Dear University of Essex,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I’d like to make a request regarding the careers support services available at your university.

If possible, I’d like to receive data specific to the 2018/2019 academic year.

Specifically, I’d like to request data on the student careers services spend. (Excluding operational costs.)

This could fall under career support or careers programmes.

If this includes a combined group of departments, could you please specify each department and their individual spend?

If I could please receive the data in a spreadsheet format, that would be fantastic. Feel free to get in touch if you require any clarification from myself!

Yours faithfully,

Jamie Dixon

Freedom Of Information Requests, University of Essex

Dear Jamie

Thank you for your enquiry dated 20th January, received by us on the same date concerning the Career Services spend for 2018-19 here at the University of Essex. Your request will be handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within 20 working days.

In the meantime if you have any questions about your request, please let me know.

Best wishes
Clare Chatfield, BA (Hons), PC.foi
Freedom of Information Team
Innovation & Technology Solutions
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
Essex
CO4 3SQ
 
T +44 (0)1206 872285
E [University of Essex request email]

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Dear Clare,

Apologies for the inconvenience, but would it be possible to disregard the 'operational costs' aspect of my previous request, and instead just receive the overall careers spend for the university?

Yours sincerely,

Jamie Dixon

Freedom Of Information Requests, University of Essex

Dear Jamie

Thank you for your email. I am slightly confused though as your original request asked for data on the student careers services spend (excluding operational costs). Is there something that I am missing/misunderstanding here? If you could clarify that would be much appreciated.

Best wishes
Clare Chatfield, BA (Hons), PC.foi
Freedom of Information Team
Innovation & Technology Solutions
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
Essex
CO4 3SQ
 
T +44 (0)1206 872285
E [University of Essex request email]

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Hi Clare,

That was a misunderstanding on my part regarding the definition of 'operational costs' and I would now rather just receive the overall spend. Apologies for the inconvenience and I understand this will likely have to be logged as a new request.

Yours sincerely,

Jamie Dixon

Freedom Of Information Requests, University of Essex

Hi Jamie

No problem and thank you for clarifying this for me. No, it's fine to stay as the original request. I will pass this additional information over to my colleagues so that we can ensure that we provide you with information that you require.

We will come back to you as soon as we can and in any case within the 20 working days as allowed by the Act.

Best wishes
Clare Chatfield, BA (Hons), PC.foi
Freedom of Information Team
Innovation & Technology Solutions
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
Essex
CO4 3SQ
 
T +44 (0)1206 872285
E [University of Essex request email]

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Freedom Of Information Requests, University of Essex

Dear Jamie

 

Thank you for your recent enquiry dated 20^th January, received by us on
the same date concerning the Careers Services spend for
2018-19 here at the University of Essex.  Your request is being handled
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Please see our response below:

 

Your Initial Request

 

On 20^th January you sent us your initial request as follows:

 

I’d like to make a request regarding the careers support services
available at your university.  If possible, I’d like to receive data
specific to the 2018/2019 academic year.

 

Specifically, I’d like to request data on the student careers services
spend. (Excluding operational costs).  This could fall under career
support or careers programmes.  If this includes a combined group of
departments, could you please specify each department and their individual
spend?

 

Your Amended Request

 

On 23^rd January you sent us an amended request asking us to “disregard
the ‘operational costs’ aspect of the previous request and instead just
receive the overall careers spend for the university.’

 

Our Response

 

The total overall University of Essex Student Careers Services Spend for
the academic year 2018-19 was £807,388.91.  This excludes operating costs
and staff salaries although a lot of service delivery is role-based,
therefore reflected through salaries.

 

I hope you find this information useful but if you have any queries about
the data, please let me know.

 

Best wishes

Clare Chatfield, BA (Hons), PC.foi

Freedom of Information Team

Innovation & Technology Solutions

University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park

Colchester

Essex

CO4 3SQ

 

T +44 (0)1206 872285

E [1][University of Essex request email]

 

 

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