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Dear Kingston University,

I would like to know the following information:

In the last five years, how many students have been punished in some form by the University for using drugs on University property? Please give a year by year breakdown if possible, and for what drugs if possible.

What kind of punishments have offending students recieved?

Over this time period, how many students have been expelled from the University for drug abuse on University property?

How many of these each year were for the abuse of prescription drugs on University property? And how were these people punsihed?

In the last five years, how many University staff have been punished in some form by the University for using drugs on University property? Please give a year by year breakdown if possible, and for what drugs if possible, and whether they were teaching staff or other staff.

To avoid breaching the Data Protection Act, I do not require names of students or staff involved.

Yours faithfully,

Ollie Gillman

Seddon, Beverley A, Kingston University

Dear Mr Gillman

Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Kingston University. Your request was received on 19th April 2013 and is now being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please note that in some circumstances a fee may be payable prior to information being supplied. If a charge is applicable in this case I will contact you to request payment before proceeding further. Details of the University’s charging policy can be found in section 3 of its Freedom of Information Policy, available at the link below:

http://www.kingston.ac.uk/aboutkingstonu...

I will be in touch again in due course and in any event not later than 20th May 2013, this being twenty working days following receipt of your request. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if I can be of any further assistance.

Kind regards,

Bev Seddon
Resources Manager
Information Services

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Laughlan, Gail A, Kingston University

Dear Ollie,

 

Further to your recent request for information the University’s response
follows.

 

     1. In the last five years, how many students have been punished in

     some form by the University for using drugs on University property?

     Please give a year by year breakdown if possible, and for what

     drugs if possible.

 

      2007/8: None

 

      2008/9:  6 students relating to cannabis. 

 

      2009/10: None

 

      2010/11: 1 student relating to cannabis. 1 student relating to class
A and B drugs

 

      2011/12:  1 student - Psilocybe Semilanceata (magic mushrooms)

 

     2. What kind of punishments have offending students received?

 

      A range of punishments were issued including final warnings, Good
Behaviour Bonds (suspended fines- used to act as a deterrent) Notice to
Quits from halls of residence and permanent expulsions

 

     3. Over this time period, how many students have been expelled from

     the University for drug abuse on University property?

 

     One student

 

     4. How many of these each year were for the abuse of prescription

     drugs on University property? And how were these people punished?

 

      None

    

      5. In the last five years, how many University staff have been

     punished in some form by the University for using drugs on

     University property? Please give a year by year breakdown if

     possible, and for what drugs if possible, and whether they were

     teaching staff or other staff.

 

      None

 

This completes the University’s response to your information request. If
you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision
please contact:

 

Head of Secretariat, Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street,
Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1LQ.

 

In the event that you are not content with the outcome of your complaint
you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you
have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Kingston University.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

I hope that you now have all the information you require

 

Kind regards

 

Gail Laughlan

Copyright Officer, Information Services

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2090

Ext: 62090

 

Kingston University London

 

[1]http://www.kingston.ac.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

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