University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
19 June 201817 July 201826 July 2018Hello,

I am submitting a FOI request about your University's energy use and hoped you could provide the answers to these questions:

- The name of the College's Gas & Electricity supplier
- The name of the College's energy broker (if you have one)
- Annual Gas & Eletricity Consumption of the College (separate figures)
- Amount of Gas & Electricity supplies (no. Of sites supplied and also the figure in ##s)
- The renewal date of each energy contract
Dear Sir/Madam,

Further to your request please find our response below:

Our energy suppliers are: Npower (electricity); Total (Gas)
We use a brokering service - LASER
Total gas - about 11GWh - 5 Main MPRs
Total electric - about 10GWh - 5 Main MPANs
Gas Cost - #364k (projected for end of July)
Electric cost - #1.5M (projected for end of July)
Both contracts are or renewal 1 October 2019

Regards,

Staffordshire University
4 June 20182 July 201822 June 2018Dear who it may concern,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please send me:

The number of people who identify as a) black, b) asian, and c) minority ethnic who applied at your University in each of the last three academic years. Can you please also provide the total number of applicants for each of the last three academic years.

The number of people who identify as a)black, b) asian , and c) minority ethnic who were accepted to your University in each of the last three academic years. Can you please also provide the total number of accepted places for each of the last three academic years.

I would like the above information to be provided to me as electronic copies.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act you are required to advise and assist requesters, If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with the copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.
Dear Sir/Madam,

Further to your request we can provide the following information. Please note that the below figures are for all On Campus Staffordshire University students. The University applications remain in process for the 2017/18 applying academic year.

The total number of applicants for each of the last three academic years:

The total number of applicants entering academic year 2014/15 = 19,899
The total number of applicants entering the academic year of 2015/16 = 18,402
The total number of applicants entering the academic year of 2016/17 = 17,341

The total number of accepted places for each of the last three academic years:

The total number of acceptances for the entry academic year of 2014/15 = 6,665
The total number of acceptances for the entry academic year if 2015/16 = 6,204
The total number of acceptances for the entry academic year of 2016/17 = 6,162

Regards,

Staffordshire University
13 June 201811 July 201822 June 2018Dear FOI Officer,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please send me:

1. For the academic year 2017/18
A) A list of University societies/teams that were reported for conduction "initiations" (or anything to a similary affect)
B) The number of incidents reported
C) The nature of the incident(s)
D) Action taken (if any) by the University

2. Same for the academic year 2016/2017

Below is a suggested format:

Society: Number of Incidents: Incidents: Action:

I would like the above information to be provided to me as electronic copies.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary. I would like to remind you of your duty under section 16 of the Freedom of Information act to offer such advice and assistance on a request if necessary.

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with the copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Dear Sir/MAdam,

We can confirm that we have had no intiations reported for the time period requested.

We have a policy in place which set out student groups are all trained. Please see weblink below:

Https://www.staffsunion.com/activities/archive/handbook/initiation-social-policy/

Regards,

Staffordshire University
4 June 20182 July 201825 June 2018This Freedom of Information request concerns inclusive teaching at Staffordshire University, especially as regards disabled students with Specific learning Difficulties (SpLDs).

It is likely that this FOI request would be best answered by your Head of Teachinig and Learning, or equivalent.

Please accept my thanks to you and your colleagues for supplying this information.

1. How does your HEI define inclusive teaching?
2. Does your HEI offer training in inclusive teaching to its academic staff?
3. If YES:

A. How is that training delivered? (e.g. PGCHE/PG CAP, CPD)

B. How much training in inclusive teaching is offered? (e.g. Hours per course/year)

C. What % of your HEI's total academic staff has currently received this training?

D. What percentage of your HEI's total academic staff receives this training annually?

E. How do you track this training for each academic?

F. Does the training explicitly include teaching students SpLDs? And if so, what are the learning objectives of the relevant modules?

4. If NO:

A. In what ways do you expect your academic staff to gain knowledge of inclusive teaching in general and for students with SpLDs in particular?

B. How do you track each academic's acquisition of such knowledge?

C. Does your HEI plan to offer training in inclusive teaching, if so over what timescale?

B. Your HEI's Incorporation of inclusive teaching in its under and postgraduate courses:

1. Does your HEI's validation/revalidation of new/existing courses take into account the ways in which they deliver inclusive teaching?

