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FOI disclosure log

A list of all Freedom of Information (FOI) requests that Ulster University received from January 2009 to December 2014.

The table below documents every FOI request description, the date the FOI was received and the outcome of the request. Requests which elicited a response where information was provided in full are detailed as are requests where an exemption has been applied. In cases where an exemption was applied the reasoning is provided.

Copies of FOI responses are available upon request. Please email foi@ulster.ac.uk with your requirements quoting the specific request reference taken from the table below. Requests in writing should state the specific request reference and be sent to:

Elinor Byrden
Office of the University Secretary
Ulster University
Room J314
Cromore Road
Coleraine BT52 1SA
Tel: 028 7012 3354
Email: e.byrden@ulster.ac.uk

2014

Ref NoFOI Request

Information Provided
in Full?

Information 
Withheld?

14/01 Details of PGCHE course and incidents of hacking since 2008 Yes
14/02 Living wage at Ulster Yes
14/03 Use of EBS/ERP Software Yes
14/04 Teaching based professorships from 2008 Yes
14/05 Research misconduct/procedures for breaches of misconduct Yes
14/06 Early leavers from 2010/11 to 2012/13 Yes
14/07 Greater Belfast Development funding Yes
14/08 Magee & Greater Belfast Development Business Plan Yes
14/09 University's supplier systems, e-procurement purchase, cards for financial years 2010/11 to 2012/13 Yes
14/10 VIVA VOCE undergraduate exams Yes
14/11 University's IT projects for 2013/14 Yes
14/12 No of academic appeals against academic decisions from 2010/11 to 2012/13 Yes
14/13

Queries relating to Admin Manager post in Research Office

Yes
14/14 Zuric Municipal-Insurance Yes
14/15 Secondary Schools/Feeder School Data for Rol students registered at  Ulster 2013/14 Yes
14/16 Information re University's London campus  Yes
14/17 Spend figures for the TM44 Air conditioning inspections Yes
14/18 Student Discipline statistics Yes
14/19 Interview questions for the post of Lecturer in Social Work Yes
14/20 Details of Vietnamese students at Ulster Yes
14/21 Number of academics and teaching staff broken down under gender and number of female members of senior management team Yes
14/22 Various re redundancy issues Yes
14/23 Greater Belfast Development subcontractors Yes Section 12
14/24 Details of animal research Yes
14/25 Greater Belfast Development subcontractors Yes
14/26 Percentages of students graduating with LLB degree broken down under awards 2011 to 2013 Yes
14/27 Complete list of belongings reported lost and or stolen from library buildings in 2012/2013 and whether or not items were recovered  Yes
14/28 No. of students who failed to graduate due to suicide/death for each year from 2010 Yes
14/29 Details of  animal research Yes S
14/31 Any reported effects of caffeine on students Yes
14/32 Employment disputes Yes
14/33 Declaration of criminal convictions  Yes
14/34 Graduate employment Yes
 14/35 Insurance contract information relating to motor, property and accident and liability  Yes
14/36 Income received from student disciplinary fines Yes
14/37 Grievance Issues from 2012 to date Yes
14/38 Shortlisting and interview notes for candidates for post of Head of Widening Access and participation Yes
 14/39 Procurement practices re garments Yes
14/40 Review of rules and regulations that may "breach" consumer law according to the OFT Yes
14/41 Streaming Students by grades/experience in core subjects Yes
14/42 Honorary Degrees awarded Yes
14/43 Greater Belfast Development - List of subcontractors Yes
14/44 No of students with dyslexia in the University and details of budget and extra time allocated to students Yes
14/45 Telecommunications Contract Yes
14/46 Academic appointments in the last 3 years requiring teaching qualification as essential criteria Yes
14/47 Greater Belfast Development - list of subcontractors Yes
14/48 Reported Racist Abuse Yes
14/49 University Open Access publishing for 12 months for RCUK-funded research Yes
14/50 Recruitment figures Yes
14/51 Student discipline incidents Yes
14/52 Disciplinary issue s - Students and staff Yes
14/53 Procurement practicesrepurchase of garments Yes
14/54 Details re post of Biomedical Scientist Yes
14/55 Professors employed at Ulster and return to REF Yes
14/56 Living Wage Yes
14/57 JD and personnel spec for BSP Grade 6 post of International Student Experience Co-ordinator at Magee Yes
14/58 Carecall fees since January 2014 Yes
14/59 Appeals/Complaints Yes
14/60 PHD Application Process Partial
14/61 Relationships between staff and students from 2004/2014 Yes Section 40 applied
14/62 Industrial Action Issues Yes
14/63 A 'level' Grades for Adult nursing 12/13 &13/14 Yes
14/64 Plagiarism software Yes
14/65 Libruary Fines Yes
14/66 Academic Misconduct Yes
14/67 Cost of University accommodation Yes
14/68 Financial accounts/statement of accounts including notes from Financial Year 1996 to1998/1999 Yes
14/69 CCTV images used in  disciplinary proceedings Yes
14/70 Expenses/Trips for the Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellor Yes
14/71 Students from  Republic of Ireland enrolled at Ulster 2013/14 Yes
14/72 Government's announcements re extra 30,000 undergraduate  places for 2014 Yes
14/73 Value invoiced  to Carecall since January 2014 and details of payment made Yes
14/74 2012/13 and 2013/14 Travel expenses and emissions Yes
14/75 Number of Students with criminal convictions Yes
14/76 Expenditure relating to REF 2014 Yes
14/77 Query re E-mail circulation Yes
14/78 Controversial guest speakers Yes
14/79 IP Addresses used by University Yes
14/80 URL's for blocked websites Yes
14/81 Telephone conference call services and use of online web meeting tools Yes
14/82 Recruitment agent in Thailand Yes
 14/83 Health and Safety and Illness at the University Yes
14/84 Record of all gifts and hospitality offered or accepted by employees Yes
14/85 Source of funding of Students' Union Yes
14/86 Remuneration and breakdown of staff on highest salary Yes
14/87 Correspondence between the University and Students' Union re governance of Students' Union between 1/2/11 and 20/06/14 Partial
14/88 Details of senior academics pay and their pay rises over the last two years Yes Section 40 Applied
14/89 Individuals or organisations hosted at University over past five financial years? Yes
14/90 Honorary graduates who declined award Yes
14/91 Honorary graduates who declined award Yes Section 40 Applied
14/92 ISD External/3rd party contracts Yes
14/93 Fixed Telephoney Broadband and WAN contract information Yes
14/94 Names of Complainants Yes
14/95 How much has been spent over each of the last three years on staff benefits over and above their standard salaries Yes
14/96 A list of models of physical servers, storage devices under support contracts as well as the cost  and duration of contracts Yes
14/97 Animal research Yes
14/98 Technologies used in place to reduce paper use within public sector organisation , employee status, reprographics functions etc Yes
14/99 Reprographics environment Yes
14/100 Animal Experiments Yes
14/101 University's insurance contacts Yes Section 43 Applied
14/102 Students Union funding 2008 to 2013 Yes
14/103 Framework aggreement(s) /contract (s) Yes
14/104 Academic staff/student relationships Yes
14/105 Query re post of EU Thematic  lead Yes
14/106 Fire incidence in University Halls of Residence Yes
14/107 Oracle E-Business (EBS) Software Yes
14/108 Animals and scientific procedures at the University in the last two years Yes
14/109 Server information Yes
14/110 Copy of Student survey Yes
14/111 Breakdown of students cheating in examinations Yes
14/112 2012 Research Concordat  Yes
14/113 List of all the new undergraduate course modules that are being taught for the first time in the upcoming academic year (2014/2015) and their corresponding module codes in electric format Yes
14/114 CBI Subscription Yes
14/115 Data for session 2013/14 Doctoral Qualifications Yes
14/116 Number of species used in animal research and purpose of research Yes
14/117 Percentage  of staff completing formal PDP or CPD - 2012/13 Yes
14/118 Visitorial process Yes
14/119 Agendas and mins of Organisation Development Committee February 2011 to date regarding SU issues  Yes
14/120 Introduction of certain courses or modules first introduced or delivered at the University Yes
14/121 Statistics on website hits Yes
14/122 Green League survey Request refused
14/123 Visiting Professorship post Yes
 14/124 Publishing costs for 5 years Yes
14/125 Vice-Chancellor retirement package Yes
14/126 IP Addresses used to access internet Yes
14/127 UCU Strike action/pay deductions Yes
14/128 Publishing costs for 5 years Refused
14/129 Remuneration packages over £100,000 in 2013/14 Yes Section 12
14/130 Papers, minutes, and agenda for Remuneration and Audit commiittee meetings from 1996 partial
14/131 Details of any software company requested an audit of the use of their software Yes
14/132 Demographic composition of students at the University for the past 3 years Yes
14/133 Academic and financial relationships with Iseli institutions for the past 5 years Partial
14/134 Student deaths from 1999 Yes
14/135 Estimated spend on electrical materials for estates and facilities, energy and carbon target and future building plans Partial
14/136 Contextual data in University admission since June 2013 Yes
14/137 Resident complaints against students 2011-14

