Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywPoppy Damon mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.

Dear Ulster University,

I am e-mailing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If you have any questions or need clarification to complete my request, I would be grateful if you could contact me prior to the deadline of 20 working days from receiving my request.

I’m looking for information regarding the bereavement services which are available in your university or college. Please could you answer the following:

+Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for students specific to bereavement? Y/N
+Do you offer any support or counselling services for students? Y/N
+Do you have an institution wide policy/guidance regarding caring for students following a bereavement? Y/N
+Do your policies or practices exclusively relate to support for students who have lost parents or does your support factor in other forms of bereavement, such as losing a sibling?
+Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering extensions and academic breaks in study after a bereavement?
+How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services for bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)?
+If you feel you would like to offer an opinion, would you say your institution feels you are offered enough from the Government in order to support students who have experienced bereavement while studying?

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm via e-mail that you have received this request.

Regards,
Georgia Coan + Poppy Damon
07949 434 136

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

foi, Ulster University

Dear Ms Damon

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT – Ref: FOIA/19/115

We acknowledge receipt of your recent request under the FOI Act 2000, reference number FOIA/19/115.

Your request is receiving attention and we hope to have a response to you no later than 1 August 2019. Please be advised that the 12th July is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland.

Yours sincerely

Elinor Byrden
Office of the University Secretary

Elinor Byrden
Policy Co-ordinator
Office of the University Secretary

Ulster University l Cromore Road l Coleraine l BT52 1SA
T: +44 (0)28 7012 3354
E: [email address]
www.ulster.ac.uk

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foi, Ulster University

Dear Ms Damon

The University is compiling the information required to respond to your request and will be in a position to reply to you shortly. I apologise for the delay

Regards

Azlina

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foi, Ulster University

Dear Ms Damon

Further to your FOI request please see response below from Ulster University

The University's counselling provision will support students though bereavement, but do not offer a specific bereavement service.
Do you offer any support or counselling services for students? Yes
Do you have an institution wide policy/guidance regarding caring for students following a bereavement? No
Do your policies or practices exclusively relate to support for students who have lost parents or does your support factor in other forms of bereavement, such as losing a sibling? The Student Wellbeing team and counselling provision will support students dealing with all forms of bereavement.
How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services for bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)? Bereavement specific information is not recorded at the University.
If you feel you would like to offer an opinion, would you say your institution feels you are offered enough from the Government in order to support students who have experienced bereavement while studying? No response.

Students are able to complete an EC1 form to advise academic staff of extenuating circumstances such as bereavement, that have had an effect on their examination performance or submission of coursework. This will allow an extension of time for the course work to be handed in, or an opportunity for a first sit of the examination due to these circumstances and this can be taken at the next examination period.

Alternatively students can indicate to their Course Director that they wish to take a period of leave of absence under extenuating circumstances such as a bereavement.
The EC1 and Leave of Absence requests are not solely for bereavement, but any extenuating circumstances such as illness or other personal circumstances.

If you are unhappy with how the University has dealt with your request you may raise the matter under the University's internal review process for FOI requests. Please submit written details of your appeal to Mr Eamon Mullan, University Secretary, Room J312, University of Ulster, Coleraine BT52 1SA, email at [email address]. The University will normally undertake to issue a decision on an appeal within 20 working days of receipt.

If you do not wish to submit an appeal to the University in relation to your request or if you are unhappy with the outcome of an appeal you may apply to the Office of the Information Commissioner. Full particulars of the FOI Act including the Information Commissioner's address may be found at www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Elinor Byrden
Office of the University Secretary

Elinor Byrden
Policy Co-ordinator
Office of the University Secretary

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