University Disclosure Log
|Date received||Date due||Date completed||Information asked for||Notes|
|4 January 2018||1 February 2018||8 January 2018||I would like to request the following information:|
A list of complaints that the University has received since 1 Janaury 2010 concerning sexual abuse, sexual assault, inappropriate behaviour of a sexual nature and sexual discrimination.
Can you please include (if possible):
- Who the complainant is (student, member of staff, someone not part of the University, etc)
- The gender of each person complaining
- The date of each complaint
- A description of what the complaint is about
- Details on who the complaint is about (The relationship to the accuser, gender etc)
- Details on whether the complaint is about another student, a member of staff or someone who is not part of the University
- What action was taken in response to the complaint (was there an investigation, was the complaint upheld, was someone disciplined, how were they disciplined etc).
|Further to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we can confirm the following:|
Complaints against Staff:
2010-2011 - 0
2011-2012 - 2
2012-2013 - 0
2013-2014 - 0
2014-2015 - 0
2015-2016 - 0
2017-2018 - 1
One complaint from a female staff member regarding sexual harassment from a male staff member.
Investigation conducted - complaint resolved with no disciplinary action.
One complaint from a female staff member regarding inappropriate sexual conduct from a male staff member.
Investigation conducted - complaint resolved with no disciplinary action.
One complaint from a female student regarding inappropriate sexual conduct from a male staff member (this was a support member of staff and not an academic member of staff).
Investigation conducted - Final written warning issued.
Complaints against Students:
2010-2011 - 0
2011-2012 - 1
2013-2014 - 1
2016-2017 - 1
2017-2018 - 1
One complaint from a female student for verbal abuse of a sexual nature by a fellow male student.
One complaint from a female student regarding sexual harassment by a fellow male student.
Preliminary investigation concluded no further action required.
One complaint from a female student regarding sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour by a fellow male student.
One complaint from a female student of sexual assault against a fellow male student.
Investigation currently ongoing.
If you believe the University has not complied with the FOIA in responding to your request, you have a right to request an internal review. If following review you remain dissatisfied, you may refer the matter to the Information Commissioner under FOIA s50 (see www.ico.org.uk).
|24 January 2018||21 February 2018||25 January 2018||1) Who in your organisation is responsible for deciding how your energy is bought? Please provide the full name, title, email address and telephone number.|
2) For each of these commodities - electricity, gas and water - please can you answer the following questions:
- What is your current contract term - start date (DD/MM/YYYY) to end date (DD/MM/YYYY)?
- Do you have any options to extend? If so, what are they?
- What is your termination notice period?
- Who is your supplier?
- How many meters do you have?
- What is your annual spend?
- What is your consumption?
- Do you currently procure your energy through a framework/PBO (Public Buying Organisation)? If so, which one?
- Do you use a consultancy to facilitate your energy procurement? If so, who?
- Are you happy with your supplier?
- Are you happy with your PBO?
- Are you happy with your consultancy?
- What do you think makes a good Supplier?
- What do you think makes a good PBO?
Please can you provide the information, by return email, in electronic format - Word or Excel. If there is another format that is easier or better for you, please do let me know and we can see what works best for us both.
|Further to your request fir information please see our response below:|
1) Philip Patrick
01782 294 272
2) 01/10/2015 to 30/09/2019
- Extension of contract upon Energy Manager's recommendation
- Not Applicable
- LASER (Shippers Total Gas and Power (gas); NPower (for electricity)
- 5 x main electric meters; 5 x main gas meters (not necessarily serving same buildings)
- Electricity - #1.4 Millio; Gas - #0.4 Million
- Electricity - 10.7GWh; Gas 11.4GWh
- No, Not applicable.
- Not Applicable
- Providing accurate biling with reliable AMR for electric and gas. Attends to and resolves queries in a timely manner.