2. If YES:

A. What percentage of your HEI's courses have so far been so validated/revaludated?

B. By what date does your HEI expect to have all its courses so validated/revalidated?

C. What are the key validation/revalidation criteria relating to inclusive teaching in general and for students with SpLDs in particular?

3. If NO:

A. By what means does/will your HEI implement inclusive teaching in general and for students with SpLDs in particular?

B. How does/will your HEI measure the implementation of such inclusive teaching?

C. What are/will be the key criteria if such measurement?

D. By when does/will your HEI expect all its courses to implement inclusive teaching?
2. Any proposals presented to our deliberative Committees have a coversheet which asks what the equality impact of the proposal will be on staff and students and we have received refined this so that it does highlight inclusivity issues.
29 June 201827 July 201830 July 2018Dear Sir or Madam,

Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

This request concerns the availability of counselling services.

For each question I am seeking information for each of the following time periods (financial years):

I) 2014/15
Ii) 2015/16
Iii) 2016/17
Iv) 2017/18 to date (most recent data available)

1. How many students were registered at your University?
2. How many FTE counsellors/psychologists were employed?
3. How many students (in percentage of total students registered) reported mental health problems? (i.e. 6% of all students contacted your counselling services)

I should prefer to receive these in electroni format at this email address.

If the information requested contains sections of confidential information, please blank out or remove these sections, and mark clearly that they have been removed.

If you have any questions, feel free to let me know.
Dear Sir/Madam,

Further to your request for information please see our response below.

1. How many students were registered at your University?
2014/15 - 21748
2015/16 - 21379
2016/17 - 20218
2017/18 - 18657

2. How many FTE counsellors/psychologists were employed?
The number of Student counsellors employed byu Staffordshire University was/is as follows:

2014/15 - 2.58FTE
2015/16 - 2.58FTE
2016/17 - 3.08FTE
2017/18 - 3.08FTE

We also employ Student Wellbeing Advisers - FTE for this team over the same period is as follows:
2014/15 - 2.0FTE
2015/16 - 2.0FTE
2016/17 - 4.0FTE
2017/18 - 4.0FTE

3. How many students (in percentage of total students registered) reported mental health problems? (i.e. 6% of all students contacted your counselling services)

We have not routinely recorded the number of students accessing our wellbeing service - the figures below as such represent the proportion of students at Stafforshire University who have accessed support specifically from the counselling service. The percentage relates to all Staffordshire University Students as per Question one. This does fully reflect many of these students study at Partner institutions, where support in relation to mental health is delivered by the specific provider.

2014/15 - 2.6%
2015/16 - 2.6%
2016/17 - 3.1%
2017/18 - 3.1%

Regards,

Staffordshire University
27 June 201825 July 201831 July 2018Dear FOi Officer,

Please supply information on all students who began courses in the academic years we have asked for, regardless of which month your University's academic years begains. If a student has stepped off from their studies or otherwise taken a break, in the academic year we have asked for completion rates for, please count this as a non-completion.

Nursing Students Questions:

1. How many undergraduate students began three year pre-registration nursing degree courses at your University in the academic year 2014?

(i) How many undergraduate students completed this three year pre-registration nursing degree course at your University in 2017?

2. How many undergraduate students began four year pre-registration nursing degree courses at your University in 2013?

(i) How many undergraduate students completed this four year pre-registration nursing degree course at your University in 2017?

3. If relevant, how many undergraduate students began three year pre-registration midwifery degree courses at your University in 2014?

(i) How many undergraduate students completed this three year pre-registration midwifery degree course at your University in 2017?

4. How many undergraduate students began four year pre-registration midwifery degree courses at your University in 2013?

(i) How many undergraduate students completed this four year pre-registration midwifery degree course at your University in 2017?

5. If relevant, how many students began nursing degree apprenticeships in 2017-18?

(i) How many of these students are still registered on the course?
Dear Sir/Madam,

Further to your request for information please see our response below.

3 year pre-registration Nursing awards (Nursing Practice (Audit), Nursing Practice (Child) & Nursing Practice (Mental Health)

- 2014/15 New Entrants = 218
- 2016/17 Completed = 162
- 2017/18 Completed = 170 (all but 25 started in 14/15)

3 year pre-registration Midwifery awards (Midwifery Practice)

- 2014/15 New Entrants = 16
- 2016/17 Completed = 20
- 2017/18 Completed = 14 (all of these started in 14/15).

Thank you for contacting Staffordshire University.


Regards,

Staffordshire University