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Tara-Tallulah Garioch

Dear The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service,

Could you please tell me the number of scottish students applying to study medicine in scottish universities for the most recent possible years.

Yours faithfully,
Tara-Tallulah Garioch

FOI, The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Dear Tara-Tallulah

FOI-2020-07-26-01

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

UCAS will respond on or before 21 August 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,
Jessica

Jessica Heron
Information Governance Officer

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 Tara-Tallulah

FOI-2020-07-26-01

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

UCAS publishes this data in the End of Cycle data resources available on our website, but not as one dataset. For example, you can find out how many Scottish applicants applied to study pre-clinical medicine here: https://www.ucas.com/file/313691/downloa... and how many applicants applied to study pre-clinical medicine at Scottish universities here: https://www.ucas.com/file/291371/downloa.... If you would like to combine these datasets, this would need to be purchased through our commissioned data service EXACT. The EXACT data service can create a bespoke dataset showing various statistics (applications, acceptances etc) broken down by the different variables listed.

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-....

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.

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

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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,
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Kind regards,
Jessica

Jessica Heron
Information Governance Officer
 
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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