- Properly explains the terminology (e.g. "Mark to Market) in clear lay-person's terms.
|9 January 2018||6 February 2018||30 January 2018||Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide answers to the following questions about funding, which cover the period 2012 to 8 January 2018.|
NB: The six years requested are for the following University financial years:
2017-18 ) to 8 Jan 2018
1) Has the University received any funding, including but not limited to donations, gifts, legacies and sponsorship, from Saudi individuals and/or organisations, including but not limited to companies, foundations, charities, non-profit organisations, state institutions, NGOs, royalty, over the past six years?
2) What was the total value of this funding?
3) Which department was the main beneficiary of this funding?
4) What was the value of the largest donation received?
5) Over the past six years, have any staff at the University provided education services, including but not limited to teaching, marking, supervisions, lecturing, tutoring, pastoral care, advisory and consultancy work at Saudi educational institutions?
2) Approximately 1 Million Pounds
3) FCES/CDT (mainly computing students)
4) #14,000 in any year
5) This information is not recorded
Spreadsheet attached with details of computing students that have studied at the University from Saudi Arabia and who have been sponsored by the Saudi Government.
|11 January 2018||8 February 2018||30 January 2018||In the 2016/17 academic year:|
A) The number of students who left the University before completion of their studies citing 'financial' or 'money' related problems as their reason or one of their reasons.
B) What is this number as a proportion of the total number of students who left the University before completion of their course.
C) Could I have this information broken down by the year of study that the students were in.
If this is not possible within the financial limits of the FOI Act, I would like to find out instead, in the 2016/17 academic year:
A) The number of students in their first year of study who left the University before completion of their studies citing 'financial' or 'money' related problems as their reason or one of their reasons.
B) What is this number as a proportion o the total number of students who left the University before completion of their course.
|The data is for Undergraduate Students only for 2016-17 and excludes Overseas Partners but includes UK Partners and University delivery.|
Wuthdrawal total: 65
Percentage of all withdrawals: 3.42%
Withdrawn Count - 38
Percentage - 5.07%
Withdrawn Count - 16
Percentage - 2.41%
Withdrawn Count - 6
Percentage - 2.05%
Withdrawn Count - 4
Percentage - 3.28%
Withdrawn Count - 1
Percentage - 5.00%
Withdrawn Count - 65
Percentage - 3.42%
|11 January 2018||8 February 2018||30 January 2018||Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 please can you report on the following information from your University:|
- Suicide rates of students from the academic year 2008/2009 until 2016/2017 broken up in to academic years.
|Further to your request for information we can confirm that we do not record the cause of death. Simply that is a student has deceased therefore, we are unable to provide a response.|
|15 January 2018||12 February 2018||30 January 2018||Information held about payments made to the National Union of Students (NUS), its members and organisations and any subsidiary organisations, specifically:|
-National Union of Students (United Kingdom)
- NUS Holdings Limited
- NUS Services
- NUS Media Limited
- Epona Limited
- NUS Students' Union Charitable Services
- NUS Scotland
- NUS Wales
- NUS - USI (NUS-USI Student Movement of the National Union of Students of the United Kingdom and the Union of Students in Ireland)
- Constituent members and organisations of the National Union of Students UK which represent students at your insstitution. A list of members and organisations is available here: https://www.nus.org.uk/en/students-unions/students-union-map/
Where possible please provide:
1) The date of any payments
2) The amount
3) The purpose of the payment. For instance, whether it was a grant for a specific project, a payment for goods or services restricted, unrestricted etc.
Though the students' union/guild of your institution is not a public authority, could you, if possible, also inform me of the affiliation fee payments made by the student union/guild of your institution to the National Union of Students.
Please include any information held covering the period between 1 July 2012 and the present. If data is not available for the entirety of this period, then please provide me with that which is.
|The only entity listed to which the University makes any payments us the Students Union of Staffordshire University. These are made up of a combination of annual block grants and programme support grants.|
For the dates requested these amounted to the following (paid in monthly installments)
2009/10 - #811,000
2010/11 - #863,368
2011/12 - #964,550
2012/13 - #958,849
2013/14 - #950,365 (plus an additional #541,000 capital works contribution to a Union refurbishment)
2014/15 - #950,364
2015/16 - #950,363
2016/17 - #850,368
|25 January 2018||22 February 2018||1 February 2018||Dear Sir/Madam,|
I am writing to make an open government reqyest for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. Should you need further clarification of my request, please contact me urgently as I understand you are required to advise and assist all requesters.
