University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
1 September 201529 September 201516 September 2015I am writing to request information about any relationships that the University has with the following Israeli academic institutions:

- Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
- Weizmann Institute of Science
- Bar-Ilan University
- Tel Aviv University
- University of Haifa
- Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
- Open University of Israel (OPENU)
- Ariel University

If the university does have links with any of universities (including, but not limited to, joint/collaborative research, exchange programs, and joint courses) it would be useful to know:

- the nature of the relationship
- the details of any financial relationship involved
- the start and expected end date of the relationship.
The university does not have any relationship with any of the academic institutions listed in your request
2 September 201530 September 201516 September 2015Please tell me, for each person who is working for the University off the payroll, has done so for more than three months, and is earning at least �100,000:

1. Their name
2. Their position
3. How much they are paid, broken down by:
A) Daily rate
B) Hourly rate
C) Annual full time equivalent salary
4. The number of days they work per week
5. When they began working for the university
6. If they are employed by the university through an agency, the name of that agency
7. If they are employed by the university through their personal service company, the name of that company
8. Whether they are taxed at source
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7 September 20155 October 201514 September 2015A) If the university is directly invested in particular companies. If so, I would be grateful if you could share the list of companies that the university is directly invested in.

B) If the university has investments managed on its behalf by an investment company or fund manager. If so, please provide information about the name(s) of the company investing funds on behalf of the university and all of the information about the names of the funds that the university is invested in.
The list of Companies the university invests in can be found in the annual accounts Note 10. Here is the link URL
4 September 20152 October 20157 September 2015* Date of the next tender for the (Collection and Secure Disposal of WEEE,
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) redundant I.T

*Also a copy of the previous successful tender for the collection
And disposal of WEEE.
The University doesn't have a separate contract for disposal but manage this through the PC managed service contract. This was re-tendered earlier this year and the contract awarded to HP/Phoenix Computers. It is due for review in March 2018.
7 September 20155 October 201530 September 20151. Between 01 August 2014 and 31 July 2015, did the institution receive any research grants or contracts relating to any of the following areas?
� � Climate change, including mitigation and adaptation;
� � Energy efficiency;
� � Renewable energy;
� � Nuclear power;
� � Carbon capture and storage;
� � Fossil fuels for energy, including finding, extracting and combustion.
If yes, please provide a brief description for each research grant or contract, including what the research involves, the amount of funding received by the institution over the period 01 August 2014 to 31 July 2015, the name(s) of the funder(s), and any other academic institutions involved in the research.

If there are concerns about breaching search time/cost limits to extract this information requested, I am happy to assist refining the search, and invite you to provide a screenshot or full database of relevant grant information held over the specified period.

2. Between 01 August 2014 and 31 July 2015, did the institution receive any other income, gifts or gifts in kind from companies whose primary activities relate to the energy industry? This includes companies engaged in fossil fuel extraction, energy generation, and renewables. This could involve, but is not limited to, sponsorship, scholarships or bursaries, training contracts, corporate hospitality, and attendance at recruitment fairs.

If yes, please detail each item, including the name of the donor, what the income/gift/gift in kind was, and the approximate value of each.

