Staff numbers at Cardiff University

Nicky Michaels made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cardiff University

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Dear Cardiff University,

I write to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In your FOI response to another member of the public - https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s... - you provided an overarching document which detailed student and staff numbers by school/cost centre. In respect of staff, in addition to providing totals for each of your colleges, you also sub-categorised these by grade, and by broad role type (i.e. academic staff, professional services/administrative support staff).

I would be grateful if you provide a little more detail to that document in respect of school figures for the 2017/18 academic year:-

1. Academic staff - School level
(a) the total number of salaried academic staff within each school by FTE (Full time equivalent) rather than head-count; these should then be separately broken down and sub-categorised by:
(i) the number of salaried academic FTE staff on research only contracts (whether through research funding buy outs or otherwise; please note that in practice while some falling under this category may choose to provide teaching for career development or other purposes, they remain principally, research only; post-doctoral researchers also fall under this category);
(ii) the number of salaried academic FTE staff employed on teaching and research contracts;
(iii) the number of salaried academic FTE staff employed on teaching and scholarship contracts;
(b) the number of part-time academic staff delivering teaching on one year fixed term contracts (e.g. part-time teachers, including doctoral students); note that even where these staff enjoy renewals of their contracts for a further year, they nevertheless continue to fall under this category.

(c) Where applicable, any other staff classed as 'academic' within the overall numbers provided in the previous FOI request, stipulating in the notes their status in the school/University (e.g. honorary fellow, Emeritus Professor etc).

*Please note that there is no need to breakdown any of the above by grade.
** Please note that a member of staff reported under one category (e.g. (i)) should not also be reported under a further category).
*** Please note that for these purposes doctoral students do not count as 'salaried academic staff' (even where they receive a grant or bursary) but they may fall within (b) above.

2. Support/Administration - School level
(d) With respect to support staff/professional services, I would be grateful if you could provide school level staff figures expressed as FTE.

* Please note that there is no need to breakdown any of the above by grade.

I forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Nicky Michaels

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Nicky

I acknowledge receipt of your email received by this office on 22 October 2017 in which you requested information regarding staff numbers.

Your request will now be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and has been allocated reference FOI17-299 which should be quoted in all correspondence. We will respond to your request within 20 working days starting the next working day after receipt, therefore you can expect to receive a response no later than 17 November 2017.

Where we consider that we will not be able to meet this deadline or if further time is required to consider the public interest test we will contact you as soon as possible and give you a revised date for response.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and, if that is the case, we will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

Yours sincerely

Gail Thomas
Swyddog Sicrwydd
Adran Cynllunio Strategol a Llywodraethu
Prifysgol Caerdydd
2il Lawr, Friary House
Heol y Brodyr Llwydion
Caerdydd
CF10 3AE
Ffôn: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Ebost : [email address]  

Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg.
Gail Thomas
Assurance Officer
Strategic Planning and Governance
Cardiff University
2nd Floor, Friary House
Greyfriars Road
Cardiff
CF10 3AE
Tel: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Email: [email address] 

The University welcomes correspondence in Welsh or English.

Dear InfoRequest,

Thank you for very kindly acknowledging this FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

Nicky Michaels

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Nicky

Further to our email dated 23 October 2017, unfortunately, we will be unable to provide you with an outcome by the date which we previously stated. It is estimated that a further 5 working days are required to fully consider your request. Accordingly, you can expect to receive a response by 24 November 2017. Please accept our apologies for this delay and for any inconvenience caused.

Regards

Gail

Gail Thomas
Swyddog Sicrwydd
Adran Cynllunio Strategol a Llywodraethu
Prifysgol Caerdydd
2il Lawr, Friary House
Heol y Brodyr Llwydion
Caerdydd
CF10 3AE
Ffôn: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Ebost : [email address]  

Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg.
Gail Thomas
Assurance Officer
Strategic Planning and Governance
Cardiff University
2nd Floor, Friary House
Greyfriars Road
Cardiff
CF10 3AE
Tel: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Email: [email address] 

The University welcomes correspondence in Welsh or English.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Nicky

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 22
October 2017 in which you requested information staff numbers.