14/138 Vice-Chancellor's salary and expenses for  year ending 31 July 2014

14/139 Teaching element re caring for people with learning disabilities in adult, mental health and children's nursing degree programes at the University Yes
14/140 Visits by UK Visas and immigration since Tier 4 sponsor licence (Student Visas)   Yes
14/141 Student Loans Yes
14/142 Student mental illness - depression and anxiety Yes
14/143 Free Speech University Rankings Yes
14/144 Module evaluation forms for NUR 666 nurse prescribing from 2009/10 to 2013/14 Yes
14/145 Secondary Schools/Feeder school data for Republic of Ireland students registered at Ulster 2014/15 broken down under gender Yes
14/146 Complaints in relation to people wearing GAA clothing. University policy on clothing for staff and students including any reference to GAA clothing. Yes
14/147 University financial accounting software Yes
14/148 Breakdown of data from internet network used by student and staff. Yes
14/149 Computing and computing related courses broken down by gender at the University

14/150 Breakdown of Staff/Student under gender and religious background and across the School of Law Yes
14/151 Composition of interview panel for post in Social Sciences Yes
14/152 EU Horrizon 2020 bids Yes Appeal rec'd
14/153 Response to Universities UK consultation on Superannuation Scheme  No
14/154 Salary details of non-academic staff who earn +£100,000   Yes
14/155 Cost of University's  rebranding exercise  Yes
14/156 Claims submitted by Vice -Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellors at the University  Yes
14/157 Labour Relations data (Various staff nos , redundancy and EO Data) Yes
14/158 Confidentiality Agreements Yes
14/159 International student recruitment agents Yes
14/160 Computing and computing related courses  broken down by gender at the University 14/15 Yes
14/161 Not for University of Ulster  Not for University of Ulster
14/162 Redundancy plan and rationale for staff redundancy between 2014-2016 Yes Appeal rec'd
14/163 Temporary agency staff/spend/contracts  Yes
14/164 Cost of Ulster's rebranding exercise   Yes
14/165 IT server storage and maintenance support contracts  Yes
14/166 Cost of  Elsevier academic  journals  Yes
14/167 IT Disposal/Rentention  Yes
14/168 Membership of the CBI and related expenditure Yes
14/169 Rights and responsibilities of students Yes
14/170 Ulster's rebranding exercise  Yes
14/171 IT operations outsourced to a third party  Yes
14/172 Number of Subject Access Requests and Freedom of Information requests from 2009 to 2014 Yes
14/173 Cost of rebranding exercise  Yes
14/174 LLB marks from 2012/13 to 2013/14  Yes
14/175 Cost to Restructure Student Support and number of complaints regarding process  Yes
14/176 Research misconduct complaints from 2011/12 to 2013/14 and outcome of complaints Yes
14/177 No of Subject Access Requests and Freedom of Information requests received prior to 2010  Yes
14/178 Incidents of stress within the IT sector  Yes
14/179 Has gender segregation been implemented at the University?  Yes
 14/180 Framework agreement (s) / contracts in relation  to UU washroom/ hygine services  Yes
14/181 Has Ulster signed 2012 Concordata and what impact has this had on the number of instances of research misconduct?  Yes
14/182  On-going

14/183  On-going

14/184  On-going

14/185  On-going

14/186  On-going

2013

Ref NoFOI Request

Information Provided
in Full?

