University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
5 March 20142 April 20142 April 2014I require the organisation to provide me with contract information relating to insurance services which include the following:

1. Motor
2. Property
3. Accident and Liability
Information sent in excel spreadsheet
13 March 201410 April 201420 March 2014Can the university confirm that Five years ago It was commended for its Investing In People Award and yet three years later they were ranked second for bullying in a survey of Universities?

How many instances of alleged staff bullying have been investigated over the past ten years? How many of those investigations confirmed that bullying had actually taken place?

Is it normal practice for a member of staff within the Faculty of FACT to work for 12 years under a different name?

Are all staff currently employed within FACT and claiming to hold multiple industry "Awards for journalism" asked to PROVE they really hold those awards before the university uses them for promotional and recruitment purposes or to impress potential students?
1 Can the university confirm that Five years ago It was commended for its Investing In People Award and yet three years later they were ranked second for bullying in a survey of Universities?

The University is only obliged to provide information if it has been recorded , the university cannot give opinion and so unable to provide a response to this part of your request.

2 How many instances of alleged staff bullying have been investigated over the past ten years? How many of those investigations confirmed that bullying had actually taken place?

We do not have any records of bullying and harrassment CASES

3 Is it normal practice for a member of staff within the Faculty of FACT to work for 12 years under a different name?

This is not normal practice. There have however been cases when a member of staff had chosen to be known under a different name.

4 Are all staff currently employed within FACT and claiming to hold multiple industry "Awards for journalism" asked to PROVE they really hold those awards before the university uses them for promotional and recruitment purposes or to impress potential students?
12 March 20149 April 201413 March 2014Where 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 exact figures of expenditure on these categories then please
Say this, and give, if you can, a figure that you believe represents the
Probable amount.


* What was the total amount (in pounds) spent by the university on
Garments in the last financial year (2011-2012) or the last year you have
Figures for?

* How does this break down amongst the categories of course wear, staff
Wear, sportswear, uniforms, clothing sold by the student union and any
Other garments, or if you use different categories to break the total
Figure down, please supply figures using the categories you use.

* Who are the university's main garment suppliers (please include any
Supplier that comprises 10% or more of the total university spend on
Garments)?

* What was the total amount spent on garments by the university's student
Union in the last financial year (2011-2012) or the last year you have
Figures for?

* What was the total amount spent on garments by societies, including
Sports teams at the university in the last financial year (2011-2012) or
The last year you have figures for?

* Does the university have a steering group or similar body that has
Responsibility for ensuring that university procurement upholds workers
Rights, other human rights and/or increases purchase of Fairtrade
Products? If so, please provide details of this group or provide a URL to
Enable us to access this group's web page.

* Does the university have an ethical procurement policy or is ethical
Procurement covered by another policy of the university, such as a
Sustainability policy? If so, please provide a copy of this policy or
Provide a URL to enable us to access this policy.

* Does the university have a strategy for increasing the labour rights and
Other human rights standards in its supply chains? If so, please provide
A copy of this strategy document or provide a URL to enable us to access
This strategy document.

* Does the university have any stipulations in its contracts with
Suppliers, that they must adhere to basic International Labour
Organisation workers rights standards?

* Does the university require suppliers of garments or other goods to
Disclose their factory locations, even if they are in different
Countries?
Also, if procurement is so decentralised at your institution that you do
Not know the exact figures of expenditure on these categories then please
Say this, and give, if you can, a figure that you believe represents the
Probable amount.
Purchasing at Staffordshire University is decentralised to departmental level and detailed figures are not available

* What was the total amount (in pounds) spent by the university on
Garments in the last financial year (2011-2012) or the last year you have
Figures for? Approx �10,000

* How does this break down amongst the categories of course wear, staff
Wear, sportswear, uniforms, clothing sold by the student union and any
Other garments, or if you use different categories to break the total
Figure down, please supply figures using the categories you use.
Breakdown not available

* Who are the university's main garment suppliers (please include any
Supplier that comprises 10% or more of the total university spend on
Garments)? Alexandra Workwear �3200, E and E �2234, Smartkit �1162, Heritage Leisure �1080, Matalan and M&S less than �500

* What was the total amount spent on garments by the university's student
Union in the last financial year (2011-2012) or the last year you have
Figures for? Not able to speak for the S.U.

* What was the total amount spent on garments by societies, including
Sports teams at the university in the last financial year (2011-2012) or
The last year you have figures for? Not able to speak for the S.U

* Does the university have a steering group or similar body that has
Responsibility for ensuring that university procurement upholds workers
Rights, other human rights and/or increases purchase of Fairtrade
Products? If so, please provide details of this group or provide a URL to
Enable us to access this group's web page. No

* Does the university have an ethical procurement policy or is ethical
Procurement covered by another policy of the university, such as a
Sustainability policy? If so, please provide a copy of this policy or
Provide a URL to enable us to access this policy. No

* Does the university have a strategy for increasing the labour rights and
Other human rights standards in its supply chains? If so, please provide
A copy of this strategy document or provide a URL to enable us to access
This strategy document. No

* Does the university have any stipulations in its contracts with
Suppliers, that they must adhere to basic International Labour
Organisation workers rights standards? No

* Does the university require suppliers of garments or other goods to
Disclose their factory locations, even if they are in different
Countries? No
18 March 201415 April 201414 April 2014This FOI is about streaming/setting of first year undergraduate honours degree students ie dividing students in to different teaching groups on the basis of previous educational experience or levels of knowledge and/or attainment.

