University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
2 December 20137 January 20145 December 2013Where the term 'garments' is used, please take this to include course wear, staff wear, sportswear, uniforms, clothing sold by the student union and any other garments that you hold data for. If you do not hold data on any of these categories, please send all data you do hold on the others.

Also, if procurement is so decentralised at your institution that you do not know the companies that you have purchased from then please say this.

A) In the past three years that you have information for has Staffordshire University purchased any garments from the following companies:
I. Premier Clothing
Ii. Dickies
Iii. Matalan

B) I request any emails or briefings of Staffordshire University procurement or sustainability departments pertaining to labour rights violations or breaches of any university ethical, social responsibility or labour rights standards in procurement policies (or a general sustainability policy that covers this) that pertains to university supply chains potential or actual.

In particular any mention of the Rana Plaza factory collapse or Tazreen factories fire.

C) In the past year has Staffordshire University purchased garments from any on the compainies listed as signatories to the ACORD listed here: URL
A)No
B) No emails
C) No
3 December 20138 January 20144 December 2013I would like to know how many FOI requests you have received in each of the last three years (2011, 2012 and 2013). For each year, I would also like to know how many you declined to answer, either in whole or in part.

Of the latter, I would like to know � in each of the three years, if possible - the number of times each of the different exemptions in the FOI Act were relied on. I realise that more than one exemption might apply in any particular case, so the total number of exemptions relied on is likely to exceed the total number of information requests refused.
FOI requests you have received in each of the last three years (2011, 2012 and 2013).

2011 Total received 105
2012 Total Received 83
2013 Total received (current) 121

For each year, I would also like to know how many you declined to answer, either in whole or in part.

2011 None
2012 1 over fees limit asked to narrow request down
2013 1 partly withheld - commercial interests
1 over fees limit asked to narrow request down.
1 withheld Information available elsewhere.

In each of the three years, if possible - the number of times each of the different exemptions in the FOI Act were relied on
2
3 December 20138 January 201419 December 2013Do you currently advertise Events, Initiatives or similar on billboard hoardings, bus shelters or in poster boxes?

Do you own any of your own billboard hoardings or advertising sites?

If so, how many of each type of site?

Do you currently purchase your own billboard or other sized advertising posters?

If so, how many a year do you buy of each type and what is your annual spend by type?

Is this currently contracted?

If so who has the contract?

If so when does this contract end?


Do you currently purchase PVC external Banners for advertising purposes?

If so, how many a year do you buy and what is your annual spend?

Is this currently contracted?

If so who has the contract?

If so when does this contract end?


What is the name, email address and contact number of the person who manages your Advertising for billboards, 6 sheets, posters and banner advertising?
Do you currently advertise Events, Initiatives or similar on billboard hoardings, bus shelters or in poster boxes? Yes, we mainly use 6,
48 sheet and 96 sheet poster sites.

Do you own any of your own billboard hoardings or advertising sites?
No

If so, how many of each type of site?
N/A

Do you currently purchase your own billboard or other sized advertising posters? We purchase the media space via media buyers to get the most competitive rates

If so, how many a year do you buy of each type and what is your annual spend by type? It depends on the campaign we're planning, how it supports other marketing activity, who we a trying to target, geographical reach and media availability. There isn't a typical amount of billboards or spend.

Is this currently contracted?
Yes

If so who has the contract?
Havas People, 6 Briset Street, London EC1M 5NR

If so when does this contract end?
3 years

Do you currently purchase PVC external Banners for advertising purposes?
No
If so, how many a year do you buy and what is your annual spend?
N/A
Is this currently contracted?
N/A

If so who has the contract?

If so when does this contract end?


What is the name, email address and contact number of the person who manages your Advertising for billboards, 6 sheets, posters and banner advertising?
3 December 20138 January 201420 December 2013How many staff do we have and how many of these are female.The total staff headcount is 1876 of which female are 1052 which is 56.08%
5 December 201310 January 201417 December 2013Does Staffordshire University make use of any non-relational / NoSQL database technologies such as MongoDB, Cassandra, RIAK, Hadoop or any proprietary non-relational technologies?

O For what purpose are Staffordshire University using these technologies?

