Use of the personal statement for undergraduate law admissions

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Dear University of Liverpool,

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 Uof Liverpool, University of Liverpool

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Legal & Governance

University of Liverpool

 

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Dear Ms El Amein

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FOI/2019/534

7^th January 2020

 

Name:  Samira El Amein

By email to: [FOI #630331 email]

 

Dear Ms El Amein,

 

Thank you for your email of 25^th December requesting information from the
University of Liverpool.  Colleagues have provided the information
requested below.

 

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

 

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.

All aspects of each application are considered. 

 

If the personal statement is assessed by the admissions team:

 

A list of the marking criteria/factors that are considered by the
admissions team when assessing the candidate's personal statement

We do not have marking criteria. Below is a link to the personal statement
advice that provide to applicants

[1]www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/schools/teacher-resources/personal-statement-advice/

 

Whether a candidate's personal statement is given a score or grade of any
kind.

We do not score personal statements. 

 

The weighting attached to the aforementioned score or grade (e.g. 20%)

Not applicable

 

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).

Not applicable

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Kirsty Rothwell
Freedom of Information / Data Protection Officer 
Legal & Governance

University of Liverpool, Foundation Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69
7ZX

 

The information in this email and any attachments is confidential. Unless
you are the intended recipient, you must not read, copy, distribute, use
or retain this message or any part of it. If you are not the intended
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