University Disclosure Log

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15 August 201613 September 20165 September 2016How many students were enrolled on undergraduate degree courses aligned to the Faculty of Health, and how many of those students achieved a lower second class or third class with honours at Staffordshire University in 2014/15.

Pertaining to all students enrolled on the following undergraduate degree courses completing in the academic year 2014/15:

Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons)
Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)
Nursing Practice (Adult) BSc (Hons)
Nursing Practice (Child) BSc (Hons)
Nursing Practice (Mental Health) BSc (Hons)
Health Studies BSc (Hons)
Midwifery Practice (Shortened) BSc (Hons)
Midwifery Practice BSc (Hons)
Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)
PE and Youth Sport Coaching BSc (Hons)
Professional Development in Contemporary Healthcare BSc (Hons)
Psychology and Child Development BSc (Hons)
Psychology and Counselling BSc (Hons)
Psychology and Criminology BSc (Hons)
Psychology BSc (Hons)
Social Welfare Law, Policy and Advice Practice BA (Hons)
Social Work BA (Hons)
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing � Health Visiting and School Nursing BSc (Hons)
Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons)
Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)
Sport Coaching and Sport Development (Top up) BA (Hons)
Sports Development and Coaching BA (Hons)
Sports Strength and Conditioning (Fast Track) BSc (Hons)
Sports Studies BA (Hons)
Sports Studies BSc (Hons)
Sports Therapy BSc (Hons)
Excel sheet sent
17 August 201615 September 201615 September 2016I am interested in obtaining information on the amount of money that this institution spent on obtaining access to academic publications in two academic years: 2009/10 and 2015/16. I am looking both for comprehensive national-level information which does not disclose individual publishers, down to more detailed information about individual journals.

With this in mind, I would be grateful if you could provide the following information for the years 2009/10 and 2015/16:

1. In both these years, what was the total amount that the institution paid, broken down by the following:
(a) fees to access closed access journals
(b) fees to access hybrid journals
(c) Article Processing Charges (APCs) for hybrid journals
(d) APCs for open access journals

If you cannot provide the information broken down by closed access vs. Hybrid journals, then I would be satisfied with a figure combining these two categories.

Likewise, if you cannot provide data for one of these years please advise on which years you could provide it for.

2. Please list the following for both of these years:
(a) The names of the publishing companies the institution was dealing with.
(b) A full list of the journals or other resources, for each of these publishing companies, which the institution was subscribed to. In each case please state whether the journal is closed access or hybrid (I assume that there will, by definition, be no open access journals in this list).
(c) The number of articles accessible by the institution in each of these journals/resources, if this information is readily available.

3. Please provide, for both of these years, all of the costs set out in question 1 broken down by each of the following:
(a) Publishers listed in your answer to question 2 (a).
(b) Journals or other resources set out in your answer to question 2 (b). If this data is bundled with publisher information due to an arrangement made, please do mark this out.

4. Please state which of the deals set out in your answer to question three were brokered by:
(a) The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
(b) Yourselves

If any of the information listed above cannot be provided due to a non-disclosure agreement, please state this.

5. I understand that JISC has set out a formula for the fair allocation of fees brokered by them to each institution. Their banding model is published on their website and is available here: www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/Help-and-information/JISC-Banding/. However, I further understand that the banding model isn�t being applied by all publishers. How many of the JISC-negotiated deals listed above follow this banding model?
1. In both these years, what was the total amount that the institution paid, broken down by the following:
(a) fees to access closed access journals We do not break this information down and we don�t pay fees
(b) fees to access hybrid journals We do not break this information down and we don�t pay fees
(c) Article Processing Charges (APCs) for hybrid journals We do not pay APCs
(d) APCs for open access journals We do not pay APCs

If you cannot provide the information broken down by closed access vs. Hybrid journals, then I would be satisfied with a figure combining these two categories.

Likewise, if you cannot provide data for one of these years please advise on which years you could provide it for.

2. Please list the following for both of these years:
(a) The names of the publishing companies the institution was dealing with. No information for 09/10 Wiley; RCN; Content Online
(b) A full list of the journals or other resources, for each of these publishing companies, which the institution was subscribed to. In each case please state whether the journal is closed access or hybrid (I assume that there will, by definition, be no open access journals in this list). See URL
(c) The number of articles accessible by the institution in each of these journals/resources, if this information is readily available. Not available

3. Please provide, for both of these years, all of the costs set out in question 1 broken down by each of the following:
(a) Publishers listed in your answer to question 2 (a). See answers above N/A
(b) Journals or other resources set out in your answer to question 2 (b). If this data is bundled with publisher information due to an arrangement made, please do mark this out. See answers above N/A

4. Please state which of the deals set out in your answer to question three were brokered by:
(a) The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) See answers above N/A
(b) Yourselves See answers above N/A

If any of the information listed above cannot be provided due to a non-disclosure agreement, please state this.

