FOI: bereavement services

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Dear Aston University,

I am e-mailing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If you have any questions or need clarification to complete my request, I would be grateful if you could contact me prior to the deadline of 20 working days from receiving my request.

I’m looking for information regarding the bereavement services which are available in your university or college. Please could you answer the following:

+Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for students specific to bereavement? Y/N
+Do you offer any support or counselling services for students? Y/N
+Do you have an institution wide policy/guidance regarding caring for students following a bereavement? Y/N
+Do your policies or practices exclusively relate to support for students who have lost parents or does your support factor in other forms of bereavement, such as losing a sibling?
+Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering extensions and academic breaks in study after a bereavement?
+How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services for bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)?
+If you feel you would like to offer an opinion, would you say your institution feels you are offered enough from the Government in order to support students who have experienced bereavement while studying?

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm via e-mail that you have received this request.

Regards,
Georgia Coan + Poppy Damon
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Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

FOI Requests, Aston University

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Dear Ms Damon

Our ref: FOI/1819/225

Thank you for your email of 3 July 2019. Your request will be dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be
answered within twenty working days of receipt. We will endeavour to
provide the information as early as possible.

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contact us, quoting the reference number above.

Kind regards.

Yours sincerely,

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko

Counsel

Office of the General Counsel

 

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Aston Triangle

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From: Poppy Damon [mailto:[FOI #586472 email]]
Sent: 03 July 2019 18:26
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI: bereavement services

 

Dear Aston University,

 

I am e-mailing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

If you have any questions or need clarification to complete my request, I
would be grateful if you could contact me prior to the deadline of 20
working days from receiving my request.

 

I’m looking for information regarding the bereavement services which are
available in your university or college. Please could you answer the
following:

 

+Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for students

+specific to bereavement? Y/N Do you offer any support or counselling

+services for students? Y/N Do you have an institution  wide

+policy/guidance regarding caring for students following a bereavement?
Y/N Do your policies or practices exclusively relate to support for
students who have lost parents or does your support factor in other forms
of bereavement, such as losing a sibling?

+Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering extensions
and academic breaks in study after a bereavement?

+How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services for
bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)?

+If you feel you would like to offer an opinion, would you say your
institution feels you are offered enough from the Government in order to
support students who have experienced bereavement while studying?

 

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within
20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm via e-mail that
you have received this request.

 

Regards,

Georgia Coan + Poppy Damon

[Number Removed]

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Poppy Damon

 

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FOI Requests, Aston University

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Dear Ms Damon

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko

Counsel

Office of the General Counsel

 

[1]cid:image001.png@01D4BA19.E69D8A60

 

Aston Triangle

Birmingham B4 7ET

 

[2]www.aston.ac.uk

 

The contents of this email and any attachments may be privileged and are
confidential.  It may not be disclosed to or used by anyone other than the
addressee, nor copied in any way.  If received in error, please notify the
sender and then delete it from your system.  Aston University does not
accept service by email.

 

From: Poppy Damon [mailto:[FOI #586472 email]]
Sent: 03 July 2019 18:26
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI: bereavement services

 

Dear Aston University,

 

I am e-mailing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

If you have any questions or need clarification to complete my request, I
would be grateful if you could contact me prior to the deadline of 20
working days from receiving my request.

 

I’m looking for information regarding the bereavement services which are
available in your university or college. Please could you answer the
following:

 

+Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for students

+specific to bereavement? Y/N Do you offer any support or counselling

+services for students? Y/N Do you have an institution  wide

+policy/guidance regarding caring for students following a bereavement?
Y/N Do your policies or practices exclusively relate to support for
students who have lost parents or does your support factor in other forms
of bereavement, such as losing a sibling?

+Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering extensions
and academic breaks in study after a bereavement?

+How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services for
bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)?

+If you feel you would like to offer an opinion, would you say your
institution feels you are offered enough from the Government in order to
support students who have experienced bereavement while studying?

 

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within
20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm via e-mail that
you have received this request.

 

Regards,

Georgia Coan + Poppy Damon

[Number Removed]

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Poppy Damon

 

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Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

 

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