O Is the use of these as part of an agreed IT Strategy to use NoSQL technologies in place of traditional relational database solutions?
Does Staffordshire University make use of any non-relational / NoSQL database technologies such as MongoDB, Cassandra, RIAK, Hadoop or any proprietary non-relational technologies? As far as the University is aware no central IT provision at Staffordshire University uses these technologies.

For what purpose are Staffordshire University using these technologies? N/A

Is the use of these as part of an agreed IT Strategy to use NoSQL technologies in place of traditional relational database solutions? N/A
7 December 201313 January 201410 December 2013Under the freedom of information act, I would like to ask how much was spent on broadcasting the Staffordshire graduate advert during the x factor on the 7th December 2013?

I would also like to know the total amount of money you have spent broadcasting the advert on television in over the last academic year 12/13 and this year 13/14.

And finally all of the television programmes you have broadcast it between
When buying our TV media we do not buy by spot but by TV weightings, so we don't buy specific spots in specific shows. That would be incredibly costly. It's therefore the `luck of the draw that we achieve peak shows. (Our media buyers work with the stations to secure the best possible shows).
We have bought a medium-weight campaign to appear on-air in the Central ITV West region from December 1st & 31 December.

Total TV spend for 12/13 and 13/14 is �170k.
9 December 201314 January 201410 December 2013I would like to know how many of the students enrolled on the university's 2011/12 full-time legal practice course (LPC) have so far obtained training contracts.The University does not record this information so therefore does not hold the information requested.
11 December 201316 January 201416 January 20141) For each school, the number of academic staff on each salary scale (please include figure and not just number/letter representing scale), broken down by male and female and for the following:
- Non-professor full time academic staff
- Full time professors

2) Full details of your current severance package for voluntary and involuntary redundancy

3) The total number of academic staff who took voluntary/involuntary redundancy since the beginning of 2008. Please ignore this request if it falls beyond compliance costs.

4) Full results of the most recent staff survey that included questions on issues of wellbeing and/or job satisfaction. If a university wide survey is conducted, please only supply this. But if surveys are only conducted on an individual school level, then please supply the most recent of those for each school instead.

5) Any report produced on the most recent staff/academic staff survey(s) which included questions on wellbeing and/or satisfaction.
Male Female
Academic 10 3 �31,644.00 to �36,661.00
Academic 50 15 �37,756.00 to �45,053.00
Academic 8 8 �46,400.00 to �53,765.00

68 26

Faculty of Health Sciences
Male Female
Academic 14 18 �31,644.00 to �36,661.00
Academic 17 38 �37,756.00 to �45,053.00
Academic 6 11 �46,400.00 to �53,765.00

37 67


Faculty of Business of Education and Law
Male Female
Academic 8 12 �31,644.00 to �36,661.00
Academic 28 25 �37,756.00 to �45,053.00
Academic 10 8 �46,400.00 to �53,765.00

46 45


Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Sciences
Male Female
Academic 16 9 �31,644.00 to �36,661.00
Academic 44 1 �37,756.00 to �45,053.00
Academic 16 6 �46,400.00 to �53,765.00

76 26


Full Time Professors
Male Female

Faculty of Arts & Creative Technology 1 1 �55,375.00 to �58,739.00

Faculty of Health Sciences 6 1 �55,375.00 to �58,739.00

Faculty of Business of Education and Law 1 4 �55,375.00 to �58,739.00

Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Sciences 1 10 �55,375.00 to �58,739.00

9 16





Question 2 - Full details of current severance package for voluntary and involuntary redundancy - Please see attached Managed Severence Scheme.

Question 3 -The total number of academic staff who took voluntary/involuntary redundancy since the beginning of 2008.

Voluntary 28
Involuntary 34

Questions 4 - Full results of the most recent staff survey that included questions on issues of wellbeing and/or job satisfaction. If a University wide survey is conducted, please only supply this. But if surveys are on conducted on an individual school level , then please supply the most recent of those for each school instead.

The University participate in the Best Companies Survey on an annual basis. Details of 2013 results can be seen on the graph attached.

Questions 5 - Any report produced on the most recent staff/academic staff survey(s) which included questions on wellbeing and or satisfaction

None.

