Expenditure on wine, scholarship awards and mental health support

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I have five questions, all concerning college expenditure in the academic year 2016-17. 

[1] How much money did the college spend on wages and equipment for the college nurse?
[2] How much money did the college spend on wages for the college counsellor?
[3] How much money did the college spend on mental health training for staff and students?
[4] How much money did the college spend on cash prizes and awards for students who achieved certain marks in end-of-year examinations? This includes scholars' prizes for attaining a first-class mark, Book Prizes for a high 2:i and any other cash prize paid to the student as a consequence of examination performance.
[5] How much money did the college spend on providing free alcoholic beverages to Fellows, students, conference guests, attendees of chapel services and any other persons? This includes wine, port, sherry and any other alcoholic beverage. 


Yours faithfully, 

Jay Richardson

Jonathan Spence, Queens' College, Cambridge

Dear Mr Richardson

Further to your request under the Freedom of Information Act, the answers
to your questions are as follows:

Q1 & Q2 Wages for the Nurse and Welfare Team = £137,292.17.  We also paid
£23,869.38 to the University of Cambridge for Queens' share towards the
cost of running their counselling service and £8,595.00 to exernal
counsellors when students were referred.

Q3 Mental health training cost £1,457.11

Q4 Prizes for academic performance = £46,375

Q5 The College spent £61,795.95 on beverages.  We do not split the costs
between alcoholic and non-alcoholic costs

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Yours sincerely

Jonathan Spence
Senior Bursar

On 06/09/2018 16:55, Feeling Blue Doc wrote:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I have five questions, all concerning college expenditure in the academic year 2016-17. 

[1] How much money did the college spend on wages and equipment for the college nurse?
[2] How much money did the college spend on wages for the college counsellor?
[3] How much money did the college spend on mental health training for staff and students?
[4] How much money did the college spend on cash prizes and awards for students who achieved certain marks in end-of-year examinations? This includes scholars' prizes for attaining a first-class mark, Book Prizes for a high 2:i and any other cash prize paid to the student as a consequence of examination performance.
[5] How much money did the college spend on providing free alcoholic beverages to Fellows, students, conference guests, attendees of chapel services and any other persons? This includes wine, port, sherry and any other alcoholic beverage. 


Yours faithfully, 

Jay Richardson

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