Compensation for cancelled teaching time

Shimon Goldwater made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education
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Dear Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education,

I would like to know how many, if any, decisions or settlements in favour of students have been made awarding them financial compensation in respect of teaching time lost during the UCU industrial action in February-March 2018.

If such decisions or settlements awarding financial compensation have been made, I would like to know the sums awarded and the identities of the universities involved.

Yours faithfully,

Shimon Goldwater

Enquiries, Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education

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Timothy Cadd, Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education

Dear Mr Goldwater,

 

Thank you for your request for information, submitted under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

The OIA is not a body which is subject to the Freedom of Information Act
2000.  We do not fall within the definitions of bodies covered by the Act
in sections 3-6,  in that

 

+ the OIA is not listed in Schedule 1 of the Act.
+ no order has been made by the Secretary of State designating the OIA
as a public authority for the purposes of FOI.
+ The OIA is a private company which is the designated operator of a
Scheme for the review of student complaints.  The provision of such a
Scheme is provided for by an enactment (the Higher Education Act 2004)
but as a private company which is independent of government, none of
the appointments of OIA staff are made by the Crown, government
ministers or departments, or the National Assembly for Wales.
+ The OIA is a private company limited by guarantee which is not owned
by any other public authority.

 

This means that we have no legal obligation to respond to requests for
information, and we do not therefore have to issue ‘refusal notices’ under
the terms of that Act if we decide not to provide information which is
requested of us.

 

We note your interest in the OIA’s approach to complaints about industrial
action.  In accordance with our usual approach, we will publish
information on our website when we consider that the complaints we have
reviewed provide examples of learning or good practice which may benefit
the sector (and thus students) as a whole.  We also expect to publish
information about complaints we have received about strike action during
2018, and some of the outcomes reached, in our annual report about 2018.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Timothy Cadd

Casework Support Manager

 

Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education

Second Floor

Abbey Gate

57-75 Kings Road

Reading

RG1 3AB

 

Tel:  0118 959 9813

 

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