University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
1 June 201629 June 201628 June 20161. What was is the current state of the universities IT software and system infrastructure? Are there any plans to upgrade it as a way to improve standards and University Performance?
2. Are there any projects (IT or Otherwise) that have been actioned � or waiting to be actioned � that would require staff to undertake training by an external agent in order for training to be completed to a high standard.
3. If there is any Training planned with outside agents please could you provide me with details of any quotes you have obtained and how they were obtained.
4. If there is any Training planned please could provide details of what training has been procured and when it is scheduled to take place?
5. Is there any training that is procured through outside agents not affiliated to the university? If so how does the university find such outside agents?
6. What was the figure spent on training and personal development plans for employees through outside agents in the last financial year? (April 2015 � March 2016)
7. Could you please provide me with a breakdown of what has been budgeted to spend on staff training for the current financial year? (April 2016-March 2017)
8. Could you please forward a copy of an up to date IT Staff organisational chart as well as the contact details for managers � both IT and general office managers?
9. Has the organisation ever purchased a skills license, either in this or previous financial years.
10. If you have purchased Skills License which organisation was it purchased from?
11. What was the total value of the Skills License, and how much of that amount has been spent on training so far?
12. What is the remaining amount on the skills license?
13. If you have not purchased a skills license, would it be an area that the university would look into as a way of purchasing training for its staff?
1. What was is the current state of the universities IT software and system infrastructure? Are there any plans to upgrade it as a way to improve standards and University Performance
Staffordshire University is progressing to a Cloud base model based on the Azure platform. It is intended that by 2018 the University will no longer host Server, Storage and Backup infrastructure on-site. This in provide unlimited scalability and high levels of service availability.

2. Are there any projects (IT or Otherwise) that have been actioned � or waiting to be actioned � that would require staff to undertake training by an external agent in order for training to be completed to a high standard.
With regard to the move to the Azure platform an element of training required. Due to the high standard of training required and complexities of the Azure platform the University intends to leverage its partner relationship with Microsoft.
3. If there is any Training planned with outside agents please could you provide me with details of any quotes you have obtained and how they were obtained

Azure training will take place once defined via Microsoft.
4. If there is any Training planned please could provide details of what training has been procured and when it is scheduled to take place? As above
5. Is there any training that is procured through outside agents not affiliated to the university? If so how does the university find such outside agents? N/A
6. What was the figure spent on training and personal development plans for employees through outside agents in the last financial year? (April 2015 � March 2016) �54162.61

7. Could you please provide me with a breakdown of what has been budgeted to spend on staff training for the current financial year? (April 2016-March 2017) This is not yet confirmed as we are still going through the annual appraisal cycle so it is not yet know how much is required for IT training
8. Could you please forward a copy of an up to date IT Staff organisational chart as well as the contact details for managers � both IT and general office managers? Attached
9. Has the organisation ever purchased a skills license, either in this or previous financial years. Information Services has not purchased one
10. If you have purchased Skills License which organisation was it purchased from? N/A
11. What was the total value of the Skills License, and how much of that amount has been spent on training so far? N/A
12. What is the remaining amount on the skills license? N/A
13. If you have not purchased a skills license, would it be an area that the university would look into as a way of purchasing training for its staff? Information Services does not manage training and development for the University. This question would need to be sent to HR
1 June 201629 June 201615 June 2016I would like information on your undergraduate nursing and/or midwifery degree programmes, specifically:

A.) If you currently offer any self-funded undergraduate nursing and/or midwifery degree programmes (i.e. Courses not funded by He
Requester was email a response on 7th June as follows

I would like information on your undergraduate nursing and/or midwifery degree programmes, specifically:

