Use of the personal statement for undergraduate law admissions

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Dear University of Birmingham,

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

FOI, University of Birmingham

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The Freedom of Information Team

FOI, University of Birmingham

Dear Ms El Amein

 
Thank you for your request for information below which the University of
Birmingham is processing under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

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Regards

 
 
Freedom of Information Team
University of Birmingham

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From: [FOI #630329 email]
<[FOI #630329 email]>
Sent: 25 December 2019 01:55
To: FOI requests at University of Birmingham
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Use of the personal statement
for undergraduate law admissions
 
Dear University of Birmingham,

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

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Dear Ms El Amein

 
Further to your recent request for information please see the attached
response. 
 
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remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Regards

 
 
Freedom of Information Team
University of Birmingham
 

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From: FOI
Sent: 02 January 2020 11:41
To: [FOI #630329 email]
Cc: FOI
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Use of the personal
statement for undergraduate law admissions - [2019.12.601]
 

Dear Ms El Amein

 
Thank you for your request for information below which the University of
Birmingham is processing under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know.  If a fee is payable a fees notice will be issued to
you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with
your request.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact us.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Regards

 
 
Freedom of Information Team
University of Birmingham

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From: [FOI #630329 email]
<[FOI #630329 email]>
Sent: 25 December 2019 01:55
To: FOI requests at University of Birmingham
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Use of the personal statement
for undergraduate law admissions
 
Dear University of Birmingham,

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

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