University Disclosure Log

Date received Date due Date completed Information asked for Notes
3 July 201831 July 201830 July 2018Dear Sir or Madam,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FOIA") Request

I am writing under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information about Charity Commission and/or the Office for Students inquiries into events held at your University.

Specifically, I am asking the following:

1. Have the Charity Commission and/or the Office for Students enquired into events on grounds that they have been potentially in conflict with the University's Prevent Duty? If yes:

A) How many inquiries have there been in the past two academic years?
B) What were the events? Please provide details.

2. Which student societies have faced inquiries into their events, and on what grounds have these inquiries been made?

Please send the requested information by email and do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss this matter. As under section 16 of the Act, please contact me should the request go over the cost limit or is in any way unanswerable.

If further information is required to process this request, then please kindly contact me by return for clarification, and provide anu information that you can obtain in the meantime.
This request was submitted on 3 July 2018 and I therefore look forward to hearing from you by the 31 July 2018, within 20 working days in accordance with your obligations under section 10 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Dear Sir/Madam,

The University has concluded that information relating to your request is exempt from disclosure under Section 31(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in that the University considers that disclosure of information relating to matters pertaining to its prevent duties would be contrary to the main objective of those duties which is the Prevention of Crime.

Regards,

Staffordshire University
5 July 20182 August 201831 July 2018Dear Sirs,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request information on the ethnic origins of students enrolled at the University in the following academic years:

2015-16
2016-17
2017-18

Many thanks for your assistance providing the information.
Dear Sir/Madam,

Further to your reqest for information please see our response detailed below:

Ethnicity
Description:

Arab
2015/16 = 146
2016/17 = 150
2017/18 = 139

Asian-Bangledeshi
2015/16 = 116
2016/17 = 125
2017/18 = 105

Asian - Chinese
2015/16 = 187
2016/17 = 168
2017/18 = 155

Asian - Indian
2015/16 = 710
2016/17 = 524
2017/18 = 376

Asian - Other
2015/16 = 338
2016/17 = 323
2017/18 = 306

Asian - Pakistani
2015/16 = 560
2016/17 = 522
2017/18 = 453

Black - African
2015/16 = 829
2016/17 = 785
2017/18 = 718

Black - Caribbean
2015/16 = 364
2016/17 = 368
2017/18 = 310

Black - Other
2015/16 = 72
2016/17 = 67
2017/18 = 61

Gypsy or Traveller
2015/16 = 6
2016/17 = 3
2017/18 = 2

Information Refused
Not Given
2015/16 = 317
2016/17 = 252
2017/18 = 206

(Dom = Home)
2015/16 = 154
2016/2017 = 149
2017/18 = 170

Other
2015/16 = 298
2016/17 = 264
2017/18 = 237

Other Mixed
2015/16 = 165
2016/17 = 169
2017/18 = 188

White
2015/16 = 16679
2016/17 = 15867
2017/18 = 14854

White and Asian
2015/16 = 121
2016/17 = 126
2017/18 = 135

White/Black African
2015/16 = 61
2016/17 = 61
2017/18 = 66

White/Black Caribbean
2015/16 = 228
2016/17 = 239
2017/18 = 224

Blank
2015/16 = 27
2016/17 = 50
2017/18 = 82

Each count is made of all students studying Staffordshire University or UK Partner courses (Overseas courses excluded) and where the student is included in our headcount calculations - students that did not enrol on the course are removed.

Thank you for contacting Staffordshire University.


Regards,

Staffordshire University
5 July 20182 August 20182 August 2018Dear The Information Protection & Security Manager,

1. Please could you list all your IBMS accredited courses your institution currently run?

2..Approximately how many hours of teaching times is dedicated to Point of Care Testing/Near patient testing on each of your IBMS accredited courses?

3. Please could you provide any learning outcomes relating to Point of Care Testing/Near testing and how are they assessed?