3. Are any of the institution�s governors linked to companies whose primary activities relate to the energy industry? This includes companies engaged in fossil fuel extraction, energy generation, and renewables. If yes, please provide details, as well as the register of interests for your governing body members.
Project name total budget description start date end date funder
ARBOR � 7,361,959 Accelerating Renewable Energies through Valorisation of Biogenic Organic Raw material 25/09/2009 30/09/2015 ERDF - Interreg NEW
Solar Cells �35,720 Efficiency enhancement of Organic Solar Cells employing novel fabrication techniques 01/06/2014 31/07/2015 Internal distribution of HEIF (Higher Education Innovation Fund)
Future Generation of Voltage Source Convertor Topologies �97,930 Future Generation of Voltage Source Convertor Topologies - included support for a PhD scholarship 01/12/2009 31/12/2014 AWM EPSRC Industrial Case Award
8 September 20156 October 201524 September 20151. For the combined total of the last three academic years (12/13) (13/14) and (14/15) how many cases have been reported to the university authorities of incidents when female students have claimed to have been the victim of a sexual assault from a male student?
2. How many of these sexual assaults were alleged to have been rapes?
3. Over the same time period please state what, if any, university disciplinary sanctions, were imposed on male students in connection with carrying out these alleged sexual assaults on female students?
The university has no reported sexual assault(s) in the last three years.
9 September 20157 October 201524 September 2015For each of the types of server ICT contracts above can you please send me the following data types:
1. Contract Title:
2. Contract Type: Please input one the type of contract from above e.g. Hardware Maintenance, Virtualisation Licensing, Virtualisation Maintenance/Support, Storage Area Network Maintenance
3. Existing/Current Supplier:
4. Hardware Brand: Please state the hardware or software brand related to the contract with supplier e.g. Hardware Maintenance could be Dell, IBM etc
5. Operating System / Software(Platform): (Windows, Linux, Unix, VMWare etc.) the brand name relating to the contract.
6. Annual Average Spend: (For the whole duration of the contract, if the total value sent is per annum please state this in the response)
7. Contract Duration: (Please can you also include notes if the contract includes any contract extension periods.)
8. Contract Expiry Date:
9. Contract Review Date: (An approximate date of when the organisation is planning to review this particular contract.)
10. Brief Contract Description: I require a brief description of the service provided under this contract.
11. Internal Contact: (The person from within the organisation that is responsible for reviewing and renewing this particular contract. Please include there full name, job title, direct contact number and direct email address.)
If there is more than one supplier for these contract can you please split the contract individually for each supplier. So the information above which I am requesting is for each supplier.
If this service is part of a managed contract please can you send me the contract information for this managed service including Hardware Brand, Number of Users, Operating System, and contact details of the internal contact responsible for this contract.
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16 September 201514 October 201521 September 2015I am trying to understand what the public sector is doing to save and generate energy.

Please state what energy efficiency projects you are considering in the next 1 -3 years. By energy efficiency i mean anything from LED lights, to Variable Speed Drives, to Solar, to Biomass.
We are planning the following projects, pending financial approval for the summer of 2016:

1. No 3 off LED lighting upgrades to our Students Union Offices and Dwight Building
2. Draught proofing for Dwight Building; Henrion Building & Performance Centre
3. Building Management System Upgrade for Three AHUs � Cadman
20 September 201516 October 20151 October 2015The number of published retractions that have resulted from research conducted at Staffordshire University from 1st January 2005 till 1st January 2015. Please can you list out all the retractions in these dates with their titles and the journals they were published in?


- The number of investigations into misconduct or fraud that occurred from research conducted at Staffordshire University from 1st January 2005 till 1st January 2015. Please could you list out all the investigations, the titles and journal names of all the studies which were looked into for misconduct/fraud and the outcomes of those investigations i.e. Whether they were found to be guilty of fraud/misconduct or not.
Between January 2005 and January 2015 the university two investigations, no retractions, one research misconduct was found, however, the university cannot release the name of the person as it would breach U.K. Data Protection rules as the person can be identified.
18 September 201516 October 201514 October 2015The amount of EU funds spent on academic salaries at the university.

Please can you provide for years 2012, 2013 and 2014:

1. The total funds received each year from the European Union

2. The total funds allocated for Jean Monnet Professorships and the proportions directed to individual academic staff members' salaries For this part, please give:

(a) the position title (e.g. "Professor of European History") of each relevant staff member
(b) the gross salary of each relevant staff member
(c) the amount of that salary nominally dependent on Jean Monnet funds (i.e. Would not exist without Jean Monnet funding)

3. The total funds from the amount given in question 1 allocated directly to individual academic staff members' salaries that are not covered in question 2. Again, please give:

(a) the position title of each relevant staff member
(b) the gross salary of each relevant staff member
(c) the amount of that salary nominally dependent on EU funds (i.e. Would not exist without EU funding)

In reference to privacy, it is not necessary to provide the name of the individual in each case.

