University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
2 July 201230 July 20126 July 20121. For the period relating to admissions in autumn 2012
A) the number of applications received from UK-resident applicants
B) The number of offers made to UK-resident applicants
C) The standard fee fro UK-resident students for the 2012/13 study year
D) The number of applications received from foreign applicants
E) The number of offer made to foreign applicants
F) The standard fee for UK-resident students for the 2012/13 study year
2. For the period relating to admission in Autumn 2011
A) The number of applications received from UK-resident applicants
B) The number of offers made to UK-resident applicants
C) The number of UK-resident applicants admitted
D) The standard fee for UK-resident students for the 2011/12 study year
E) The number of applications received from foreign applicants
F) The number of offers made to foreign applicants
G) The number of foreign applicants admitted
H) The standard fee for foreign students for the 2011/12 study year
3. For the period relating to admissions in Autumn 2012
A) The number of applications received from UK-resident applicants
B) The number of offers made to UK-resident applicants
C) The number of UK-resident applicants admitted
D) The standard fee for UK-resident students for the 2010/11 study year
E) The number of applications received from foreign applicants
F) the number of offers made to foreign applicants
G) The number of foreign applicants admitted
H) The standard fee for foreign students for the 2010/11 study year

If my request is refused in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by specific reference to exemptions of the act.
The requester has withdrawn the request
2 July 201230 July 201230 July 20121. What is the title, name, email address and direct contact number of the Director resposnisble for IT?(2.) What is the title, name, email address and direct contact number of the person resposnisble for Strategic IT Planning? (3.)Do you have a dedicated member of the IT dept. Respsonsible for your desktop and/or server environment and, if so, what is their title, name, email address and direct contact number? (4.) How many sites/data centres do you operate? (5.) Have you virtualised your data centre and, if so, on what platform and version? (6.) What SAN's (make and capacity do you have and how much space is used? (7.) What current OS are you running on the desktop? (8.) How many IT users are there in your organisation?
(9.) Have you deployed or considered VDI? (10.) Have you deployed or considered Online Hosted Services/Cloud IT services? (11.) What IT projects are you conisdering over the next 12 months? (12.) Has budget been approved for these projects and if so how much?
What is the title, name, email address and direct contact number of the Director responsible for IT?

Peter Butler, Associate Director of Information Technology
P.h.butler@staffs.ac.uk
01785 353398

2. What is the title, name, email address and direct contact number of the person responsible for Strategic IT Planning?

Peter Butler, Associate Director of Information Technology
P.h.butler@staffs.ac.uk
01785 353398

3. Do you have a dedicated member of the IT department responsible for your desktop and/or server environment and, if so, what is their; title, name, email address and direct contact number?

Desktop:
Mark Hewitt, Client Technology and Applications Manager
M.a.hewitt@staffs.ac.uk
01785 353369

Server environment:
Richard Yates, Server and Storage Infrastructure Manager
R.s.yates@staffs.ac.uk
01782 294764

4. How many sites / data centres do you operate?

4 Data Centres across 4 sites

5. Have you virtualised your data centre and, if so, on what platform and version?

Yes, VMware ESXi (VSphere)

6. What SAN�s (make and capacity) do you have and how much space is used?

HP EVA 8100 90Tb 89% used
HP EVA4100 10Tb 5% used

7. What current OS are you running on the desktop?

Windows XP, Windows 7, Mac OSX

8. How many IT users are there in your organisation?

A total of 28400 Staff and Student accounts on 14 July 2012

9. Have you deployed or considered VDI?

Yes, it has been considered.

10. Have you deployed or considered Online Hosted Services / Cloud IT services?

Yes, considered and deployed

11. What IT projects are you considering over the next 12 months?

The following projects are being considered:
Data centre upgrade
Service desk system replacement
Document and records management
Desktop Virtualisation feasibility study
Staff and Student email refresh
Unified communications
Mobile technology infrastructure
Web content management enhancements
Windows 8 desktop

12. Has budget been approved for these projects and if so how much?

No, capital budgets for 12/13 have not been approved.
2 July 201230 July 20125 August 2012In the financial year 2010-11, how much did you spend on additional English language teaching for international (non-EU) students to help them with their programmes?

If possible, could you please break this figure down for a) undergraduates and b) postgraduates.

By additional teaching, I mean this to include pre-sessional courses to prepare students already accepted onto degree programmes, as well as in-sessional teaching that occurs while they are studying for their degrees.

However, this would not include `pathway courses and the like which teach international students English before they are actually accepted onto undergraduate or postgraduate programmes.

In the same period, how many international students were enrolled on a) undergraduate

And

B) postgraduate programmes?

In the same period, how many international students have been found to have cheated on, faked, or simply did not have the English language qualifications required for entry?

What is your standard minimum IELTS English requirement for students coming to study on undergraduate programmes?