Information 
Withheld?

FOI/13/01 Revenue from graduation ceremonies 2008/09 to date  Yes
FOI/13/02 Advertising spend 2009/10 to 2011/12 Yes 
FOI/13/03 GBD expenditure  Yes Section 43 applied 
FOI/13//04 Irish league signage at Students' Union Coleraine  Yes
FOI/13/05 Information on candidates for social psycology post recruitment  Yes
FOI/13/06 Animal research Yes 
FOI/13/07 Salary bracket  Yes
FOI/13/08 Various  Yes
FOI/13/09 HPAT  Yes
FOI/13/10 Funding of Students' Union socities  Yes
FOI/13/11 University investments  Yes
FOI/13/12 Documentation relation to signage at Coleraine Students' Union  Yes
FOI/13/13 Closure of JN Creche  Yes
FOI/13/14 Closure of JN Creche Yes 
FOI/13/15 Closure of Magee creche Yes 
FOI/13/16 Coach of Hire camogie team  Yes
FOI/13/17 Server Hardware Maintenance and software licensing Contracts  Yes
FOI/13/18 Copy of of prospectuses 2002/03 to 2012/13  Yes
FOI/13/19 Undergraduate/taught postgraduate programmes 2011/12 and 2012/13 entry that did not enrol any students in that year  Yes
FOI/13/20 Copy of sucessful applications for Ulster Intullectual Property Services Tender submitted Nov 2012  Yes
FOI/13/21 HPAT- ULSTER  Yes
FOI/13/22 Labour Research  Yes
FOI/13/25 Information re irish signs in Coleraine Students' Union  Yes
FOI/13/26 Closure of university Creches  Yes
FOI/13/27 HE environmental and ethnical performance  Yes
FOI/13/28 Undergraduate applications  Yes
FOI/13/29 Library fines Yes 
FOI/13/30 Senior Staff Expenses  Yes
FOI/13/31 Website Views  Yes
FOI/13/32 Various Ref FOI Log GBD surveys  Yes
FOI/13/33 List of secondary schools, roll nos for first year undergraduate degree students enrolled Sept 2012  Yes
FOI/13/34 Closure of Jordanstown creche Yes
FOI/13/35 Senior Staff Saleries Yes
FOI//13/36 Jordanstown carpark and access roads Yes
FOI/13/37 Funding for University creches Yes
FOI/13/38 Supplier details re photocopiers, printers and scanners Yes
FOI/13/39 Re Physical Resources contracts etc Yes
FOI/13/40 Future Plans for the UUJ Daycare Facility Yes
FOI/13/41 Coast to resurface the UUJ Nursery carpark Yes
FOI/13/42 Consultation re Jordanstown creche Yes
FOI/13/43 Religious Imbalance Yes
FOI/13/44 Animal Experimentation Yes
FOI/13/45 Indian Students Yes
FOI/13/46 Mountaineering Club Info Yes
FOI/13/47 Journalism Courses - gender balance Yes
FOI/13/48 Technology used to process overseas student applications Yes
FOI/13/49 Media Statements Yes
FOI/13/50 Payments for staff off the 51- point Framework Agreement pay spine Yes
FOI/13/51 Counselling services Yes
FOI/13/52 Travel expenses etc Yes
FOI/13/53 Animal research Yes
FOI/13/54 Former Tenants Address? Yes
FOI/13/55 Nursery Closure - Process and Action to Recover Bad Debt from Non Payment of fees Yes
FOI/13/56 Nursery Closure - Grants or funding from the EU/DEL Yes
FOI/13/57 Research and grants re Autism Yes
FOI/13/58 Companies Uni makes Investments Yes
FOI/13/59 Compromise Agreements Yes
FOI/13/60 Applications Yes
FOI/13/61 Application breakdown Yes
FOI/13/62 Parade Talks in Wales Yes
FOI/13/63 Library Fines Yes
FOI/13/64 University Software Yes
FOI/13/65 Posts in International Student Experience Team Yes
FOI/13/66 Ethical proccurement strategies re electronics & ICT Yes
FOI/13/67 Facilities stucture , requirements and expenditure Yes
FOI/13/68 Mental health services at Ulster Yes
FOI/13/69 University Course Refunds Yes
FOI/13/70 Visitorial procedures Yes
FOI/13/71 Student disability statistics from January 2010 to 31 December 2012 Yes
FOI/13/72 Postal services at Ulster Yes
FOI/13/73 Student numbers at Ulster Yes
FOI/13/74 HR payroll contract Yes
FOI/13/75 Indicents of sexual assault Yes
FOI/13/76 LAN Contract Yes
FOI/13/77 Health & Safety Senior Staff Yes
FOI/13/78 Hardship fund payments 2009/10 to 2012/13 Yes
FOI/13/79 Pharmaceuticalprogramme - details of antimicrobial stewardship Yes
FOI/13/80 Spend on training at IT Dept Yes
FOI/13/81 Copy of posts on redeployment list Yes
FOI/13/82 IT Network infrastructure at JN Yes
FOI/13/83 Application for Talented Athlete Yes
FOI/13/84 Undergraduates from fee paying schools Yes
FOI/13/85 Fitness to Study Yes
FOI/13/86 No. of students disciplined for using essay writing services Yes
FOI/13/87 Onsite energy generation Yes
FOI/13/88 HR- employment contracts Yes
FOI/13/89 Uni Funds/VC Saleries and expenses Yes
FOI/13/90 Accomodation prices Yes
FOI/13/91 Commercial relationships with Ulster Yes
FOI/13/92 Students Undertaking Pharmacy Course Yes
FOI/13/93 Bachelor undergraduates from fee paying schools Yes
FOI13/94 Undergraduates face-to-face tutoring Yes
FOI/13/95 Tenders for media monitoring services Yes
FOI/13/96 Contracts & SLAs for physical servers, storage devices, tape libraries, networks switches and routers Yes
FOI/13/97 Animal research Yes
FOI/13/98 Donations to Ulster Yes
FOI/13/99 IP Addresses Yes
FOI/13/100 Allocation of residences at 31 August 2013 Yes
FOI/13/101 Highest and lowest performing undergrad degrees at at Ulster 2007/08 and 2012/13  Yes
FOI/13/102 Candidate details  Yes
FOI/13/103 Investigating science @ work Yes 
FOI/13/104 BME Students at Ulster  Yes
FOI/13/105 Animal Experiments  Yes
FOI/13/106 Capita Contracts  Yes
FOI/13/107 FOI Survey  Yes
FOI/13/108 Fitness to study  Yes
FOI/13/109 No. of students from Republic of Ireland registered for 2013/14  Yes
FOI/13110 Racist abuse by other students or university staff for the financial years 2008/13  Yes
FOI/13/111 REF process  Yes
FOI/13/112 IT Acceptable Use Policies etc  Yes
FOI/13/113 Honorary Degrees  Yes
FOI13/114 V-C/Chancellor's Expenses  Yes
FOI/13/115 PR Expenditure  Yes
FOI/13/116 Compromise Agreements  Yes
FOI/13/117 University Spending on IT  Yes
FOI/13/118 IT Networks  Yes
FOI/13/119 Home Economics course at Ulster Yes 
FOI/13/120 PhD Research misconduct  Yes
FOI/13/121 Documentation re Haas talks  Yes
FOI/13/122 Cost of running creche facilities, breakdown of expenditure from 2010/11 to 2012/13 and copy of any internal correspondence relating to the creche facitilities' closure