Please state clearly whether this information is set out by calendar or financial year.
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21 September 201519 October 201524 September 2015Please can you publish your recent selection and shortlist criteria for the above listed course, providing details of the numbers of students at each stage of the shortlisting process, broken down by gender, age and ethnicity,

Where personal statements are considered please detail how these were scored providing your marking structure/criteria.
This is the criteria used by the university:

Candidates should have a good honours degree (2:1 or 1st) in psychology. Where the first degree is not in Psychology, a minimum 2:1 must have been achieved in the original degree and this must be supported by a recognised conversion course to Psychology. Applicants must also demonstrate eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society. Qualifications that are incomplete at the time of application can only be counted where results are confirmed to the programme by the end of January 2016.
If English is not your first language and you were not taught in English in your undergraduate degree, you must have a IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Minimum Score of 7.5.

Applicants who meet the minimum criteria for entry will be invited to undertake a written exercise during February 2016 at Staffordshire University. Candidates must bring to screening proof of identity in the form of a current passport or a photo driving licence. No other form of evidence will be accepted.
The highest scoring candidates will be invited to, or placed on a reserve list for, the second stage of our selection process (May 2016), subject to satisfactory references. At this stage candidates must also bring proof of identity (passport or photo driving licence) and proof of eligibility to work in the UK without a work permit. We do not provide feedback for those not invited for interview.


�providing details of the numbers of students at each stage of the shortlisting process, broken down by gender, age and ethnicity,�

The university doesn't hold this information.
22 September 201520 October 20158 October 2015Please provide me with copies of the following:
1) The income generated from tuition fees for the FdSc Paramedic science Direct entry students in 2013/14, 2014/15 & 2015/16.
2) The income generated from tuition fees for FdSC paramedic science tech to Para conversion students from West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust in 2013/14, 2014/15 & 2015/16.
3) A comprehensive detailed breakdown of how the tuition fees were utilised in the mentioned years, for example - Tutor wages, Expenses, PPE, Uniforms, Equipment, text books, External fees, consultant fees, extra curricular activity fees and any other fee directly related to the paramedic science programmes for each subsequent year and the levels of profits from running such programmes
. 4) A justification of the increase in tuition fees from the year 2015 to 2016 for the FdSc Paramedic Direct entry students that enrolled in 2015
5) A justification for the charge implied onto paramedic students to visit Keele university laboratories in 2015/16 and as to why previous cohorts did not have to pay additional costs.
1. Income generated from FdSc Paramedic Science for 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16

Paramedic Income 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Direct Entry �364,950 �423,010 �842,160
Tech to Para �35,700 �140,000 �225,000
Total �400,650 �563,010 �1,067,160

All figures exclude lost income due to withdrawals and intermission.

2. Income generated from FdSc Tech to Para Conversion students from WMAS NHS Trust 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16

As above

3. A comprehensive breakdown of how the tuition fees were spent

The University does not carry out a detailed course costing and therefore does not have the information requested.

4. A justification of the increase in tuition fees from the year 2015 to 2016

All students at Staffordshire University are subject to the provisions of the General Regulations for Students which include information on the charging of tuition fees. Please see the below extract from the General Regulations for Students:

11.6.5 Annual increase in fees
For each course of study, the University will set, publish and charge tuition fees for the full duration of the course, including sandwich or placement years. In relation to the second and subsequent years of a course, any increase in fees from the published amount will be expressed not as a specific amount but by reference to the RPIX, which is a measure of inflation. The RPIX is published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Tuition fees in second and subsequent years will therefore increase in line with inflation as measured by the RPIX and the tuition fee will be increased by reference to the percentage change in the RPIX over the recent 12 months. The University will notify students of the increase as early as possible before progression to the second or subsequent years.


