Dear Cardiff University,
I'd like to know how many people were working for and attending your institution for every academic year between 2009/10 - 2020/21.
Please break down the information including a total of how many students were attending the university across all on-campus courses for each year, and a total of how many staff members were working on-campus for each year.
If applicable please include the totals for students and staff who studied at/ worked for your institution but did not have regular access to university campus due distance learning etc.
Thanks in advance for your time.
I acknowledge receipt of your email received by this office on 17 March 2021.
Your request will now be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and has been allocated reference FOI21-079 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 18 March 2021.
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University Secretary's Office
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The University welcomes correspondence in Welsh or English. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.
Dear Mark Redfern
I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 17
For ease of reference, I have reproduced your questions below and set out
our corresponding responses.
I'd like to know how many people were working for and attending your
institution for every academic year between 2009/10 - 2020/21.
Under the Freedom of Information legislation our first responsibility is
to confirm whether we hold the information and we can confirm that
the University holds information about staff and student numbers.
However, the information that you have requested is already in the public
domain and is available from HESA, the official agency for the collection,
analysis and dissemination of quantitative information about higher
education in the UK, at https://www.hesa.ac.uk/. Please note that
while high level statistics are readily available from the HESA website,
in order to obtain data at institution level, it might be necessary to
submit a custom data request directly to HESA. Information about this
service including how to make a request is available
information is reasonably accessible to you by other means and is exempt
from disclosure under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
HESA is the official agency for the collection, analysis and dissemination
of quantitative information about higher education in the UK and obtaining
this information from HESA will enable you to gather consistent and
Please see specifically:
· Students -
· Staff - https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis...
Please break down the information including a total of how many students
were attending the university across all on-campus courses for each year,
and a total of how many staff members were working on-campus for each
If applicable please include the totals for students and staff who studied
at/ worked for your institution but did not have regular access to
university campus due distance learning etc.
The time involved in searching for and providing the information you have
requested would exceed the time limit (18 hours) allowed under the Freedom
of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees)
Regulations 2004. Accordingly section 12(2) of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 will apply.
In relation to staff, prior to the pandemic staff would always have had
access to the University even if they were based elsewhere.
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 Head of Compliance and Risk 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
Swyddfa Ysgrifenydd y Brifysgol University Secretary’s Office
Prifysgol Caerdydd Cardiff University
Ebost : [email address] Email: [email address]
The University welcomes
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Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu to any delay.
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