Use of contextual offer grades in law admissions - 2015 to 2019

John Dimitroulopoulos made this Freedom of Information request to Queen Mary University of London

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John Dimitroulopoulos

Dear Queen Mary University of London,

Please provide the following data in relation to all of your undergraduate law courses (i.e. any course with course code M1**) for the following admissions cycles:


1. Whether the university currently operates a ‘contextual offers’ policy where law applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds are, subject to meeting certain criteria, eligible to be made a lower grade offer than applicants who do not meet such criteria;

2. If such a policy is in place, the A-level or IB grades that typically make up this lower ‘contextual offer’ (for example, AAA instead of A*AA);

3. The number of ‘contextual offers’ made to applicants to all law-related courses throughout these four admissions cycles (for example, 4 in 2015/16, 2 in 2016/17, etc).

Yours faithfully,

John Dimitroulopoulos

Queen Mary, University of London FOI, Queen Mary University of London

We acknowledge receipt of your request and will respond as soon as we can.

QM FOI Enquiries, Queen Mary University of London

FOI 2019/F279


Dear John Dimitroulopoulos,


Thank you for your email of 16^th July.


In response to your queries:

1. Yes.

2. This information is available at
and so is exempt under s.21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

3. We have answered this in a previous request, which you can find at:


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