University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
5 January 20112 February 201110 January 2011Details on the damage done and the cost caused by student occupations. Please detail the building, the damage, the cause or suspected cause, the date, and the cost of each incident.We have not had any student occupations so consequently we have not incurred any costs for damage
12 January 20119 February 201113 January 2011Please provide a breakdown of the total amount to show individual payments and, where possible, the broad reason for payment (i.e. "lack of academic support") - as an indication of the reason and not a specific disclosure contravening data protection rules.

Please also include the total number of claims for compensation, include ones that did not lead to a payment.

Please include students fees waived and 'goodwill payments' as part of the compensation data.
08/09
No compensation paid to students

09/10
Fees waived for 2 students-lack of academic support

1 student received a good will payment of GBP 1500

10/11
Two students have been paid goodwill payments of GBP 200 each. One for an administrative error in the admissions process and the second for a lack of academic support
5 January 20112 February 201113 January 2011(a) whether at any time over the past ten years you have determined that the financial affairs of any such students union have not been properly conducted and/or appropriate arrangements for the approval of any students union's budget did not exist and/or that you were unable adequately to monitor the expenditure of any students union and (b) what steps your establishment takes to ensure due compliance by any students' union(s) for which your establishment is the governing body with the requirements of section 22(2)(g) of the Education Act

(a) whether at any time over the past ten years any students union of which your establishment is governing body has failed to publish annually and/or to make available to the governing body and to all students, the financial reports of that students' union contrary to the requirement of section 22(2)(h) of the Education Act 1994, (b) whether any such report has at any time failed to contain the information required under sections (22)(2)(h)(i) and/or 22(2)(h)(ii) of the Education Act 1994, (c) please provide copies of all such financial reports for the past ten years and (d) please confirm what steps your establishment takes to ensure due compliance by any students' union(s) for which your establishment is the governing body with the requirements of section 22(2)(h) of the Education Act 1994
(a) confirm whether at any time over the past ten years any students' union of which your establishment is governing body has failed to set down in writing and make freely accessible to all students a fair procedure for allocating resources to groups or clubs contrary to the requirements of section 22(2)(i) of the Education Act 1994, (b) please provide a copy of the aforementioned procedure and a list of all allocations of resources to groups and clubs made in the past ten years and (c) confirm what steps your establishment takes to ensure due compliance by any students' union(s) for which your establishment is the governing body with the requirements of section 22(2)(i) of the Education Act 1994
(a) whether at any time over the past ten years any students' union has failed to publish notice of any decision to affiliate to an external organisation stating the name of the organisation and details of any subscription or similar fee paid or proposed to be paid, and of any donation made or proposed to be made, to such organisation and/or to make any such notice available to you as its governing body and to all students contrary to the requirements of section 22(2)(j) of the Education Act 1994, and (b) what steps your establishment takes to ensure due compliance by any students' union(s) for which your establishment is the governing body with the requirements of section 22(2)(j) of the Education Act 1994
A) NO
B) The President of the Students Union reports to the Board of Governors at each meeting on the Unions activities and draws to the Boards attention any matters of concern.
The University does not hold this information


(a) The Board of Governors receives, on an annual basis, the Students Unions Annual Audited Accounts.

(b) The University does not hold this information

(c) Copies of the Annual Audited Accounts can be made available in hard copy, however, to produce them electronically would take it above the fees limit, the university can provide hard copies however, a charge will be made for photocopying and postage Please let me know if you wish to proceed on this basis and I can give an estimate of cost.

(d) The Board of Governors has approved a Code of Practice on the operation of the Students Union (copy attached), but this will be revised shortly in conjunction with the Unions work on reviewing its Constitution.
5 January 20112 February 201113 January 2011(a) confirm whether at any time over the past ten years you have failed to prepare and issue, and, when necessary revise, a code of practice as to the manner in which the requirements of section 22(2) of the Education Act 1994 are to be carried into effect in relation to any students union for students at that establishment, setting out in relation to each of the requirements details of the arrangements made to secure its observance contrary to the requirements of section 22(3) of the Education Act 1994, (b) provide copies of all codes of practice published by each governing body over the past ten years and (c) confirm what steps your establishment takes to ensure due compliance by any students union(s) for which your establishment is the governing body with the requirements of section 22(3) of the Education Act 1994
(a) confirm whether at any time over the past ten years you have failed to bring to the attention of all students, at least once a year, (i) the code of practice currently in force under section 22(3) of the Education Act 1994, (ii) any restrictions imposed on the activities of any students' union by the law relating to charities and (iii) the provisions of section 43 of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986, and of any code of practice issued under it, relevant to the activities or conduct of the students' union contrary to the requirements of section 22(4) of the Education Act 1994, (b) provide copies of publications published you as governing body bringing to the attention of all students those matters listed at sections 22(4)(b) and 22(4)(c) of the Education Act 1994 and (c) confirm what steps your establishment takes to ensure due compliance by any students union(s) for which your establishment is the governing body with the requirements of section 22(3)

(a) confirm whether at any time over the past ten years you have failed to bring to the attention of all students, at least once a year, and/or failed to include in any information which is generally made available to persons considering whether to become students at your establishment as to (i) information as to the right referred to in sections 22(2)(c)(i) and 22(2)(c)(ii) of the Education Act 1994 and/or (ii) as to details of any arrangements made for services of a kind which a students' union at that establishment provides for its members to be provided for students who are not members of that students union contrary to the requirements of section 22(5) of the Education Act 1994, (b) provide copies of publications published by you as governing body bringing to the attention of all students those matters listed in sections 22(5) of the Education Act 1994 and (c) confirm what steps your establishment takes to ensure due compliance by any students' union(s) for which your establishment is the governing body with the requirements of section 22(3)
The University does not hold this information
5 January 20112 February 201113 January 20111. Please identify the name(s) of any students union(s) for which your establishment is the governing body, as provided for and defined under the Education Act 1994.