Below is the information with which I wish to be supplied:
- I would like to know if there are any specific policies relating to students' participation in the sex industry;
- I would like to know what processes are carried out by a member of staff if a student was to disclose working in the sex industry;
- I would like to know the procedures undertaken if a student was discovered to be working in the sex industry.
Please acknowledge that you have received this request and that you should be able to provide me with this information.
I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
|A) I would like to know if there are any specific policies relating to students' participation in the sex industry;|
We can confirm that Staffordshire University does not have a specific policy which details the University response to a student's participation in the sex industry,
B) I would like to know what processes are carried out by a member of staff if a student was to disclose working in the sex industry;
Again Staffordshire University does not have a specific process for a member of staff to follow if informed by a student that they are a participant in the sex industry. However, the University does have a range of procedures which may apply depending on the circumstances of the case and the course the student was studying on. These are:
Student Disciplinary Procedure
Fitness to Practise Procedure (for students registered on professionally regulated courses)
Student Behaviour and Fitness to Study Policy
C) I would like to know the procedures undertaken if a student was discovered to be working in the sex industry.
As above, the Procedure to be followed would be dependent on the circumstances. Additionally, no procedure may be followed but the student may be referred to the Student Enabling Centre to receive appropriate health and wellbeing advice.
|18 January 2018||15 February 2018||7 February 2018||We would like to know the following on your Univeristy's record with report of sexual assault and harassment - where a University student at your institution is the alleged perpetrator -|
How many complaints of sexual assault or harassment you have received in the last 5 years? If I could have the figures broken down by year please, so 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.If you could give as much detail as you can with the natire of the complaints also, such as how many were reports of rape, harassment, assault etc.
How many of these offences were investigated by the University? If so, what was the outcome?
How many cases were referred to the police?
Have any students been excluded/removed from the University as a result of a sexual assault/harassment complaint in that time? If so, how many?
We would also like to know some details regarding your University's proisions on sexual assault.
Do you have a team of staff specifically dedicated to tackling sexual/assault/harassment at your University? If so, how many staff work there?
|Further to your request for information, please find our response highlighted below.|
Date of Complaint: 12/09/2014
Description: Sexual Harassment
Action Taken: Preliminary investigation concluded no further investigation required
Number of Cases referred to the Polcice: Zero
Number of students excluded: Zero
No cases reported
No cases reported
Date of Complaint: 25/10/2016
Description: Sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour
Action Taken: Partly upheld
Number of cases referred to the Police: Zero
Number of students excluded: Zero
Date of Complaint: 06/12/2017
Description: Sexual Assault
Action Taken: Student withdrawn
Number of cases reported to the Police: Zero
Number of students excluded: Zero
All formal complaints are investigated and cases of this nature are considered in accordance with the Student Disciplinary Procedures found on our website. The outcome of each investigation is recorded on the data provided, Students found guilty of a breach of discipline are sunject to the range of penalties as defined in the Student Disciplinary Procedures.
The Student Guidance Team (Staff) is usually the first point of contact for students affected by sexual harassment (particularly Rachel Thompson - Student Guidance Officer).
The Student Guidance Advisors are: Anne Clowes, Ben Granville, Dave Langley, Lesley Mountford, Diane Light Ann Grainger. Rachel Thompson is the Student Guidance Officer and manages the Student Guidance Team.
The University also has a Sexual Violence Support Team (Staff) available out of hours. The Team consists of: Janine Holdway (Head of Student Services), Eileen Phillips ( Head of Campus and Operational Services), RAchel Thompson (Student Guidance Officer), Margaret Mulholland (Membership Services Manager - Students Union). The Campus Life Control Staff are also aware of the parthway in place and support available to students who make a disclosure and communicate well with other teams to ensure stidents are fully supported.
