Student and Staff Numbers by Headcount and FTE at Cardiff University 2017/18

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Cardiff University,

I seek figures relating to staff and student numbers in relation to the 2017-18 academic year. I would be grateful if you could provide this information according to the categories below, and via an excel worksheet as an attachment to your email response.

I have sought to make this as straightforward for you as possible. I have examined other FOI requests made of Cardiff University that have requested information of a similar kind - I keep as closely to previous formats where possible for your convenience - and for the benefit of others that have sought this information in the past. I have also used the same broad heading so that those searching for FOIs on the www.whatdotheyknow.com site might discover this more easily – thereby avoiding replication of FOI requests.
I note that in a previous FOI, Cardiff appeared to experience some problems and inconsistencies with the figures it provided in the first instance (e.g. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...). I hope that this request makes it easier to avoid those problems.

1. STUDENT NUMBERS – SCHOOL LEVEL (2017/18)
Please provide:-
(a) the total number (i.e. headcount) of *UG part-time* students registered within each school (please breakdown by school);
(b) the total number of *UG full-time* students registered within each school (please breakdown by school);
(c) *FTE total of all UG students* registered within each school (please breakdown by school);
(d) the total number (i.e. headcount) of *PGT part-time* students registered within each school (please breakdown by school);
(e) the total number of *PGT full-time students* registered within each school (please breakdown by school);
(f) *FTE total of all PGT students* registered within each school (please breakdown by school);
(g) the total number (i.e. headcount) of PGR part-time students registered within each school (please breakdown by school);
(h) the total number of PGR full-time students registered within each school (please breakdown by school).
(j) FTE total of all PGR student registered within each school (please breakdown by school).

2. ACADEMIC STAFF NUMBERS – SCHOOL LEVEL (2017/18)
Please provide -
(a) the total number of academic staff employed within each school by *head-count*;
(b) the total number of academic staff employed within each school by *FTE (Full time equivalent)* (rather than head-count).

These FTE figures should then be separately broken down and sub-categorised by:

(i) the number of academic FTE staff employed on *research only* contracts (so not T&S nor T&R); [again please breakdown by school]
(ii) the number of academic FTE staff employed on *teaching and research* contracts; [again please breakdown by school]
(iii) the number of academic FTE staff employed on *teaching and scholarship* contracts; [again please breakdown by school]
(iv) the number of FTE staff in each school who are working at Cardiff University providing teaching or teaching-related work (e.g. provision of lecture, seminar, or other teaching-related functions) but who are *not employed on research only, teaching and research, or teaching and scholarship pathways*.

[Note of clarification for Q2(iv): Individuals under this category may or may not be included within payroll, and may provide work for the school, across a range of contractual or quasi-contractual types. The aim of this question is to get a comprehensive account of the numbers of people *working at* (as perhaps distinct from employed at) a Higher Education Institution such as Cardiff. In that respect, individuals under this category can be part of arrangements that are made for hourly paid tutors, but so too can they include PGR students who are on ‘agreements’ to provide/deliver teaching/teaching related functions. *If you are unable to provide an FTE number for this specific point, please provide a headcount number instead (but please stipulate this accordingly).]

Please note that a member of staff reported under one category (e.g. (i)) should not also be reported under a further category). The aim here is to elicit information that captures the numbers of all staff working at a Higher Education Institution (whilst recognising that not all staff who do work within an HEI are officially regarded as ‘employed’).

3. SUPPORT/ADMINISTRATION/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES – SCHOOL LEVEL (2017-18)
With respect to support staff/professional services, please provide school level staff figures -
(a) expressed as a headcount (reported by each school).
(b) expressed as FTE (reported by each school).

4. STAFF NUMBERS: CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (ACADEMICS & ACADEMIC RELATED STAFF)
Where administrative and/or academic staff are unattached to a specific school, but
are employed to work within the Central University, please detail by each section /unit /relevant central university department:
(i) numbers of academic staff by headcount;
(ii) the number of academic staff by FTE;
(iii) number of academic-related staff by headcount;
(iii) the number of academic-related staff by FTE.

5. RECONCILIATION – OVERALL STAFF NUMBERS WORKING AT CARDIFF FOR 2017/18
Please provide the overall staff numbers working at the University for 2017/18 by headcount and separately by FTE. [Please note that the totals of Questions 2 to 4 should align with these figures. Where they do not, please provide a note which highlights why (and which specific categories of staff) the figure for overall staff number falls short of /exceeds those figures provided in response to Questions 2 to 4.]

Thank you so much for your assistance in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Phee Lowe

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Phee

I acknowledge receipt of your email received by this office on 3 November 2019 in which you requested information regarding staff and student numbers for 2017/18.

Your request will now be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and has been allocated reference FOI19-434 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 29 November 2019.

