Dear Birmingham City 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 BCU'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.
RE: INFORMATION REQUEST DATED 16 JANUARY 2018
Further to your request for information please see our response below.
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 BCU'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.
Information regarding student and staff numbers is collated and submitted
to the Higher Education Statistical Agency (‘HESA’). Information regarding
student enrolment numbers can be accessed publically on the HESA website,
see the following website link:
addition to information available publically on the HESA website, HESA can
provide custom extracts and reports regarding data on student numbers and
course titles. A custom request is likely to be chargeable. HESA will be
able to advise you on what information is publically available and what
information would carry a fee.
Under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act we do not have to
provide information which is otherwise reasonably accessible, this is the
case even if it is only accessible on payment of a fee. The information
you have requested is reasonably accessible from HESA and or will be
available for future publication once returns for the 2016/17 academic
year have been verified. Therefore your request should be directed to
them. They will advise you on what can be accessed free of charge and or
what reports or information would be chargeable. Please see the following
links for more information and HSEA contact details:
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Requests for an internal review
should be made to the Information Governance Manager at
[Birmingham City University request email] or by writing to: Information Governance
Manager, Birmingham City University, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, B5
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Please see https://ico.org.uk/concerns/getting/ for details
of their procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Information Management Team
Birmingham City University
15 Bartholomew Row
T: 0121 300 5288
E: [Birmingham City University request email]
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