There is further work planned within the University to enable all staff to be aware of support services and who/where to refer students to. Rachel Thompson is currently working with Laura Walton-Williams (Member of the Academic staff who specialises in Forensic Investigation) and working with studnets to continue to raise awareness and also listen to the student voice concerning this matter.
|10 January 2018||7 February 2018||5 February 2018||I want to make a Freedom of Information request, could you please send me the following information with regardsto the organisation's Mobile Phones contract. You may have received the same request in the past and this information sent has now expired and I require an update as soon as possible for the following information.|
If there is more than one provider please split all the information including the annual average spend, number of users, duration, contract dates and internal contact details.
1) Network Provider(s) - please provide me with the network provider name e.g. EE, Telefonica, Vodafone, Three
2) Annual Average Spend - Can you please provide me with the average annual spend over the 3 years. If this is a new contract can you please provide the estimated annual spend.
3) Number of connections - Number of connections for each network provider
4) Duration of the contract - please state if the contract also includes contract extensions for each provider.
5) Contract Start Date - please can you provide me with the start date of the signed agreement. Please do not provide me with the framework contract date I require the contract dates of the signed agreement.
6) Contract Expiry Date - please can you provide me with the expiry date of the signed agreement. Please do not provide me with the framework contract date I require the contract dates of teh signed agreement. If the contract is rolling please state.
7) Contract Review Date - please can you provide me with a date on when the organisation plans to review this contract.
8) The person within the organisation responsible for this particular contract. Can you send me the full contact details Contact Name, Job Title, Contact Number and direct email address for each network provider? If full details cannot be provided please send me their job title.
If the mobile phone contract is provided by a managed contract please provide me with the actual name of the network provider along with the number of connections and the internal contact from within the organisation responsible for this contract.
Please can you provide me with the latest information - if the organisations are currently out to tender please can you also state approx. Date of the award along with the information above.
Also if the contract in the response has expired/rolling please can you provide me with further information if available of the organisation's plans going forward with regards to mobiles and the current status.
If this contract was awarded within the past three months can you provide me with a shortlist of suppliers that bid on the contract?
|Further to your request for information please find the University's response below:|
4) 24 Months, no extensions
5) 18 February 2016
6) 17 February 2018
7) November 2017
8) Amanda Liew, Digital Assets Manager, Amanda.Liew@staffs.ac.uk, 01785 353 350
The mobile phone contract is not a managed service.
We are not out to Tender.
It is our intention to renew with out current provider
The contract was not awarded in the past three months.
|12 January 2018||9 February 2018||5 February 2018||Currently completing a Health and Social and Social Care course at Cheshire college South and West, as part of one of the units that I am required to complete I must do a researcg project. I have decided to focus my project pn the amount of people entering into midwifery profession. I would like to find out if this has risen or fallen over time and look at potential reasons why. To be able to do this I must find out the relevant information, in this case I am hoping to look at the amount of admissions that Universities across the country have had for the Midwifery course, this is why I am contacting you.|
It would be really helpful if you would be able to forward the amount of admissions your University had this year for the Midwifery course or pass this email on to the relevant person. I am looking into whether there has been a change in numbers, I would also like to look at the admissions for the year 2012-2013. I hope to see a change in the numbers and then proceed to look at reasons why this has happened. I have included a proposal form and an ethics form which outlines exactly what the information will be used for.
|Further to your request for information we can confirm that there are 566 applicants for Midwifery Courses as a whole for the 2017/18 academic year. This includes various start dates throughout the year.|
|7 January 2018||2 February 2018||8 February 2018||Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, please provide me with answers to the following questions regarding sexual misconduct committed or allegedly committed by University staff, former University staff and academics in non-stipendiary roles N.B. The term sexual misconduct here covers sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, stalking and/or other forms of gender violence, including domestic violence, and any other unwelcome behaviour of a sexual nature that is committed without consent or by force, intimidation, coercion, or manipulation.|
N.B. The seven years I like data for are the following academic years:
2017-18 (to 3 Jan 2018)
1.1 How many allegations, informal complaints and formal complaints of sexual misconduct has the University received over the past seven years. This should include allegations and/or complaints about - but not limited to - staff, academics in non-stopendiary roles, visiting or associate lecturers and students that were made by students, staff, academics in non-stipendiary posts, former staff, former students.
