Student data and statistics regarding LGBT+

Simon Briscoe made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of Sussex

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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan University of Sussex.

Dear University of Sussex,

Please can you send me all data and statistics you have about the LGBT+ student community at the university, now and for as many past years as possible? Can you please set out the sources, forms and surveys that are used to derive the data?

Yours faithfully,

Simon Briscoe

Freedom of Information, University of Sussex

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Briscoe,

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request.  Before we are
able to proceed with your request we require some clarification from you.

 

You have requested ‘all data and statistics you have about the LGBT+
student community at the university, now and for as many past years as
possible? Can you please set out the sources, forms and surveys that are
used to derive the data?’  Please could you advise what data and
statistics you are seeking access to?  Once you have provided us with
sufficient information we shall be pleased to proceed with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Management Team

Division of the General Counsel, Governance and Compliance

University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton BN1 9RH

 

We support the University of Sussex Community Pledge, as we continue to
help those around us during the pandemic.  Small acts of collaboration,
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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thanks for the response. You say "Please could you advise what data and statistics you are seeking access to?" The answer to which is, unhelpfully, whatever data and statistics you have!

I could ask you to let me know what data you collect (sex, gender, sexual orientation etc) but I'd imagine that what I'm looking for will be in one of two formats: reports produced (for health teams, governing boards, LGBT workers or student societies etc probably as part of equalities monitoring) or information extracted from a database. Does that make sense? Are there other possibilities?

Ultimately I ask the question: "What do you know about the LGBT+ student community at the university, and how has it changed over time?"

Yours sincerely,

Simon Briscoe

Freedom of Information, University of Sussex

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Briscoe,

 

Thank you for your further correspondence received on 18 March 2021.

 

Your request will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and will be answered as soon as possible and within twenty working days
following the date of receipt, i.e. by 19 April 2021.

 

If you need to contact us about your request please quote your reference
number FOI-21-0072.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Management Team

Division of the General Counsel, Governance and Compliance

University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton BN1 9RH

 

 

Freedom of Information, University of Sussex

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Briscoe,

 

Please find attached the University of Sussex’s formal response to your
recent Freedom of Information request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Management Team

Division of the General Counsel, Governance and Compliance

University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton BN1 9RH

 

 

Dear University of Sussex,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Sussex's handling of my FOI request 'Student data and statistics regarding LGBT+'.

In the response to me you said: "....... other statistical information systematically collected/recorded and held by the University relating to these areas is either already available from, or will be available in due course from, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (‘HESA’), as data is provided to them annually as part
of the University’s statutory returns cycle. The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collects data from Higher Education institutions, including through a number of annual returns relating to students, staff, finances etc. HESA publish a variety of reports and sector wide data which can be found here:
https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis. Where tailored data sets are required, including data for particular institutions, requests can be made to the data analytics directorate (a joint HESA and JISC team) here: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/tailored-datasets. As the information is already accessible (or due for future publication), your request is exempt under section 21 and 22 of the Act."

The key point that you make is that " the information is already accessible (or due for future publication)," and this is not true. HESA (I have spoken to them and can see it now on the web pages) collects a considerable amount of data that it does not publish and has no intention of publishing ever. As that is the case, I ask again that you publish what you submit to HESA.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Simon Briscoe

Freedom of Information, University of Sussex

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Briscoe,

 

Thank you for your email dated 11 May 2021 concerning our response to your
recent request (FOI-21-0072) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

The University is handling your email as a request for an internal review
of our original response of 16 April 2021. In accordance with guidance
from the Information Commissioner, we will respond within 20 further
working days following the date of receipt of your request, i.e. by 9 June
2021.

 

Please find below the updated link for the University’s Freedom of
Information internal review procedure:

[1]http://www.sussex.ac.uk/ogs/policies/inf...

 

If you need to contact us about your request please quote your reference
number FOI-21-0072.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Management Team

Division of the General Counsel, Governance and Compliance

University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton BN1 9RH

 

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From: Simon Briscoe <[FOI #737611 email]>
Sent: 11 May 2021 15:54
To: Freedom of Information <[University of Sussex request email]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Student data
and statistics regarding LGBT+

 

Dear University of Sussex,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Sussex's
handling of my FOI request 'Student data and statistics regarding LGBT+'.

In the response to me you said: "....... other statistical information
systematically collected/recorded and held by the University relating to
these areas is either already available from, or will be available in due
course from, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (‘HESA’), as data is
provided to them annually as part

of the University’s statutory returns cycle. The Higher Education
Statistics Agency (HESA) collects data from Higher Education institutions,
including through a number of annual returns relating to students, staff,
finances etc. HESA publish a variety of reports and sector wide data which
can be found here:

[3]https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis. Where tailored data sets are
required, including data for particular institutions, requests can be made
to the data analytics directorate (a joint HESA and JISC team) here:
[4]https://www.jisc.ac.uk/tailored-datasets. As the information is already
accessible (or due for future publication), your request is exempt under
section 21 and 22 of the Act."

The key point that you make is that " the information is already
accessible (or due for future publication)," and this is not true. HESA (I
have spoken to them and can see it now on the web pages) collects a
considerable amount of data that it does not publish and has no intention
of publishing ever. As that is the case, I ask again that you publish what
you submit to HESA.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[5]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Simon Briscoe

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Freedom of Information, University of Sussex

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Briscoe,

 

Further to your email below, please find attached correspondence setting
out my internal review.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Alexandra Elliott

Head of Information Management and Compliance

Division of the General Counsel, Governance and Compliance

University of Sussex

01273 678472

[1][email address]

 

I support the University of Sussex Community Pledge, as I continue to help
those around me during the pandemic. 

Small acts of collaboration, kindness and integrity can make a big
difference.  [2]www.sussex.ac.uk/community-pledge

 

From: Simon Briscoe <[FOI #737611 email]>
Sent: 11 May 2021 15:54
To: Freedom of Information <[University of Sussex request email]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Student data
and statistics regarding LGBT+

 

Dear University of Sussex,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Sussex's
handling of my FOI request 'Student data and statistics regarding LGBT+'.

In the response to me you said: "....... other statistical information
systematically collected/recorded and held by the University relating to
these areas is either already available from, or will be available in due
course from, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (‘HESA’), as data is
provided to them annually as part

of the University’s statutory returns cycle. The Higher Education
Statistics Agency (HESA) collects data from Higher Education institutions,
including through a number of annual returns relating to students, staff,
finances etc. HESA publish a variety of reports and sector wide data which
can be found here:

[3]https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis. Where tailored data sets are
required, including data for particular institutions, requests can be made
to the data analytics directorate (a joint HESA and JISC team) here:
[4]https://www.jisc.ac.uk/tailored-datasets. As the information is already
accessible (or due for future publication), your request is exempt under
section 21 and 22 of the Act."

The key point that you make is that " the information is already
accessible (or due for future publication)," and this is not true. HESA (I
have spoken to them and can see it now on the web pages) collects a
considerable amount of data that it does not publish and has no intention
of publishing ever. As that is the case, I ask again that you publish what
you submit to HESA.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[5]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Simon Briscoe

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[6][FOI #737611 email]

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Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

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5. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...
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