Managed Severenc Scheme sent
Best Companies Graph sent
13 December 201320 January 201416 December 2013I would like to request the following under the FOI Act:

1) For the academic years 08/09, 09/10, 10/11, 11/12, 12/13, 13/14, please give a list of all items reported lost or stolen on any of your premises. Please give:
- As much detail as possible on the item
- If possible, note whether it was reported lost or stolen
- Which building it was reported lost or stolen in
- If held, whether the item was retrieved

2) For the academic years 08/09, 09/10, 10/11, 11/12, 12/13, 13/14, the number of students found to have stolen an item on premises. Please detail the item they stole, where it was stolen and what happened to them as a result. Should this information go beyond compliance costs for the years requested, please provide the most recent years and work backwards.

3) For the academic years 08/09, 09/10, 10/11, 11/12, 12/13, 13/14, the number of staff found to have stolen an item of university property. Please detail:
- The item they stole
- Where it was stolen
- Which dpt they belonged to
- What happened to them as a result
The Library does not record this information and therefore does not hold it.
17 December 201323 January 201416 January 20141) For each of your Schools (by this I mean Arts, Engineering etc., not History, English Lit etc.) the total number of students who undertook a Foundation Year course and then came to study a subject at undergraduate level. Please break this information down by Home, European, and international students. Please also provide this information for the academic years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13. If this exceeds the compliance costs outlined in the Act, please gather data for the most recent year and work backwards. Should this still exceed compliance costs, please please provide this data for just the school with the most students who took FY.
2) For each School/faculty, the pass rate of all students admitted into Year 1 from Foundation Year courses. Please provide for the academic years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13. Please also indicate for each School whether these courses are run by your own University, by another University, or are managed by private companies such as Kaplan etc. (please indicate which private company if so). If this exceeds the compliance costs outlined in the Act, please gather data for the most recent year and work backwards. Should this still exceed compliance costs, please please provide this data for just the school/faculty with the most students who took FY.
3) For each school and for the most recent year of graduates, please supply final the grades for:
- Home and EU students who entered university through A level or equivalent secondary sector qualification.

- International students who entered university without taking a Foundation Year course.

- Home students lacking the required A level or equivalent requirements entering university after undertaking a Foundation Year course. Should you not hold this, please indicate and provide grades simply on all home student entering university after undertaking a foundation year course.

- International students entering university having undertaken a foundation year course who did not have the required academic requirements at a secondary school level for an undergraduate course. Again, should you not hold data on this, please provide grades for all international students entering.

Should Q3 exceed the compliance costs, please provide this data for just the school with the most students enrolled.
Request narrowed down to one year.
Q 1 Faculty Art & Creative Technology - 25 home and 1EU students came onto foundation level (Art Foundation Year/Design Foundation Year) and progressed onto level 4

Faculty Business Education & Law - 49 x Home students came onto the foundation level of LLB Hons and progressed onto Level 4

Faculty Computing Engineering & Science 2012-2013
Computing - 45 home, 1 overseas enrolled. 32 home students progressed to Level 4 study
Engineering - 17 home, 1 overseas enrolled. 10 home and 1 overseas students progressed to Level 4 study
Sciences - 47 home students enrolled. 39 progressed to Level 4 study

2011-2012
Computing - 16 home enrolled. 13 progressed to level 4 study.
Engineering - N/A
Sciences - 31 home, 3 EU enrolled. 21 home and 2 EU progressed to Level 4 study.

Q2 Faculty Art & Creative Technology - Of the level 6 students completing in the academic year 2012/2013 who had undertaken the level 3 foundation year, 94.1% passed their award (i.e 16 out of 17)
Faculty Business Education & Law - Of the 16 students completing in the academic year 2012/2013 who had undertaken the level 3 foundation year for LLB, 87.5% passed their award (ie 14 out of 16)
Faculty Computing Engineering & Science
2012-2013
Still progressing on Level 4. Cannot comment on pass rate.
2011-2012
Computing - 92.3% pass rate from Level 4.
Sciences - 73.9% pass rate from Level 4 (there are some students intermitting, or currently undertaking re-sits)
19 December 201324 January 201414 January 2014I would like the following information in relation to attrition/dropout rates for pre-registration nursing courses at your institution.

