Problem gambling

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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh,
Hello,

Could you please outline the measures you have in place to support students who seek help with problem gambling?

Please specify the number of times the university has been contacted by students who seek support or advice for gambling in 2017-18 , 2016-17 , 2015-16, 2014-15,2013-14 (with an annual breakdown and gender breakdown of the pupil)

Yours faithfully,

Gurpreet Narwan

Freedom of Information Act, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Dear Gurpreet,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 - INFORMATION REQUEST

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information that we received on 6 August 2018. Your request is being considered. If we hold the information you will receive it promptly, and no later than 4 September 2018 which is 20 working days from the day we received your request, subject to the information not being exempt from disclosure.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal. If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

There may a fee payable for this information. This will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:

FOI
Queen Margaret University
Queen Margaret University Drive
Musselburgh
East Lothian EH21 6UU
[email address]

Best wishes,

Fraser Rudge

Policy Adviser (Governance and Compliance)
Division of Governance and Quality Enhancement
Queen Margaret University
Musselburgh
East Lothian, EH21 6UU

Tel: 0131 474 0000; Say "Fraser Rudge" when prompted by our automated system
Email: [email address]; www.qmu.ac.uk

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Freedom of Information Act, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Dear Gurpreet

I refer to your request for information received on 6 August 2018, which is being managed under the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“the FOISA”). The University's response is as follows.

1. Could you please outline the measures you have in place to support students who seek help with problem gambling?

There are no support measures targeted specifically at students seeking assistance for problem gambling. However, students seeking help for problem gambling would be offered support through the University’s support services in the same way as for any other issue. More than 24% of all members of University staff have been trained in Scotland's Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA), which includes ‘Addiction’ as one of its sections. As such, these members of staff are well equipped to recognise potential issues and make a referral to internal or/and external support services.

2. Please specify the number of times the university has been contacted by students who seek support or advice for gambling in 2017-18 , 2016-17 , 2015-16, 2014-15,2013-14 (with an annual breakdown and gender breakdown of the pupil)

The University has not, and does not, collect information specifically in relation to students who seek support or advice for gambling. As such, notice is given under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 that the requested information is not held by the University.

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If you have any queries or concerns please contact:

FOI
Queen Margaret University
Queen Margaret University Drive
Musselburgh
East Lothian EH21 6UU
[email address]

If you have any complaint about the University’s handling of your request for information, you may require the University to review its actions and decisions in relation to this response by writing within 60 working days of the date of your request to FOI, Queen Margaret University, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6UU or at [email address].

You may, within a further six months, if you are dissatisfied with the outcome or with the University’s failure to review its actions and decisions in relation to this response, apply to The Scottish Information Commissioner. Details on how to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner is available on their website: www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Best wishes,

Fraser Rudge

Policy Adviser (Governance and Compliance)
Division of Governance and Quality Enhancement
Queen Margaret University
Musselburgh
East Lothian, EH21 6UU

Tel: 0131 474 0000; Say "Fraser Rudge" when prompted by our automated system
Email: [email address]; www.qmu.ac.uk

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