University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
3 May 20143 June 201429 May 20141) The annual number of students caught plagiarising any coursework (essays, term coursework, dissertations or extended studies, broken down by type of degree course (ie. Undergraduate, masters, and postgraduate degree), and the nationality of each student caught plagiarising work, for academic years 2003/04-2012/13 inclusive, in whichever electronic format is easiest to supply;
2) Any documents, including external documents or advice given to students, and internal emails between staff or staff and students, discussing the university's anti-plagiarism measures or policy for the academic year 2012/13 (including the university-standard terms of punishment for plagiarism), in whichever electronic format is easiest to supply;
3) Any documents, including emails and formal letters, relating to disciplinary action against students caught plagiarising work at your university in academic year 2012/13, in whichever electronic format is easiest to supply;

4) Details, including the name, name of supplier, length of contract, and annual cost of the contract, of any anti-plagiarism software or service your university or university college uses, and how anti-plagiarism checks are carried out (ie. Are all students' essays and work checked for plagiarism, a small random selection, or another method, and how often), in whichever electronic format is easiest to supply.
1) The annual number of students caught plagiarising any coursework (essays, term coursework, dissertations or extended studies, broken down by type of degree course (ie. Undergraduate, masters, and postgraduate degree), and the nationality of each student caught plagiarising work, for academic years 2003/04-2012/13 inclusive, in whichever electronic format is easiest to supply; find attached

2) Any documents, including external documents or advice given to students, and internal emails between staff or staff and students, discussing the university's anti-plagiarism measures or policy for the academic year 2012/13 (including the university-standard terms of punishment for plagiarism), in whichever electronic format is easiest to supply;
See below:

20. Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism

The University and Faculty take the issues of academic dishonesty, plagiarism or cheating very seriously. If you are caught breaking the University�s rules, you can expect to be punished � this might mean failing an assignment, failing a module or even failing your award and being asked to leave the University.

It is vitally important that you understand the rules regarding plagiarism. These can be found at:
URL

There are several resources available to help you in writing and preparing assignments so that you do not break the rules. You might want to look at the following resources.
URL

If in doubt, make sure you ask your tutor before you submit work, or arrange to see someone in the Study Skills Centre (located in the library).


3) Any documents, including emails and formal letters, relating to disciplinary action against students caught plagiarising work at your university in academic year 2012/13, in whichever electronic format is easiest to supply; see attached generic templates

4) Details, including the name, name of supplier, length of contract, and annual cost of the contract, of any anti-plagiarism software or service your university or university college uses, and how anti-plagiarism checks are carried out (ie. Are all students' essays and work checked for plagiarism, a small random selection, or another method, and how often), in whichever electronic format is easiest to supply.
IParadigms Europe 1 HE Campus Fee from 2 Aug 2013 to 1 Aug 2014 �1,113.00 �222.60 �1,335.60
IParadigms Europe 2 Turnitin Full Suite based on FTE 14565 @ �0.90 �13,108.50 �2,621.70 �15,730.20
�17,065.80
2 May 20143 June 20142 June 2014, I require details of why the charge is to be made and a complete breakdown of the charges sought . Further, if any information requested is held but will not be disclosed, I require confirmation that it is held and a full explanation as to which exemption is claimed for the non-disclosure. Please now provide the following documents and information: 1) Details of any tendering process the University opened in relation to securing a company to manage the car parking facilities 2) Copy of any contracts entered into with District Enforcement. This should include the original contract, any subsequent contract, details and copies of any amendments and/or variations to those contracts. 3) Details of the number of parking charge notices issued in the past 12 months, including how many of those have been paid in full 4)Details of the number of parking charge notices the University have cancelled or instructed District Enforcement to cancel in the last 12 months (excluding these cancelled by District Enforcement directly) 5)Details of the number of any court cases brought (including how many cases were decided for the claimant) in seeking to enforce these charges since parking charges were first initiated 6) The number of complaints received by the University specifically in relation to parking charges and/or District Enforcement 7)Details (if not included within the main contract) of who retains the charges paid and/or in what way the charges paid are apportioned as between District Enforcement and the University (if the charges paid are in fact shared between the two1) Details of any tendering process the University opened in relation to securing a company to manage the car parking facilities. The University didn�t tender formally

2) Copy of any contracts entered into with District Enforcement. This should include the original contract, any subsequent contract, details and copies of any amendments and/or variations to those contracts. Copy of contract attached.

