FOI: bereavement services

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Buckinghamshire New 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
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Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

FOI Officer, Buckinghamshire New University

1 Atodiad

Dear Poppy,

 

Thank you for your FOI request. Please find the information requested
below.

 

1.       Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for
students specific to bereavement?

We have a counselling service that includes bereavement support for
students.

 

2.       Do you offer any support or counselling services for students?

Yes

 

3.       Do you have an institution wide policy/guidance regarding caring
for students following a bereavement?

Yes –
[1]https://bucks.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_fi...

 

4.       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?

Not exclusive to parents.

 

5.       Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering
extensions and academic breaks in study after a bereavement?

We can offer the following options:

Extensions to deadlines

Mitigating Circumstances

Interruption of studies

 

6.       How much money did you allocate to counselling and support
services for bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)?

We do not have an allocation of funds specifically relating to bereavement
support.

 

7.       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?

N/A

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Officer Buckinghamshire New University

  High Wycombe Campus

  Queen Alexandra Road

Twitter: @bucksnewuni High Wycombe
Facebook: BucksNewUni
YouTube: BucksNewUniversity Buckinghamshire

[2]bucks.ac.uk HP11 2JZ

 

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Bucks New University awarded Silver in TEF
June 2018

 

 

 

From: Poppy Damon <[Cais Rhyddid Gwybodaeth e-bost #586518 ]>
Sent: 03 July 2019 18:27
To: FOI Officer <[cyfeiriad ebost]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI: bereavement services

 

Dear Buckinghamshire New 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
[Number Removed]

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

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