University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
8 April 20107 May 201015 April 2010How many students expelled in 08/09 for unacceptable behaviour and why
How many students in same year received formal warnings for unacceptable behaviour
1 Student excluded in 08/09 due to unacceptable behaviour on placement.

That no central records kept of formal warnings.
16 April 201017 May 201019 April 2010Sunday Telegraph, to find out whether the organisation had submitted any data to the Lord Browne independent review of higher education and student finance.Inform requester the University had not submitted any data, and to pass on the public online link to Million +'s response.
7 April 20106 May 201020 April 20101) Could you please provide me with the 2009/10 and 2010/11 total ICT budgets or estimates for your organisation?
2009/10
2010/11
2) Where possible could you please provide a breakdown of the budget/estimate for 2008/09, 2009/10 to 2010/1
Sent requester to Annual Accounts
13 April 201012 May 201020 April 20101. The exact requirement needed to become an international education agent.

2. If there are no exact requirement please could you tell me as to who is responsible for the recruitment of international education agents and who ultimately makes the decision to approve an education agent agreement.

3. The official procedure for recruiting International education agents.

4. The international student recruitment hierachy from officer to Vice Chancellor
Depending on particular market, Agent needs to have licence to run a business in country of trading Needs references from two (preferably UK) referees Needs to be known to UKBA/British Council (preferably British Council trained) Have experience and knowledge of UK education recruitment market

Vice Chancellor
Deputy Vice Chancellor
Director of Sales & Student Recruitment
Head of Recruitment and Admissions (UK and International) International Recruitment Manager International Officers


Check lists/paperwork completed
Referees sourced
Premises visited (usually HO in country) Legal binding Agreement signed Staff training


International Recruitment Manager responsible for recruitment of agents. Decision to approve an Agreement discussed between International Recruitment Manager and Head of Recruitment and Admissions
20 April 201019 May 201021 April 20101. How you procure Construction Consultancy Services
2. How you procure Construction Contractors
3. If by your own framework, please tell me:
A. The titles and content of the relevant frameworks
B. Who is on the current frameworks
C. The start and end dates of the frameworks
D. Any possible extention periods to the frameworks
E. The name and contact email of person responsible for the
Frameworks.
1. How you procure Construction Consultancy Services

Procured via tender / OJEU for the larger Capital projects, procured from a list of preferred consultants but not from a formal framework for smaller Capital Projects via tender.

2. How you procure Construction Contractors

Procured via Tender and /or OJEU for Capital Projects

3. If by your own framework, please tell me:

No Frameworks for Capital Projects

A. The titles and content of the relevant frameworks

N/a

B. Who is on the current frameworks

N/a
C. The start and end dates of the frameworks

N/a

D. Any possible extention periods to the frameworks

N/a

E. The name and contact email of person responsible for the
Frameworks.

N/a
26 April 201025 May 201026 April 2010A list of the workplace e-mail addresses for all staff.

By workplace I am referring to corporate e-mail addresses ending in .ac.uk.

By staff I am referring to all individuals employed by your institution.
Sent link to Staff Directory
26 April 201025 May 201024 May 2010My questions relate to the 3 year period from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2009.

By senior executive team I am referring to the 10 or so most senior staff within your institution.

Q1 How many staff have asked for support or advice due to bullying or harassment at work ?

Q2 How many investigations have been made over allegations of bullying or harassment at work ?

Q3 In how many of the cases in Q2 was the perpetrator on a similar employment grade to the victim ?

Q4 In how many of the cases in Q2 was the perpetrator on a higher employment grade than the victim but not a member of the senior executive team. ?

Q5 In how many of the cases in Q2 was the perpetrator a member of the senior executive team ?

Q6 How many investigations have found that bullying or harassment at work has taken place ?

Q7 In how many of the cases in Q6 was the perpetrator on a similar employment grade to the victim ?

Q8 In how many of the cases in Q6 was the perpetrator on a higher employment grade than the victim but not a member of the senior executive team. ?