I would like to know:

1. How many students commenced a three-year pre-registration degree programme in nursing at your institution in 2009, and how many completed a three year pre-registration degree programme in nursing in 2012?
2. How many students commenced a four-year pre-registration degree programme in nursing at your institution in 2008 and how many completed a four-year pre-registration nursing degree programme in 2012?
3. How many students commenced a three-year pre-registration nursing diploma at your institution in 2009 and how many completed a three-year pre-registration nursing diploma in 2012?
4. Please give a further breakdown of attrition numbers for different courses for questions 1, 2 and 3 if available. For example adult nursing, mental health nursing etc.

5. Please give details of annual tuition fees charged by your institution between 2008/09 academic year and 2011/12 academic year for:
A) Pre-registration nursing degree programmes
B) Pre-registration nursing diploma programmes

6. a) Who covered the cost of tuition fees for nursing students at your institution between 2008 and 2012, and who covers the fees now?
C) What was the cost per place per academic year for nursing students on pre-registration degree programmes and pre-registration diploma programme in 2008 to 2012?
D) How often were payments made to the university- i.e. Once a year and so on.
E) What happened to these payments if a student left a course early- would the university receive the full fees regardless, or would there be a reduced payment?

7. I would also like details of any schemes/processes your institution follows to try and reduce attrition/dropout rates.
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2 December 20137 January 201424 December 2013I would like to make the following Freedom of Information Request:
1. Who was/were the main supplier/s of translation and interpreting services to the university for the 2012/13 academic year?
2. Was the work provided under the terms of an exclusive supply agreement or on an ad-hoc basis charged as single transactions?
3. If the work was provided under the terms of an exclusive supply agreement, when does that agreement expire?
4. Who is the designated contact (name or position) within the university responsible for procuring translation and interpreting services?
5. How much did the university spend centrally on translation and interpreting services during the 2012/13 academic year?
6. Looking specifically at translation services - if the work was provided under an exclusive supply agreement, how much did the agreement cost and how many words did it cover? If the work was provided on an ad-hoc basis how many words were translated during the 2012/13 academic year?
1. Who was/were the main supplier/s of translation and interpreting services to the university for the 2012/13 academic year?
The main supplier of translation services were ASSIST, based in Staffordshire County Council.
2. Was the work provided under the terms of an exclusive supply agreement or on an ad-hoc basis charged as single transactions?
The work was supplied on an ad-hoc basis.
3. If the work was provided under the terms of an exclusive supply agreement, when does that agreement expire?
N/A
4. Who is the designated contact (name or position) within the university responsible for procuring translation and interpreting services?
Head of Student Enabling Centre.
5. How much did the university spend centrally on translation and interpreting services during the 2012/13 academic year?
No central spend undertaken.
6. Looking specifically at translation services - if the work was provided under an exclusive supply agreement, how much did the agreement cost and how many words did it cover? If the work was provided on an ad-hoc basis how many words were translated during the 2012/13 academic year?
No records kept.
18 December 201323 January 20147 January 2014The course fees charged per annum for the awards BSc Hons Applied Information Technology, Business Computing and Business Information Technology for awards STARTED in the years 2012 and 2010

For awards commenced in the above years, I would also like to know the number of contact hours from lecturers and teaching staff that students received in their FINAL year of their awards, for students who have not yet reached their final year (i.e those who commenced their award in 2012), please indicate the proposed number of contact hours that students can expect to receive in their final year.
The course fees charged per annum for the awards BSc Hons Applied Information Technology, Business Computing and Business Information Technology for awards STARTED in the years 2012 and 2010
2010 - �3290
2012 - �7990
For awards commenced in the above years, I would also like to know the number of contact hours from lecturers and teaching staff that students received in their FINAL year of their awards, for students who have not yet reached their final year (i.e those who commenced their award in 2012), please indicate the proposed number of contact hours that students can expect to receive in their final year.