A.) If you currently offer any self-funded undergraduate nursing and/or midwifery degree programmes (i.e. Courses not funded by Health Education England or equivalent training body in your area). No all pre-registration programmes leading to NMC registration in Nursing or Midwifery are commissioned courses
B.) If so, I would like the name of the course (s), number of places, duration of study and cost of the course to the student per year. Not applicable
C.) If no currently do not offer any self-funded undergraduate nursing and/or midwifery undergraduate courses, do you have any plans to do so in the next academic year? If so, why? No plans to offer self-funded places on fulltime pre-registration programmes in 16/17. Working with local trusts to develop a part-time route into Adult Nursing to help support career progression and manage nursing workforce shortage in the longer term. Fees paid for by employer
1 June 201629 June 20167 June 2016A.) If you currently offer any self-funded undergraduate nursing and/or midwifery degree programmes (i.e. Courses not funded by Health Education England or equivalent training body in your area).
B.) If so, I would like the name of the course (s), number of places, duration of study and cost of the course to the student per year.
C.) If no currently do not offer any self-funded undergraduate nursing and/or midwifery undergraduate courses, do you have any plans to do so in the next academic year? If so, why?
I would like information on your undergraduate nursing and/or midwifery degree programmes, specifically:

A.) If you currently offer any self-funded undergraduate nursing and/or midwifery degree programmes (i.e. Courses not funded by Health Education England or equivalent training body in your area).

No all pre-registration programmes leading to NMC registration in Nursing or Midwifery are commissioned courses

B.) If so, I would like the name of the course (s), number of places, duration of study and cost of the course to the student per year.
Not applicable

C.) If no currently do not offer any self-funded undergraduate nursing and/or midwifery undergraduate courses, do you have any plans to do so in the next academic year? If so, why?

No plans to offer self-funded places on fulltime pre-registration programmes in 16/17. Working with local trusts to develop a part-time route into Adult Nursing to help support career progression and manage nursing workforce shortage in the longer term. Fees paid for by employer
7 June 20165 July 201615 June 2016Please can you respond with your recent selection and shortlist criteria for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

� Where personal statements are considered please detail how these were scored by providing the marking structure/criteria and any corresponding guidance.
� Where written tests are considered please provide the marking scheme and details of how tests are marked.
Email sent to Trey Benson 14 Jun 16 as follows:

Please can you respond with your recent selection and shortlist criteria for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

� Where personal statements are considered please detail how these were scored by providing the marking structure/criteria and any corresponding guidance.

We do no not consider personal statements in the decision to invite to screening, except whether or not the applicant meets our minimum criteria (as advertised on the website/clearing house).

� Where written tests are considered please provide the marking scheme and details of how tests are marked.

A written test is used in our academic screening exercise. We mark according to research knowledge and English writing (e.g. Grammar, spelling, paragraph structure). Releasing the exact scoring criteria would compromise the integrity of the process. The screening test is marked and second checked by members of the programme team.
2 June 201630 June 201614 June 2016Please could you answer the following questions regarding the equipment for Staffordshire University at Stafford Campus, Beaconside, Weston Row, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0AD.

1.) How many desktop PCs do you have at this site? Which brand(s) are they?
2.) How many laptops/notebooks or tablet PCs do you have at this site? Which brand(s) are they?
3.) How many thin clients do you have at this site? Which brand(s) are they?
4.) What operating systems do you run on your PCs/Laptops?
5.) How many desktops, laptops and thin clients do you have in total in your organisation across the country?
6.) How many physical servers do you have on site? Which brand(s) are they?
7.) Which server operating systems do you use?
8.) How many virtual servers do you have on site?
9.) Which server virtualisation software do you use?
10.) Do you access any virtual servers in the cloud?
11.) What supplier provides the maintenance (out of warranty) support on your desktops and servers and when does the contract expire?
12.) What suppliers/brands of Storage Area Networking (SAN) do you use?
13.) Which application do you use for Enterprise Resource Planning/Management (ERP/ERM)?
14.) Which application do you use for Groupware Products?
15.) Which application do you use for Database Products?
16.) Which application do you use for CRM Software?
17.) Which application do you use for Business Intelligence Systems?
18.) Which application do you use for Finance & Accounting Systems?
19.) Which application do you use for Human Resources Application Systems?
20.) Are any of your business applications cloud based? If so please state which ones.
21.) What are the names, line types and speeds of your ISPs?
22.) Who is your primary voice carrier?
23.) Approximately how many phone extensions do you have at this site?
24.) Do you use VoIP for your internal communications?
25.) Are your external calls through your voice carrier carried over VoIP or do they go over a conventional phone line?
26.) Which brand of PBX do you use at this site?
27.) Which supplier has the maintenance contract on your PBX and when does it expire
28.) Who supplies the outsourced or managed service for your data centre and when does the contract expire?
29.) Who supplies the outsourced or managed service for your service desk and when does the contract expire?
Stafford Campus at Beaconside which is due to close. From 4th July all operations will have moved to the Stoke campus and some to Blackheath Lane.
2 June 201630 June 201627 June 2016I dont understand the information provided to me around the contract description for the WAN contract. The response stated BT but the response didnt provide me with any contract relating to BT for WAN services.

