University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
1 November 201527 November 201525 November 2015The information, I wish to request is;

� the number of nurses courses you supply to students, how many spaces per course per year from 2011-2012-present date
� how many of those students graduate per year from 2011-2012-present date
� and how many students drop out before the course is finished from 2011-2012-present date
Sent to requester in document
5 November 20153 December 20152 December 2015I should like to request information as held by yourselves relating to the provision of 100% online learning courses within your higher education institution for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 academic years.

For clarification, the term `courses� may also be listed by your institution as �programmes�, �degrees� or �qualifications�. The completion of a �course� would result in the student obtaining a qualification such as a BA, BSc, MA, MSc, etc.

My questions are as follows:

Section A: Questions relating to the number of courses

1. Please state the number of 100% online undergraduate courses delivered by your university (independently or in partnership) as on 1 November 2015. Please supply your answer in the accompanying Excel worksheet tab `Questions 1 to 4�.
2. Please state the number of 100% online postgraduate courses delivered by your university (independently or in partnership) as on 1 November 2015. Please supply your answer in the accompanying Excel worksheet tab `Questions 1 to 4�.
3. Please state the number of 100% online undergraduate courses delivered by your university (independently or in partnership) as on 1 November 2014. Please supply your answer in the accompanying Excel worksheet tab `Questions 1 to 4�.
4. Please state the number of 100% online postgraduate courses delivered by your university (independently or in partnership) as on 1 November 2014. Please supply your answer in the accompanying Excel worksheet tab `Questions 1 to 4�.

Section B: Questions relating to the number of students

1. Please state the number of students registered on each of your 100% online undergraduate courses on 1 November 2015. The list provided should include the respective course titles and the number of students registered with each of the courses. Please supply your answer in the accompanying Excel worksheet tab `Questions 5 to 6�.
2. Please state the number of students registered on each of your 100% online undergraduate courses on 1 November 2014. The list provided should include the respective course titles and the number of students registered with each of the courses. Please supply your answer in the accompanying Excel worksheet tab `Questions 5 to 6�.
3. Please state the number of students registered on each of your 100% online postgraduate courses on 1 November 2015. The list provided should include the respective course titles and the number of students registered with each of the courses. Please supply your answer in the accompanying Excel worksheet tab `Questions 7 to 8�.
4. Please state the number of students registered on each of your 100% online postgraduate courses on 1 November 2014. The list provided should include the respective course titles and the number of students registered with each of the courses. Please supply your answer in the accompanying Excel worksheet tab `Questions 7 to 8�.

Section C: Fees

1. For each of the 100% online undergraduate courses identified in Question 1 above can you please confirm the current fee(s) for UK, EU and international students for each course, stating the courses� title in each instance? Please supply your answer in the accompanying Excel worksheet tab `Question 9�.
2. For each of the 100% online postgraduate courses identified in Question 2 above can you please confirm the current fee(s) for UK, EU and international students, stating the courses� title in each instance? Please supply your answer in the accompanying Excel worksheet tab `Question 10�.
Information sent to requester.
Link to DL fees URL
6 November 20154 December 201530 November 2015I would also like to request details of your post graduate application systems.


� How long do you keep students details after they leave your institution (either with an award or without one)?
� How long do you keep applicant details who apply but do not enrol?
� For applicants who do not enrol do you keep all their details including contact information, qualifications, references and personal statements or just some information? How long do you keep this data?
� For applicants who do not enrol do you change your retention policy depending on if you rejected them or they declined you?
� Does this change for UG, PGT and PGR applications?



� In terms of your post graduate applications what system do you use to receive these, is it UKPASS or another supplier?
� Do you use an external supplier or have an in house system?
� Do you receive other direct applications other than for PGT and PGR? If so what system do you use to receive these?
� Do you still accept paper applications? If so is this for certain sections such as UG, PGT, PGR, short courses, study abroad etc.?
� Do you accept UG applications that are not submitted through UCAS?
URL

� How long do you keep students details after they leave your institution (either with an award or without one)?
Key student data � marks, overall results etc - are held indefinitely � while other student data are typically retained for 6 years after graduation or withdrawal
� How long do you keep applicant details who apply but do not enrol?
� For applicants who do not enrol do you keep all their details including contact information, qualifications, references and personal statements or just some information? How long do you keep this data? Hard copy application information is retained for 12 months and we are currently reviewing the position with regard to digital data
� For applicants who do not enrol do you change your retention policy depending on if you rejected them or they declined you? No
� Does this change for UG, PGT and PGR applications? No
� In terms of your post graduate applications what system do you use to receive these, is it UKPASS or another supplier? SITS
� Do you use an external supplier or have an in house system? SITS
� Do you receive other direct applications other than for PGT and PGR? If so what system do you use to receive these? Yes we receive overseas undergraduate applications from agents/partners
� Do you still accept paper applications? If so is this for certain sections such as UG, PGT, PGR, short courses, study abroad etc.? Paper applications are currently being phased out however we still accept a paper application from overseas applicants if there is no alternative
� Do you accept UG applications that are not submitted through UCAS? Yes from overseas agents/partners
10 November 20158 December 201517 November 20151. How many alcohol related injuries or deaths have been reported:

A) In University halls of residence
B) On University owned property/ campuses

In each month since September 2010?
One incident in halls, it was reported on an Accident Form, but recorded as a non-accident.
10 November 20158 December 201517 November 2015The number of students deemed to have remained in University Hall of residence over the last five Christmas breaks.The University does not record the number of students who stay in Halls over Christmas. Our Health and Safety strategy remains exactly the same as the University wide strategy as we have onsite teams 24 hours per day 365 days per regardless of the number of students in halls.
10 November 20158 December 201517 November 20151. The total amount spent on new ICT equipment University wide in each of the last 5 years. For:
A. ICT facilities accessible to students
B. ICT facilities accessible to lecturers and other teaching staff, and
C. ICT facilities accessible to administrative staff only
Sent in excel sheet
10 November 20158 December 201511 November 2015Please provide the direct contact details of person responsible for these services.

� Banking Services- contract information relating to the organisation banking services.
� Audit Services (Financial) � contract relating to assurance, tax and advisory services.
� Card Processing Services / Merchant services- a wide range of payment processing options. Most automatically associate merchant services with debit and credit card processing
Can you please provide me with the following contract information for each of the contract category specified above:
1. Contract Category: Please see select from the categories provided; Banking Services; Financial Audit Services; Card Processing Services
2. Existing Supplier Name for each contract
3. Contract Description: Please do not just state two to three words can you please provide me detail information about this contract and please state if upgrade, maintenance and support is included. Please also include the modules included within the contract.
4. Annual Average Spend for each contract
5. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract please include any available extensions within the contract.
6. Contract Start Date: What is the start date of this contract? Please include month and year of the contract. DD-MM-YY or MM-YY.
7. Contract Expiry: What is the expiry date of this contract? Please include month and year of the contract. DD-MM-YY or MM-YY.
8. Contract Review Date: What is the review date of this contract? Please include month and year of the contract. If this cannot be provide please provide me estimates of when the contract is likely to be reviewed. DD-MM-YY or MM-YY
9. Contact Details: I require the full contact details of the person within the organisation responsible for this particular software contract.
Nigel Peake 01785 353316 for all of these services
11 November 20159 December 201512 November 20151. Supply details of current energy suppliers
Gas
Electricity
Do you use a broker or purchasing organisation please state
What is the contract end for your existing Gas Contract?
What is the contract end date for your existing Electricity?
2. Do you have a back-up or on site generation capacity?
Total Generation Capacity
Generation fuel source
Suppliers of generation equipment
Do you participate in STOR?
3. Please supply an organisation chart for your energy/faculties/utilities teams
Information sent to requester
11 November 20159 December 201518 November 2015. Fixed Line (Voice Circuits) Provider- Supplier�s name
Fixed Line Renewal Date- please provide day, month, year.
Fixed Line Duration- the number of years the contract is with the supplier.
Fixed Line Number of each type of Lines (eg Analogue, ISDN2,ISDN30,SIP)
Fixed Line Monthly charge for each line by type and any other associated charges

2. Minutes/Landline Provider- Supplier�s name
Minutes/Landline Renewal Date- please provide day, month, year.
Minutes/Landlines Duration: the number of years the contract is with the supplier.
Minutes/Landline Monthly Spend- Monthly average spend
Minutes/Landline breakdown of duration/cost by call destination

3. Fixed Broadband/Data Line Provider- Supplier�s name
Fixed Broadband/Data Line Renewal Date- please provide day, month, year
Fixed Broadband/Data Line Service Details � line type/capacity etc.
Fixed Broadband/Data Line Monthly Spend

4. Mobile Fleet Network Provider
Mobile Fleet Service Provider
Mobile Fleet Contract Renewal Date - please provide day, month, year (for each number if different)
Mobile Fleet � the number of years the contract is with the supplier.
Mobile Fleet number of connections/numbers on the account
Mobile Fleet Tariff description, monthly cost and any breakdown of charges for line rental and calls

5. PBX/Phone System(s) make and model
PBX/Phone System(s) system details incl number of handsets
PBX/Phone System(s) Renewal Date of Lease (if applicable) - please provide day, month, year
PBX/Phone System(s) Lease Provider�s name
PBX/Phone System(s) Maintenance Service Provider
PBX/Phone System(s) Maintenance Renewal Date - please provide day, month, year
PBX/Phone System(s) Maintenance Equipment covered
PBX/Phone System(s) Maintenance Annual charge

6. Managed Service Contract/IT Support
Managed Service Contract/IT Support Contract Title & Supplier�s Name
Managed Service Contract/IT Support- Services Included
Managed Service Contract/IT Support Total Contract Value
Managed Service Contract/IT Support Contract Duration
Review Date- please provide day, month, year

7. Internal Contact managing each of the above relationships: please could you provide full contact details including contact number, email and job title
Please could you confirm all prices are provided exclusive of VAT.
Information sent to request in a document
16 November 201514 December 20151 December 2015I request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

1.) List of data centre locations operated/utilised by the University.

