Course materials and past exam papers for the MA in Arts management,policy and practice

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[name removed] (Account suspended)

Dear University of Manchester,

I would like to be supplied with copies of all teaching materials and past exam papers (in 6 years) for the MA Arts management, policy and practice course you offer. This would include any lecture booklets detailing lecture titles and subjects, reading lists, support documents, course texts where available, marking criteria, PowerPoint presentations, past exam papers and so on.

I would also like copies of the correspondence and the committee meetings that led to the validation of this course as appropriate for postgraduate study.

When considering whether and how to fulfil my request, I ask that you refer to the Information Commissioner's judgment of 30 March 2009 in the case between the University of Central Lancashire and Dr David Colquhoun. You can read that decision here: http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/d...

You may also wish to read Dr Colquhoun's blog post on the subject: http://www.dcscience.net/?p=1364

Dr Colquhoun's blog details the various rulings at his tribunal. No doubt you will be familiar with all this already.

Yours faithfully,

[name removed due to suspicion of impersonation]

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

Dear [name removed due to suspicion of impersonation],

I am writing to acknowledge your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received by The University of Manchester on 01 May 2020, our reference as per the subject line.

The University will respond to your request within 20 working days.

NB Due to the current situation with the Covid-19 virus and the University’s response to it, there may be a delay in receiving your response at this time.

Kind regards

Sharon

Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office | Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Services | G7 Christie Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13 9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| www.manchester.ac.uk

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MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

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Dear [name removed due to suspicion of impersonation],

 

Thank you for your request for information received by The University of
Manchester on 01 May 2020 which was as follows:

 

I would like to be supplied with copies of all teaching materials and past
exam papers (in 6 years) for the MA Arts management, policy and practice
course you offer. This would include any lecture booklets detailing
lecture titles and subjects, reading lists, support documents, course
texts where available, marking criteria, PowerPoint presentations, past
exam papers and so on.

 

I would also like copies of the correspondence and the committee meetings
that led to the validation of this course as appropriate for postgraduate
study.

 

The University has now considered your request and unfortunately the
information you are seeking cannot be provided at this time. We have
liaised with the relevant staff within the School of Arts, Languages and
Cultures where this course is based and they have advised us of
difficulties in locating and extracting information held in relation to
your request. Specifically, they have advised that in relation to
PowerPoint presentations, these are not held in a way that they can be
readily extracted to respond to the request. Presentations will be
interspersed amongst various folders also containing other teaching
materials within the relevant records management structure. Therefore it
is a lengthy and time-consuming task to check and extract all the relevant
data. The programme director spent 2 hours attempting to isolate and
separate out the presentations from other materials, and due to the length
of time this was taking and the amount still to do, deemed that this task
would take in excess of the 18 hour ‘Appropriate Limit’ (as defined in the
Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees)
Regulations 2004). As a result, Section 12 of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 applies and regrettably this task cannot be undertaken at this
stage. Once one part of a request exceeds the limit, we are not obliged to
respond to any of it. Therefore this email serves to act as a refusal
notice for this request, as per Section 17 (5) of the Act.

 

Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 imparts a duty on public
authorities to provide advice and assistance to requesters to bring their
requests within the Appropriate Limit. Accordingly I can advise that we
should be able to provide the following within the limit:

 

-          Programme handbook for the MA Arts Management for the past six
years (2014/15- 2019/20)

-          Validation documentation (signed programme approval forms)

-          Course unit handbooks for the core and optional course units
belonging to the MA in Arts Management (again, for the past six years).

 

I can further advise that none of the relevant course units have exams, so
there are no past exam papers. In relation to the latter part of your
request regarding copies of correspondence and meetings regarding the
validation of the course, I can advise that the only information held
relating to this part of the request is the signed programme approval
forms mentioned above.

 

If you are interested in receiving the above listed information, please
let us know as we would be happy to accept a new request on this basis.

 

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Kind regards

 

Sharon

 

Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office |
Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Services | G7 Christie
Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13
9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| [3]www.manchester.ac.uk

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[name removed] (Account suspended)

Dear MTRS FOIA,

Thanks for your reply. If it is possible, could you please attached validation documentation (signed programme approval forms) and Course unit handbooks(in 3 years)? Thanks for your time.

Yours sincerely,

[name removed due to suspicion of impersonation]

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

Dear [name removed due to suspicion of impersonation],

Thank you for your email which has been logged as a new request, reference as above.

The University will respond to your request within 20 working days.

Kind regards

Sharon

Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office | Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Services | G7 Christie Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13 9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| www.manchester.ac.uk

We are all responsible for protecting personal data held by the University, including who we share that data with. Stop and think before you send your email.  For further guidance see: www.dataprotection.manchester.ac.uk

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MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

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Dear [name removed due to suspicion of impersonation],

 

Thank you for your request for information received by The University of
Manchester on 03 June 2020 which was as follows:

 

Could you please attached validation documentation (signed programme
approval forms) and Course unit handbooks(in 3 years) for the MA Arts
management, policy and practice  course you offer.

 

The University has now considered your request and the documents you are
seeking can be found attached to this email.

 

Validation documentation: “NPP1 MA Arts Mgmt Pand P 2009 - TO DISCLOSE”
and “NPP2 MA Arts Mgmt Pand P2009 - TO DISCLOSE”.

The remaining attachments relate to the Course Unit Handbooks, all of
which have the relevant year in their title.

 

I trust these are of use to you.

 

Kind regards

 

Sharon

 

Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office |
Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Services | G7 Christie
Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13
9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| [1]www.manchester.ac.uk

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