5. I understand that JISC has set out a formula for the fair allocation of fees brokered by them to each institution. Their banding model is published on their website and is available here: www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/Help-and-information/JISC-Banding/. However, I further understand that the banding model isn�t being applied by all publishers. How many of the JISC-negotiated deals listed above follow this banding model? None are JISC negotiated
17 August 201615 September 201615 September 2016I am undertaking a research project to evaluate developments in university spending and am hoping to evaluate the comparative level of spending and contracting out across non-core university services. Essentially I am looking for a basic breakdown of existing university budgets in 3 key areas.
� Total annual expenditure on energy services (supply, generation and associated costs of asset management)
� Total annual expenditure on soft FM (reception & concierge, Housekeeping, janitorial, logistics & porterage, grounds maintenance & landscaping, helpdesk operation & management, cleaning services, catering, security & vehicle parking, operation & maintenance, critical engineering, fabric maintenance, refrigeration & cooling, building systems management, automation & process systems, installation & projects, asset management)
� Total annual expenditure on hard FM (encompassing technical services, mechanical and electrical maintenance, construction projects, maintenance and inspections, space management, porterage)
Link to university accounts URL
19 August 201619 September 20166 September 20161) Does your organisation already offer charging facilities (Electric Vehicle Charging Points EVCP) for electric vehicles and if so, how many charge points?

2) If there is currently no charging provision, what plans do you have to install EVCP and when?

3) Will the charge points be for fleet usage or public charging?

4) Within your organisation, which department is responsible for the selection and installation of EVCP?
1) Does your organisation already offer charging facilities (Electric Vehicle Charging Points EVCP) for electric vehicles and if so, how many charge points?
Yes, we have EVCP points. There is one charge point stand with 2 x charge points. Stafford Beaconside campus also has the same facility (but the campus has been sold)

2) If there is currently no charging provision, what plans do you have to install EVCP and when?
Not applicable.

3) Will the charge points be for fleet usage or public charging?
Charge point usage is intended for public charging (i.e. Staff, student, visitor public use)

4) Within your organisation, which department is responsible for the selection and installation of EVCP?
Estates and Commercial Services
24 August 201622 September 20162 September 20161) If your university has disciplined any nursing students in the past four academic years (2012/13; 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16) for offences such as plagiarism, collusion, impersonating other students. Please provide the following:

A. A breakdown of numbers of nursing students who have been disciplined in each of the last four academic years. (For example: 2012/13 = 2 students; 2013/14 = 7 students; 2014/15 = 10 students; 2015/16 = 3 students).

B. A description of the exact offences that led to disciplinary action of nursing students during this time period. (For example: Student 1 copied paragraphs from an online journal and did not acknowledge the author. Student 2 impersonated a student and took an exam in her place. Student 3 was found to have purchased pre-written academic essays and passed these off as her own. Student 4 was caught bringing a mobile phone into an exam. Student 5 was found to be using concealed notes during an exam.)

C. A description of the sanctions imposed by the university on the nursing students who were disciplined during this period. (For example; 4 students were kicked off the course; 10 students were fined amounts ranging from �X to �X and around 8 students were sent for counselling.)

D. Information about what actions are in place to avoid future instances of cheating, such as plagiarism, collusion and impersonation at your university?
1) If your university has disciplined any nursing students in the past four academic years (2012/13; 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16) for offences such as plagiarism, collusion, impersonating other students. Please provide the following:

A. A breakdown of numbers of nursing students who have been disciplined in each of the last four academic years. (For example: 2012/13 = 2 students; 2013/14 = 7 students; 2014/15 = 10 students; 2015/16 = 3 students).

B. A description of the exact offences that led to disciplinary action of nursing students during this time period. (For example: Student 1 copied paragraphs from an online journal and did not acknowledge the author. Student 2 impersonated a student and took an exam in her place. Student 3 was found to have purchased pre-written academic essays and passed these off as her own. Student 4 was caught bringing a mobile phone into an exam. Student 5 was found to be using concealed notes during an exam.)

C. A description of the sanctions imposed by the university on the nursing students who were disciplined during this period. (For example; 4 students were kicked off the course; 10 students were fined amounts ranging from �X to �X and around 8 students were sent for counselling.)

