Dear Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh,
Please could you provide me with the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:
In each of the financial years from 1998-99 to 2018-19 how much has your institution spent on advertising and marketing of undergraduate degrees? This should exclude open days and publication costs if possible.
If possible please break down this spending by different types of advertising and marketing:
- Traditional media
- Social media
- Search engine
- Direct advertising
I look forward to hearing from you.
Dear W Tanner,
I refer to your request for information which is being managed under the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“the FOISA”) and the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020. Please find the University’s response attached. Please also accept my apologies for the unacceptably long delay, Covid-19 related childcare has had me working fewer and more irregular hours.
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Policy Adviser (Governance and Compliance)
Division of Governance and Quality Enhancement
Queen Margaret University
East Lothian, EH21 6UU
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