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. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhwy oedi.
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. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Phee

Further to my email of 4 November, unfortunately we are not in a position to provide you with a response by the date originally stated. We anticipate that we will require a further seven working days and you can therefore expect to receive a response by 10 December 2019.

I apologise for the inconvenience.

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.  Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhwy oedi.
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.  Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

2 Atodiad

Dear Phee

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 3
November 2019.

 

For ease of reference, I have reproduced your questions below and set out
our corresponding responses.

 

1. STUDENT NUMBERS – SCHOOL LEVEL (2017/18) Please provide:-

(a) the total number (i.e. headcount) of *UG part-time* students
registered within each school (please breakdown by school);

(b) the total number of *UG full-time* students registered within each
school (please breakdown by school);

(c) *FTE total of all UG students* registered within each school (please
breakdown by school);

(d) the total number (i.e. headcount) of *PGT part-time* students
registered within each school (please breakdown by school);

(e) the total number of *PGT full-time students* registered within each
school (please breakdown by school);

(f) *FTE total of all PGT students* registered within each school (please
breakdown by school);

(g) the total number (i.e. headcount) of PGR part-time students registered
within each school (please breakdown by school);

(h) the total number of PGR full-time students registered within each
school (please breakdown by school).

(j) FTE total of all PGR student registered within each school (please
breakdown by school).

 

Please see the attached document ‘FOI19-434 Student data’.

 

2. ACADEMIC STAFF NUMBERS – SCHOOL LEVEL (2017/18) Please provide -

(a) the total number of academic staff employed within each school by
*head-count*;

(b) the total number of academic staff employed within each school by *FTE
(Full time equivalent)* (rather than head-count).

 

These FTE figures should then be separately broken down and
sub-categorised by:

 

(i) the number of academic FTE staff employed on *research only* contracts
(so not T&S nor T&R);  [again please breakdown by school]

(ii) the number of academic FTE staff employed on *teaching and research*
contracts; [again please breakdown by school]

(iii) the number of academic FTE staff employed on *teaching and
scholarship* contracts; [again please breakdown by school]

(iv) the number of FTE staff in each school who are working at Cardiff
University providing teaching or teaching-related work (e.g. provision of
lecture, seminar, or other teaching-related functions) but who are *not
employed on research only, teaching and research, or teaching and
scholarship pathways*.

 

[Note of clarification for Q2(iv): Individuals under this category may or
may not be included within payroll, and may provide work for the school,
across a range of contractual or quasi-contractual types. The aim of this
question is to get a comprehensive account of the numbers of people
*working at* (as perhaps distinct from employed at) a Higher Education
Institution such as Cardiff. In that respect, individuals under this
category can be part of arrangements that are made for hourly paid tutors,
but so too can they include PGR students who are on ‘agreements’ to
provide/deliver teaching/teaching related functions. *If you are unable to
provide an FTE number for this specific point, please provide a headcount
number instead (but please stipulate this accordingly).]

 

Please note that a member of staff reported under one category (e.g. (i))
should not also be reported under a further category). The aim here is to
elicit information that captures the numbers of all staff working at a
Higher Education Institution (whilst recognising that not all staff who do
work within an HEI are officially regarded as ‘employed’).

 

3. SUPPORT/ADMINISTRATION/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES – SCHOOL LEVEL (2017-18)
With respect to support staff/professional services, please provide school
level staff figures -

(a) expressed as a headcount (reported by each school).

(b) expressed as FTE (reported by each school).

 

4. STAFF NUMBERS: CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (ACADEMICS & ACADEMIC RELATED STAFF)
Where administrative and/or academic staff are unattached to a specific
school, but are employed to work within the Central University, please
detail by each section /unit /relevant central university department:

(i) numbers of academic staff by headcount;

(ii) the number of academic staff by FTE;

(iii) number of academic-related staff by headcount;

(iii) the number of academic-related staff by FTE.

 

5. RECONCILIATION – OVERALL STAFF NUMBERS WORKING AT CARDIFF FOR 2017/18
Please provide the overall staff numbers working at the University for
2017/18 by headcount and separately by FTE.  [Please note that the totals
of Questions 2 to 4 should align with these figures. Where they do not,
please provide a note which highlights why (and which specific categories
of staff)  the figure for overall staff number falls short of /exceeds
those figures provided in response to Questions 2 to 4.] 

 

 

Please see the attached document ‘FOI19-434 Staff data’.

 

 

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 [1][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: [3][email address] 
Ebost : [2][email address]
   

  The University welcomes
correspondence in Welsh or English. 
Mae'r Brifysgol yn croesawu Corresponding in Welsh will not lead
gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu'n Saesneg.  to any delay.
Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu
unrhwy oedi.

 

 

 

 

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