Students who started in 2010 will study under the �old� structure and students who started in 2012 will study under the �new� structure for their final year. However the published class contact for both structures is the same

Old
5 x 15 credit modules at 2 hours per week for 12 weeks = 120 hours
1x45 credit project module (consisting of introductory lecture, meetings with supervisor, presentations) = 6 hours
Total contact for the student = 126 hours

New
1x15 credit module at 2 hours per week for 12 weeks = 24
2x30 credit modules at 4 hours per week for 12 weeks = 96
1x45 credit project module (consisting of introductory lecture, meetings with supervisor, presentations) = 6 hours
Total contact for the student = 126 hours
31 December 201329 January 201415 January 20141) The results for, and any reports on, feedback/evaluation surveys for the PGCEHE course. I would only like to ask for data on the most recent completed course.

2) Annually since 2008 (academic or financial, whichever is easier), the number of incidents of hacking into university servers. This includes breaches into department websites, databases on students, blackboard and any other IT service under the university's control. Please indicate, if it was noted:
- Date of the attack
- Motive of the attack
- Whether the hackers changed/altered anything
- Who the perpetrators were
- If it was a student, the punishment for the incident
- Whether any data was lost/stolen and whether that data was personal and/or sensitive information on individuals
- Whether the hacker(s) gained access to, or could have theoretically gained access to, personal and/or sensitive information on individuals.

Should this request go beyond compliance costs, please refine it to 2011/2012, 2012/13.

3) Any report or minute meeting that centred on any incident of hacking against the university as described above.
Q2 No known incidents since the 2008
Q3 N/A
25 December 201329 January 20149 January 2014Do you have an electron microscope image of HIV in a human cell and outside a human cell at a resolution where the architecture of the virus is visible?The University does not have electron microscope image of HIV in a human cell and outside a human cell at a resolution where the architecture of the virus is visible?
30 December 201329 January 20147 January 20141.) When did the university introduce its return to practice course?
2.) How many places did you offer on your return to nursing practice course in the last academic year ie 2012/13?
3.) How many people applied to do the return to nursing course?
4.) How many people completed the return to practice course?
5.) What are the fees for the course and does the university offer any financial assistance towards them and/or living expenses throughout the duration of the course?
1.) When did the university introduce its return to practice course? The Nursing Return to Practice Course was introduced more than 20 years ago.

2.) How many places did you offer on your return to nursing practice course in the last academic year ie 2012/13? Two cohorts were offered in 2012/13 commencing in September 2012 and January 2013 with 15 places on each.

3.) How many people applied to do the return to nursing course? We received a total of 14 applications (7 for September and 7 for January). The September 2012 course did not run due to insufficient numbers and the 7 applicants were rolled over to January. The January 2013 course ran and 13 students commenced the course.

4.) How many people completed the return to practice course? The 13 students who commenced the course all completed the course (12 completed in June 2013 and 1 completed in September 2013).

5.) What are the fees for the course and does the university offer any financial assistance towards them and/or living expenses throughout the duration of the course? The total course fee is �775 per student, broken down as �592 Tuition Fee, �44 CRB/DBS, �96 Occupational Health and �43 Uniform. Financial assistance is offered in accordance with the University�s standard means tested support package administered by the Student Office.
19 December 201324 January 20148 January 2014I would like the following information in relation to attrition/dropout rates for pre-registration nursing courses at your institution.

I would like to know:

1. How many students commenced a three-year pre-registration degree programme in nursing at your institution in 2009, and how many completed a three year pre-registration degree programme in nursing in 2012?
2. How many students commenced a four-year pre-registration degree programme in nursing at your institution in 2008 and how many completed a four-year pre-registration nursing degree programme in 2012?
3. How many students commenced a three-year pre-registration nursing diploma at your institution in 2009 and how many completed a three-year pre-registration nursing diploma in 2012?
4. Please give a further breakdown of attrition numbers for different courses for questions 1, 2 and 3 if available. For example adult nursing, mental health nursing etc.

5. Please give details of annual tuition fees charged by your institution between 2008/09 academic year and 2011/12 academic year for:
A) Pre-registration nursing degree programmes
B) Pre-registration nursing diploma programmes

6. a) Who covered the cost of tuition fees for nursing students at your institution between 2008 and 2012, and who covers the fees now?
C) What was the cost per place per academic year for nursing students on pre-registration degree programmes and pre-registration diploma programme in 2008 to 2012?
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