Highest and lowest grades of first-round offers and waitlist offers into professional programmes for 2021.

Anish Kadariya made this Official Information request to University of Otago

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From: Anish Kadariya

Dear University of Otago,

Please provide the following information:

The lowest and highest grade averages from Health Sciences First Year students to receive first-round offers into the following 2021 professional programmes: Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Bachelor of Pharmacy, and Bachelor of Radiation Therapy. These results should be inclusive of each applicant category (General, Rural, Maori, Pasifika, Socioeconomic,
and Refugee).

The lowest and highest grade averages from Health Sciences First Year to receive waitlist offers into the following 2021 professional programmes: Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Bachelor of Pharmacy, and Bachelor of Radiation Therapy. These results should be inclusive of each applicant category (General, Rural, Maori, Pasifika, Socioeconomic, and Refugee).

If possible, please also provide the UCAT percentile ranking of each lowest and highest first-round/waitlist offer.

Please notify me in the response if the categories were not applied to program(s) in the years the information was requested for.

I confirm that I am a New Zealand Citizen and that no one has directed me to make this request, I am making it of my own volition.

Yours faithfully,
Anish Kadariya

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From: UoO - Official Information Act
University of Otago

Kia ora Anish

We acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request.

If we have any questions or need to seek clarification on any points we will be in touch soon. Otherwise, we will seek to respond to your request as soon as practicable and no later than 20 working days after the date your request was received (by 1 October 2021). If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of this timeframe.

Ngā mihi
Kelsey

Kelsey Kennard
Official Information and Compliance Coordinator

Official Information Requests | Office of the Registrar | University of Otago | Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo | New Zealand | Aotearoa
Email/Īmera [email address]

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From: UoO - Official Information Act
University of Otago

Kia ora Anish

We refer to your information request dated 3 September 2021 and made under the Official Information Act 1982 (Act).

With respect to your request for the lowest and highest grade averages from Health Science First Year students to receive (i) first round offers and (ii) waitlist offers – in each case for entry to the 2021 Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Radiation Therapy programmes - we note that this request in its current form is extremely broad. This is particularly so because you have requested for this information in respect of each admission sub-category. It will take our staff extensive time to research and collate this information. Typically, when processing requests such as yours, we are likely to consider either proposing a charge or declining the request pursuant to section 18(f) of the Act on the basis that the request requires substantial collation or research.

Can you please confirm that you would be willing to pay a charge. In accordance with guidance from the Office of the Ombudsman, the rate we charge at is $38 per half hour, with the first hour free. Alternatively, are you able to reconsider the scope of your request to assist with making it more practically manageable to process? We can provide you with, at no cost, the highest academic score to receive an offer and the minimum academic score to receive an offer overall in the general category - for 2021 entry into each of the health programmes specified in your information request. Would that suffice?

We will wait to hear back from you before we continue to process your request.

Ngâ mihi
Kelsey

Kelsey Kennard
Official Information and Compliance Coordinator

Official Information Requests, Office of the Registrar | University of Otago | Te Whare Wânanga o Otâgo | New Zealand | Aotearoa
Email/Îmera [email address]

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From: Anish Kadariya

Kia Ora Kelsey

I refer to your response submitted on the 10th of September, 2021.

Initially, I would like to thank you for promptly notifying me of the magnitude of my request and how it is impractical, and difficult to fully meet.

I confirm that I do not wish to pay a charge for the substantial collation that would be required from my initial request. Hence, I am changing the scope of my request so it is more manageable to process.

You stated that at no extra cost, you would be able to provide me with the highest academic score to receive an offer and the minimum academic score to receive an offer overall in the general category - for 2021 entry into each of the health programmes specified in my information request.

I highly appreciate this offer, however, I would like to propose a counter request that has even less scope than what you have offered.

I would like to formally request the highest academic score to receive an offer and the minimum academic score to receive an offer (first round and waitlist) overall in only the refugee category for 2021 in only the MB ChB, and BDS programmes.

Is the scope of my adjusted request small enough to not incur additional monetary charges? If so, I would like to submit this request, and if not then please notify me so that I may narrow its scope further.

Kind regards,

Anish.

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From: UoO - Official Information Act
University of Otago

Kia ora Anish

We acknowledge receipt of your amended Official Information Act request. Thank you for limiting the scope of your request to make it more manageable. Your amended request is now practically manageable, and will not incur a charge.

We will continue to process your amended request. If we have any other questions or need to seek clarification on any points we will be in touch. Otherwise, we will seek to respond to your request as soon as practicable and no later than 20 working days after the date your request was received (by 1 October 2021). If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of this timeframe.

Ngā mihi
Kelsey

Kelsey Kennard
Official Information and Compliance Coordinator

Official Information Requests, Office of the Registrar | University of Otago | Te Whare Wânanga o Otâgo | New Zealand | Aotearoa

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