 

For ease of reference, I have reproduced your questions below and set out
our corresponding responses.  Please note this figures do not cover the
full 2017-18 Academic Year but are correct at the current time.

 

I would be grateful if you provide a little more detail to that document
in respect of school figures for the 2017/18 academic year:-  

 

1.               Academic staff - School level

 

(a) the total number of salaried academic staff within each school by FTE
(Full time equivalent) rather than head-count; these should then be
separately broken down and sub-categorised by:

(i) the number of salaried academic FTE staff on research only contracts
(whether through research funding buy outs or otherwise; please note that
in practice while some falling under this category may choose to provide
teaching for career development or other purposes, they remain
principally, research only; post-doctoral researchers also fall under this
category);

(ii) the number of salaried academic FTE staff employed on teaching and
research contracts;

(iii) the number of salaried academic FTE staff employed on teaching and
scholarship contracts;

 

 

School/Dept Research T&R T&S
CARDIFF
BUSINESS 18.0 136.5 23.8
SCHOOL
CARDIFF LAW & 8.5 77.8 33.9
POLITICS
ENGLISH
COMMUNICATION 2.5 53.4 6.6
& PHILOSOPHY
GEOGRAPHY AND 12.6 43.6 1.5
PLANNING
HISTORY,
ARCHAEOLOGY & 1.4 56.6 8.6
RELIGION
JOURNALISM,
MEDIA & 3.0 19.8 20.4
CULTURAL
STUDIES
MUSIC 0.0 13.0 2.1
SCHOOL OF
MODERN 4.3 19.0 30.0
LANGUAGES
SOCIAL 60.2 73.5 16.4
SCIENCES
WELSH 0.0 7.0 19.9
BIOSCIENCES 104.6 75.8 23.0
DENTISTRY 14.5 23.9 30.5
HEALTHCARE 9.1 21.5 149.0
SCIENCES
MEDICINE 327.8 135.5 80.9
OPTOMETRY &
VISION 13.0 20.8 9.6
SCIENCES
PHARMACY &
PHARMACEUTICAL 24.6 21.4 13.2
SCIENCES
POSTGRADUATE
MEDICAL & 0.5 4.8 13.5
DENTAL
EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGY 67.3 56.6 2.6
ARCHITECTURE 13.3 21.1 8.9
CHEMISTRY 65.5 29.9 5.0
COMPUTER 13.1 28.1 10.8
SCIENCE
EARTH SCIENCES 13.0 33.2 6.5
ENGINEERING 97.3 91.7 6.5
MATHEMATICS 4.0 37.2 2.0
PHYSICS & 51.7 33.9 8.4
ASTRONOMY

 

(b) the number of part-time academic staff delivering teaching on one year
fixed term contracts (e.g. part-time teachers, including doctoral
students); note that even where these staff enjoy renewals of their
contracts for a further year, they nevertheless continue to fall under
this category. 

 

The University holds the number of academic staff delivering teaching,
whose contracted FTE is below 1.0 (i.e. part-time) and whose length of
current post is 12 months (360-370 days).  However fewer than five
applicants fall into this category and with such a small number of
applicants it may be possible to identify the applicant.  The information
is therefore exempt from disclosure by virtue of Section 40(2) of the
Freedom of Information Act entitled Personal Information.  Information
regarding contractual information would constitute the individual's
personal data as defined under Section 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998
and to release the information would breach Principle 1 of the Data
Protection Principles concerning fairness.  Members of staff could
reasonably expect information from which they could potentially be
identified not to be released into the wider public domain. To release
such information would clearly be unfair and would fundamentally undermine
the University’s implied duty of confidentiality.

 

(c) Where applicable, any other staff classed as 'academic' within the
overall numbers provided in the previous FOI request, stipulating in the
notes their status in the school/University  (e.g. honorary fellow,
Emeritus Professor etc).

 

Not applicable.

 

*Please note that there is no need to breakdown any of the above by grade.

** Please note that a member of staff reported under one category (e.g.
(i)) should not also be reported under a further category). 

*** Please note that for these purposes doctoral students do not count as
'salaried academic staff' (even where they receive a grant or bursary) but
they may fall within (b) above.