Q9 In how many of the cases in Q6 was the perpetrator a member of the senior executive team ?

Q10 What disciplinary or other follow up actions were taken as a result of those investigations ?

Q11 How much was spent on legal fees in relation to the above cases ?

Q12 How many staff have left the institution citing bullying or harassment as one of the reasons ?

Q13 How many staff have attended workshops or awareness sessions on bullying and harassment ?

Q14 Can you provide details of any other initiatives within your institution regarding bullying and harassment at work
Q1 How many staff have asked for support or advice due to bullying or harassment at work ? 0

Q2 How many investigations have been made over allegations of bullying or harassment at work ?0

Q3 In how many of the cases in Q2 was the perpetrator on a similar employment grade to the victim ? 0

Q4 In how many of the cases in Q2 was the perpetrator on a higher employment grade than the victim but not a member of the senior executive team. ? 0

Q5 In how many of the cases in Q2 was the perpetrator a member of the senior executive team ? Nil

Q6 How many investigations have found that bullying or harassment at work has taken place ? None

Q7 In how many of the cases in Q6 was the perpetrator on a similar employment grade to the victim ? None

Q8 In how many of the cases in Q6 was the perpetrator on a higher employment grade than the victim but not a member of the senior executive team. ? N/A

Q9 In how many of the cases in Q6 was the perpetrator a member of the senior executive team ? N/A

Q10 What disciplinary or other follow up actions were taken as a result of those investigations ? None

Q11 How much was spent on legal fees in relation to the above cases ? N/A

Q12 How many staff have left the institution citing bullying or harassment as one of the reasons ? None

Q13 How many staff have attended workshops or awareness sessions on bullying and harassment ?0

Q14 Can you provide details of any other initiatives within your institution regarding bullying and harassment at work ? Link to Bullying & Harassment Policy URL
26 April 201025 May 20106 May 2010FOI Request - Terrorism Legislation

I would like to request the following information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. I would ask you to send your response by e-mail.

Q1 Does your institution provide any information or advice to students or staff on any potential liability under Terrorism legislation which might result from accessing materials for teaching or research ? If so please provide copies of any documents held which detail or refer to such information or advice.

Q2 Does your institution have any kind of procedure to review or assess reading lists, module descriptors or other teaching materials which explicitly or in practice considers questions of safety and risk under terrorism legislation as part of its remit ? For example does the institution have anything similar or analogous to the 'module review process' established at Nottingham University described here :
URL URL URL
If so please supply full details of this policy and procedure and advise when and how it was decided upon and implemented.

Q3 Does your institution have any system, policy or procedure in place for dealing with any potential actions taken by the authorities against the institution, its students or staff under Terrorism legislation ? If so please supply a copy of the policy and advise the date it was decided upon and implemented.

Q4 Does your institution have any system, policy or procedure in place for 'preventing violent extremism' as recommended for example in the government guidance document 'Promoting Good Campus Relations'
URL
Please indicate what procedures or policy exist and advise when it was decided upon and implemented, and provide copies of any documents held which detail or refer to such policy or procedures.
No to all except Q4. Sent link to the following:
Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech and Lawful Assembly URL
26 April 201025 May 201024 May 2010Q1 During the period 01/01/07 to 31/12/09 how many staff at your institution were suspended ? Please break down the figure into those on full pay, reduced pay and no pay.

Q2 At the present time how many staff at your institution are currently suspended ? Please break down the figure into those on full pay, reduced pay and no pay.
Q1 During the period 01/01/07 to 31/12/09 how many staff at your institution were suspended ? Please break down the figure into those on full pay, reduced pay and no pay. 2

Q2 At the present time how many staff at your institution are currently suspended ? Please break down the figure into those on full pay, reduced pay and no pay. 1 Full pay
26 April 201025 May 20106 May 2010INTERNET ACCESS

Q1 Does your institution use a filtering system to block access to specific material on the web ?

Q2 If yes at Q1 What categories of material are blocked for staff ?

