University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
1 October 201429 October 201423 October 2014I am sending this FOI request to establish how much is taught about caring for people with learning disabilities in adult, mental health and children's nursing degree programmes.

1. How many nursing students qualified in 2014 for the following branches: a) adult nursing
B) mental health nursing and c) children's nursing ?
2. For each of the nursing cohorts outlined in question 1, please specify how many hours of teaching over the three-year degree programme addressed caring for people with learning disabilities.
3. Please state for each of the cohorts in question 2, what percentage of the course those hours represented.
4. Please supply the curriculum details to show what list of learning disability topics were covered for each of the cohorts.
5. Does your university plan to increase the number of hours of teaching about caring for people with learning disabilities in the future for any of the following nursing branches: a) adult nursing b) mental health nursing c) children's nursing?
6. If so, please give further details of by how much and when you will increase the hours.
1. How many nursing students qualified in 2014 for the following branches:
A) adult nursing -132 (Degree and Diploma)
B) mental health nursing-27 (Degree and Diploma)
C) children�s nursing -17 (Degree)

2. For each of the nursing cohorts outlined in question 1, please specify how many hours of teaching over the three-year degree programme addressed caring for people with learning disabilities.
This is difficult to quantify in terms of hours as most of the information is integrated into the indicative content of the teaching sessions through the use of scenario's, video's, case studies, clinical skills teaching etc.
Also students have to meet EU directives and LD is covered in those and in clinical practice

3. Please state for each of the cohorts in question 2, what percentage of the course those hours represented.
As above

4. Please supply the curriculum details to show what list of learning disability topics were covered for each of the cohorts.
We currently have two curriculums running side by side until 2008 completes in Sept 15. The details are as follows
2013 curriculum :

Year 1 ,
Professional Values, Attitudes and Behaviour
6 hr Social Role Valorisation workshop which focuses upon examples from learning disabilities.
The EU Directives workbook is launched in this module which emphasises the importance of demonstrating evidence of student field exposure to learning disability experience. One of the scenarios which is used as the basis for the summative reflective module assignment is based upon a lady with Learning disabilities (`Michelle from NMC website, raising and escalating concerns)

Year 2
Care of the Older Person module:
C/ Older Person with a learning disability, dedicated to this topic. This accounts for approx. 1.5 hrs of a 3 hr session .
Also includes resources- web links to BILD , reports, articles etc on the resource section of the Older Person website.
In the sessions that are to be delivered on nutrition / Falls/ sexuality/ continence (approx. 6 hrs) the needs of people with learning disabilities will also be referred to during the course of related activities etc although It would be difficult to actually quantify exactly how much time will be dedicated to this topic as discussion will be integrated into the more general consideration of the topics.

Evidence- Based Nursing Practice
1.5 hrs timetabled for Learning disabilities.

Community Based care-
The Role of a Learning disability specialist Nurse� as a part of a session on Nursing roles within a community setting�
2008 Curriculum:

Application of Nursing Practice (Skills for all fields)-
De-escalation techniques

Year 3
Integration of Nursing Practice ( Skills for all branches)-
Creating a safe environment- using learning disability examples to illustrate


2008 Curriculum: This will be completed by Sept 2015

Year 1- Professional Values module
9 hrs SRV workshop around learning disabilities: There is also a 6hr session in this module on challenging behaviours which is not exclusively dedicated to learning disabilities but uses examples from this speciality as examples
Year 2 � Application of Nursing Practice ( Skills for all branches)- 6hrs de-escalation techniques
Year 3- Integration of Nursing Practice ( Skills for all branches)- 6 hrs- creating a safe environment- using learning disability examples to illustrate,

5. Does your university plan to increase the number of hours of teaching about caring for people with learning disabilities in the future for any of the following nursing branches: a) adult nursing b) mental health nursing c) children�s nursing?

There are no plans at this present time to increase these hours but Module leaders may incorporate more teaching and learning materials into the sessions

6. If so, please give further details of by how much and when you will increase the hours.
As above.
2 October 201430 October 20148 October 2014Please can you could you state whether, since being granted a Tier
4 sponsor licence, you have been visited by UK Visas & Immigration (and before that, the UK Border Agency) for the purpose of assessing your institution's compliance with the sponsor licence.
Please can you could you state whether, since being granted a Tier
4 sponsor licence, you have been visited by UK Visas & Immigration (and before that, the UK Border Agency) for the purpose of assessing your institution's compliance with the sponsor licence.
YES

If the answer is yes, please could you state whether the assessment included direct investigation of the practical application of admissions policy (i.e., looking at an actual sample of individual applications already approved for a Tier 4 visa by your institution) or whether only a general appraisal of policy relating to the sponsor licence was carried out, without direct investigation of its practical application.
DIRECT INVESTIGATION OF THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE UNIVERSITY'S TIER 4 ARRANGEMENTS
2 October 201430 October 201421 October 2014Please can you provide me with the following information:

Name of financial accounting software system in use at the university
Original date of purchase (financial accounting software)
Cost of annual support and maintenance for the financial accounting software system (last financial year)
Other annual spend relating to the financial accounting software system, outside the support and maintenance costs
Number of members of staff involved in the internal support of the financial accounting software system for users and IT
Name of financial accounting software system in use at the university - Oracle Financials


Original date of purchase (financial accounting software) Feb 2007


Cost of annual support and maintenance for the financial accounting software system (last financial year) �59826


Other annual spend relating to the financial accounting software system, outside the support and maintenance costs �16953


Number of members of staff involved in the internal support of the financial accounting software system for users and IT - 2 staff in Finance
3 October 201431 October 20148 October 2014Information regarding the type of short term loans you give to students, the size of the fund you are
Drawing from and the eligibility criteria and repayment process.
I would like the above informaton to be provided to me as paper or electronic
Staffordshire University provides short term emergency loans, of �50 per week, to students whose maintenance loan/grant is delayed. To be eligible the student must have enrolled for the current academic year, applied to Student Finance for a maintenance loan and not yet received the first loan payment. The emergency loan then has to be paid back on receipt of their loan payment.

The monies for these loans are taken from and paid back to the University Hardship Fund. The Hardship Fund is set at �200,000 for the 2014/15 academic year, but is also used for other purposes. It is not expected that the amount of emergency loans issued would total this amount.
9 October 20146 November 20144 November 2014The number of students for each of the three most recent and complete academic years (11/12, 12/13 and 13/14), broken down by year, that have had at least one counselling session.
Of this number, and again broken down into the same years, I would like to know the number of students who attending counselling partly or solely due to anxiety or depression.
I would also like to know the figure for the total number of students attending the university in each of these years.
Excel sheet sent to requester
14 October 201411 November 20144 November 2014I wish to receive a breakdown of data from your internet network used by students and staff, whether in halls, on campus or elsewhere, for the last academic year 2013-14.

Please provide for me total numbers of students (or, inevitably, staff if there is no way of telling the difference) banned temporarily and (separately) permanently, for attempting to download illegal content from the web (music/film etc from torrent and streaming websites).

How many users were banned in the course of the year for accessing any kind of explicit adult content?

How many times was the online encyclopaedia, WIkipedia, used over the course of the year (total number of entries in your network's web history).

How many times was Facebook accessed over the course of the year?

How many times was the university's internal online workspace accessed over the course of the year?

If your history does not go back full academic year please provide data for as far back as you have, from the date this request is received
Please provide for me total numbers of students (or, inevitably, staff if there is no way of telling the difference) banned temporarily and (separately) permanently, for attempting to download illegal content from the web (music/film etc from torrent and streaming websites).

We do not ban for users downloading content from web.

How many users were banned in the course of the year for accessing any kind of explicit adult content?

We do not ban users for downloading content from web.

How many times was the online encyclopaedia, WIkipedia, used over the course of the year (total number of entries in your network's web history).

We will not be able to supply a full years of information,
Can supply the count from the last 30 days if required. (though the data is largely meaningless)

How many times was Facebook accessed over the course of the year?

Due to technical limitations we will not be able to supply a full years of information,
We can supply the count from the last 30 days if required, (though the data is largely meaningless)


How many times was the university's internal online workspace accessed over the course of the year?

We have no system that I would classify as an internal online workspace.
13 October 201410 November 20145 November 2014These question are about the previous academic year (2013/14)
Of entry to register students in 2013/14, how many students� Number of students (headcount)
Voluntarily left without a qualification?
"The Royal College of Midwives
Freedom of Information Act request to higher education institutions"


We would be grateful if you could complete this form in Excel and return it by e-mail.

Trust name: Staffordshire University

These question are about the previous academic year (2013/14)
Of entry to register students in 2013/14, how many students� Number of students (headcount)
Voluntarily left without a qualification? 0
Left without a qualification due to failing course requirements? 0
Graduated as a midwife? 21
Graduated with a different degree? 2

Over the 2013/14 academic year, how many midwifery teaching staff� Number of teaching staff (FTE)
Joined? 0
Left (not retiring)? 0
Retired? 0

These questions are about the current academic year (2014/15)
At the beginning of 2014/15 academic year, how many students were there in the midwifery department on a � Number of students (headcount)
Entry to Register Three year programme 1st year 2nd year 3rd year
16 20 16
Shortened programme (18 month or equivalent) 12
Return to Practice programme 0
Master�s programme (CPD only) 0
Other programme