5. A justification of the charge applied to paramedic students to visit Keele University laboratories in 2015/16 when previous cohorts did not have to pay this cost.

This visit is not part of the curriculum nor contributes towards students meeting the Standards of Education and Training or the Standards of Proficiency and can no longer be justified as part of the programme. Therefore this additional opportunity can be pursued by students should they wish out of interest to arrange to visit, but not attending does not negatively impact upon a student�s ability to complete the programme. The General Regulations for Students set out provisions for educational visits:

Residential and Educational Visit Fees
Certain awards involve residential weekends or other visits for which separate fees are payable. You may be held responsible for costs incurred if you book and subsequently cancel your place, for which the University has already paid. You will not be allowed to attend such activities unless the full fees have been received by the University.
9 September 20157 October 201530 September 2015Wants to know the number of students who had their results capped during the same year for the same reasonLetter sent
24 September 201522 October 201524 September 2015The information I require is in relation the organisation�s software contract specifically for:
Enterprise Content Management- covers the provision of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software and associated services including Document and Records Management (EDRM) solutions e.g. Document scanning, image processing, web content and workflow management and systematic control e.g. Document life cycle solutions.

� Asset Management Software- is a business practice that involves managing and optimizing the purchase, deployment, maintenance, utilization, and disposal of software applications within an organization.

� Data Management and Reporting Systems (DMRS) Software - covers the provision of Data Management and Reporting Systems (DMRS) software and associated services for the purposes of business intelligence, data and performance management including data warehouse provision, data manipulation, quality and integration tools, data analytics and big data solutions.

� Mobile Application Solutions- covers the provision of Mobile Application Solutions for the purposes of delivering mobile application requirements for a variety of mobile devices, platforms and interfaces.
The organisation may have several contracts relating to the contract above but can you please provide me with the primary/secondary contracts. Please concentrate on contracts over �1,000.
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; Enterprise Content Management; Asset Management; Data Management and Reporting Systems; Mobile Application Solutions.
2. Existing Supplier Name for each contract
3. Software Brand: Can you please provide me with the actual name of the software. Please do not provide me with the supplier name again please provide me with the actual software name.
4. 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.
5. Number of Users/Licenses: What is the total number of user/licenses for this contract?
6. Annual Average Spend for each contract
7. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract please include any available extensions within the contract.
8. 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.
9. Contract Expiry: What is the expiry date of this contract? Please include month and year of the contract. DD-MM-YY or MM-YY.
10. 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
11. Contact Details: I require the full contact details of the person within the organisation responsible for this particular software contract.
12. Notes: Please provide me with any further information with regards to this contract this could include any contract extension available as well as information on renewals or plans for future tenders.
Information sent in excel sheet.
The university doesn't have have and ECM contract

The university doesn't have a Data Management and Reporting Systems (DMRS) contract
17 September 201515 October 201525 September 20151. For each of the LLB (undergraduate law) subjects taught at the University the dates of examinations taking place between March 1st and July 15th 2016. If the University does not currently hold information about the precise exam dates then please provide the most precise information currently held regarding the dates of the exam period or periods during which the LLB (undergraduate law) examinations will take place.
2. A list of those LLB (undergraduate law subjects, if any, which are NOT assessed by examination between March 1st and July 15th 2016.
3. (a) The LLB (undergraduate law) term dates for academic year 2015 - 2016 and (b) the dates on which teaching ends each term.
1. For each of the LLB (undergraduate law) subjects taught at the University the dates of examinations taking place between March 1st and July 15th 2016. If the University does not currently hold information about the precise exam dates then please provide the most precise information currently held regarding the dates of the exam period or periods during which the LLB (undergraduate law) examinations will take place.

The examination period is 3 May 2016 � 13 May 2016

2. A list of those LLB (undergraduate law subjects, if any, which are NOT assessed by examination between March 1st and July 15th 2016.

