University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
7 November 20145 December 201410 November 2014I would like to request information concerning any IT server, storage and maintenance support contracts (including any care packs) which you may hold, and request details of the following components of these contracts:
Existing supplier - if there are various suppliers please split up into individual contracts

Hardware/vendors brand
Contract description
Total value of the contract - please state if you have provided an annual figure
Duration of the contract - please provide me with a particular month as well as the year and details of whether there are any extension periods or break clauses within the contracts Expiry date of the contract - please provide me with a particular month as well as the year
Contract review date - please provide me with a particular month as well as the year.
Internal contact responsible for reviewing and renewing contracts - please provide me with their full name, job title, direct contact number and direct email address.
1 Existing supplier - if there are various suppliers please split up into individual contracts Phoenix IT (ICM)
2 Hardware/vendors brand Hewlett Packard
3 Contract description Server and storage maintenance, and related software licences and support
4 Total value of the contract - please state if you have provided an annual figure �191,359.00 pa (total value of all related contracts with vendor, eg, server maint contract, SAN maint contract, etc)
5 Duration of the contract - please provide me with a particular month as well as the year and details of whether there are any extension periods or break clauses within the contracts August to July annually
6 Expiry date of the contract - please provide me with a particular month as well as the year 31 July each year
7 Contract review date - please provide me with a particular month as well as the year. February
8 Internal contact responsible for reviewing and renewing contracts - please provide me with their full name, job title, direct contact number and direct email address Richard Yates, Server & Storage Infrastructure Manager, Information Services. Tel: 01782 294764, email: r.s.yates@staffs.ac.uk
10 November 20148 December 201424 November 2014Please publish the total amount paid to Elsevier for academic journals in each of the last five years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014).

I understand that your expenditure records may be held in academic financial years rather than calendar years. If so please provide figures for 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, and 2013/14.

The figures should include payments made directly to Elsevier as well as any payments made to subscription agents or intermediaries for the purchase of, and/or access to, Elsevier academic journals.
They should also include payment for journal packages such as Jisc Collections� NESLi agreement, as well as for individual journals.
Please include VAT where possible.

Please do not include payments for other products from the same company, such as Scopus, which are not academic journals.
Our records cover 2012, 2013 and 2014, and all three years total �293,868.49 + VAT.
11 November 20149 December 201413 November 2014� Is your institution a member of the Confederation of British Industry?
If yes how much money has it paid over to the organisation in either membership fees or other payments? For surveys commissioned - for example.
If your institution is not currently a member but was in the past please tell me when it cancelled its membership and how much the last fees paid were
I would like to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. I would like to know the following:
� Is your institution a member of the Confederation of British Industry? Yes
If yes how much money has it paid over to the organisation in either membership fees or other payments? For surveys commissioned - for example. No surveys were commissioned. Membership fees are: 2014/15 �10,832.95 inc. VAT
2013/14 �10,620.54 inc. VAT
� If your institution is not currently a member but was in the past please tell me when it cancelled its membership and how much the last fees paid were.N/A
11 November 20149 December 201424 November 20141. Are any of your IT operations outsourced to a third party? If so, please list the following details for each such outsourcing agreement:
A. What is the company name of the third party?
B. What is the budget for each particular outsourcing agreement?
C. Which IT Services are included in each outsourcing agreement?
D. What are the start and end dates of each outsourcing agreement?
2. Are you planning any projects to begin the update or upgrade of your IT infrastructure within the next three months with a budget of over 50,000 GBP? If so, please list the following details for each such project:
A. Which applications and/or systems will be updated or upgraded?
B. What is the budget for each particular update or upgrade project?
3. How many people currently work in your IT department? Are you intending to hire additional IT staff or are you planning to downsize? If so, what is the projected cost/savings?
1. Are any of your IT operations outsourced to a third party? If so, please list the following details for each such outsourcing agreement:
A. What is the company name of the third party?
Server and SAN maintenance, and related software licences and support : Phoenix/ICM : �204,360 pa : 1 August � 31 July
Network maintenance : Logicalis UK Ltd : �133,992 pa : 1 August � 31 July
Desktop replacement programme : Phoenix Computers : �600,000 pa : 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2015
B. What is the budget for each particular outsourcing agreement?
See above
C. Which IT Services are included in each outsourcing agreement?
See above
D. What are the start and end dates of each outsourcing agreement?
See above
2. Are you planning any projects to begin the update or upgrade of your IT infrastructure within the next three months with a budget of over 50,000 GBP? If so, please list the following details for each such project:
No
A. Which applications and/or systems will be updated or upgraded?
B. What is the budget for each particular update or upgrade project?
3. How many people currently work in your IT department? Are you intending to hire additional IT staff or are you planning to downsize? If so, what is the projected cost/savings?
105. Planning to downsize due to campus restructure planned for 2016. Savings unknown at present time.
11 November 20149 December 201413 November 2014We would like to know how your institution records and communicates the rights and responsibilities of its students (including undergraduate, postgraduate and international students). In particular, we request any current:

