University bus service subsidies

Adam Hodgson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to The Glasgow School of Art as part of a batch sent to 11 authorities

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Dear The Glasgow School of Art,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to know:

1. The subsidies provided by the university, to external bus companies operating university bus routes, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Any other subsidy provided
If the breakdown is not possible, a single subsidy figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

2. The expenditure on, and income from, any university provided bus services, including shuttle buses, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Bus staff salary
o Equipment costs, covering vehicles and facilities
o Any other operating costs
If the breakdown is not possible, a single expenditure and single income figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

3. The number of complaints received by the university regarding university bus services, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19).

If the data is collected in financial years, rather than academic years, please do provide the information in this format, for the last 5 financial years (including 2018-19 if possible), making it clear which format has been used.

Yours faithfully,

Adam Hodgson

Foicoor, The Glasgow School of Art

Dear Adam

Ref: GSA FOI 19/20 47

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request, which was received by Glasgow School of Art on 15 March 2020.

We will respond to your request as soon as possible, and no later than 10 April 2020, pending any clarification we may need to seek from you.

Kind Regards

Academic Quality Office
Glasgow School of Art  |  167 Renfrew Street  | Glasgow G3 6RQ
E: [GSA request email]

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Foicoor, The Glasgow School of Art

Dear Adam

Ref: GSA FOI 19/20 49

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request, which was received by Glasgow School of Art on 15 March 2020.

The response attached/below was received from GSA's Registrar and Secretary and GSA's Director of Finance and Resources:

1. There is no split between student and staff services, so the total costs in respect of the bus route between GSA and the Tontine Building as a consequence of the Mack Fire for the respective financial years were:

2015: £36,460
2016: £51,095
2017: £51,900
2018: £54,711
2019: £60,084

2. N/A

3. The information we currently have access to (in light of GSA's current campus closure due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic) has no record of any complaints of this nature.

This concludes our response to your Freedom of Information request.

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Kind Regards

Academic Quality Office
Glasgow School of Art  |  167 Renfrew Street  | Glasgow G3 6RQ
E: [GSA request email]

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