Of your current midwifery teaching staff, how many� Number of teaching staff (FTE)
Hold a teaching qualification approved by the NMC (e.g. PGCEA or BEd)? 6
Do not hold a teaching qualification approved by the NMC? 0
Are there in total? 6
Are on fixed-term contracts? 0
Have a master�s degree only? 1
Have a doctorate? 0
Are studying for a doctorate? 0
Of your current midwifery teaching staff, how many are aged� Number of teaching staff (headcount)
21-30?
31-40?
41-50? 2
51-60? 3
61-65?
66+? 1

How many vacancies (FTE) for NMC-approved qualified teaching staff do you currently have? 0
During 2013/14 did any vacancies for NMC-approved qualified teaching staff go unfulfilled for more than one month? Yes - 1
During 2013/14 did midwife lecturers meet the NMC guidance of spending 20% of teaching hours supporting students in clinical practice? How is this achieved? No - we had significant staff sickness during this period (3 members of staff went off on long term sick)
Where in the university faculty/school�s management structure does the lead midwife for education (LME) sit? Does this position sit on any form of strategic management group? Yes - the LME is a joint post as an academic group leader - this necessitates membership of the faculty management team, meetings with commissioners and school management team.
14 October 201411 November 201410 November 2014A complete breakdown of the number of men and women enrolled in computing and computing related courses at the university over the last five years.



Please break this down by:

- - Number of men enrolled currently in this academic year 2014/2015

- - Number of women enrolled currently in this academic year 2014/2015

- - Number of men who graduated with computing or computing related degrees broken down by 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009

- - Number of women who graduated with computing or computing industry related degrees broken down by 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009
Information sent to requester 10 Nov

Full Time Male Female



2013/14 1513 211

2012/13 1524 208

2011/12 1470 213

2010/11 1332 180

2009/10 1513 192
16 October 201413 November 201412 November 2014Founded by Spiked, in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust and Policy Exchange, the FSUR is evaluating university and students' union policy in order to assess the intellectual openness of British universities.

I would like to request copies or links to the following documents so that we can properly assess Staffordshire University:

- Constitution
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Dignity at Work & Study Policy
- Bullying and Harassment Policy
- External Speakers Policy
- Leaflet and Poster/Marketing Policy


Please also identify any policies on the list that you do not hold and confirm that the other policies available on your website are up to date.
URL

Equality and Diversity and Inclusion Policy above link


URL

Bullying and Harassment Policy
21 October 201418 November 201422 October 2014University Constitution - any ordinances, articles of association or articles of governance

Free Speech Policy - also known as a 'Code of Practice on Free Speech' that outlines the university's obligations to uphold free speech

Code of Conduct - any guidelines concerning student behaviour

Equal Opportunities Policy - any policies regarding discrimination and equality of access

Bullying and Harassment Policy - with regard to students

Dignity at Work and Study Policy - with regard to students

External Speakers Policy - any additional rules or procedures for students to follow when inviting speakers or organising events

Internet/Social Media policies- rules students must follow when using the internet and social media

Leafleting/marketing policies - any policy concerning students distributing leaflets or any form of literature on campus
University Constitution - any ordinances, articles of association or articles of governance

URL

Free Speech Policy - also known as a 'Code of Practice on Free Speech' that outlines the university's obligations to uphold free speech

URL


Code of Conduct - any guidelines concerning student behaviour
URL

URL



URL

URL

URL


Equal Opportunities Policy - any policies regarding discrimination and equality of access
URL

Https://www.staffs.ac.uk/assets/student_charter_tcm44-26822.pdf

Bullying and Harassment Policy - with regard to students

URL
URL


Dignity at Work and Study Policy - with regard to students the closes we have: URL


External Speakers Policy - any additional rules or procedures for students to follow when inviting speakers or organising events URL


Internet/Social Media policies- rules students must follow when using the internet and social media � closest
URL

URL

Leafleting/marketing policies - any policy concerning students distributing leaflets or any form of literature on campus - no
23 October 201420 November 201413 November 2014I would like the following information for years: 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14

Please provide:

:: Copies of all expense claims submitted by the vice-chancellor and any pro-vice chancellors of the university.

:: Copies of all university credit card bills submitted by the vice chancellor and any pro-vice chancellors of the university.

:: Details of any non-monetary remuneration received by the vice-chancellor and any pro-vice chancellors of the university, including property and vehicle privileges.
Information sent to the requester
23 October 201420 November 201420 November 2014Dear Freedom of Information Officer
This is a request under the Freedom of Information act. The questions are in the attached spreadsheet. If possible, my preference would be for you to fill in answers on the spreadsheet and email the spreadsheet back to me. I have also attached a copy of the request as a Word document.
If you have any queries about this request, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or by phone on 0207 928 3649.
I would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this request.
The spreadsheet with all the data requested
23 October 201420 November 20145 November 2014I would therefore like to make a request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or too unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act you are required to advise and assist requesters. It may be, for example, that you are only able to provide information from within a certain time period. If that is the case, please let me know.