1. Documents that set out the overarching rights and responsibilities of students at your institution � whether called a �student contract�, �student terms and conditions� or otherwise � that are made available:
A. To prospective students;
B. To students when an offer of a place is made; and
C. To students after they have accepted an offer of a place.

2. Documents that set out your institution�s right to vary a document that falls within category 1 above.

3. Documents that set out your institution�s right to vary the courses you offer, whether before or after enrolment. By way of example, variations to a course might include a change of staff, change of location, change of teaching or assessment method, increase in fees, or cancellation of a course or unit.

4. Documents (such as a policy) that evidence how, or whether, your institution acts in accordance with the documents in categories 1, 2 and 3 above.
1. Documents that set out the overarching rights and responsibilities of students at your institution � whether called a �student contract�, �student terms and conditions� or otherwise � that are made available:
The applicant is sent a �welcome letter� which acknowledges their acceptance, and informs them that by accepting and enrolling they will be bound by the University regulations at this link https://www.staffs.ac.uk/legal/policies/ . We also offer to send out paper copies upon request.

A. To prospective students;
B. To students when an offer of a place is made; and
C. To students after they have accepted an offer of a place. Information available here: URL

2. Documents that set out your institution�s right to vary a document that falls within category 1 above. Information available here: URL

3. Documents that set out your institution�s right to vary the courses you offer, whether before or after enrolment. By way of example, variations to a course might include a change of staff, change of location, change of teaching or assessment method, increase in fees, or cancellation of a course or unit. Information available here: URL

4. Documents (such as a policy) that evidence how, or whether, your institution acts in accordance with the documents in categories 1, 2 and 3 above. Information available here: URL
12 November 201410 December 201413 November 2014Which IT disposal company does the organisation currently use to dispose of redundant IT equipment?

How do you advertise upcoming contracts?

How long is the IT disposal contract for and when does it expire?

Who is the best contact to speak to responsible for IT disposal and WEEE recycling in the organisation?

What is important to the organisation when choosing an IT disposal supplier?

What type of security accreditations does the organisation take into consideration when choosing an IT disposal supplier?

How often does the organisation dispose of redundant IT equipment?

How many sites does the organisation require collections from?

On average how much equipment is collected on a normal collection?

What type of documentation does the organisation require back for auditing purposes?

Do you receive a financial return from your current IT disposal partner?

Do you require onsite data destruction services?

How many IT users do you have in your estate?