Does the university stream/set students (see definition above) in any of the following subject areas

1. Maths
2. Physics
3. Engineering
4. Chemistry
5. Accountancy
6. Foreign languages

If so, please give the following details for each subject area

A. How many streams/groups are there?
B. How are students allocated to groups? For instance, are they tested at the start of the year - what kind of test is used? Are A-level grades used (please give details eg one group has students with A/B grades, second group has C/D grades. Are students self-selecting?
C. When was streaming introduced?
D. Why was streaming introduced? Please provide minutes of meetings, reports, memos etc relating to the introduction of streaming.
A/B - We stream engineering BEng students for maths in the first year such that students without A level maths (or equivalent with the equivalent established by discussion) have to take 2 maths modules in the first year of engineering instead of 1. The additional maths module is extra to the normal 120 credits. So there are 2 groupings. The BSc students are not streamed


The part-time engineering students and RAF engineering students have the opportunity to take 2 modules instead of 1 if they wish � this is not imposed because they may have experience that is equivalent to A level maths. In the case of the RAF students there are diagnostic quizzes available and the students are expected to take these with recommendations made to help them with this decision. The part-time students are advised by the scheme leader or referred to a member of the maths group if necessary.

C � Maths streaming for engineers was introduced in 2005.

D � We stream because we take on students without A level maths and these need supporting to help them arrive by the end of the year with the same minimum necessary background for study at level 5 that maths A level students have. These awards are not technically streamed anyway, they are just offered the opportunity to take an additional supporting maths module to help them prepare for the core maths module.

1. Maths � as above
2. Physics � not taught here
3. Engineering � as above
4. Chemistry � not taught here
5. Accountancy � no streaming
6. Foreign languages � no streaming
14 March 201411 April 201426 March 2014Within the Faculty of Health there is an "Honorary" lecture namely XXXXXXX. I would like to know on which courses he lectures and what is his remuneration package for 2012/13 and 2013/14.Whilst I would not be able to disclose details relating to remuneration in any event, I must also confirm that the Faculty of Health Sciences has no record of an Honorary Lecturer appointment for XXXXXXX.
19 March 201416 April 201420 March 2014How many students do you currently have registered on your BA Sports Journalism programme?
How many of these students are female?
73 students enrolled on Sports Journalism in 2013/14.

Of these 7 are female and 66 male
21 March 201422 April 201414 April 2014By details on dyslexia I specify:

A. Number of recorded cases of dyslexia for each academic year. If possible, please give details of:
I. Number dyslexic students of each different ethnicity for each academic year.
Ii. Number of dyslexic students of each country of birth for each academic year.
Iii. Number of dyslexic students of each different university course for each academic year.
B. Sum of cost for university of diagnostic assessments if any, in each academic year. Please state if the university does not help with this funding.
C. The operating budget available to the dyslexia support service (if not available, the budget for the disability service in general) for each academic year and the total budget available to the university for each academic year.
D. Details of any other help or type of support the university offers to students with dyslexia.
E. Number of students with dyslexia that receive extra time for each academic year.
F. Total number of students in university for each academic year.
G. How do you verify cases of dyslexia?
H: A copy of the guidance sheet for academic staff for the assessment of dyslexic students' work.
12 excel reports were sent to the requester.

A. Number of recorded cases of dyslexia for each academic year. If possible, please give details of:
I. Number dyslexic students of each different ethnicity for each academic year.
See attached
Ii. Number of dyslexic students of each country of birth for each academic year.
See attached

Iii. Number of dyslexic students of each different university course for each academic year.
See attached

B. Sum of cost for university of diagnostic assessments if any, in each academic year. Please state if the university does not help with this funding.
2011 �76,700

2012 �59,280

2013 �70,200

C. The operating budget available to the dyslexia support service (if not available, the budget for the disability service in general) for each academic year and the total budget available to the university for each academic year. URL

We do not have a separate budget for a dyslexia support service. The budget for Disability is as follows:
2011 �217126
2012 �244550
2013 �243263

D. Details of any other help or type of support the university offers to students with dyslexia.
Web page link is:
URL

E. Number of students with dyslexia that receive extra time for each academic year.


F. Total number of students in university for each academic year.
2012/13 21019

2011/12 21762

2010/11 22001

G. How do you verify cases of dyslexia?
URL
H: A copy of the guidance sheet for academic staff for the assessment of dyslexic students' work.
We do not have a guidance sheet
31 March 201430 April 20148 April 2014This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I seek information on your institution's open-access publishing for the past 12 months for RCUK-funded research, ie since RCUK's policy on open access came into force. The information is likely to be held by the university's library.

