Use of the personal statement for undergraduate law admissions

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Dear University of Exeter,

I would like to request the following data about the admissions process for all of your undergraduate law degrees.

1. Whether a candidate's personal statement (which is submitted through UCAS) is considered by the admissions team when considering whether to give that candidate an offer;

If the personal statement is assessed by the admissions team:
2. A list of the marking criteria/factors that are considered by the admissions team when assessing the candidate's personal statement;
3. Whether a candidate's personal statement is given a score or grade of any kind;
4. The weighting attached to the aforementioned score or grade (e.g. 20%);
5. A list of personal statement scores given to offer holders who had applied for undergraduate study in law at your university in the 2018/2019 admissions cycle (and thus received offers for either 2019 direct entry or 2020 deferred entry).

Yours faithfully,

Samira El Amein

Data Protection & Freedom of Information, University of Exeter

Dear Samira,

Thank you for your request under the information Act of 2000. Your reference number is FOI19-543.

We will consider your request and respond in due course.

The data you provide to allow us to process your request is collected so that you are able to exercise your lawful rights under the Freedom of Information Act. Your personal data will be held by the Information Governance Office and shared with relevant staff as necessary.

Once a request has been completed, the relevant data will be held by the Information Governance Office for three years in line with ICO guidance, this is to ensure the University has fully carried out its requirements under the legislation.

For further information on how we process your personal data, please see: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/dataprotection/

The University should respond to your FOI request as soon as possible and no later than twenty working days after the date of receipt of the request. Should The University be required to undertake a public interest test relating to the potential application of a qualified exemption we may extend the time frame by up to twenty additional days. Please be aware that our response time takes into account the workloads of the Information Governance Office and relevant data owners and will therefore not always correlate with the complexity of the request. Should The University seek clarification any resulting time spent awaiting communication will not be counted against that time limit.

Regards,

Rick Cockram
IG Records Officer
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Compliance, Governance and Risk
University of Exeter
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Dear Samira,

 

Please find the University's response to your Freedom of Information
Request attached.

 

Kind regards,

Information Governance Officer

University of Exeter
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/foi/summary/
Lafrowda House, St. German’s Road, Exeter, EX4 6TL

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from disclosure under applicable legislation. It is intended for the
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and delete the email and any attachments immediately. The University will
not accept responsibility for the accuracy/completeness of this email and
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