FOI/13/123 No. non-EU international undergrad students enrolled at Ulster from 2009/10 to 2012/13 Partial
FOI/13/124 Amount spent on advertising aimed at prospective students from 2010/11 to 2012/13 Yes   Section 43 applied
FOI/13/125 No. of first yrundergrands staying in university residences from 2010/11 to 2012/13  Yes
FOI/13/126 No. of  plagiarism cases at Ulster from 2010/11 to 2012/13  Yes
FOI/13/127 No. of students enrolled on postgraduate and taught masters courses at Ulster from 2008/9 to 2013/14   Yes
FOI/13/128 No. law undergraduate students enrolled at Ulster from 2009/10 to 2013/14  Yes 
FOI/13/129 Cost of student accommodation (halls of residence) at Ulster from 2009/10 to 2013/14 Yes 
FOI/13/130 Telephone system maintenance contract for hardware and and Softwware maintenance and support  Yes
FOI/13/131

What measures have been taken by the University to address inequalities in student enrolment, especially the religious  imbalance in the last 5 years?

2. Please provide  a copy of the Equality Impact Assesment undertaken by the University prior to the erection of Irish Language Singnage at the Coleraine Campus

 Yes
FOI/13/132 Funding received by Nutrition/Food Science department and members of staff NGOs and businesses linked to the food industry since September 2010 Yes
FOI/13/133 Spend for 2011/2012 for all university recruitment advertising and agency spend re temporary cover staff and permanent agency recruitment Yes
FOI/13/134 No. of times people have entered the university's libraries between 1 September 2012 and 30 June 2013 Yes
FOI/13/135 No. applications for Journalism MA course from 2007/08 and 2013/14 and the no. of successful applicants. Course fees for Journalism MA courses from 2007/08 to 2013/14 Yes
FOI/13/136 Car parking at JN Yes
FOI/13/137 Copies of Mobile Device Management Policy; Software Asset Management Policy; and Bring your own Device (BYOD) Policy.              Yes
FOI/13/138

Average A level points for students on PGCE courses from 2011/12 to 2013/14

Yes


FOI/13/139 Courses and research with terrorism element  Yes
FOI/13/140 No. of complaints made against staff for innapropriate behavior and or relations from 2008/09 to 2012/13

FOI/13/141 Full names and adresses of all the companies who  submitted a bid for tender no. 2013/S 139-241705- Coleraine: insurance services  Yes
FOI/13/142 Arms trade funding  Yes
FOI/13/143 ICT Expenditure 2013/14 and 2014/15  Partial  Section 12 applied
FOI/13/144 Belfast campus expenditure  Yes
FOI/13/145 Full names and addresses  of all the companies who submitted a bid  for tender no. Coleraine: Natural gas - 2013/S 140-243282  Yes
FOI/13/146 OSCE Assessment in UG adult nursing  Yes
FOI/13/147 Approx annual expenditure on laboratory, grants, safety management  Yes
FOI/13/148 VC's office expenses 2011/12 to 2013/14 to date  Yes
FOI/13/149 Construction Management, Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying courses  Yes
FOI/13/150 Garment suppliers suppliers 2009/10 to 2012/13  Yes
FOI/13/151 Cost of translation and interpreting services for 2012/13  Yes
FOI/13/152 No. of FOI/ request for 2011, 12 and 13  Yes
FOI/13/153 Details of internal and re-deployment vacancies between 1 Oct and 30 Nov 2013  Yes
FOI/13/154 Salary brackets, staff survey and severance packages  Yes
FOI/13/155 Research Exercise Framework (REF) 2014

2012

Ref NoFOI Request

Information Provided
in Full?

Information 
Withheld?