Do you have any current or upcoming projects that'll result in redundant IT equipment?
� Which IT disposal company does the organisation currently use to dispose of redundant IT equipment? CDL

How do you advertise upcoming contracts? It depends on the contract

How long is the IT disposal contract for and when does it expire? Tied in to the PC replacement contract which is currently out to tender (closing date 19.11.14 via NDNA framework)

Who is the best contact to speak to responsible for IT disposal and WEEE recycling in the organisation? Janet Weaver or Helen Madden

What is important to the organisation when choosing an IT disposal supplier? Compliance with legislation and asset management requirements

What type of security accreditations does the organisation take into consideration when choosing an IT disposal supplier? Not specified

How often does the organisation dispose of redundant IT equipment? Twice yearly plus adhoc

How many sites does the organisation require collections from? Two main

On average how much equipment is collected on a normal collection? Up to 50 desktops per collection

What type of documentation does the organisation require back for auditing purposes? Serial numbers and details of equipment, Signed evidence of removal, Certification that data has been erased, Certification of disposal

Do you receive a financial return from your current IT disposal partner? No

Do you require onsite data destruction services? No

How many IT users do you have in your estate? 1800 staff users and up to 10,000 students

Do you have any current or upcoming projects that'll result in redundant IT equipment? No
13 November 201411 December 201413 November 20141. How many places are available for each cohort on the LLM Healthcare Law and Ethics
2. How many places were filled for 2014/2015 FT
3. How many places were filled for 2014/2015 PT
4. How many places were filled for 2013/2014 FT
5. How many places were filled for 2013/2014 PT
6. How many students successfully completed the course in 2014/2015
7. How many students successfully completed the course in 2013/2014
8. Your home and international fees for this course.
1. How many places are available for each cohort on the LLM Healthcare Law and Ethics
No upper limit � typical minimum cohort entry is 10 students

2. How many places were filled for 2014/2015 FT
0 �was not offered in 2014/15 while course is being refreshed and updated

3. How many places were filled for 2014/2015 PT
0 � as above

4. How many places were filled for 2013/2014 FT
2 places

5. How many places were filled for 2013/2014 PT
1 place

6. How many students successfully completed the course in 2014/2015
0 � not offered (see above)

7. How many students successfully completed the course in 2013/2014
2 students successfully completed

8. Your home and international fees for this course.
When it is re-offered in 2015/16, it will be at the same rate as other LLM courses: Home and EU students: �30 per credit (180 credits total)
16 November 201412 December 201417 November 20141, how many sars have you received ?
2, how many fois have you received?



Data is required for the last 5 years, total per year.
Calendar year or academic year is fine.
2010
DPA 20
FOI 75

2011
DPA 23
FOI 105

2012
DPA 5
FOI 87

2013
DPA 7
FOI 137

2014 (11 months)
DPA 11
FOI 155
19 November 201417 December 201411 December 2014Q1How much money does the university receive from the following:

Student Fees
Car Parking Fines
Rent from the Students Union
Halls of Residence
Fines from issues within Halls
Catering
Hire of premises to the General Public.

Q2 Where is this money spent? For the following areas:

Staff salary
Maintenance
Books & e-books
Spent on projects for expansion & Development
Advertising in last calendar year
Parking outsourcing
Please see below the university�s response to your request:

Q1How much money does the university receive from the following:

� Student Fees
� Car Parking Fines
� Rent from the Students Union
� Halls of Residence
� Fines from issues within Halls
� Catering
� Hire of premises to the General Public.

Q2 Where is this money spent? For the following areas:

� Staff salary
� Maintenance
� Books & e-books
� Spent on projects for expansion & Development
� Advertising in last calendar year
� Parking outsourcing

The university does not breakdown income and expenditure in this way, however, here is the link to the annual accounts that explains what is received and how we spend it.

URL
20 November 201418 December 20149 December 2014Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to ask for the following information. In 2012, 2013 and 2014 how many students enrolled on a full-time undergraduate programme? In 2012, 2013 and 2014, how many students who had enrolled on a full-time undergraduate programme left the course before completing it. For each case please include the age and gender of the student along with their reason for not completing the course.Academic year
2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
Enrolled on a FT UG programme 10160 9778 9315
Number of Withdrawals 665 766 626
6.55% 7.83% 6.72%
Age <21 433 446 379
22-30 186 252 189
31-40 29 46 41
>40 17 22 17
Gender Male 423 472 386
Female 242 294 240
Reason for Withdrawal
Academic failure 184 267 218
Dissatisfied with the course 18 13 8
Financial Reasons 10 16 11
Gone into employment 20 11 16
Health reasons 17 26 19
Other 71 77 68
Other personal reasons 121 126 102
Non attendance 185 188 145
Wrong career choice 39 42 39
20 November 201418 December 201428 November 2014I would like to make a request for the following information:

For each of the subjects taught on LLB programmes provided by the University:

(a) the average mark awarded to students in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

(b) the percentage of students awarded a mark of 60 - 69% in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

(c) the percentage of students awarded a mark of 70 - 100% in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Data Sent to requester in an excel document
20 November 201418 December 201411 December 2014Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information.
In 2012, 2013 and 2014 how many complaints has the university received regarding its students?
For each incident please detail the nature of the complaint, where it came from, and what action the university took.
Calendar Year 2012 Nature of Complaint Actions Taken Result
1 Bullied by other student Conflicting reports and no evidence Not upheld
2 Complaint against housemates Meeting held with students Informally resolved
3 Complaint against housemates Initial investigation Not upheld
4 Insensitive behaviour by other student Other student spoken to re: behaviour/sensitivity Upheld

Calendar Year 2013 Nature of Complaint Actions Taken Result
1 By staff against student Student spoken to informally Informally resolved
2 Complaint against other student Formal meeting held with students, no evidence Not upheld
3 Complaint of harassment against other student University disciplinary hearing held Upheld
4 Complaint against housemate Other student moved out early in process Upheld
5 Complaint against other members of group No evidence of alleged behaviour Not upheld
6 Complaint of harassment against other student Students spoken to informally Informally resolved

Calendar Year 2014 Nature of Complaint Actions Taken Result
1 Complaint of harassment against student Student met with, wrote formal apology letter Upheld
2 Complaint against fellow student Student spoken to but complaint not upheld overall Not upheld
3 Complaint of harassment against other student No evidence of alleged behaviour Not upheld
24 November 201422 December 201422 December 2014Under the Freedom of Information Act could I please ask you to provide, for each year listed below (Or year to date for 2014):

1. The average number of employees within your organisation
2. The total number of sickness days reported by all your employees
3. The total number of sickness days which have been classified as due to either stress, anxiety, depression or any combination thereof.

Can you then provide the same information but limited to staff whose employment is specifically Information Technology related � i.e. Those involved in the provision or support of Information Technology equipment / services.

1. The average number of IT employees within your organisation
2. The total number of sickness days reported by all your IT employees
3. The total number of sickness days which have been classified as due to either stress, anxiety, depression or any combination thereof by all your IT employees.

I would be grateful if you could provide this information by filling in the table below, stating the date at which the information was obtained for the year 2014 (So I can extrapolate to cover the remaining portion of the year) and return to me via e-mail at Matt_Owens85@hotmail.com

