Ross Brannigan made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to The Robert Gordon University
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Dear The Robert Gordon University,
I was hoping you might be able to provide me with data for the last five years on the number of suicides/suspected suicides within the student body at RGU.
Please display these with the number of suicides for each year.
(03/11) FOI Request091017-1 Suicide rates
Please find in Blue below the University's response to your recent request
for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
The University does not record this information and is unable to provide
any data. There is no requirement on the part of the police or next of kin
to share the circumstances of a student's death with us. Should highly
sensitive information of this nature ever be shared with the University it
would be highly inappropriate of us to release it under the Act. We are
therefore exempting the above information under section 17 of the Freedom
of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 as we 'do not hold it’.
I trust that this provides the information you require, however, if you
are dissatisfied with the University’s handling of your request for
information under the Act, you have 40 days from the date of our response
to request a formal review of our decision. However, you are encouraged
to contact me in the first instance, to determine if I can resolve your
concerns informally as this may lead to a quicker resolution of your
complaint than a formal appeal.
If you remain dissatisfied after contacting me, you may ask for an
Internal review of the University’s handling of your request. All
complaints regarding requests for information will be handled in
accordance with this procedure, and should be put in writing and sent to
the address below.
The request should:
(a) detail your request for a review of our decision to be undertaken;
(b) describe the nature of your original request; and
(c) explain the reasons why you are dissatisfied with our response.
Email [RGU request email].
If you remain dissatisfied with how your request for information has been
dealt with, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether we have handled your request
Information relating to your right to seek review is available from the
Scottish Information Commissioner's web page at:
http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/faqs.... or by contacting the
Scottish Information Commissioner's Office at the following address:
Scottish Information Commissioner,
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews,
Fife KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
E-mail: [email address]
This concludes the University’s response to your enquiry.
Information Governance and Complaints Officer
Robert Gordon University
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