What is your standard minimum IELTS English requirement for students coming to study on postgraduate programmes?
Email sent confirming information from English Language centre
27 July 201224 August 20129 August 20121. Have you hired or do you plan to hire any new staff members in relation to handling the impact element of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework? This might be, for example, people to research or write up case studies. If you have hired or will hire people, I would like to know how many, and what their salaries are/will be.
2. Is your institution or faculties/schools/departments within it imposing quality thresholds on research outputs to be submitted to the 2014 REF? If so, what are the thresholds? (e.g. Publication in a journal with a certain impact factor, or work with a particular predicted grade point average in the REF star ratings).
3. Do you have an estimate of the total cost to your institution of complying with the 2014 REF? Do you have similar figures for the cost of compliance with the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise?
4. What is your standard or average fee paid to external examiners
1. Staffordshire University has not hired nor expects to hire individuals to draft impact case studies. In this University, impact case studies will be drafted by members of the research groups and teams identified for REF assessment. Research groups and teams may take external advice on the quality of the impact case studies under preparation. A total honorarium of not more than �2000 may be paid by the University to each external adviser for guidance on an entire subject submission, including REF impact case studies.
2.extract below taken from the University�s Code of Practice for REF 2014 approved by Executive and Academic Board in April 2012
Researchers
When considering staff for inclusion in REF 2014, Staffordshire University will normally expect researchers to evidence the completion since 1st January 2008 of four items of output of 2*or 3* level. In-line with the REF Guidance on Submissions and the criteria and working methods documents issued by the Funding Council in July 2011, individual staff circumstances (e.g. Maternity leave, illness etc) will be taken into consideration by the University when identifying staff for REF 2014 inclusion.
In addition, to the above, researchers with 1* outputs may be included where this will benefit the research area�s REF return or the University�s research or teaching activities and/or reputation

Research areas
Research areas seeking inclusion in REF 2014 will be expected to provide evidence of all of the following (in no particular priority order):
� A credible research strategy guiding the activities of a research groups seeking REF submission
� Sufficient critical mass, normally defined by the University as six or more researchers
� If submitted in REA 2008, evidence of growth and development since RAE 2008
� Evidence that the quality and impact of the research is at a national or international level
� Evidence that the research area has the capacity for growth and development beyond 2014
� Evidence that through its membership, the research group seeking REF inclusion can show direct engagement with the recruitment and supervision of postgraduate students, including the supervision to completion of postgraduate research students
� The level of external research income that can be attributed to a particular research group, together with the contributions cited by individual researchers to the overall research environment associated with a particular unit of assessment
� The preparation of impact case studies that meet the requirements of the REF 2014 assessment regime as defined in the Guidance on Submissions issued by HEFCE in July 2012 and the criteria and working methods published by the assessment panels.
At this stage it is not possible to give an estimate of the total cost to the University of complying with REF 2014. So far much of the preparatory work for REF 2014 has involved collecting data on staff publications, research income and PhD student completions. The collection of the data would have been undertaken as part of the standard University�s research management systems. With regard to direct costs attributable to REF 2014, to date the University has not recruited staff solely to work on REF and members of staff working on REF preparation combine REF with their other duties. It should also be recognised that a key part of the REF assessment regime, the evaluation of research impact, is a new feature and therefore it is difficult to make a direct cost comparison between REF and the RAE 2008. Although participation in REF 2014 is viewed as important by Staffordshire University, REF 2014 does not drive the development of the University�s research and advanced scholarship. For 2012 � 13, a Budget �32,000 is available to fund external REF advice and training and development related to REF 2014.

4. What is your standard or average fee paid to external examiners?
Average is �250.00
24 July 201221 August 201222 August 2012Current Fixed Line Provider-
Fixed Line Renewal Date-
Fixed Line- Duration-
Number of Lines-

Minutes Provider-
Minutes Renewal Date-
Minutes Monthly Spend-
Minute�s Duration:
Number of Extensions-

Fixed Broadband Provider-
Fixed Broadband Renewal Date-
Fixed Broadband Annual Spend-

VOIP/PBX Installation Date: -

Renewal Date on any leased Telephony systems

Lease Provider-

WAN Provider-
WAN Renewal Date- 1
WAN Annual Spend-

If your organisation has a managed services contract which includes all or two out of three of the services stated above please state which of these is included with the contract. It would also be for me to if there are any other service support areas that are included within these contracts.

Managed Service Contract
Contract Title
Supplier's Name
Services Included
Total Contract Value
Duration
Expiry Date- please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable)
Review Date- please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable)
Internal Contact: please can you send me there full contact details including contact number and email and job title.

If there is more than one supplier for each contract please can you separate the contract dates and spend for each supplier. Also if no information can be provided for each of the key data types please explain why there is no information.
Current Fixed Line Provider- Thus plc
Fixed Line Renewal Date- 1 August each year
Fixed Line- Duration- renewal every 12 months
Number of Lines- up to 2,500 extensions

Minutes Provider- Thus plc
Minutes Renewal Date- 1 August each year
Minutes Monthly Spend- approx �1,100
Minute�s Duration: renewal every 12 months
Number of Extensions- up to 2,500 extensions

Fixed Broadband Provider- Demon
Fixed Broadband Renewal Date- approx 15 links with variable renewal dates, but, usually 1 August each year
Fixed Broadband Annual Spend- approx �438 per link

VOIP/PBX Installation Date: - February 2010

Renewal Date on any leased Telephony systems � owned by Staffordshire University with maintenance/support agreement renewed every 1 August

Lease Provider- maintenance/support provided by Logicalis UK Ltd

WAN Provider- please provide me with the main supplier(s)- Net North West
WAN Renewal Date- 1 August each year
WAN Annual Spend- �20,000

If your organisation has a managed services contract which includes all or two out of three of the services stated above please state which of these is included with the contract. It would also be for me to if there are any other service support areas that are included within these contracts.

Managed Service Contract not applicable
Contract Title
Supplier�s Name
Services Included
Total Contract Value
Duration
Expiry Date- please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable)
Review Date- please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable)
Internal Contact: please can you send me there full contact details including contact number and email and job title.

If there is more than one supplier for each contract please can you separate the contract dates and spend for each supplier. Also if no information can be provided for each of the key data types please explain why there is no information.