Disabled students and Journalism

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Dear Falmouth University,

Could you please share the following information:

1 - Over your past 5 year cohort, how many disabled students enrolled on both your BA in Journalism and BA in Sports Journalism degrees?

2 - Of that number, how many disabled students graduated with accreditation from either the NCTJ, the BTJC or the PPA?

3 - How many students, if any, had to withdraw from the programme over the past 5 years?

4 - Of that cohort, how many needed reasonable adjustments in order to complete their course?

Yours faithfully,

April Ryan

Information Office, Falmouth University

Dear Ms Ryan

 

Freedom of Information Request FOI0623 – Disabled students and Journalism

 

Thank you for your email of today, 24 November 2020, requesting
information disabled students on BA Journalism and Sport Journalism
courses at Falmouth University.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will aim to answer your questions as soon as
possible, within twenty working days.

During this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, there may be a delay when
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Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Officer

Falmouth University, Falmouth Campus, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11
4RH

 

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Information Office, Falmouth University

Dear Ms Ryan

 

Freedom of Information Request FOI0623 – Disabled students and Journalism

 

Thank you for your email of 24 November 2020, requesting information
disabled students on BA Journalism and Sport Journalism courses at
Falmouth University.

 

From our preliminary assessment, it is clear that we will not be able to
answer your request without further clarification. We require further
information in order to identify and locate the information you have asked
for.

 

Please can you clarify what you mean by the words in red text:

“1 - Over your past 5 year cohort, how many disabled students enrolled on
both your BA in Journalism and BA in Sports Journalism degrees?

 

4 - Of that cohort, how many needed reasonable adjustments in order to
complete their course?”

 

Question 1

Please can you state what you mean by the term ‘disabled’.  Are you using
a specific definition or criteria?

 

Question 4

Please can you state what you mean by ‘of that cohort’. Do you mean the
cohort you refer to in Question 1?

 

 

Once you have clarified your request, we will be able to continue to
process your request. If we do not receive clarification within two months
your request will be considered to have lapsed.

Please note that under [1]Section 1(3) of the Freedom of Information Act
2000, a public authority need not comply with a request unless any further
information reasonably required to locate the information is supplied.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Officer

 

Falmouth University, Falmouth Campus, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11
4RH

[2]https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/data-privacy

 

 

 

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Information Office, Falmouth University

Dear Ms Ryan

 

Freedom of Information Request FOI0623 – Disabled students and Journalism

 

Thank you for your email of 24 November 2020, requesting information
disabled students on BA Journalism and Sport Journalism courses at
Falmouth University.

 

We sent you an email on 27 November 2020 (see below), requesting
clarification and have not received a reply from you. Therefore, we are
sending a reminder, in case you did not receive this. If we do not receive
a reply from you by 26 January 2021, we will close this request.

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Officer

Legal & Compliance

Business Services

Falmouth University

Falmouth Campus, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4RH

[1]falmouth.ac.uk/data-privacy 

 

 

 

From: Information Office <[email address]>
Sent: 27 November 2020 09:09
To: 'April Ryan' <[FOI #708546 email]>
Cc: Information Office <[email address]>
Subject: For Clarification: Freedom of Information Request FOI0623 –
Disabled students and Journalism

 

Dear Ms Ryan

 

Freedom of Information Request FOI0623 – Disabled students and Journalism

 

Thank you for your email of 24 November 2020, requesting information
disabled students on BA Journalism and Sport Journalism courses at
Falmouth University.

 

From our preliminary assessment, it is clear that we will not be able to
answer your request without further clarification. We require further
information in order to identify and locate the information you have asked
for.

 

Please can you clarify what you mean by the words in red text:

“1 - Over your past 5 year cohort, how many disabled students enrolled on
both your BA in Journalism and BA in Sports Journalism degrees?

 

4 - Of that cohort, how many needed reasonable adjustments in order to
complete their course?”

 

Question 1

Please can you state what you mean by the term ‘disabled’.  Are you using
a specific definition or criteria?

 

Question 4

Please can you state what you mean by ‘of that cohort’. Do you mean the
cohort you refer to in Question 1?

 

 

Once you have clarified your request, we will be able to continue to
process your request. If we do not receive clarification within two months
your request will be considered to have lapsed.

Please note that under [2]Section 1(3) of the Freedom of Information Act
2000, a public authority need not comply with a request unless any further
information reasonably required to locate the information is supplied.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Officer

 

Falmouth University, Falmouth Campus, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11
4RH

[3]https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/data-privacy

 

 

 

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Information Office, Falmouth University

Dear Ms Ryan,

 

Freedom of Information Request FOI0623 – Disabled students and Journalism

 

Thank you for your email of 24 November 2020, requesting information
disabled students on BA Journalism and Sport Journalism courses at
Falmouth University.

 

We sent you an email on 27 November 2020 requesting clarification and a
reminder on 19 January 2021.  We have not received a reply from you.
Therefore, we have now closed your request.

 

If you wish to re-submit your request with clarification, we will treat
this as a new request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Officer

Legal & Compliance

Business Services

Falmouth University

Falmouth Campus, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4RH

[1]falmouth.ac.uk/data-privacy 

 

 

 

 

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