Use of the personal statement for undergraduate law admissions

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Dear University of Manchester,

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

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

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Dear Samira,

 

I am writing to acknowledge your request under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 received by The University of Manchester, our reference as per
the subject line.

 

The University will respond to your request within 20 working days.

 

With best regards

 

Lisa

 

Dr Lisa Crawley l  Information Officer  l Information Governance Office
l Directorate of Compliance and Risk l  Professional Support Services |
Room G7 Christie Building  l Compliance & Risk Management Office l  The
University of Manchester  l  Oxford Road  l  Manchester  l  M13 9PL  l 
Tel +44 (0)161 275 8400  

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MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

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Dear Samira,

 

Thank you for your request for information received by The University of
Manchester on 27 December 2019 which was as follows:

 

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).

 

The University has now considered your request and our response can be
found below, as advised by the School of Social Sciences.

 

1.      Yes.

2.      We don’t score personal statements.  We use a discrete yes/no
model to check for grammar and an interest in the subject.

 

I trust this information is of use to you.

 

Kind regards

 

Sharon

 

Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office |
Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Services | G7 Christie
Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13
9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| [1]www.manchester.ac.uk

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