University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
18 September 201223 October 201215 October 2012Please disclose the total number of posts at the university in the last full financial year for which the total remuneration (including salary, pension and benefits-in-kind) exceeded �100,000.

Please state the name of the associated post or, at least, the nature of the person's employment in general terms (i.e. Director/professor).
This information is confidential and would identify people and is in breech the Data Protection Act, therefore, we are unable to provide this information.

However, you can view the Vice Chancellor salary as reported on the Annual Accounts page 22 as this information is in the public domain.:
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17 September 201215 October 201220 September 20121. Does your University (including all/any subsidiary colleges) conduct testing on animals?

2. If so please can you disclose the number of animals, broken down by species as examples below, for the duration of 2011 and 2010.
E.g 2010: Pigs 4, Mice 12 etc.
2011: Pigs, 5, Mice 9 etc.

If this information is already in the public domain please will you direct me to where it can be found.
The University does not conduct any testing on Animals
17 September 201215 October 201220 September 2012, I would like to request copies of all of the discipline reports compiled on students involved in incidents over the last two years.

Given the nature of the request I am obviously happy to receive this information with names redacted.

Please provide reports in all incidents where students' behaviour has resulted in an investigation or questioning and any details about the final sanction taken.

Separately, please disclose the total number of students expelled from the university over the last five years and the reason for the sanction in each case.
The information is not recorded or broken down in the way you have requested. If you would like to narrow your request down the university will consider the request.
19 September 201217 October 201215 October 2012I would like to know how many complaints you have received regarding the following (I would like to see this information for the past 3 years, broken down on a yearly basis):
1) Bullying
2) Stalking
3) Sexual Harassment
4) Racial Harassment
5) Religious Harassment
6) Disability Harassment
7) Sexual Orientation Harassment
8) Cases of Physical Assault

For each instance I would like to know
A) Whether the complaint was made by a university student or a staff member (if the complaint has been made by a staff member I would like to know the pay grade at which they are working)
B) Whether the complaint was made against a university student or a staff member (if the complaint has been made against a staff member I would like to know the pay grade at which they are working)
C) If any action was taken as a result of the complaint
D) The date of the complaint
The university's records date back 2 years, and during this time have no record of complaints received from staff relating to items 1 to 8 on the list below
20 September 201218 October 20128 October 2012For the last two calendar years, 2010 and 2011, can you please release details of all disciplinary action taken against students, including:

- Details of the offence eg, plagiarism / drunken or violent conduct, assault, racist remarks etc etc
- Details of the particular disciplinary action taken by the university eg, fines, withholding of privileges etc

Please accept this as a fresh FOI request
Academic Years.
2009/10
11 students found guilty of academic misconduct
4 withdrawn for Fitness to Practice 1 for behaviour, 1 unknown and 2 for plagiarism

2010/11
1 student suspended for inappropriate use of computers
17 students found guilty of academic misconduct
7 students withdrawn for Fitness to Practice 3 due to behaviour, 1 for falsifying records, 1 for plagiarism and 2 unknown
24 September 201222 October 20129 October 2012The number and percentage of first degree students gaining:
1. First class honours
(a. Male students; b. Female students)
2. An upper second
(a. Male students; b. Female students)
3. A lower second
(a. Male students; b. Female students)
4. A third
(a. Male students; b. Female students)
5: Total classified
(a. Male students; b: female students)
6. Total unclassified
(a. Male students; b. Female students).

Please could you supply a breakdown of this information for:
2011/12;
2010/11;
2009/10;
2008/9;
2007/8.
Sent information in excel spread sheet as requested
25 September 201223 October 201227 September 2012I write to request an up to date list of Subcontractors, Consultants and suppliers which are involved with the construction of the 2 University Buildings.

Site address

Leek Road (A52)
& College Road
Stoke-On-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2DE

Scheme Description

Scheme comprises construction of 2 university buildings which include a 4 storey, 10,600 sqm Science Centre including laboratory, academic and administrative space and a 4 storey, 4,900 sqm Media Centre including studio, academic and administrative space. The associated works include access roads, enabling, sewer systems, infrastructure and landscaping.
The Universioty never built a Media building so can't does not have any information regarding this..
In terms of the Science Centre, Miller Construction as the principal contractor and all the sub contractor's and suppliers were appointed by Miller's so the University does not have that information.
25 September 201223 October 201223 October 20121) Number of staff hired, or anticipated to be in post (eg where there are plans to recruit, the position is advertised or the recruitment process is underway) at your institution between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2012, who have an annual salary range that starts at or above �40,000 and have research within their job description.

2) Number of staff hired at your institution between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2011, who have an annual salary range that starts at or above �40,000 and have research within their job description.

3) The salary brackets of the staff falling into the above categories.
1) Number of staff hired, or anticipated to be in post (eg where there are plans to recruit, the position is advertised or the recruitment process is underway) at your institution between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2012, who have an annual salary range that starts at or above �40,000 and have research within their job description. Answer Zero

2) Number of staff hired at your institution between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2011, who have an annual salary range that starts at or above �40,000 and have research within their job description. Answer Zero

3) The salary brackets of the staff falling into the above categories. Answer Not applicable
27 September 201225 October 201223 October 2012A) How much money was awarded in total to International students on scholarships in each of the past three academic years.
B) A breakdown of how this money is divided. (For example, X scholarships of �XX).
C) Aggregate data of where each scholarship student's country of origin is.

Furthermore, I would be grateful if you could provide the following information relating to scholarships for UK residents:

A) How much money was awarded in total to UK students on scholarships in each of the past three academic years.
B) A breakdown of how this money was divided.
C) Where each of the scholarship students are from in the UK.

Finally, it would also help to have:
� The total number of students studying at your institution, broken down by UK, EU and NON-EU students.
The total number of students eligible for a scholarship.
How much of the total scholarship money is allocated by the National Scholarship Programme.
In the past 3 years the University hasn�t t awarded anything called Scholarships to UK students. We have only awarded means tested bursaries

The International students get �1000.00 Scholarship in the form of a fee waiver in the first year only.

The University is unable to provide this information as it is not broken down in this way. To get the information would require a lot of time to extract the information and then cross reference with our student database. You can try narrowing down your request, please note however, the University would still need to go through the process as stated above
20 September 201218 October 201227 September 2012I'm currently writing an article for the Guardian regarding the amount of income generated from student fines (though not library fines) in universities, and was wondering if you knew where this information could be obtained for your university, if at all, so as to avoid having to submit a formal FOI request. I would primarily be looking for information relating to fines, rather than charges - the former being used as a means of disciplinary action, and the latter pertaining to costs recovered from students to reimburse to university for say, a broken window or extra cleaning costs.Fines for 2011-12 as follows:-

Tampering with Fire Safety Equipment (Fire extinguishers, break glasses, fire blankets, covering smoke and heat detectors, deliberate fire alarm activations) = �1388.43

Non-attendance Investigatory Interviews and Disciplinary Hearings = �805.00

Failure to evacuate during organised Fire Drills = �125

Smoking in Halls = �600.00
5 September 20123 October 20121 October 2012Numbers of applications and how much paid to students in Hardship Funds in last three yearsInfo sent to requester 1 Oct
2009/10 - 920 applications value �481.598
2010/11 - 833 applications value �496577
2011/12 - 854 applications value �574,768