University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
15 April 201314 May 201316 April 2013Please can you provide me with the answers to the following questions

In the academic year 2012/13:

1) How many Indian students are studying at this university?

2) Of these how many Indian students are studying at postgraduate level?

3) Of these how many Indian students are studying at undergraduate level?

4) Of these how many Indian students are studying a Masters in Business Administration?

Note: The term Indian students refers to Indian domiciled students who require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies issued by the University in order to satisfy the points requirement under Tier 4 of the Points Based System.
Count of Student Ref
PGT, UG, PGR etc Total
PGR 2
PGT 468
UG 20
Grand Total 490
15 April 201314 May 201313 May 2013Could I get the numbers for the first year the course was set up - so the first cohort of students who enrolled in journalism courses at the university?The first year we had students on a single subject Journalism course was 1999/2000

In that year the total students enrolled on the first year of awards was

BA Journalism 26
BA English and Journalism 22
BA Journalism and Media Studies 19
BA Journalism and Politics 9
BA International Relations and Politics 3
BA Journalism and Sociology 3
BA History and Journalism 2
12 April 201313 May 201313 May 2013Please supply data relating to payments for staff , which were paid on points above the 51-point framework agreement pay spin at your institution, for the period Auguest 2011 - July 2012., or the most recent 12 month period for which data are available.

For the given time period, the date to be provided should indicate, the amount of off spine payments per year in paybands, by gender, ethnicity and disability status for staff for staff who were given payments which were paid on points aboube the 51-pint framework agreement payspine at your instution.
Information sent to the requester in an excel spreadsheet.
19 April 201320 May 201323 April 2013Please provide the following information within the 20 day time period specified by the act:
1. Is the University licensed to carry out scientific procedures on animals as required by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986?
2. Does the University conduct research involving animals?
3. If the University conducts research involving animals please list all species of animal that have had licensed procedures carried out on them for the years 2007 � 2012 inclusive � including all mammals, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, fish and birds.
4. Please provide a breakdown of figures for the years 2007 � 2012 inclusive, detailing the number of each species which have been used in procedures conducted by the University
5. Please provide a breakdown of the number of procedures each animal was subject to at the University
6. Please provide the number of separate research projects each animal was used for at the University
7. Please provide the number of animals that were given aesthetic at the University during the procedures
8. Please provide the number of animals given pain relief at the University during and following the procedures
9. Please provide the number of animals euthanized as part of the research at the University
10. Please provide the number of animals euthanized not due to the research but as no longer of any use at the University
1. Is the University licensed to carry out scientific procedures on animals as required by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986? No, and no activities occur
2. Does the University conduct research involving animals? Invertebrate species only for environmental and genetic impact studies
3. If the University conducts research involving animals please list all species of animal that have had licensed procedures carried out on them for the years 2007 2012 inclusive including all mammals, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, fish and birds. No licenced activity
4. Please provide a breakdown of figures for the years 2007 2012 inclusive, detailing the number of each species which have been used in procedures conducted by the University No procedures performed
5. Please provide a breakdown of the number of procedures each animal was subject to at the University Not applicable
6. Please provide the number of separate research projects each animal was used for at the University Not applicable
7. Please provide the number of animals that were given aesthetic at the University during the procedures Not applicable
8. Please provide the number of animals given pain relief at the University during and following the procedures Not applicable
9. Please provide the number of animals euthanized as part of the research at the University Not applicable
10. Please provide the number of animals euthanized not due to the research but as no longer of any use at the University Not applicable
22 April 201321 May 20138 May 2013Description of information sought:

- How many personal injury claims have been brought against your institution since September 2006?

- Can you give a brief description of each claim - ie what injury was claimed, on what campus/department did it allegedly occur, in what month and what year? Were any of those claims made by staff, if so, what were their job roles at the time of the claim?

- Did the institution's insurers or the institution itself pay out for any of those claims? If so, how much in each case?

- How many of the claims did not prompt any kind of payout?

- Have the institution's insurance premiums increased over the period covered by this inquiry? If so, from what amount to what increased amount? If you are not happy to provide the start and end point of the increase for reasons of commercial sensitivity, can you please provide the size of the increase?

If there is any difficult releasing this information, please contact me to discuss how to move this request forward as soon as possible.

Please send me the information by email. Please provide me with a summary of the information I have requested.

I look forward to hearing from you promptly, and at any rate, within the statutory time limit of 20 working days from your receipt of this letter.

Whilst writing, I take this opportunity to remind you of the Information Commissioner's public statements, in which he has stated that there is a "presumption of disclosure" under FoI.

Please note that if this request for FoI disclosure is refused, I reserve the right to take up the matter with the Information Commissioner and/or to pursue all legal avenues of appeal. I trust this will not be necessary.
Information was sent to the requester in an excel spread sheet
24 April 201323 May 201322 May 2013Under the freedom of information act please disclose the content and outcome of any recommendations, challenges and/or re-assessments by HMRC, in the last 6 years, on your tax returns. These could include:

A/potential VAT liabilities and recovery input tax, and
B/potential liabilities for direct taxes [for instance donations or giftaid received by your organisation from a trading subsidiary ]
There has been no recommendations, challenges and/or re-assessments by HMRC in the last six years.
15 April 201314 May 20138 May 2013The number of students who used counselling services provided by your university in the academic years 2008/9, 09/10, 10/11, 11/12.
The funding which was provided for the counselling services during the same years.
The number of staff working in the department/service over the same period.
The number of people in the waiting list to use counselling services presently
The average time it takes for people on the waiting list to be called back (in the last year)
Information sent to requester in an excel spread sheet