4. Please could you provide the learning outcomes used to meet the HCPC Standards of proficiency for biomedical scientists for standards 14.26 and 14.16 and how are they assessed?
Dear Sir/Madam,

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

1. Please could you list all your IBMS accredited courses your institution currently runs?
As listed, plus Applied Biomedical Science

2. Approximately how many hours of teaching time is dedicated to Point of Care Testing/Near patient testing on each of your IBMS accredited courses?
Elements of Point of Care/Near Patient testing are embedded throughout the programme, both with practical exercises and structured learning and teaching activities. It is difficult to unpick the exact hours dedicated to this, but, for example "Biochemistry and Blood Sciences" (level 5) will contain approximately 4 hours of practical sessions using POCT equipment and the use of POCT is discussed within a 2 hour lecture/workshop at level 6 within "Clinical Biochemistry" (and assessed within the assessment package of that module). Reference to POCTis made within the content of appropriate 'clinical' modules at level 6 (Infection Science + Haematology and Transfusion Science).

3. Please could you provide any learning outcomes relating to Point of Care Testing/Near patient testing and how are they assessed?

Biochemistry and Blood Sciences (level 5)
Learning Outcomes:
1. To reflect upon the principles and practice assurance and application in both the hospital and in community based point of care testing.

Assessment:
1. A reflection on quality assurance and its application in hospital laboratories and in the community (POCT) to indicate competence in understanding the importance in a health care setting (1000 words) weighted at 20% (learning outcome 1).

4. Please could you provide the learning outcomes used to meet the HCPC Standards of proficiency for biomedical scientists for standards 14.26 and 14.16 and how are they assessed?

HCPC SOP 14.16 (know the extent of the role and responsibility of the laboratory with respect to quality management of hospital, primary care and community based laboratory services for near patient and community based laboratory services for near patient testing and non-invasive techniques)
HCPC SOP 14.26 (to be able to use standard operating procedures for analyses including point of care in vitro diagnostic devices.

HCPC SOP 14.16 is captured within the learning outcome and assessment given in 3, above,
HCPC SOP 14.26 is delivered on clinical placement and is assessed within the IBMS Certificate of Competence Registration Portfolio, undertaken on clinical placement by Applied Biomedical Science and Healthcare Science students.

Regards,

Staffordshire University
9 July 20186 August 20186 August 2018Dear Staffordshire University,

Please could you provide the following information;

The number of registered students with a visual impairment. The number of students with visual impairments that are text to speech users. The number of studetns with visual impairments that are screen reader users. The total number of students.
Dear Sir/Madam,

Further to your request for information we can confirm that we have the following visually impaired students:

Screen Readers: 9
Text to Speech: 7

The number of registered students with a visual impairment is 38. This is the total number of students with a headcount of 1718 who have indicated "You are blind of visually impaired." This includes all Staffordshire University and UK Partners.

The total number of students - 18915
This is the total headcount for 1718, and includes Staffordshire University and UK Partners.

Regards,

Staffordshire University
16 July 201813 August 201820 August 2018Dear Sir/Madam,

We are in the process of researching how universities deal with antisemitic incidents. Last year, we contacted you to provide certain information about your handling of antisemitic incidents, and we now would like to seek further information from you to see whether your processes have changed.

We will be using the information as part of a report for the British Jewish community on which universities are best at dealing with antisemitism.

As part of our research we would like to obtain information on how Staffordshire University handles antisemitic incidnets. This request is made under the Freedom of infromation Act 200.

Our request is as follows:

Q1. At present, how does Staffordshire University define antisemitism for disciplinary purposes?

Q1a. If Staffordshire University has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of antisemitism for disciplinary purposes has it been adopted in full, inclusive of all examples listed?

Q1b. If Staffordshire University has adopted the International Holocaust Remembramce Alliance's definition of antisemitism, when did it do so?

Q1c. If Staffordshire University has not adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of antisemitism, is it currently considering adopting it, and if so, when is a decision expected to be made?