1. How many outputs of RCUK-funded research papers (journal articles and conference proceedings) have researchers at the university published in open-access publications from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014?

2. What is this number when expressed as a percentage of the total number of papers that were the output of RCUK-funded research conducted at the university, and published from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014?

3. Of the papers published under open access, how many were published immediately using an RCUK-funded APC (the 'gold' route)?

4. Of the papers published under open access, how many were published with no charge to the author but under embargo in a subscription journal (green)?

5. Does somebody at the university check that articles published using an APC are being made open access by the publisher? ('Yes' can mean either that somebody checks every article or a sample.)

6. If yes to 5, what percentage of the papers the university was expecting to be open access have not been made open access by the publisher? (If the answer is an estimate, please say so).

7. If yes to 5, what percentage of the papers carry no clear indication of their open-access or publishing licence status? (If the answer is an estimate, please say so).
Staffordshire did not receive any Open Access Block Grant monies
12 March 20149 April 20141 April 20141) 1) Please confirm you received a letter from the Office for Fair Trading (OFT) in February 2014 asking you to review your rules and regulations, terms and conditions and practices in light of their views outlined in their report into how universities treat consumers. In light of receiving this letter (which was sent to all universities across the UK) is your institute reviewing the rules and regulations that may `breach� consumer law, according to the OFT?
2) 2) Under your institute�s current rules and regulations, terms and conditions or practices, are undergraduate or postgraduate students prevented from graduating if they still owe non-tuition fee debt? If so how many, if any, students have been stopped from graduating in the last fifteen years?
3) 3) How much non-tuiton fee debt is currently owed to the institute?
4) 4)What is the biggest contributor towards non-tuition fee debt? E.g Library fines.
5) 5) What is the most amount of non-tuition fee debt incurred by one student?
1) 1) Please confirm you received a letter from the Office for Fair Trading (OFT) in February 2014 asking you to review your rules and regulations, terms and conditions and practices in light of their views outlined in their report into how universities treat consumers. In light of receiving this letter (which was sent to all universities across the UK) is your institute reviewing the rules and regulations that may `breach� consumer law, according to the OFT? Yes we did receive the letter.
2) 2) Under your institute�s current rules and regulations, terms and conditions or practices, are undergraduate or postgraduate students prevented from graduating if they still owe non-tuition fee debt? If so how many, if any, students have been stopped from graduating in the last fifteen years? None
3) 3) How much non-tuiton fee debt is currently owed to the institute? Current students owe �142,000
4) 4)What is the biggest contributor towards non-tuition fee debt? E.g Library fines. Accommodation Fees
5) 5) What is the most amount of non-tuition fee debt incurred by one student? �3738
31 March 201430 April 201414 April 20141. How are tutors for undergraduate and postgraduate courses recruited?
2. What minimum standards must applicants demonstrate in order to be employed as a
Tutor on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course?
3. What specific qualifications must a prospective tutor hold?
Performance management of undergraduate and postgraduate tutors
1. How is the the performance of tutors on undergraduate or postgraduate degree
Courses monitored?
Training and professional development of undergraduate and postgraduate
Tutors
1. What pedagogical training is offered to tutors of undergraduate and postgraduate
Degree courses?

2. If so, is this optional or compulsory?
3. Does the university offer a formal qualification in higher education, for example, a
Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education? Please provide details.
4. If so, is this optional or compulsory for tutors on undergraduate or postgraduate
Degree courses?
5. If optional, are the tuition fees and any associated fees waived?
6. What other policies are in place to further the professional development of tutors on
Undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses?

Your University may have a university-wide policy and/or different policies for each
School of faculty. Please make clear in answers which they refer to. In the latter case,
Please provide information for all schools/faculties and indicate those for which you
Have been unable to find information.
Recruitment of undergraduate and postgraduate tutors

1. How are tutors for undergraduate and postgraduate courses recruited?
Externally via our website, the press or jobs.ac.uk

2. What minimum standards must applicants demonstrate in order to be employed as a tutor on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course?
Requirements are detailed in the person specification for the role � pretty standard across the University

3. What specific qualifications must a prospective tutor hold?
At least a Bachelor�s degree in the subject and a Masters for some subjects

Performance management of undergraduate and postgraduate tutors


1. How is the performance of tutors on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses monitored? - University policies like Appraisal and Performance Management / Annual Monitoring / Peer Observation.


Training and professional development of undergraduate and postgraduate
Tutors

1. What pedagogical training is offered to tutors of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses?
Tutors are offered a one day course called `Teach Well� or equivalent training is provided by the Centre for Professional Development

2. If so, is this optional or compulsory?
A strong expectation.

3. Does the university offer a formal qualification in higher education, for example, a
Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education? Please provide details.
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and professional Education

4. If so, is this optional or compulsory for tutors on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
Optional

5. If optional, are the tuition fees and any associated fees waived?
Fees are not charged for members of staff (including those on part-time contracts)

6. What other policies are in place to further the professional development of tutors on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses?
Teach Well is now being written into the policy.