1.2 How many of these cases were investigated, either formally or informally?
2.1 How many members of staff have been suspended following allegations and/or complaints of sexual misconduct over the past seven year?
2.2 How many of these perpetrators/alleged perpetrators were temporarily or permanently barred from teaching and/or having contact with undergraduates and/or graduates students, or agreed to a temporary or permanent teaching or contact ban?
2.3 In how many cases was this action taken following allegations and/or complaints made by students?
Visiting and associate/lecturers
4.1 You were previously asked to provide data on sexual harassment by staff over the period 2011-12 to 2016-17. Please state whether your figures included allegations and complaints made against visiting or associate lecturers and academics, including - but not limited to - those on fixed-term or zero hours contracts.
4.2 If so, please state how many of the cases you previously disclosed concerned visiting or associate lecturers and academics?
4.2 If not, how many allegations, informal complaints and formal complaints of sexual misconduct by visiting or associate lecturers and other academics have you received over the past seven years?
4.3 How many of these allegations and complaints led to an informal or formal investigation, either internal by the college and/or University or external e.g.by the police, over the past seven years?
4.4 How many of these perpetrators/alleged perpetrators were suspected and/or dismissed?
5.1 How many allegations, informal complaints and/or formal complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, stalking and/or other gender violence or sexual misconduct by former University staff have you received from students, former students, staff and former staff over the past six years?
*Former staff means those who were an ex-member of staff at time of (some of) the complaints and/or allegations made against them. It does not mean individuals who were staff at the time the allegation was made - they were covered in my previous FOIs. Therefore, 6.2 refers to those ex-staff who were dismissed or suspended prior to leaving the University - if recorded. I am asking these questions because a number of Universities have acknowledged that their record of the number of allegations/complaints would increase by 50-100% if including those against ex-staff.
**Staff - and former staff - refers to both academic and non-academic staff.
***Former students refers to individuals who made allegations and/or complaints after leaving the University.
If you require any clarification, please contact me under your Sextion 16 duty to provide advice and assistance.
Further to your request for information. Please find our response below:
1.1 Please see below the number of cases recorded by the University Academic Regulations and Compliance Team: Please note that the information relating to informal complaints is not recorded, and therefore unable to provide a response.
Academic Year: 2011/12
Complaint About: Student
Academic Year 2012-13
Academic Year 2013-14
Complainant - Student
Complaint About - Student
Academic Year 2013-14
Complainant - Student
Complaint About - Student
Academic Year 2014-15
Academic Year 2015-16
Academic Year 2011-12
Complainant - Staff
Complaint About - Staff
Academic Year 2017-18 (to 3 Jan 2018)
Complainant - Student
Complaint About - Staff
1.2 All formal complaints are investigated and cases of this nature are considered in accordance with the provisions of the Student Disciplinary Procedures. Students found guilty of a breach of discipline are subject to the range of penalties as defined in the Student Disciplinary Procedures.
Any alleged compliants are investigated formally under the University's Disciplinary Procedure.
2.1 Zero complaints
2.2 One member of staff
2.3 One member of staff
Visiting and Associate Academics/Lecturers
5.1 Zero for staff and Zero for students
|16 January 2018||13 February 2018||14 February 2018||Dear Staffordshire University|
I was very worried to hear of a recent study that claimed that there was a 19% rise in EU academics leaving UK Universities over the past year.
May I submit an FOI request concerning Staffordshire's overall levels of EU academic staff?
In particular I would like to know how many EU academic staff have left the University over the last year and how many new EU staff have joined you since.
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Further to your request for information, please see our response below:
Current EU Academics: 816
EU Academic Starters 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017: 186
EU Academic Leavers 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017: 124
The above figures include part-time leavers.
|19 January 2018||16 February 2018||14 February 2018||Dear FOI,|
I have a question about the financial performance of any residences at your institution in financial year 2016/17.