Q3 If yes at Q1 What categories of material are
INTERNET ACCESS

Q1 Does your institution use a filtering system to block access to specific material on the web ?

We do not have a specific filtering system, though we could manually block access to specific sites on firewalls or web-caches


Q2 If yes at Q1 What categories of material are blocked for staff ?

N/A

Q3 If yes at Q1 What categories of material are blocked for students ?

N/A

Q4 Does your institution use a filtering system to monitor access to specific material on the web ?

No, but access could be tracked via firewall/router logs or web-cache logs, which would record all internet access.

Q5 If yes at Q4 What categories of material are flagged up for staff ?

N/A

Q6 If yes at Q4 What categories of material are flagged up for students ?

N/A

Q7 Is the filtering system used a commercial software package ?

No

Q8 If yes at Q7 Which software package ?

N/A

INCOMING E-MAIL TRAFFIC

Q9 Does your institution block specific incoming e-mail traffic ?

No, though Antivirus software does block/delete emails containing viruses, and users can configure spam setting to potentially block emails (off by default)

Q10 If yes at Q9 What content or sources are blocked for staff ?

Viruses content is deleted.

Q11 If yes at Q9 What content or sources are blocked for students ?

Viruses content is deleted.

Q12 Does your institution monitor specific incoming e-mail traffic ?

No, though email servers will log some tracking information.

Q13 If yes at Q12 What content or sources are flagged up for staff ?

N/A

Q14 If yes at Q12 What content or sources are flagged up for students ?

N/A

OUTGOING E-MAIL TRAFFIC

Q15 Does your institution block specific outgoing e-mail traffic ?

Not from production e-mail servers, though anti phishing system is planned.

Q16 If yes at Q15 What content or destinations are blocked for staff ?

N/A

Q17 If yes at Q15 What content or destinations are blocked for students ?

N/A

Q18 Does your institution monitor certain outgoing e-mail traffic ?

No, though email servers will log some tracking information.

Q19 If yes at Q18 What content or destinations are flagged up for staff ?

N/A

Q20 If yes at Q18 What content or destinations are flagged up for students ?

N/A
28 April 201027 May 20108 June 2010I understand that research grants carry obligations to publicise that research work outside the academic world. Under previous FOI requests to each of the UK research councils they have explained to me the precise details of their own speciQ2 If yes to Q1 Can I ask if your institution operates any monitoring system to check whether these obligations to communicate the research to the public have been discharged ? - We have an RAE/REF assessment system which actively encourages researchers to publish. As a result of the 2008 RAE, the University has strengthened its internal research centre monitoring process by requiring Applied Research Centres (ARC's) to publish, in greater detail, the outputs produced by staff associated with their centres. The University needs to be satisfied that the level of output reported by ARC's matches the investment made. From 2010 we have also included within our ARC monitoring process the requirement for ARC Directors to list all their published research and their dissemination methods such as conferences, etc.

Q3 If yes to Q2 In what proportion of cases were the obligations to publicise the work carried out ? - Individual grant offer terms and conditions determine the agreed dissemination strategy. Research Councils, through their peer review processes, scrutinise the value of completed research and work considered to be inadequate would be penalised. We believe our University follows national good practice in the publication of research funded by UK Research Councils and other public bodies.

Q4 If yes to Q2 In order of popularity what were the most common methods used to publicise the work ? - Our approach is about 'applied research widely disseminated' so we have a good track record of getting our research into the public domain. Our most popular methods would be publication in academic and professional journals, publication and presentations at conferences, chapters or whole books written by academics, public engagement and dissemination via our lecture series, the availability of published papers on academic databases such as Emerald, and the development of case studies. We also disseminate some of the research via it's input into teaching and the underpinning knowledge within our curriculum.

Regarding PhD theses, the British Library are notified by universities of completed PhD work. The British Library maintain an index of theses titles which is used by researchers and scholars to get access to PhD dissertations. Very few of our PhD theses are ever held on restricted access. Once again much of this work is open to other researchers and scholars.