Miss Zoe Allwood
13 February 2020
Dear Mr Hunter,
Your request was received on 20 January 2020 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’).
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
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?
You sent an unsolicited clarification of your request on 23 January 2020 as follows:
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?
The expenditure on the University Careers Service (http://www.careers.cam.ac.uk/)
in that year is
published at https://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/reporter/2019-20/special/04/04-FMI-2019-SectionE.pdf
(under ‘Staff and Student Facilities’). Please note that additional careers-related activity may take place
within individual Faculties and Departments but this does not come from a separate budget.
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