For clarity I would like to know:
1) About the financial performance (both income and expenditure) you declare in your main accounts within "residences, catering and conferences" both with any income or expenditure attributable to catering or conferences removed.
2) We would like direct costs and indirect costs such as depreciation and any loan repayments separately listed
3) The number of bed spaces that these figures cover
|1) The income from residences in 2016/17 was #4,774,649. The expenditure is not captured separately for residences and are therefore unable to provide this information.|
2) The amount in the financial statements of #3,553,000 for Residences, catering and conferences does not include depreciation or loan repayments.
3) The number of bed spaces that these figures cover is 1,274.
|29 January 2018||26 February 2018||14 February 2018||I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from your University:|
In the academic year 2016 to 2017 (spanning roughly from September 2016 until July 2017), how many full time undergraduate first year students dropped out during the year from your University?
This includes any student considered to be in their first year of any particular course, no matter how old the student is. 'Dropping out' is defined as any full-time first year undergraduate student who leaves your University, whether it is to pursue a course to a different University or to leave education entirely.
I would also like to know which term these students dropped out in; specifically, whether it is the First Term, Second Term or Third Term.
Please provide the information in this form:
1) "During the academic year 16/17, there were 400 full-time first year undergraduate students who dropped out of this University"
2) " Of the 400 students that dropped out, 50 dropped out in the first term, 50 from the second term and 300 from the final term"
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.
If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.
Further to your request for information please see our response outlined below. The table shows that count of the full-time, first year (level 4), undergraduate withdrawal count (includes transfer out) for 2016/17 academic year , split by semester.
*Please note that this count is for Staffordshire University courses only and does not include numbers including Partners - UK and/or Overseas.
Semester 1: Withdrawn Count = 152
Semester 2: Withdrawn Count = 67
Semester 3: Withdrawn Count = 134
Grand Total: 353
|26 January 2018||23 February 2018||21 February 2018||Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information:|
1) Does your organisation have a Facebook Page(s)? If yes, what is/are yje url(s) and when were they set up?
2) Does your organisation advertise or spend any money on Facebook? If yes, please can you outline what expenditure has occurred and break down expenditure per calendar year (January to December) since 2004?
3) Does your organisation have a Twitter Account? If yes, what is/are yje url(s) and when were they set up?
4) Does your organisation advertise or spend any money on Twitter? If yes, please can you outline what expenditure has occurred and break down expenditure per calendar year (January to December) since2006?
5) Does your organisation use Google G-Suite services (Google Services) or does your organisation rely on google for any services (such as email hosting)? If yes, what are the services, when were they agreed and how much did they cost?
6) Does your organisation advertise or spend any money on Google? If yes, please can you outline what expenditure has occurred and break down expenditure per calendar year (January to December) since the payments first began?
7) Is there an official policy for the use of organisational Facebook or Twitter Accounts (i.e. How to post, what to use it for and when to delete or preserve records)? If there is a policy (or policies) please may I be provided with them?
|Further to your request for information, please find our responses below:|
1) https://www.facebook.com/staffsuni - set up in June 2009
2) Does your organisation advertise or spend any money on Facebook? - Yes. Our expenditureon social media advertising is commercially sensitive information as it is a key part of our marketing strategy and we are in direct competition with other HE institutions and therefore, rely on Section 43(2) of the FOIA.
3) https://twitter.com/StaffsUni - set up in 2009
4) Our expenditure on social media advertising is commercially sensitive information thus, rely on Section 43(2) of the FOIA in that disclosure of the information would be prejudicial to the commercial interests of the organisation.
5) The organsation does not use Google G-SUite as their primary email suite.
6) The organisation does use Google AdWords but expenditure is commercially sensitive as it is a key part of our marketing strategy and we are in direct competition with other HE institutions and therefore rely on Section 43(2) of the FOIA.
No official social media policy but good practice guidance on the use of social media within our brand guidelines (http;//www.staffs.ac.uk/brand/toolkit/social/), which is accessible to Staffordshire University employees.