Q2. How many allegations of antisemitism did Staffordshire University log in the 2017/2018 academi year now ended?

Q3. In the event of an antisemitic hate crime being brougt to the attention of Staffordshire Universit, is there a procedure in place to ensure that the police are automatically informed?

Q4. Does Staffordshire University publish the results of its disciplinary hearings? If it does not, what is the reason?

Q5. What dedicated pastoral care is provided for Jewish students in the event that they experience antisemitism at Staffordshire University?

Q6a. Who is the person we should notify in relation to potentially antisemitic speakers and events at Staffordshire University, for example speakers of concern under Prevent, the government's counter extremism strategy, and what is their name and contact information?

Q6b. Who should we contact in the event of that person's non-availability, and how should we reach them?

Q7. What training on antisemitism has been provided for academic and administrative staff in general at Staffordshire University?

Q8. What training on antisemitism has been delivered to those staff at Staffordshire University who are specifically responsible for vetting prospective speakers under Prevent?

I would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this e-mail replying to it if you have any questions.
Dear Sir/Madam,

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

Q1. At present, how does Staffordshire University define antisemitism for disciplinary purposes?
- It is expected that for Staff disciplinary purposes such matters would be covered under a broad category of misconduct - this might be discrimination or harassment on race or religious grounds for example.

Q1a. If Staffordshire University has adopted the Internaltional Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of antisemitism for disciplinary purposes has it been adopted in full, inclusive of all examples listed?

Q1b. If Staffordshire University has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of antisemitism, when did it do so?
- See question 1c below.

Q1c. If Staffordshire University has not adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliances' definition of antisemitism, is it currently considering adopting it, and if so, when is a decision expected to be made/
- At present we have not formally adopted this definition. We will be reviewing how we support Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 and we will include this in our discussion.

Q2. How many allegations of antisemitism did Staffordshire Universitylog in the 2017/2018 academic year now ended?
None (Staff)
None (Students)

Q3. In the event of an antisemitic hate crime bring brough to the attention of Staffordshire University, is there a procedure in place to ensure that the police are automatically informed?
- Any investigation and outcomes involving members of staff would be handled in accordance with the terms of the University's staff Disciplinary Procedure. Please see link for more information below:
URL

Q4. Does Staffordshire University publish the results of its disciplinary hearings? If it does not, what is the reason?
- The University is currently considering the workforce data which will be regularly produced in future.

Q5. What dedicated pastoral care is provided for Jewish students in the event that they experience antisemitism at Staffordshire University?
- The University has a Multifaith Chaplaincy. We are in the process of recruiting a Jewish Faith Advisor whose role, among other things will be to provide dedicated pastoral supporting such instances alongside our coordinating Chaplain. Students can also access all of our other support services, including our Guidance Advisors which are available via the Student Hub.

Q6a. Who is the person we should notify in relation to potentially antisemitic speakers and events at Staffordshire University, for example speakers of concern under Prevent, the government's counter extremism strategy, and what is their name and contact information?
- Contact is Janine Holdway, Head of Student Services. Email: J.D.Holdway@staffs.ac.uk

Q6b. Who should we contact in the event of that person's non availability, and how should we reach them?
Alternative contact is Ian Munton, Director of Library and Student Services - email: ian.munton@staffs.ac.uk

Q7. What training on antisemitism has been provided for academic and administrative staff in general at Staffordshire University?
- No specific training has been provided; we will be reviewing how we support Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 and we will include this in our discussion.

Q8. What training on antisemitism has been delivered to those staff at Staffordshire University who are specifically responsible for vetting prospective speakers under Prevent?
- Please see our Prevent Policy section 5. In addition, two staff members are accredited by the Home Office to deliver WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent).


Regards,

Staffordshire University
18 July 201815 August 201820 August 2018Dear Information/Data Officer,

Can I please make a request under the Freedom of Information Act and I would like to request the following informaiton about the organisation's Local Area Network (LAN) environment.