Can you please elaborate
Information sent in excel sheet
21 June 201619 July 201612 July 20161. 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 (e.g. 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 including 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.
Fixed Line (Voice Circuits) Provider- Supplier�s name Vodafone
Fixed Line Renewal Date- please provide day, month, year. N/a rolling contract
Fixed Line Duration- the number of years the contract is with the supplier. N/a see above
Fixed Line Number of each type of Lines (e.g. Analogue, ISDN2,ISDN30,SIP) ISDN Lines x 5
Fixed Line Monthly charge for each line by type and any other associated charges �90.66

2. Minutes/Landline Provider- Supplier�s name Vodafone
Minutes/Landline Renewal Date- please provide day, month, year. N/a rolling contract
Minutes/Landlines Duration: the number of years the contract is with the supplier. N/a see above
Minutes/Landline Monthly Spend- Monthly average spend �590
Minutes/Landline breakdown of duration/cost by call destination not kept � copy bills can be provided

3. Fixed Broadband/Data Line Provider- Supplier�s name Vodafone
Fixed Broadband/Data Line Renewal Date- please provide day, month, year n/a rolling contract
Fixed Broadband/Data Line Service Details � line type/capacity etc. Demon Business Unlimited ADSL
Fixed Broadband/Data Line Monthly Spend �818.20

Mobile Fleet Network Provider vodafone
Mobile Fleet Service Provider vodafone
Mobile Fleet Contract Renewal Date - please provide day, month, year (for each number if different) 26.7.2017
Mobile Fleet � the number of years the contract is with the supplier. 2
Mobile Fleet number of connections/numbers on the account Phones: 142 Blackberry�s,18 i phones, 44 Microsoft Lumia,50 Nokia
Mobile Fleet Tariff description, monthly cost and any breakdown of charges for line rental and calls various tariffs apply for rental and calls

5. PBX/Phone System(s) make and model Siemens Realitis DX
PBX/Phone System(s) system details including number of handsets Around 150 handsets
PBX/Phone System(s) Renewal Date of Lease (if applicable) - please provide day, month, year n/a
PBX/Phone System(s) Lease Provider�s name n/a
PBX/Phone System(s) Maintenance Service Provider Digital Communications Ltd
PBX/Phone System(s) Maintenance Renewal Date - please provide day, month, year Monthly ongoing since 2009 with no renewal date
PBX/Phone System(s) Maintenance Equipment covered All ISDX Systems
PBX/Phone System(s) Maintenance Annual charge - �14,135.28 incl. VAT

