 = 28

9. What is the country wise distribution for candidates given offer (non EU overseas international)?

2018 international offer holder country distribution:

Bangladesh
Cameroon
Canada
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Malaysia
Qatar
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Zambia

2017 international offer holder country distribution:

Australia
Canada
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Jordan
Kenya
Kuwait
Malaysia
Maldives
Netherlands
Nigeria
Qatar
Singapore
South Africa
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom

10. What is the average number of A* at GCSE level for international non EU overseas applicants that were shortlisted for interview in the last five years?

We estimate that the cost of complying with your request for information prior to the 2017 intake year would exceed the appropriate limit (see above for full explanation).

The information we are able to provide is:

2018 = 6A*
2017 = 6A*

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Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any enquiries regarding this email.

Yours sincerely,
Karen Page

Information Compliance Officer – Freedom of Information
Registrar’s Department

Web: www.nottingham.ac.uk/freedom-of-informat...
Email: [University of Nottingham request email]

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