FOI/12/01 Cost of Knocktarna 2008/09 to 2011/12 Yes
FOI/12/02 IT management and project management processes Yes
FOI/12/03 Pension fund investments Yes
FOI/12/04 Cost of student accommodation Yes
FOI/12/05 HPAT scores - language therapy 2009/10 and 2010/11 Yes
FOI/12/06 Application statistics Partial Exceeds cost limit 
FOI/12/07 Non disclosure agreements signed by staff Yes
FOI/12/08 Senior officer expenses Advised to refine request Exceeds cost limit 
FOI/12/09 No. of research staff at Ulster Yes
FOI/12/10 Details of successful tender Withheld Section 43 applied 
FOI/12/11 Details of properties owned by Ulster Yes
FOI/12/12 Details of applications and marketing strategies for non-UK undergraduates Yes
FOI/12/13 Confidentiality agreements signed with departing staff in the last 2 years Yes
FOI/12/14 CurrrentITsupport contracts Yes
FOI/12/15 Names of individuals who
declined the offer of an honorary degree from the University of Ulster between 1950 and 1999
Yes
FOI/12/16 Student nurses accessing welfare fund Yes
FOI/12/17 Fitness to sit policy Yes
FOI/12/18 FNo . of students caught cheating, the “ offence( eg copying, plagiarism, bringing unauthorised material into exams for last 3 years and penalties imposed 
Green League Survey 2012itness to sit policy
Yes
FOI/12/19 Green League Survey 2012 Yes
FOI/12/20 Details of Council members Yes
FOI/12/21 Composition of Council and Senate Yes
FOI/12/22 Business case relating to MSci Planning and Property Development course Withheld Section 43 applied 
FOI/12/23 Graduate School of Professional Legal Education at the Magee Partial Section 43 applied 
FOI/12/24  Breakdown of staff, redundancy figures, discontinued programme and spend on employment agency spend Yes
FOI/12/25 Information on Computational Neuroscience project Withheld Section 14 applied - Vexatious request 
FOI/12/26 VC’s External representation Yes
FOI/12/27 Disabled applicants to PGCE course Yes
FOI/12/28 Pharmacy course statistics Yes
FOI/12/29 Figures for students disciplined for misconduct Yes
FOI/12/30 Details of Restorative Justice course at Ulster Yes
FOI/12/31 Mobile phone contracts Yes
FOI/12/32 Details of honorary graduates & ceremony expenses for past 5 years Yes
FOI/12/33 Legal fees for past 10 years Yes
FOI/12/34 Figures for students caught plagiarising in written work over past 3 years Yes
FOI/12/35 On-campus fitness suites Yes
FOI/12/36 Details of emergency loans for students Yes
FOI/12/37 Figures for students caught cheating in examinations Yes
FOI/12/38 Disposal of IT equipment Yes
FOI/12/39 No. of students expelled for for student discipline issues Yes
FOI/12/40 Mobile phone contact Yes
FOI/12/41 Use of animals in research Partial Section38 - Health & Safety
FOI/12/42 HPAT statistics Partial Section40 applied
FOI/12/43 Speech & Language Therapy programme at Ulster Yes
FOI/12/44 Animal Experimentation Partial Section 38 applied - Health & Safety
FOI/12/45 Students disciplinary fines imposed since 2006 Yes
FOI/12/46 Garments and ethical procurement policies Yes
FOI/12/47 Recruitment of international students Yes
FOI/12/48 University accommodation – procurement & Student Kitchen Starter Packs Yes
FOI/12/49 HPAT-ULSTER Yes
FOI/12/50 Outsourcing of IT Yes
FOI/12/51 Lone working policy Yes
FOI/12/52 Student disciplinary appeals Yes
FOI/12/53 Benchmarking of HPAT Yes
FOI/12/54 Review of HPAT Yes
FOI/12/55 Details of networks and servers at Ulster Yes
FOI/12/56 Profile of PhD applicants in Faculty of Social Sciences Partial Section 42 applied
FOI/12/57 Copy of HPAT test Yes
FOI/12/58 No of student suicides  Not held
FOI/12/59 Animal experimentation Yes
FOI/12/60 Cost of English language teaching courses for international students Yes
FOI/12/61 CCTV footage Withheld Section 42 applied 
FOI/12/62 Religious background of staff and PhD students Partial Section 42 appled
FOI/12/63 Tuition fee waiver following a complaint about the quality of teaching Yes
FOI/12/64 Tender procedure Yes
FOI/12/65 Investments managed by the University Yes
FOI/12/66 Ulster submission to REF 2014 Yes
FOI/12/67 Student Numbers 2000/01 to 2011/12 Partial Exceeded cost limit 
FOI/12/68 Admissions error Partial Sections 36 & 40 applied 
FOI/12/69 Figures for completion of 3 year and 4 year pre- reg degree in nursing & nursing diploma figures 2008 to 2011 Yes
FOI/12/70 IT Disposal Yes
FOI/12/71 Composition of interview panel for Chair in Law Yes
FOI/12/72 Incidents of plagiarism and policy for retention of theses Yes
FOI/12/73 Dontations over £100,000 from 2009/10 to 2011/12 Yes
FOI/12/74 Student discipline figures 2009/10 to 2011/12 Yes
FOI/12/75 No. of students cheating in examinations & coursework from 2007/08 to 2011/12 Yes
FOI/12/76 Application for hardship fund Yes
FOI/12/77 University travel 2009/10 to 2011/12 Yes
FOI/12/78 Animal experimentation Yes
FOI/12/79 Complaints of harassment  2009/10 to 2011/12 Yes
FOI/12/80 Confucius MoU No
FOI/12/81 Restructuring of the Office of University Secretary at Ulster  Yes
FOI/12/82 MaSN limits exceeded for programmes at Ulster for the last ten years Yes
FOI/12/83 No. ofRoI students registered at Ulster 2012/13 Yes
FOI/12/84 Figures for students who failed 1st yr exams in 2010/10 & 2011/12 had to re-register as new students incurring higher fees/ permitted to retake 1st yr and did not incur higher fees Yes
FOI/12/85 Religious breakdown of nursing students at Magee from Sept 2012 Yes
FOI/12/86 English classes for home & intl students, no. of home and international students registered at Ulster and percentage of classes attendance of home and international students Yes
FOI/12/87 Proportion of academic staff holding a PhD qualification.
  doctorate ? Please give any specific targets if they exist.
Yes
FOI/12/88 Details of formal grievances have been made in the University in the last five years? Yes
FOI/12/89 Percentage of students and staff of Catholic, Protestant or other religious backgrounds currently studying at Ulster Yes
FOI/12/90 Interview schedule for the post of HFA Computing and Engineering Yes
FOI/12/91 Hourly rates of pay for lecturers at Ulster Yes
FOI/12/92 Employees at Ulster in receipt of remuneration of £140,000 pa Yes
FOI/12/93 Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or Learning Management System Yes
 FOI/12/94  Religious affiliation of staff and students Yes

2011

Ref NoFOI Request

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Information 
Withheld?