3) Details of the number of parking charge notices issued in the past 12 months, including how many of those have been paid in full. The University does not hold payment information.

4) Details of the number of parking charge notices the University have cancelled or instructed District Enforcement to cancel in the last 12 months (excluding these cancelled by District Enforcement directly)? The University has requested that 73 parking charge notices be cancelled.

5) Details of the number of any court cases brought (including how many cases were decided for the claimant) in seeking to enforce these charges since parking charges were first initiated The University does not hold this information.
6) The number of complaints received by the University specifically in relation to parking charges and/or District Enforcement. 12 formal complaints, informal complaints are not logged.

7) Details (if not included within the main contract) of who retains the charges paid and/or in what way the charges paid are apportioned as between District Enforcement and the University (if the charges paid are in fact shared between the two) ? Included in the contract.
13 May 201411 June 201413 May 2014Please provide me with the following information about university accommodation, for first-year undergraduate students in the 2014/15 academic year.

The cost per person per year of:
A) The least expensive self-catered shared room, if these are offered.
B) The least expensive catered shared room, if these are offered.
C) The least expensive self-catered single-student undergraduate university room.
D) The least expensive catered single-student undergraduate university room (please consider rooms where there is a catered option, as well as rooms that are catered as standard).
E) The most expensive self-catered single-student undergraduate university room.
F) The most expensive catered single-student undergraduate university room (please consider rooms where there is a catered option, as well as rooms that are catered as standard).
Please also tell me:
G) The median cost of a university room (shared or single-student). When calculating this, please assume that rooms that can either be self-catered or catered are self-catered.
H) The total number of places available in university accommodation.
Please provide this information based on a standard-length contract (i.e. Without additional nights over holiday periods where this is an option).
A) The least expensive self-catered shared room, if these are offered. Not Applicable
B) The least expensive catered shared room, if these are offered. Not applicable
C) The least expensive self-catered single-student undergraduate university room. �3040
D) The least expensive catered single-student undergraduate university room (please consider rooms where there is a catered option, as well as rooms that are catered as standard). Not applicable
E) The most expensive self-catered single-student undergraduate university room. �4104
F) The most expensive catered single-student undergraduate university room (please consider rooms where there is a catered option, as well as rooms that are catered as standard).Not applicable
Please also tell me:
G) The median cost of a university room (shared or single-student). When calculating this, please assume that rooms that can either be self-catered or catered are self-catered. Not applicable as only two costs.
H) The total number of places available in university accommodation. 1646
13 May 201411 June 201414 May 2014I am writing to you to request a summary of the annual income from all of the university-funded pubs and bars, including the main students union, as well as the money spent by the university on the facilities, for the last five years.

If it is also possible to list the separate establishments and their income/expenditure for each annual period that would be helpful.
The Students Union are a completely separate Company to the University, they fund all the bars. The University maintain the buildings in terms of repairs as they are our tenants but they don't pay any rent

If it is also possible to list the separate establishments and their income/expenditure for each annual period that would be helpful. N/A
11 May 20149 June 20143 June 20141. A breakdown of the number of incidents of academic misconduct by students at the university

2. Whether it was a postgraduate or undergraduate and where possible the subject they were studying

3. What the nature of the misconduct found out was (including, but not limited to plagiarism [within coursework], submitting the same piece of work for different assessments, using essays from online or essay banks, attempting to influence a teacher or examiner improperly, pretending to be another student, cheating during the exam using a mobile phone, tablet and/or other device)

4. What the subsequent process and result was following discovery (including, but not limited to: a fine, expulsion, suspension and/or academic penalty)
1. A breakdown of the number of incidents of academic misconduct by students at the university - see attached

2. Whether it was a postgraduate or undergraduate and where possible the subject they were studying - not recorded

3. What the nature of the misconduct found out was (including, but not limited to plagiarism [within coursework], submitting the same piece of work for different assessments, using essays from online or essay banks, attempting to influence a teacher or examiner improperly, pretending to be another student, cheating during the exam using a mobile phone, tablet and/or other device) see attached

4. What the subsequent process and result was following discovery (including, but not limited to: a fine, expulsion, suspension and/or academic penalty) � Not recorded
Relevant document sent to requester
7 May 20145 June 201421 May 2014May I have sight to the minutes of your Estates & Infrastructure committee meetings. These would only be for the meetings held from
1/1/2012 onwards.
Sent collated document to requested
15 May 201413 June 201415 May 2014Could you please supply me with your organisation's full financial accounts/statement of accounts including notes from FY 1996/1997 through to FY 1999/2000.

