Widening Access to A100 Medicine

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Dear University of St Andrews,
For 2019 entry to your A100 Medicine course, could I please receive:

1) The number of applications that were classed as ‘Widening Access’ applicants for 2019 entry?

2) The highest S5 SQA Higher Results obtained by a widening access applicant that applied to your A100 Medicine course in 2019?

3) Are widening access applicants compared against each other in the selection process for Medicine or against the whole cohort of applications?

4) The number of offers given to widening access applicants and then rejections in 2019 entry?

5) How many widening access applicants made St. Andrew’s their firm choice for Medicine for 2019 entry, and how many insured St. Andrews?

6) How many widening access applicants, both firm and insured, met the conditions of their offer for Medicine for 2019 entry?

7) How many widening access candidates, of whom made St. Andrew’s their firm OR insurance choice, did not take up a place on the medicine course?

8) What were the minimum S5 SQA Higher results of a widening access applicant that was invited to interview?

9) What was the minimum UKCAT required for an interview in 2019 for widening access applicants?

10) what checks were made out to ensure that applicants classed as ‘widening access’ really were from deprived backgrounds/no family higher education/ participation in pre entry programmes etc.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Baig

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr Baig,

Thank you for your information request received on 14 October 2019 in relation to 'Widening access to A100 Medicine'.

You will receive a response as soon as possible and within the timeframe prescribed in section 10 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 i.e. no later than 11 November 2019.

Should any clarification be needed to assist in the processing of your enquiry I will be back in touch at the earliest opportunity. In the meantime, should you have any queries about your information request please do not hesitate to contact me quoting reference number 415-19 in any future correspondence.

Yours sincerely,

June

June Weir
Information Assurance and Governance Officer
Office of the Principal

University of St Andrews
Butts Wynd Building
Butts Wynd
St Andrews KY16 9AJ
Fife, Scotland

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

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Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

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Dear Mr Baig,

 

Please find attached the University’s response to your request below for
information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

June Weir

Information Assurance and Governance Officer

Office of the Principal

 

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd Building

Butts Wynd

St Andrews KY16 9AJ

Fife, Scotland

 

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

 

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

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