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Governance during the Pandemic

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Dear University of St Andrews,

I am doing research into University governance during the Covid pandemic period (from mid-March to present date). Please can you supply the information below:

1. Confirm how your governance meetings (i.e. governing body/Court/Senate) have been held since mid-March and whether these have been in person/online?
2. Indicate whether any such governing body meetings, or those of related committees, have been delayed or cancelled in this period?
3. Confirm how staff and student input/transparency has been achieved during the pandemic period?
4. Provide the agenda and all meeting papers of your Reinforced Extraordinary Committee of Court, which was established in April 2020, for all meetings held from then to the present date?
5. Confirm when you intend resuming the regular governance arrangements in place before the pandemic period?

Yours faithfully,

J Dickinson

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr/Ms Dickinson,

Thank you for your information request dated 11 September 2020 in relation to the University's governance arrangements during the Covid pandemic.

You will receive a response as soon as possible and within the timeframe prescribed in section 10 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 i.e. no later than 9 October 2020.

Should any clarification be needed to assist in the processing of your enquiry I will be back in touch at the earliest opportunity. In the meantime, should you have any queries about your information request please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

June

June Weir
Information Assurance and Governance Officer
Office of the Principal

University of St Andrews
Butts Wynd Building
Butts Wynd
St Andrews KY16 9AJ
Fife, Scotland

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

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Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

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Dear Mr/Ms Dickinson,

 

Please find attached the University’s response to your request below for
information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

June Weir

Information Assurance and Governance Officer

Office of the Principal

 

University of St Andrews

Butts Wynd Building

Butts Wynd

St Andrews KY16 9AJ

Fife, Scotland

 

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

 

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your response. However, I do not see any information provided regarding the operation of the academic governing body, Senate, during the pandemic period, as per my original request? I thank you for the links to the University Court minutes but I cannot find similar for Senate on your website, to understand the situation, particularly in reference to queries 1 and 2. Please could you clarify?

Yours sincerely,

J Dickinson

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

Dear Mr/MsDickinson,

I refer to your follow-up query below - we are experiencing a high volume of information enquiries at the moment and I apologise for the delay in this acknowledgement.

Your request was interpreted to be seeking information in relation to the University's governing body which is the University Court and the response to questions 1 and 2 was based on this.

I did not appreciate that you were also seeking information in relation to the University Senate and I am liaising with colleagues to determine the position in this regard during the specified reporting period in answer to question 1 and 2 of your enquiry. I will be back in touch with a response as soon as possible and no later than 4 December 2020.

Yours sincerely,

June

June Weir
Information Assurance and Governance Officer
Office of the Principal

University of St Andrews
Butts Wynd Building
Butts Wynd
St Andrews KY16 9AJ
Fife, Scotland

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your email. Yes, I would like information in relation to the academic governing body during the pandemic period, as per my reference to Senate in my original request. Apologies, however, if this wasn't clear enough in my wording. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

J Dickinson

Freedom of Information, University of St Andrews

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Dear Ms/Mr Dickinson,

Further to previous correspondence, please find attached the University’s response to your request below for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Yours sincerely,

Yours sincerely,

June

June Weir
Information Assurance and Governance Officer
Office of the Principal

University of St Andrews
Butts Wynd Building
Butts Wynd
St Andrews KY16 9AJ
Fife, Scotland

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462776

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

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