FOI/11/01 Travel agent spend 2008/09 Yes
FOI/11/02 Student protect/occupations Yes
FOI/11/03 Republic of Ireland students at Ulster & schools attended 2010/11 Yes
FOI/11/04 Details of student accommodation at Coleraine Yes
FOI/11/05 Counter-terrorism measures at Ulster Yes
FOI/11/06 Staff & student ID cards Yes
FOI/11/07 Management of FOI requests Yes
FOI/11/08 Average exam scores & coursework scores No Information not held
FOI/11/09 Vice-Chancellor's expenses 2008/09 Yes
FOI/11/10 Governing body details Yes
FOI/11/11 Website usage Yes
FOI/11/12 TRAC data 2007/08 to 2009/10 Yes
FOI/11/13 Green League survey 2011 Yes
FOI/11/14 Ulster prospectuses 2010/11 to 2012/13 Yes
FOI/11/15 Social Work places at Ulster 2009/10, 2010/11 & 2011/12 Yes
FOI/11/16 Student disciplinary cases 2007/08 to 2010/11 Yes
FOI/11/17 Details of feeder schools to Ulster Yes
FOI/11/18 Donations received since 2000 Yes
FOI/11/19 Cost of legal disputes with staff 2008 to 2010 Yes
FOI/11/20 Cost of defending Ulster reputation 2008 to 2010 Yes
FOI/11/21 Research & teaching hours Yes
FOI/11/22 Placing of staff on national pay spine Yes
FOI/11/23 Graduation costs 2009 & 2010 Yes
FOI/11/24 Details of funding received in excess of £99,999 Yes
FOI/11/25 Access arrangements & bursaries 2011/12 to 2012/13 Yes
FOI/11/26 Student complaints Belfast Yes
FOI/11/27 Accounts payable process Yes
FOI/11/28 Management review of History programme 2011 Yes
FOI/11/29 Current University contracts Yes
FOI/11/30 PVC Expenses 2008/09 & 2009/10 Yes
FOI/11/31 VC & PVC Expenses 2008/09 & 2009/10 Yes
FOI/11/32 Incidents of racism over past 5 years Yes
FOI/11/33 University Shares in arms trade related companies Yes
FOI/11/34 Vice-Chancellors expenses 2008/09 to 2010/11 & cost of functions at Knocktarna Yes
FOI/11/35  Number of complaints regarding Islamic extremism 2006/07 to 2010/11 Yes
FOI/11/36  Number of student suicides 2006/07 to 2010/11  Yes
FOI/11/37  GPC Visa expenditure 2007/08 to 2010/11  Yes
FOI/11/38  Representations made to the UKBA consultation exercise on the likely impact of English language competence requirements  Yes
FOI/11/39  Guidance on campus radicalisation Yes
FOI/11/40  Purchase of meat not electrically stunned prior to slaughter  Yes
FOI/11/41  Contractual documents re live@edu Yes
FOI/11/42 Library fines from 2004/05 to 2010/11  Yes
FOI/11/43 Empty properties owed by the University Yes
FOI/11/44 Academic staff earning over £100,000 Yes
FOI/11/45 Staff bonus & expenses  2008/09 to 2010/11 Partial Exceeds cost limit 
FOI/11/46 Mobile phone contracts Yes
FOI/11/47 Vice-Chancellors expenses 2010/11 Yes
FOI/11/48 Vice-Chancellor & PVC expenses 2005/06 to 2009/10 Yes
FOI/11/49 Number of applicants registered students and destination of leavers 2005 to 2011 Yes
FOI/11/50 Student complaints re quality of course 2009/10 to 2010/11 Yes
FOI/11/51 Cost of honorary graduation ceremonies 2009 to 2011 Yes
FOI/11/52 On campus fire safety Yes
FOI/11/53 Details of employment tribunals 2009 to 2011 Yes
FOI/11/54 International Business School - student timetables 2002/03 Yes
FOI/11/55 Business travel expenditure 2009/10 and 2010/11 Yes
FOI/11/56 Details of HR personnel from July 2008 to July 2011 Yes
FOI/11/57 Ulster quarterly house price index, details of homes sold by agents - 2nd quarter 2011 Yes
FOI/11/58 External consultant expenditure 2007/08 & 2009/10 Yes
FOI/11/59 Details of Republic of Ireland students registered at Ulster 2011/12 Yes
FOI/11/60 Greater Belfast Development minutes May/June 2011 and criteria for post of Head of Faculty Administration Yes
FOI/11/61 List of qualifications of successful candidate for post of Rees Jeffrey's lecturer in Transport Studies Yes
FOI/11/62 Employees with union duties in full/part-time capacity drawing salary Yes
FOI/11/63 Ulster payments to HMO registration scheme since its inception Yes
FOI/11/64 Details of finance, procurement, HR and payroll systems Yes
FOI/11/65 Cheating in University examinations 2010/11 Yes
FOI/11/66 Audio Visual policies at Ulster Yes
FOI/11/67 Management of FOI requests Yes
FOI/11/68 Child care voucher scheme Yes
FOI/11/69 Greater Belfast Development/Project Board minutes, Head of Faculty Administration post Yes
FOI/11/70 Copies of adverts for posts in the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems (SCIS) Dec 2008 - Oct 2011 Yes
FOI/11/71 Use of Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIPA) Yes
FOI/11/72 Copies of 4 School of Computing and Intelligent Systems (SCIS) projects Partial Response Issued Exemption 43
FOI/11/73 Credit Card expenditure 2009/10 Yes
FOI/11/74 Successful tender for CDM co-ordinator service Yes
FOI/11/75 Research grants for projects relating to climate change Yes
FOI/11/76 Copies of School of Computing and Intelligent Systems (SCIS) academic posts Dec 2006 to Nov 2008 Yes
FOI/11/77 Details of hospitality provided by Vice-Chancellor's office - Dec 2010 to Nov 2011 Yes
FOI/11/78 Details of number of FTE posts in School of Computing and Intelligent Systems (SCIS) Yes

2010

Ref NoFOI Request

Information Provided
in Full?