I would be grateful if you would supply this information in the form of an email or mailed disc but hardcopies would also be appreciated.

If I can help to clarify this request please telephone me on: 07446976451 or contact me by email at: Nicholas.black@postgrad.mbs.ac.uk or by post at: 9.23 Harold Hankins Building, Manchester Business School, Booth Street West, Manchester, M15 6PB
Under current law, the University is only obliged to keep financial records for 7 years. However, the Here is the link to the universitys accounts from 2005 to 2013: URL
20 May 201418 June 201418 June 2014Please give details of the number of trips abroad undertaken by the Vice Chancellor in the last two years since May 2012. A similar request has been received for the number of trips abroad undertaken by any Pro Vice Chancellor's in the last two years since May 2012The number of foreign trips and their duration 12
How many of these trips were funded or partly funded by the university? 12
For trips funded or partly funded by the university please provide the following
The destination and the reason for the visit Malaysia 11-15 August 2012
Validation
How many other members of staff or individuals funded or partly funded by the university, accompanied the VC (if any) 5
The cost of the airfare, name of the airline and type of seat � 4,597.59
Malaysian and Emirates
Business
The cost of the accommodation per night, the name of the hotel (or equivalent), the length of stay Not applicable

V) the cost of taxis, trains, car hire, parking etc Not applicable
Vi) the cost of subsistence eg meals, drinks etc Not applicable
23 May 201423 June 20145 June 2014I would appreciate it if you could provide me with e-mail addresses of contact person(s) responsible for promotion / marketing / advertising of your institution (or even its separate units, courses, programs, projects, etc.)Peter Jackson
Head of Marketing
Peter.Jackson@staffs.ac.uk
22 May 201420 June 20145 June 20141. Activities within your Communications and Marketing / External Relations functions (tick all that apply)

Functions within Communications & Marketing Team / External Relations Indicate of part of Communications and Marketing
Student Recruitment Marketing
Enquiry Handling / CRM
Website
Corporate Marketing
Corporate Events (including Graduation)
Publications
Prospectus Mailings individual and bulk
Merchandise
PR and Communications
Internal Communications
Fundraising
Alumni
Other (please specify)

2. Staffing
A. Please provide a current organisation chart of your Communications & Marketing Function showing post titles, grades of post and fraction of full time if appropriate.
B. What is the total whole time equivalent staffing employed in central Communications and Marketing?
C. Do you have any Communications and Marketing staff employed in Faculties? If so how many at what grades and what is the total staff cost for these posts in 2013/2014

3. Please provide the following budget information for your �central� Communications and Marketing / External Relations function for the year 2013/2014.

Functions within Communications & Marketing Team / External Relations Pay Non-Pay
Student Recruitment Marketing
Enquiry Handling / CRM
Website
Corporate Marketing
Corporate Events (including Graduation)
Publications
Prospectus Mailings individual and bulk
Merchandise
PR and Communications
Internal Communications
Fundraising
Alumni
Other (please specify)

4. Non-Pay spend by Faculities and Marketing

Please provide below the budget for Faculty based Marketing activity for 2013-14. For ease of production you can provide this information in whatever format is easiest for you based on how you management accounts are produced, however it should show to �subjective� codes from you Finance system e.g. Print, Advertising, Prospectus, Software etc.

5. Please indicate if you are planning to increase your central Communications and Marketing spend in 2014-15. If so provide the value of the increase for pay and the value for non-pay.