I am seeking the following information in electronic form.

1. Have students with NCSC or ICCE qualifications been accepted by your institution? If so, how many?
2. If possible, for what courses were these students accepted?
3. What is your institution�s policy on acceptance of the ICCE Advanced Certificate? Does your institution recognise it as a university entrance qualification?
The University�s admissions policy states the following:

General Requirements For Entry To Undergraduate Awards

Staffordshire University considers applications on an individual basis and welcomes applications from people with a wide variety of qualifications, skills and experience. The university admits students on the basis that they are able to demonstrate their potential to succeed. The university recognises that this is not always demonstrated through the achievement of formal qualifications.

The University welcomes breadth of study and applicants need to demonstrate a depth of understanding that will provide the foundations for study at a higher level. In addition, for application to some of our awards, an in-depth knowledge of certain subject areas is required.
24 October 201421 November 201427 October 2014I seek the following information about compromise agreements, settlement agreements or compensation agreements:

1. The number of these agreements (named above) made with former or current staff, students, donors, or any other people from the start of 2008-2014 (so far). To clarify I mean calendar year, not academic or financial year.

Could this be broken down by year, type of agreement (compromise, settlement, compensation) and category (current staff, former staff, donors, students,etc).

2. The number of each type of agreement that contained confidentiality or non-disclosure clauses.

If the cost limit of this request is not yet exceeded could you now answer question 3 and then if it is still not exceeded, 4 then 5 and 6.

3. The total amount spent on each type of agreement or the total amount paid to those who have signed them for the years 2008-2014. For example five compromise agreements in 2008 cost �75k in pay-outs.

4. The most paid to an individual who has signed any of these agreements with a confidentiality clause. If possible could this be done for each of the following categories: staff, students, donors, businesses, others.
5. I would also like a copy of the agreement with the highest payout. I understand data protection restrictions may apply but it should be possible to release a redacted version.

If this request is deemed over the cost limit please only carry it out for compromise/settlement agreements (including confidentiality clauses and questions on cost and contract).This will fall within the cost limit as similar information has been released previously.

I would prefer to receive this information electronically, preferably as a data set, eg. In Excel, NOT as a PDF.

If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions in the Data Protection Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If some parts of this request are easier to answer than others, I would ask that you release the available data as soon as possible.

If you need any clarification then please do not hesitate to contact me. Under Section 16 it is your duty to provide advice and assistance and so I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way.

I also wish that should any information from this request be published on a disclosure log, my name, email address, and details of any affiliated organisations are withheld.
We do not record any information relating to Settlement Agreements.
28 October 201425 November 201419 November 2014Number of non-EU students enrolled using international student recruitment agents during 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14;
Total amount spent by institution on international student recruitment agents during above years;
Disclosure of whether fees are paid to agents and whether agents inform students if they are paid commission;
Disclosure of whether the institution had to take action regarding allegations of fraud, forgery, dishonesty, or other improper behaviour by an international student recruitment agent working on our behalf.
1. Does your university use international student recruitment agents?

Yes.

2. How many non-EU students were enrolled at your institution using international student recruitment agents during the following years, broken down year-by-year: 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14?

Available but commercially sensitive information.

3. What was the total amount spent by your institution on international student recruitment agents during the following years, broken down year-by-year: 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14?

Available but commercially sensitive information.


Please disclose the additional following information:

4. Do students recruited to your institution using international student recruitment agents have to pay a fee to the agent?

A number of Agents offer a range of additional services to the potential student for which the student may be charged directly by the agent.

5. Do international student recruitment agents recruiting for your institution tell prospective students that a) they are paid commission; and b) the amount of commission they will receive?

This information would not be disclosed by the university but individual agents may choose to disclose the information to students.

6. On how many occasions during 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 has your institution had to take action regarding allegations of fraud, forgery, dishonesty, or other improper behaviour by an international student recruitment agent working on your behalf? For each instance, please provide brief details of the allegation and the action taken.

To the best of our knowledge we have never taken any action with any of our International Recruitment Agents for fraud, forgery, dishonest or improper behaviour.

The figures include both department staff and non-staffing expenditure including worldwide travel to overseas agent offices, travel to seek out representatives in new markets, staffing costs including those incurred during overseas agent visits, international marketing to support overseas agents, attendance fees for overseas recruitment events, international market research and commission payments for overseas agents.

2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

Total cost �939,917 �1,118,742 �1,128,746

Students recruited through Agents 333 402 402