English Legal System & Legal Skills
Constitutional Law
Law in Context
Commercial Law
Dissertation
Environmental Law
Legal Advice Clinic
Mooting & Advocacy
Human Rights: Foundation
Work Experience

3. (a) The LLB (undergraduate law) term dates for academic year 2015 - 2016 and (b) the dates on which teaching ends each term.

Semester One Teaching Period = 21 September 2015 � 18 December 2015
Semester Two Teaching Period = 18 January 2016 � 18 March 2016 & 4 April 2016 � 29 April 2016 (Easter break = 21 March � 1 April 2016)
26 September 201523 October 201530 September 20151. Do you have any �gender neutral� toilet facilities at your university which have signs showing the toilets can be used by people who are transgender and have signage that shows transgender people can use those facilities? If so how many toilets do you have that have notices showing they can be used by men, women and people who are transgender?
2. How much did the signage on these toilets cost?
3. Were there any conversion costs associated with providing these toilets, if so please state how much this was?
4. Please provide me with a copy of the signs you have on these toilets.
The University do not have any toilet facilities that are specifically aimed at or available to transgender individuals.
The University does have some unisex facilities but none of these have signage that makes any reference to being available to anyone who is transgender. Signage is traditional male and female shown together. As these are traditional cubicle toilet facilities, no conversion has been necessary.
24 September 201522 October 201520 October 2015What is Staffordshire University�s policy regarding the UK Government�s Counter-Terrorism Prevent strategy?
2. What measures does Staffordshire University undertake to prevent radicalisation on Staffordshire University campuses and other properties belonging to the University?
3. What was Staffordshire University�s policy regarding radicalisation and other counter-terrorism measures, prior to the governments Counter-Terrorism Prevent strategy?
What is Staffordshire University�s policy regarding the UK Government�s Counter-Terrorism Prevent strategy?
The University has a duty not only to have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism, but also to ensure freedom of speech. We take both duties seriously and a range of approaches are now being put in place to address these requirements.
2. What measures does Staffordshire University undertake to prevent radicalisation on Staffordshire University campuses and other properties belonging to the University?
The University continues to assess where and how students might be at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to have in place appropriate policies and procedures to address any concerns which may arise.
3. What was Staffordshire University�s policy regarding radicalisation and other counter-terrorism measures, prior to the governments Counter-Terrorism Prevent strategy?
Our approach is unchanged, albeit that the Counter Terrorism and Security Act now places a statutory duty on the University to have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism.
29 September 201527 October 201526 October 2015Could you please send me contract information relating to Banking Services, Audit Services and Card Processing Services. If you do not understand what each of these mean please see below:
� 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.
10. Notes: Please provide me with any further information with regards to this contract this could include any contract extension available as well as information on renewals or plans for future tenders.
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29 September 201527 October 201526 October 2015Please tell me, for each of the past five years:

1. A) The total cost of university owned residences
B) This cost broken down by spending on:
I) Gas
Ii) Electricity
Iii) Internet
Iv) Catering

2. A) The total cost of joint owned residences where the university has a part ownership
B) This cost broken down by:
I) Gas
Ii) Electricity
Iii) Internet
Iv) catering

3. A) The total revenue from university owned residences
B) The revenue from student rents in these residences, broken by each rent band, including catering options

4. A) The total revenue from joint owned residences where the university has a part ownership
B) The revenue from student rents in these residences, broken down by each rent band, including catering options

5. A) The total profit or surplus from university owned and joint owned accommodation
B) From the figures in questions 1-4 I should be able to calculate the profit or surplus from your accommodation. However, if there are any other costs or revenue that would affect this calculation, please include them here.
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29 September 201527 October 20152 November 2015We are writing to request answers to the 11 questions (attached as a Word document and listed below) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please note that in question nine we request a copy of the most recently ratified minutes of the institution�s Remuneration Committee.
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