6. Managed Service Contract/IT Support n/a don�t have one
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. Mr Peter Butler Associate Director Of Info Technology, 01785 353398, P.H.Butler@staffs.ac.uk
17 June 201615 July 201612 July 2016� What was the market value of the institution�s endowment funds on 31 July 2015?
� On 31 July 2015 were the institution�s endowment funds managed directly by the institution, or indirectly by an external fund manager(s), or a combination
� What was the market value of the institution�s endowment funds on 31 July 2015? See Financial Statements - Note 11
� On 31 July 2015 were the institution�s endowment funds managed directly by the institution, or indirectly by an external fund manager(s), or a combination of both? If external fund manager(s) are used, please provide the name of each company used, along with the % of the endowment funds that they were managing. I believe directly but have not been able to confirm.
� If the university invests directly in companies what is the market value invested in each company on 31 July 2015 � see example here � See Financial Statements � Note 10
� If the university holds investments through an external fund manger please provide the investment portfolio for that manger from 31 July 2015, which includes the market value for each of their investments � see example here. � Federated Prime Rate �6m, Insight Liquidity Funds - �15m, European Wealth - �15m � See attached for European Wealth. We do not have portfolios for Federated or Insight
� Does the institution have an ethical investment policy, or similar? If so, please state if it is publically available, and provide a web link. If it is not publically available, please provide a copy. URL
� Does the institution apply any specific investment inclusions or exclusions to endowment funds or financial investments? If so, please provide details on what they are. No
� Has the university made any public statements regarding divesting from fossil fuel companies or ethical investment in the last 4 years? Please provide link to statements. No
27 June 201625 July 20164 July 2016Please could you provide me with the estimated annual spend for the last financial year on white goods / domestic appliances. Where possible please provide the most popular items you purchase. Where possible please provide the price of the items. Where possible please provide the supplier of the items.The university doesn�t retain the level of detail asked in your request, some purchases may also have been made by using the Company Barclaycard via based purchasing card, intended for single, low value items and we would not be able to identify specific orders without considerable input as we do not retain the information in the form requested.

There is also a possible expenditure by sub-contractors as part of the Student Residences refurbishment programme, this would show under overall expenditure with a contractor and could not be separated without considerable additional work.

In summary, our accounts show a confirmed spend of some �5,000 or so for electrical white goods with our two nominated providers please find attached.
20 June 201618 July 201611 July 2016Could I please have information on student numbers, including the most updated number of students attending the university for the past three academic years, a breakdown of which campuses they were at and how many were undergraduate?Excel sheet sent
27 June 201625 July 201619 July 2016For each UCAS disability code (found here and in attached PDF), please tell me:

- number of applications received by candidates who declared such a disability
- number of offers made to candidates with such a disability
- number of offers
Excel sheet sent
25 June 201622 July 201620 July 2016For each year, how many PhDs were awarded? How many were downgraded to lesser a degree?
And out of the number of 'no awards', how many were actually failed PhDs? How many were withdrawals? How many were transfers?
Excel sheet sent
20 June 201618 July 201612 July 2016(i) Please provide copies of all written communications made by Staffordshire University to students within the last three years in order to comply with section 22(4)(b) of the Education Act 1994

(ii) Please state (a) the dates on which these written communications were provided; (b) whether they were provided to all students or only some of them; and if the latter (c) to which group of students they were provided

(iii) Please provide details of any oral communications made by the university to students within the last three years in order to comply with section 22(4)(b) of the Education Act 1994.
(i) Please provide copies of all written communications made by
Staffordshire University to students within the last three years in
Order to comply with section 22(4)(b) of the Education Act 1994 � The university has a Memorandum of Co-operation between Staffordshire University and the Students� (please find attached) Union that confers that both parties maintain and build upon the excellent relationship between the University and the Union,

(ii) Please state (a) the dates on which these written communications were provided; (b) whether they were provided to all students or only some of them; and if the latter (c) to which group of students they were provided. We have a report every meeting of the board from the students union and when they were changing to a charitable status they kept us informed on this through the Board. We also meet with them regularly and see their annual accounts at Board.

(iii) Please provide details of any oral communications made by the university to students within the last three years in order to comply with section 22(4)(b) of the Education Act 1994. Not applicable under Freedom of Information legislation as it this is about recorded information, not oral communications.

Copy of the Memorandum was attached.