D. Information about what actions are in place to avoid future instances of cheating, such as plagiarism, collusion and impersonation at your university?
29 August 201626 September 201630 August 2016The number of Freedom of Information requests received by the university between April 1 2015 and March 31 2016. -
The number of Freedom of Information requests refused due to costs of finding the information/for being vexatious/for any other reason between April 1 2015 and March 31 2016. -
The number of Freedom of Information requests initially refused by the university for any reason which were referred on to the Information Commissioner�s Office between April 1 2015 and March 31 2016. -
The number of Freedom of Information requests received by the university between April 1 2015 and March 31 2016. - 171
The number of Freedom of Information requests refused due to costs of finding the information/for being vexatious/for any other reason between April 1 2015 and March 31 2016. - 0
The number of Freedom of Information requests initially refused by the university for any reason which were referred on to the Information Commissioner�s Office between April 1 2015 and March 31 2016. - 0
30 August 201627 September 20166 September 20161. Does your university operate an Erasmus Exchange programme?
2. How many students
A) from your university have studied aboard through the ERASMUS programme in each of the last 5 years and,
B) from EU universities have studied at your institution under the ERASMS programme in each of the last 5 years
3. What advice have you given to students from your University on courses with Erasmus programmes, who are:
A) Already enrolled at your University
B) Will start their course with your university in the next academic year

About the future of the programme since the vote to leave the European Union?

4. What advice have you given EU students attending your university in the next academic year as part of an Erasmus programme about the vote to leave the European Union?
1. Does your university operate an Erasmus Exchange programme? � Yes
2. How many students
A) from your university have studied aboard through the ERASMUS programme in each of the last 5 years and, - The university can only provide recorded information from 2014 - 2014 � 8 students on study abroad. 2015 � 0 students study abroad 18 traineeships (work abroad)
B) from EU universities have studied at your institution under the ERASMS programme in each of the last 5 years � Not recorded in this way

3. What advice have you given to students from your University on courses with Erasmus programmes, who are:
A) Already enrolled at your University - nothing yet we are fine for the coming year
B) Will start their course with your university in the next academic year it is still running.

About the future of the programme since the vote to leave the European Union? We don�t have any information on this yet.

4. What advice have you given EU students attending your university in the next academic year as part of an Erasmus programme about the vote to leave the European Union?
Initial details in the VC's blog what-does-brexit-mean-for-universities, but not any other targeted communications
30 August 201627 September 201619 September 20161. The number of international students accepted onto courses provided by your university from the 2012/13 to the 2016/17 academic year inclusive, broken down by academic year;

2. From the 2012/13 academic year intake, the number of international students accepted onto courses provided by your university who:
� did not, at the commencement of their course, have the requisite IELTS level (or equivalent) but were offered a place contingent on improvement in their English language proficiency throughout their studies;
� did not, at the commencement of their course, have the requisite IELTS level (or equivalent) but were offered a place contingent on improvement in their English language proficiency throughout their studies, and who have not yet (or did not) achieve the requisitve IELTS level (or equivalent);

3. From the 2013/14 academic year intake, the number of international students accepted onto courses provided by your university who:
� did not, at the commencement of their course, have the requisite IELTS level (or equivalent) but were offered a place contingent on improvement in their English language proficiency throughout their studies;
� did not, at the commencement of their course, have the requisite IELTS level (or equivalent) but were offered a place contingent on improvement in their English language proficiency throughout their studies, and who have not yet (or did not) achieve the requisitve IELTS level (or equivalent);

4. From the 2014/15 academic year intake, the number of international students accepted onto courses provided by your university who:
� did not, at the commencement of their course, have the requisite IELTS level (or equivalent) but were offered a place contingent on improvement in their English language proficiency throughout their studies;
� did not, at the commencement of their course, have the requisite IELTS level (or equivalent) but were offered a place contingent on improvement in their English language proficiency throughout their studies, and who have not yet (or did not) achieve the requisitve IELTS level (or equivalent);

5. From the 2015/16 academic year intake, the number of international students accepted onto courses provided by your university who:
� did not, at the commencement of their course, have the requisite IELTS level (or equivalent) but were offered a place contingent on improvement in their English language proficiency throughout their studies;
� did not, at the commencement of their course, have the requisite IELTS level (or equivalent) but were offered a place contingent on improvement in their English language proficiency throughout their studies, and who have not yet (or did not) achieve the requisitve IELTS level (or equivalent).
2012/13: 667
2013/14: 663
2014/15: 529
2015/16: 467
2016/17: 123

Please note that 2016/17 is ongoing so the figure will increase.

Q2-5 there are no students that would be accepted under those circumstances.