Availability of sober accommodation
Alex Cassidy made this Freedom of Information request to Cardiff University as part of a batch sent to 130 authorities
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Dear Cardiff University,
I am requesting information on the availability of sober accommodation provided by the University:
Is it possible for students to apply for alcohol-free accommodation?
How many students have specified alcohol-free accommodation as a choice during the application process since 2015? Please split by academic year if possible, 2015/16, 2016/17 etc.
Please provide this data in an excel spreadsheet.
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Dear Alex Cassidy
I acknowledge receipt of your email received by this office on 9 December 2021.
Your request will now be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and has been allocated reference FOI21-482 which should be quoted in all correspondence. We will respond to your request within 20 working days starting the next working day after receipt, therefore you can expect to receive a response no later than 10 January 2022.
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I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 9^th
For ease of reference, I have reproduced your questions below and set out
our corresponding responses.
I am requesting information on the availability of sober accommodation
provided by the University:
1. Is it possible for students to apply for alcohol-free accommodation?
Yes, this option was introduced for the 2021/22 academic session.
2. How many students have specified alcohol-free accommodation as a
choice during the application process since 2015? Please split by
academic year if possible, 2015/16, 2016/17 etc
For the 2021/22 academic session, 54 processed applications had alcohol
free accommodation as their first choice.
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