2.) Amount of data centre space operated/used by the University.
1.) List of data centre locations operated/utilised by the University.

The Primary data centre is located at College Road campus Stoke on Trent.
The Secondary data centre is located at Beaconside campus Stafford.
There are three Network aggregation points at Leek Road campus Stoke on Trent, Lichfield and Shrewsbury.

2.) Amount of data centre space operated/used by the University.

Primary data centre approximately 120 sq. Metres Secondary data centre
15 November 201511 December 20152 December 2015Please disclose all businesses that have funded your economics department over the last five financial years (2010-2015), and how much each has given.The university has no recorded information regarding your request
16 November 201514 December 20151 December 20151. Whether they went to an Independent or a State-run school (or "other" if they were home-schooled or came from abroad).
2. What degree classification they were awarded (i.e. 1st, 2.1, 2.2 etc)
3. What subject they studied (or if not possible, what department they were in)
4. How many UCAS points they had when they started their degree.

If it is possible while maintaining anonymity, I would also like to know:
5. Their gender
6. Their age when they graduated
7. Their overall marks (in % form) at the end of their previous years (so for a three year course, this would be their final mark after 1 year, and then their final cumulative mark after second year).
8. Whether or not they were eligible for a government grant (the ones given to students if their parental income is less than �42600 )
The university does not record independent/state against graduates, and so would not know what background students come.
12 November 201510 December 20152 December 2015For each of the last three academic years (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15).

Please further break down each answer by i) Home/EU students vs. Overseas students, and ii) within that by undergraduate, masters and PhD level if applicable.

1) a) How many students have been caught cheating?
B) How many of these students were found to have cheated in coursework?
C) How many of theses students were found to have cheated in exams? If possible, please specify what form the cheating took.

2) How were these students punished?

3) Have you had any cases where someone presenting to take a written or oral exam was not the registered student and was instead posing as them? If so, what punishment followed?
Please find below my response to this FOI:

Please note that we have not consistently recorded student level between 2012 to now.

1) a) Academic misconduct figures

Academic Year Home/EU Overseas Total
2012/13 167 177 344
2013/14 197 316 513
2014/15 166 75 241

B) We do not differentiate.
C) We do not differentiate.

2) 2) Punishment delivered as per academic regulations (most recent version attached).
3)
4) 3) We do not record this.
25 November 201523 December 20158 December 20151 Following where an undergraduate student is required to withdraw due to academic failure, how many attempts should have failed?
2 What do you call the first stage of the appeal process?
3 Is there a time limit by which this should be submitted?
4 If unsuccessful, is there a further stage
5 If so, what is this called?
6 What is the time limit?
7 At which stage has internal procedure been exhausted for the purposes of OIAHE?
1 Following where an undergraduate student is required to withdraw due to academic failure, how many attempts should have failed?
Students who fail to pass a module at the first attempt will be offered a second opportunity, provided they did not receive a mark of `N� (non-submission) for their first attempt. Students who fail to submit at first attempt will be considered at an Award Board and may exceptionally be offered a second attempt.
A student who fails at both their initial and second attempt may be granted an exceptional third attempt by the Award Board.
2 What do you call the first stage of the appeal process?
A �request for a review of an Assessment/Award Board decision�.
3 Is there a time limit by which this should be submitted?
Within 15 working days of the publication of the formal award board decision.
4 If unsuccessful, is there a further stage
Provided the student has a grounds for appeal (outlined in section 2 of the �Procedure for a student to appeal against the decision of an Assessment/Award Board�, attached), and should their appeal not be upheld at first stage, a student will be informed of the opportunity to provide further evidence within 10 working days of the initial appeal decision letter.
5 If so, what is this called?
Not specifically given a label in the regulations, but colloquially referred to as a �stage 2 review�.
6 What is the time limit?
As above; Students are given 10 working days to provide further evidence following initial non-upheld decision.
7 At which stage has internal procedure been exhausted for the purposes of OIAHE?
If a student�s appeal does not satisfy the acceptable grounds for appeal (above), they will receive a Completion of Procedures letter directing them to the OIA.
If a student�s appeal is considered but ultimately not upheld, they will be invited to provide further evidence for a �stage 2 review�. If, following this review, the appeal remains not upheld, the student is issued with a Completion of Procedures letter, again directing them to the OIA.