Please can you send me the organisation's Local Area Network (LAN) contract, which may include the following:

- Support and Maintenance - e.g. Switches, router, software etc
- Managed - if this includes services than just LAN

1. Contract Type: Managed or Maintenance
2. Existing Supplier: Who is the current supplier?
3. Annual Spend for each supplier: what is the annual average spending on the supplier above? If there is more than one supplier please split the annual spend for each supplier.
4. Number of Users; Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers
Apporoximate number of users will also be acceptable.
5. Number of Sites: The number of sites, where equipment is supported by each contract.
6. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment?
7. Contract Description: Please provide me with a brief description of the overall contract
8. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract is and can you please also include any extensions this may include,
9. Contract Expiry Date: When does the contract expire?
10. Contract Review Date: When will the organisation is planning to review the contract?
11. Responsible Officer: Contract details including name, job title, contact number and email address?

If the LAN maintenance is included in-house please include the following information:

1. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment?
2. Number of Users: Please cna you provide me with the number of Users this contract covers.
Approximate number of users will also be acceptable.
3. Number of Sites, Estimated/Actual number of sites the LAN covers.
4. Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for LAN please provide me with the contact details including name, job title, contact numver and email address?

If the contract is managed by a 3rd party e.g. Can you please provide me with:

1. Existing Supplier; Who is the current supplier?
2. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers.
Approximate number of users will also be acceptable.
3. Number of Sites: Estimated/Actual number of sites the LAN covers.
4. Contract Type: Managed, Maintenance, Installation Software.
5. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment?
6. Contract Description: Please provide me with a brief description of the overall contract.
7. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract and can you also please include extensions this may include
8. Contract Expiry Date: When does the contract expire?
9. Contract Review Date: when will the organisation is planning to review the contract?
Dear Sir/Madam,

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

If the Contract is managed by a 3rd party e.g. Can you please provide me with:

1. Existing Supplier: Who is the current Supplier?
Logicalis

2. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable.
Contract is for individual network devices and not users.

3. Number of Sites: Estimated/Actual Number of sites the LAN covers.
4

4. Contract Type: Managed, Maintenance, Installation, Software
Break Fix & Software Updates

5. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment?
Cisco

6. Contract Description: Please provide me with a brief description of the overall contract.
Contract covers items 24/7/4 break fix with engineer if required and software updates

7. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract is and can you please also include any extensions this may include.
Current contract runs to 31 July 2018

8. Contract Expiry Date: When does the contract expire?
See above

9. Contract Review Date: When will the organisation is planning to review there contract?
Already completed for 2018 - Next review will be in three years

Regards,

Staffordshire University
26 July 201823 August 201820 August 2018To Whom it may concern,

I am requesting the following information under the FOI Act.

- Number of applications and admissions for nursing courses (including specific statistics for mental health nursing) for the academic years 2018/2019, 2017/2018 and 2016/2017 and 2015/2016.
Dear Sir/Madam,

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

Department Nursing Overall
15/16
Applicantions: 2314
New Entrant: 471
16/17
Applications: 2000
New Entrants: 439
17/18
Applications: 1555
New Entrants: 439
18/19
Applications: 1033
New Entrants: --

We have filtered applications and new entrants on the department of Nursing within the School of Health and Social Care. Midwifery courses are not included in these counts. We cannot report on the new entrant for 2018/2019 at this time.

BSc Hons Nursing Practice - Mental Health
15/16
Applications: 445
New Entrants: 43
16/17
Applications; 300
New Entrants: 50
17/18
Applications: 243
New Entrants: 42
18/19
Applications: 176
New Entrants: --

For the above we have further filtered on the BSc Honours Nursing Practice - Mental Health, award. We are not able to report new entrant numver for 2018/19 at this time:

Regards,

Staffordshire University