6. Please indicate type of advertising you have undertaken as a University
Type of Advertising Media Spend in 2013-2014 Year to date
Outdoor poster sites
Bus and/or train
Transport Hubs e.g. Train stations / Bus stations
Local Newspapers
National Newspapers
Radio
TV
Websites (please specify which)
Direct Mail (data from UCAS)
Direct Mail (data from other sources)
Other print media (e.g. Course guides)
Sponsorship

Our sponsorship is split across a number of education, creative industries, sports and business sponsorships � with 8 activities supported.

SCFC

This is sensitive information in terms of SCFC, however we can confirm that in return we receive 236 tickets, LED perimeter fencing, branding on tickets and stand. In return SCFC support 3 x PhD students.

Media Split
Under section 43 Commercial interests, to divulge negotiated rates of media and print is likely to prejudice the commercial interests of the third party and the university.
However, the university splits the �1.16m approximately. 50% Media including print, TV, Digital and UCAS. Other: Print, Postage, Direct Mail, PR and Alumni.
22 May 201420 June 201412 June 2014Please provide minutes of meetings/reports/memos/updates from December 2013 until present from or to the following groups (or their equivalents) - the senate/council, finance committee, teaching and learning committee, admissions committee/group - wich metnion/discuss the Government's announcement in December 2013 of an extra 30,000 undergraduate places for 2014 and the University's reaction to or plans arising from the announcement.

Please provide any memos/reports/minutes of meetings submitted to or emanating from the VCs or Pro VCs offices which mention/discuss the Government's December 2013 announcement and the University's reaction to it or plans arising from it.
There are no recorded documents which mention/discuss the Government's announcement in December 2013 of an extra 30,000 undergraduate places for 2014.
27 May 201424 June 201423 June 20141. What is your spend on business travel and subsistence (or travel alone if total costs unavailable) for staff for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years?
2. What did you spend on rail travel in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years?
3. What did you spend on car hire in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years?
4. What mileage rates do you pay to staff for using their own vehicle?
5. What is the total mileage claimed by your staff for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years?
6. What is/are your preferred travel agency/ies for business travel?
7. What is/are your preferred travel agency/ies for student travel?
8. Do you allow the use of business and/or first class and if so, what are the rules governing its' use?
9. Which online booking tools do you use, if any?
10. Do you measure travel carbon emissions from business travel and, if so, what were your emissions for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years?
11. Do you use a corporate or procurement card for travel and subsistence spend and, if so, which one do you use?
12. Do you have a traveller safety/risk policy? If yes, please attach a copy of the policy.
13. Do you have a method of tracking the location of travellers in real time? If yes, which system?
14. Please provide a copy of your current travel and expenses/subsistence policy.
1. What is your spend on business travel and subsistence (or travel alone if total costs unavailable) for staff for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years? On web in accounts URL
2. What did you spend on rail travel in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years? On web in accounts Travel & Subsistence, not split down further URL
3. What did you spend on car hire in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years? On web in account Vehicle Hire/Lease URL
4. What mileage rates do you pay to staff for using their own vehicle? 45p per mile for 1st 6000 miles in a tax year, then drops to 25p per mile see travel and subsistence policy URL
5. What is the total mileage claimed by your staff for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years? System data unavailable for 2012/13. 01/4/13 � 31/3/14 = 622,286 business miles
6. What is/are your preferred travel agency/ies for business travel? Co-op Travel, Key Travel Northenden, Click Travel
7. What is/are your preferred travel agency/ies for student travel? Study Link
8. Do you allow the use of business and/or first class and if so, what are the rules governing its' use? Yes if it�s cheaper, if not, need Executive approval see travel and subsistence policy URL
9. Which online booking tools do you use, if any? Train Line
10. Do you measure travel carbon emissions from business travel and, if so, what were your emissions for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years? See point 5. Currently little complete data exists for scope 3 travel emissions. Car business miles April �13- March �14 = 190 tonnes co2e (average vehicle fuel unknown). Air travel (Coop) Jan-Dec 2013 � 125 tonnes
11. Do you use a corporate or procurement card for travel and subsistence spend and, if so, which one do you use? Barclaycard
12. Do you have a traveller safety/risk policy? If yes, please attach a copy of the policy. We don't have a specific safety policy relating to travel
13. Do you have a method of tracking the location of travellers in real time? If yes, which system? None
14. Please provide a copy of your current travel and expenses/subsistence policy. URL