2. Please confirm whether each or any such students union for which your establishment is the governing body is a charity and, if so, whether that charity is exempt or excepted as provided and defined under the Charities Act 1993 and the Charities Act 2006.

3. Please confirm, if known, how many (a) lecturers and other employees of and (b) students enrolled at your establishment (i) attended, (ii) were arrested during and/or (iii) have since been charged subsequent to the recent protests in Westminster.

4. Please confirm, if known, how much money provided by you to any students union(s) for which your establishment is the governing body was spent so as to provide for employees' and/or students' attendance at those protests.
1. Staffordshire University Students Union
2. The University does not hold this information
3. The University does not hold this information
4. The University does not hold this information
5 January 20112 February 201119 January 20111. Please confirm what sums your establishment has provided to any students' union(s) for which your establishment is the governing body for each of the past ten years.

2. Please confirm the name and address of the auditors responsible for auditing the accounts of any students' union(s) for which your establishment is the governing body and please provide a copy of those audited accounts for each of the past ten years.

3. As a governing body, section 22(1) of the Education Act 1994 requires that you take such steps as are reasonably practicable to secure that any students' union for which you are responsible operates in a fair and democratic manner and is accountable for its finances. Please confirm (a) whether in the past ten years your establishment, as governing body of any students' union(s), has received and/or investigated any complaint and/or reported the outcome thereof to any relevant government department that any students' union for which your establishment is the governing body has not operated in a fair and/or democratic manner and/or been duly accountable for its finances contrary to section 22(1) of the Education Act 1994 and (b) what steps your establishment takes and/or policies and/or procedures it has in place to ensure that section 22(1) of the Education Act 1994 is complied with (providing copies of all or any such complaints, reports, policies and procedures).

4. As a governing body, section 22(2)(a) of the Education Act 1994 requires that you take such steps as are reasonably practicable to secure that any students' union(s) for which your establishment is the governing body has a written constitution. Please confirm (a) that any students' union(s) for which your establishment is the governing body has at all times had a written constitution, (b) what steps your establishment takes to ensure due compliance by such students' union(s) with the requirements of section 22(2)(a) of the Education Act 1994 (providing copies of all or any memoranda, reports, policies and procedures relevant thereto) and (c) please provide a copy of that constitution.
1. Please see the annual accounts note 7
2.The Board of Governors receives, on an annual basis, the Students Union Annual Audited Accounts.
Copies of the Annual Audited Accounts can be made available in hard copy, however, to produce them electronically would take it above the fees limit, the university can provide hard copies however, a charge will be made for photocopying and postage Please let me know if you wish to proceed on this basis and I can give an estimate of cost.
3.A None
B code of practice attached
4.code of practice attached
10 January 20117 February 201113 January 2011Could you tell me the name of the travel agent/s who handle travel for
Staff

And/or students at the university as well as the amount the university
Spent

On travel in 2008/09 and could you send me a copy of the university's
Travel

And

Subsistence policy for staff.
For the period 2008/9 our business travel agents were Key Travel with spend of around GBP300,000, including air travel hotels, U.K. Rail and additional (e.g. Visa) services.

This spend is constant over recent years.

Our current travel (2010/11 and onwards) is arranged by a panel of companies appointed on behalf of the English H.E. Sector and is as follows, Ian Allan Travel, The Co-Operative Travel Management Company, Key Travel and Chelsea Travel Management.

The relevant web page to download the current travel policy is as follows,

URL
13 January 201110 February 201119 January 2011External Legal Spend
Internal Legal Spend
Special Projects
Firms
Our legal charges for 2009/2010 can be found on the web site. They are contained within note 7 of the annual accounts which can be found on page 24 through the following link. We do not have any internal legal charges so all of these would be external charges. We do not have a further breakdown available.
URL
13 January 201110 February 20112 February 2011How many incidents in the academic years (i) 2009-10 (ii) 1999-2000 (iii) 1989-1990 did your institution deal with in relation to students cheating in (a) examinations and (b) essays, dissertations and other coursework, including a brief description of the nature of each case (eg. Allegations of plagiarism, use of prohibited electronic devices in examinations, etc.)

Please also provide a breakdown of which incidents involved undergraduate or postgraduate students, where possible.

For guidance, I am interested in the number of allegations investigated by your institution in each year as well as the number of cases ultimately proved.

If your institution has been formed more recently than the time periods requested please provide the nearest available data.
Plagiarism 2009/2010
Undergraduate 160
Postgraduate 107

Examination Misconduct 2009/2010
Undergraduate 1
12 January 20119 February 20117 February 2011Please disclose the total number of students suspended or expelled by the University in the last five academic years, including information for this academic year so far.

Please include the general reason for the action being taken, as well as the length of the suspension where relevant.

As part of the same request, please disclose the number of staff members suspended or sacked by the University over the same length of time, including this academic year so far.

Again, please include the general reason for action being taken, as well as the length of the suspension where relevant.
06/07-10/11 (to date)

One suspension for offences defined under point 1 of the attached Schedule of Discipline
Three suspensions for offences defined under point 2 of the attached Schedule of Discipline
Three suspensions for offences defined under point 5 of the attached Schedule of Discipline
Two suspensions for offences defined under point 13 of the attached Schedule of Discipline

Staff
19 Dismissals in total

8 Dismissals on Medical capability
11 Dismissal for other reasons (reasons not held on record)


The University does not keep any information on suspension or time periods of suspension