All Staff IT Staff
Year Average Number of employees in year Total Number of Sickness days (All Reasons) Total Number of Sickness days (Stress / Anxiety / Depression) Average Number of employees in year Total Number of Sickness days (All Reasons) Total Number of Sickness days (Stress / Anxiety / Depression)
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Date 2014 information obtained:
All Staff IT Staff
Year Average Number of employees in year Total Number of Sickness days (All Reasons) Total Number of Sickness days (Stress / Anxiety / Depression) Average Number of employees in year Total Number of Sickness days (All Reasons) Total Number of Sickness days (Stress / Anxiety / Depression)
2009 1730 5140 557 156 672 42
2010 1708 4823 566 144 637 0
2011 1697 4924 1020 145 653 146
2012 1618 5663 532 145 748 22
2013 1638 5376 856 142 327 70
2014 1557 6245 1471 141 376 25
Date 2014 information obtained: 31 July 2014
25 November 201423 December 20144 December 2014I would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act, details in respect of the following framework agreement(s)/contract(s):
� Suppliers who applied for inclusion on each framework/contract below and were successful & not successful at the PQQ & ITT stages.*
� Contract values of each framework/contract (& any sub lots), year to date
� Start date & duration of framework
� Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s) and, if so, the duration of the extension?
� Has a decision been made yet on whether the framework(s)/contract(s) are being either extended or renewed?
I would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act, details in respect of the following framework agreement(s)/contract(s):
� Suppliers who applied for inclusion on each framework/contract below and were successful & not successful at the PQQ & ITT stages.* Allianz, QBE, Travelers, Ace Group, Bureau Veritas (did not return pqq), RSA Group, HSB, JLT (did not return pqq), Tokio Marine, Chartis, Aviva, Chubb, Markel, Zurich, Hiscox (did not return pqq), Liberty Mutual (did not return pqq). Zurich appointed following i.t.t.
� Contract values of each framework/contract (& any sub lots), year to date 2012/3, �189795 � 2013/4, �198846 � 2014/5, �220118.
� Start date & duration of framework 1.8.2012 for 36 months
� Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s) and, if so, the duration of the extension? 12 months
� Has a decision been made yet on whether the framework(s)/contract(s) are being either extended or renewed? No
27 November 20142 January 20154 December 20141. How many disabled students leave university early before graduation � Last 3 years
2. How many non-disabled students leave university early before graduation - Last 3 years
The university does not record this information in this way.
10 November 20148 December 201427 November 2014I would like to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. I would like to know the following:
� Is your institution a member of the Confederation of British Industry?
� If yes how much money has it paid over to the organisation in either membership fees or other payments? For surveys commissioned - for example.
� If your institution is not currently a member but was in the past please tell me when it cancelled its membership and how much the last fees paid were.
I would like to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. I would like to know the following:
� Is your institution a member of the Confederation of British Industry? Yes
If yes how much money has it paid over to the organisation in either membership fees or other payments? For surveys commissioned - for example. No surveys were commissioned. Membership fees are: 2014/15 �10,832.95 inc. VAT
2013/14 �10,620.54 inc. VAT
� If your institution is not currently a member but was in the past please tell me when it cancelled its membership and how much the last fees paid were.N/A
27 November 20142 January 20151 December 2014I am looking for information on the extent to which the guidance of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (published on July 17th 2014) and Universities UK (published on July 18th 2014) on gender segregation at universities has been implemented by your university, particularly in relation to meetings and events. These events can be on or off campus and organised by the university, the students� union, students societies or external organisations.

1) I would like to kindly request information on how your university
A. is assessing whether events are at risk of being gender segregated
B. is monitoring events for possible incidents of gender segregation
C. is preventing events from being gender segregated
D. has sanctioned or would sanction those responsible for gender segregation

2) If there have been any incidents of gender segregation at your university, kindly provide information on
A. the number of incidents of gender segregation
B. the name of the organisation (e.g. External organisation or student society) responsible for organising each of those events
1) If there have been any incidents of gender segregation at your university, kindly provide information on
A. the number of incidents of gender segregation
B. the name of the organisation (e.g. External organisation or student society) responsible for organising each of those events
27 November 20142 January 20155 January 2015Please publish the total amount paid to the publishers:

Wiley
Springer
Oxford University Press

For academic journals for each of the last five years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014).

I understand that your expenditure records may be held in academic financial years rather than calendar years. If so I am happy for the response to be provided in the same format, with figures for 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, and 2013/14.

The figures should include payments made directly to the publishers as well as any payments made to subscription agents or intermediaries for the purchase of, and/or access to, the publishers' academic journals. They should also include payment for journal packages such as Jisc Collections� NESLi agreement, as well as for individual journals. Please include VAT where possible.
Here are the spend figures for Wiley and OUP. We don't purchase from Springer.

Wiley
2013/14 �10,737.49
2012/13 �9,778.15
2011/12 �7,796.74
2010/11 �2,031.00
2009/10 �0.00

OUP
2013/14 �12,655.42
2012/13 �21,482.33
2011/12 �31,109.62
2010/11 �28,691.62
2009/10 �17,772.23