Information 
Withheld?

FOI/10/80 Pharmacy teaching hours at Ulster Yes
FOI/10/79 Details for Institute of Professional Legal Studies fees Yes
FOI/10/78 Profile of midwifery lecturers at Ulster during 2010/11 Yes
FOI/10/77 Community benefits agreements relating to Greater Belfast Development Yes
FOI/10/76 NOT FOR ULSTER

FOI/10/75 No. of appeals on selection and appointment decisions at Ulster from 2008 to 2010 Yes
FOI/10/74 Attrition Rates for BSc Hons Adult Nursing course 2004/05 to 2007/08 Yes
FOI/10/73 No. of students expelled for cheating in examinations at Ulster during 2009/10 Yes
FOI/10/72 Student enrolments and projected enrolments at Ulster for 2010/11 Yes
FOI/10/71 Tender documentation for Town Planning Services for Greater Belfast Development Partial Response Issued Exemption 40 &43 applied
FOI/10/70 Fines imposed by Library at Ulster during 2009/10 Yes
FOI/10/69 Republic of Ireland feeder schools for 2010/11 Yes
FOI/10/68 FOI WITHDRAWN

FOI/10/67 Examination procedures in the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences Yes
FOI/10/66 Details of UK feeder schools to Ulster from 2005/06 to 2008/09 Yes
FOI/10/65 ICT Expenditure at Ulster during 2009/10 to 2010/11 Partial Response Issued  Information not held in manner in which it has been requested
FOI/10/64 Results for under granduateprogrammes from 2007/08 to 2009/10 Yes
FOI/10/63 Change to entry requirements at Ulster Yes
FOI/10/62 Correspondence with UKBA Partial Response Issued Exemption 40 applied
FOI/10/61 Details of PhDs in the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems at Ulster 2010/11 Yes
FOI/10/60 Copy of PhD Thesis Yes
FOI/10/59 International students at Ulster who gained student visa from 2007/08 to 2009/10 Yes
FOI/10/58 No. of students employed at Ulster libraries Yes
FOI/10/57 Correspondence from UKBA re foreign students at Ulster from March 2008 to August 2010 Yes
FOI/10/56 Recruitment process for Administrative Officer post at Ulster Yes
FOI/10/55 PGCE application process at Ulster Yes
FOI/10/54 Contact details for Physical Resources' staff at Ulster Yes
FOI/10/53 Approval/requisitioning of temporary staff at FLEX Yes
FOI/10/52 Copy of material regarding post of lecturer in Music at Ulster Yes
FOI/10/51 Tuition fees waived due to complaint re teaching Yes
FOI/10/50 PhD interview notes and scoresheets for PhD computer science Yes
FOI/10/49 Final marks awarded to final year law course 2009/10 Yes
FOI/10/48 Course at Ulster with elements relating to dealing with terrorism Partial Response Issued Exemption 22 applied 
FOI/10/47 Construction consultancy services at Ulster Partial Response Issued Exemption 41 applied
FOI/10/46 Tuition fees 2003/04 to 2009/10 Yes
FOI/10/45 Community background of under graduate students 2006/07 to 2009/10 Yes
FOI/10/44 Copies of minutes of meetings re staffing resources at FLEX Yes
FOI/10/43 No. of grievance, complaints, tribunal cases listed at Ulster & School of Computing & Engineering from 2005/06 to May 2010 Parital Response Issued Information not currently available 
FOI/10/42 Details of successful applicants to PGCE primary course September 2010 Yes 
FOI/10/41 Details of bullying and harassment cases Partial Response Issued Exemption 40 applied
FOI/10/40 Amount spent on garments during 2008/09 Partial Response Issued Exemption 12 applied
FOI/10/39 Appointment panel notes taken at interview for 2 posts Yes
FOI/10/38 Interviews conducted by telephone conference Partial Response Issued Exemption 12 applied
FOI/10/37 Policy on communicating research activitesto public Yes
FOI/10/36 Policies relating to whistleblowing , public criticism and bringing the University into disrepute Yes
FOI/10/35 Details of University's SPAM Filtering system No Exemption 31 applied
FOI10/34 Details of suspended staff Jan 2007 to Dec 2009 Partial Response Issued Exemption 40 applied
FOI/10/33 Terrorism Legislation Yes
FOI/10/32 Details of staff Harassment case Jan 2007 to Dec 2008 Yes
FOI/10/31 Staff email contact details Yes
FOI/10/30 Essential criteria for Ulster post & successful candidate details Partial Response Issued Exemption 40 applied
FOI/10/29 Procedures ref International Recruitment Agents Yes
FOI/10/28 Details of number of students expelled or warned ref unacceptable behaviour Yes
FOI/10/27 ICT Budgets Yes
FOI/10/26 Cost of all foreign trips undertake by academic staff from 2008 to 2010 No
FOI/10/25 Vice-Chancellor's office expenses, salaries and library fines Yes
FOI/10/24 International student recruitment Yes
FOI/10/23 Domestic student recruitment Yes
FOI/10/22 Religious affilation of students at Jordanstown 1979 to 2005 Yes
FOI/10/21 ICT & Finance Personnel contact details Yes
FOI/10/20 Ethical Review Committee Yes
FOI/10/19 PGCE Course complaints Yes
FOI/10/18 ROI taxi suppliers Yes
FOI/10/17 Haunted Buildings Yes
FOI/10/16 Senior staff salaries Partial Response Issued Exemption 40 applied
FOI/10/15

ICT & Finance personnel contact details

Yes
FOI/10/14 Not for Ulster

FOI/10/13 Contact with National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit Yes
FOI/10/12 Breakdown of student complaints under source Yes
FOI/10/11 ICT Strategy, Procurement Procedures and Corporate Plan Yes
FOI/10/10 Annual ICT expenditure 2008/09 Yes
FOI/10/09 Amount of claims submitted to Employment Tribunal Service Yes
FOI/10/08 Breakdown of Student Discipline reports Yes
FOI/10/07 Expenditure at political party conferences in 2007 to 2009 Yes
FOI/10/06 University's website re-design Yes
FOI/10/05 Breakdown of Student Discipline reports under number of complaints and complainants Yes
FOI/10/04 University's Legal fees bill for 2008/09 Yes
FOI/10/03 Regulations of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) Yes
 FOI/10/02  Senior Staff earnings Yes 
FOI/10/01 Use of animals in research Partial Response Issued Exemption 38 applied

2009

Ref NoFOI Request

Information Provided
in Full?

