V500 Undergraduate Philosophy for a 2016 entry

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Dear University of St Andrews,

I would like to receive a rubric or information sheet on personal statements for applications in my chosen subject, Philosophy 2016 entry. On the university website it is very unclear what kind of students the university looks for in this degree. I have also been unable to find any model personal statements to look at in the site. In addition, there is no mention of what percentage of said statement is based on academics and how much emphasis the admission officers place on extracurricular activities or work experience. In the statement must students stress on their previous studies or on the knowledge from outside reading that they already have of the subject? What A-levels are ideal for the study of philosophy in the university? Is it necessary to explain why you might have low grades in a particular examination? I would also like to look at the grading system used to assess the personal statements for philosophy applications.

I have not been able to find any document or statistics with regards to the asking rates of philosophy or international relations for the years 2014 or 2015. I would be very grateful if you could respond to my queries as soon as possible.

Thank you very much.
Yours faithfully,
Ana Ruiz

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Ana

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Our Ref:  148-15

 

Thank you for your email below of 17 July 2015 in which you requested
information concerning V500 UG Philosophy for 2016 entry.

 

The University will endeavour to respond to your request as quickly as
possible. In any event you will receive a response within the time set for
compliance, as prescribed in section 10 of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002.

 

It may prove necessary for the University to seek further clarification
from you, to assist it to identify and locate the information you seek. If
this is the case either I or another colleague would write to seek that
clarification. If clarification is required we will seek this at the
earliest opportunity.

 

In the meantime should you have any questions about your information
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Yours sincerely,

 

 

June

 

 

JUNE WEIR

FOI Officer

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ

 

T: +44(0)1334 462776

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: SC013532

 

 

 

 

 

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Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

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Dear Ana,

 

I refer to your request for information below under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and attach the University’s response.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

June

 

 

JUNE WEIR

FOI Officer

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ

 

T: +44(0)1334 462776

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: SC013532

 

 

JUNE WEIR

FOI Officer

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ

 

T: +44(0)1334 462776

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: SC013532

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Since some of my questions have not been answered because you don't hold them in your records I wonder if you could tell me the email of Ben Stride, Director of UK Admissions, ( and not the telephone number ) so I can direct him the rest of my enquiries. Otherwise, please refer me to someone who can answer my questions. Then, I will consider the University's reply to my request successful and complete. Thank you very much for your help, it is much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Ana Ruiz

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Ana,

 

Apologies for the slight delay in responding but I have been out of the
office.  Details of Ben Stride's email address was provided in the
response sent to you previously at Item 3 but for ease of reference I have
noted his details below and trust you find this helpful:

 

·         Email: [email address]

·         Tel. No: 01334 463326

 

Regards

 

June

 

 

 

 

JUNE WEIR

FOI Officer

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ

 

T: +44(0)1334 462776

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: SC013532

 

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