 

2. Support/Administration - School level

(d) With respect to support staff/professional services, I would be
grateful if you could provide school level staff figures expressed as FTE.

 

* Please note that there is no need to breakdown any of the above by
grade.

 

 

Op Tech
School MPSS Admin Services Svcs
CARDIFF
BUSINESS
SCHOOL 21.4 30.8   4.0
CARDIFF LAW &
POLITICS 10.8 23.5   1.0
ENGLISH
COMMUNICATION
& PHILOSOPHY 5.0 9.5    
GEOGRAPHY AND
PLANNING 6.7 7.1   3.0
HISTORY,
ARCHAEOLOGY &
RELIGION 6.8 7.3   0.0
JOURNALISM,
MEDIA &
CULTURAL
STUDIES 6.4 5.3   1.0
MUSIC 4.0 2.8    
SCHOOL OF
MODERN
LANGUAGES 12.3 12.3    
SOCIAL
SCIENCES 31.3 31.1    
WELSH 8.4 5.0    
BIOSCIENCES 44.9 19.3 3.0 26.0
DENTISTRY 12.4 14.3   3.8
HEALTHCARE
SCIENCES 22.4 48.5 2.0 1.0
MEDICINE 204.7 148.9   60.8
OPTOMETRY &
VISION
SCIENCES 9.1 15.2   3.0
PHARMACY &
PHARMACEUTICAL
SCIENCES 25.8 18.4   11.1
POSTGRADUATE
MEDICAL &
DENTAL
EDUCATION 59.2 40.7    
PSYCHOLOGY 15.5 15.6   4.5
ARCHITECTURE 14.8 9.2   1.0
CHEMISTRY 16.0 9.3   13.7
COMPUTER
SCIENCE 12.0 4.2   3.0
EARTH SCIENCES 12.0 5.3   8.9
ENGINEERING 40.1 26.5 1.6 20.5
MATHEMATICS 5.8 4.1    
PHYSICAL
SCIENCES &
ENGINEERING 20.5 4.0    
PHYSICS &
ASTRONOMY 21.0 10.0   6.0

 

 

I trust this information satisfies your enquiry.  The University has a
Freedom of Information Complaints Procedure should you feel dissatisfied
with this response or the way in which your request was handled.
Complaints must be made in writing and must set out why you believe the
University has not met its obligations under the Freedom of Information
Act.  You may email your complaint to [email address] where it
will be forwarded to the Director of Strategic Planning and Governance who
will be responsible for overseeing the review.

 

If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your complaint, you
have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for
consideration.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at the
following address: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Cardiff University. If you require further assistance please feel free to
contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Gail Thomas Gail Thomas

Swyddog Sicrwydd Assurance Officer

Adran Cynllunio Strategol a Strategic Planning and Governance
Llywodraethu
Cardiff University
Prifysgol Caerdydd
2^nd Floor, Friary House
2il Lawr, Friary House
Greyfriars Road
Heol y Brodyr Llwydion
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF10 3AE
CF10 3AE
Tel: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Ffôn: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Email:
Ebost : [1][email address] [2][email address] 
 
 
 
The University welcomes
Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu gohebiaeth correspondence in Welsh or English.
yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear InfoRequest,

Thank you for your response. I wonder if you could provide the figures as excel or word table attachments as the formatting of the whatdotheyknow.com email means that numbers are all over the place.

Yours sincerely, and thanks,

Nicky Michaels

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

1 Atodiad

Dear Nicky

Please find attached a copy of our response in Word. If you have any further query in relation to our response, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards

Gail

Gail Thomas
Swyddog Sicrwydd
Adran Cynllunio Strategol a Llywodraethu
Prifysgol Caerdydd
2il Lawr, Friary House
Heol y Brodyr Llwydion
Caerdydd
CF10 3AE
Ffôn: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Ebost : [email address]  

Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg.
Gail Thomas
Assurance Officer
Strategic Planning and Governance
Cardiff University
2nd Floor, Friary House
Greyfriars Road
Cardiff
CF10 3AE
Tel: +44 (029) 2087 5327
Email: [email address] 

The University welcomes correspondence in Welsh or English.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear InfoRequest,

Thanks so much Gail.

Yours sincerely,

Nicky Michaels