Information 
Withheld?

FOI/09/71 Details of Libeskind honorary degree & keynote lecture Yes
FOI/09/70 Details of nursing degree completion rates Yes
FOI/09/69 Courses at Magee since 1998 Yes
FOI/09/68 Details of student complaints in Belfast Yes
FOI/09/67 Details of visiting professor Yes
FOI/09/66 Details of student complaint documentation Yes
FOI/09/65 Plagiarism & cheating in exams Yes
FOI/09/64 University bonuses & expenses Partial Response Issued Exemption 40 applied
FOI/09/63 HR recruitment procedures Partial Response Issued Exemption 40 applied
FOI/09/62 Foeign student intake 2009/10 Yes
FOI/09/61 Details of complaints lodged with Office of the Independent Adjudicator Yes
FOI/09/60 Details of Vice-chancellors car & residence Yes
FOI/09/59 HR Spine point breakdown Partial Response Issued Exemption 40 applied
FOI/09/58 Vice-Chancellor's communication to Government/ Conservative Party regarding tuition fees Yes
FOI/09/57 Cheating in examinations Yes
FOI/09/56 Details of disabled access at Jordanstown Yes
FOI/09/55 HR application process Yes
FOI/09/54 Details of Republic of Ireland feeder school 2009/10 Yes
FOI/09/53 Tuition fees for students on placement year Yes
FOI/09/52 Details of Republic of Ireland feeder school 2009/10 Yes
FOI/09/51 Details of Republic of Ireland feeder school 2009/10 Yes
FOI/09/50 Incidents of plagiarism 2003/2009 Yes
FOI/09/49 Outcome of staff disciplinary proceedings Partial Response Issued Exemption 40 applied
FOI/09/48 Details of demolition of Portrush site Partial Response Issued Exemption 43 applied
FOI/09/47 Bus service providers at Magee from September 2004 to September 2009 Partial Response Issued Exemption 43 applied
FOI/09/46 New signage at the University's Jordanstown campus  Yes
FOI/09/45 Summary of all student numbers broken down by discipline, level (UG/PG) and mode of study

Yes


FOI/09/44 HR shortlisting policies

Yes


FOI/09/43 UUSRP - details of licensees & value of company

Partial Response Issued

Exemption 43 applied

FOI/09/42 Magee Business Plan

No

Exemption 43 applied

FOI/09/41 Details including value   of property acquisitions made by the University in Belfast in the last five years

Partial Response Issued

Exemption 43 applied

FOI/09/40 Business plan for the Belfast Campus Development 

No

Exemption 43 applied

FOI/09/39 Details of Architecture courses, no and domicile of students & no of staff & details of institutional spend

Yes


FOI/09/38 No. of applications from foreign nationals to study at UG or PG level received from 06/07 to 08/09

Yes


FOI/09/37 UUSRP assets & funding details

Yes


FOI/09/36 Gifts & Hospitality Register 2006-2009

Yes


FOI/09/35 No of professorial staff on each of the 20 salary band returned in the last RAE

Yes


FOI/09/34 SAAD Funding

Yes


FOI/09/33 Complaints re quality of teaching & harassment of staff

Yes


FOI/09/32 Complaints of noise behaviour

Yes


FOI/09/31 Number of times the University waived students' tuition fee following a complaint about the quality of teaching

Yes


FOI/09/30 Advice issued to staff regarding words or phrases to be avoided in everyday use

Yes


FOI/09/29 Project Manager Post - Job Description

Yes


FOI/09/28 Chancellor's salary & expenses

Yes


FOI/09/27 SCIS PhD students since 2001 

Yes


FOI/09/26

No. of EU & Non EU  students issued letter of offer, failed to enrol or early leaver

Yes


FOI/09/25 Job Description Dean of Academic Development

Yes


FOI/09/24 Number of Professorial staff on each of 20 spine points

Yes


FOI/09/23 Cost of overseas Hon Graduations ceremonies

Yes


FOI/09/22 Entrance Criteria PGCE Primary Course for past 10 years

Yes


FOI/09/21 Information on Senior staff bonuses

Yes


FOI/09/20 Information on projects and tenders for toilet refurbishment at Magee

Yes


FOI/09/19 Contact details for Council members

Yes


FOI/09/18 Marking criteria used for assessment of Business Studies Module and copy of  University's policy on the application of peer assessment

Yes


FOI/09/17 ICT Expenditure 06/07 to 07/08

Yes


FOI/09/16 SRIF/ Derry Citywireless project/ No of readers/EPSRC & SCIS project proposals

Partial Response Issued

Exemption 40 applied

FOI/09/15 Contact details - senior officers

Yes


FOI/09/14 Vice-Chancellors expenses

Yes


FOI/09/13 EU Students - failure to enrol

Yes


FOI/09/12 Islamic extremism in students

Yes


FOI/09/11

No of incidents of late submission of coursework due to  computer failure

Yes


FOI/09/10 Anonyminised exam and coursework marks for Business Studies Degree 2006-2009

Yes


FOI/09/09 Confirmed and unconfirmed minutes of the ISRC Research Executive

Yes


FOI/09/08 Percentage of externally advertised University library jobs in the past three years filled by candidates from any of the five NI Education & Library Boards

Yes


FOI/09/07 Information on the expansion at Magee & Belfast

Yes


FOI/09/06 HPat Registration

Yes


FOI/09/05 RAE 2008

Yes


FOI/09/04 Minutes of staff/student consultative meetings 2004-2009

Yes


FOI/09/03 Corporate Management structure and corporate plan & ICT strategy 08/09

Yes


FOI/09/02 Number of students expelled in 07/08 & issued a formal warning for unacceptable behaviour

Yes


FOI/09/01 Procedures for academic staff giving televised interviews

Yes


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