Halls of Residences

Mr M C Male made this Freedom of Information request to Aberystwyth University

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Could you please provide the following under the FOI Act. This information relates to the current (2017/18) academic year, or the closest year to it that you have information on.

When I reference Halls of Residence, I am referring to the following (and any others that are advertised on Aberystwyth University's website):

Cwrt Mawr (Price Band 1)
Cwrt Mawr (Price Band 2)
Rosser
Rosser G
Trefloyne
Fferm Penglais
Pentre Jane Morgan
Seafront non en-suite (Aberglasney, Balmoral, Blaenwern, Caerleon, Carpenter, Ceredigion, Glyndwr, Gwerin & Pumlumon)
Clarendon (Seafront en-suite)
Penbryn

1. The total number of rooms in each Halls of Residence managed by the University. Please break this down further into the number of rooms occupied and the number of rooms vacant.

2. The academic year that housing applications for the following residences was opened:

3. The academic year that housing applications were opened for now-defunct University accommodations. This should include the year that housing applications were closed and the fate of the now-defunct accommodation e.g. Pantycelyn closing for refurbishment, Alexandra Halls being sold, etc.

Thanks in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Mr M C Male

Info Compliance [infstaff], Aberystwyth University

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Dear Mr Male,

 

Thank you for your request for information, received by Aberystwyth
University on 18^th November 2017, in which you requested the following
information:

 

Could you please provide the following under the FOI Act. This information
relates to the current (2017/18) academic year, or the closest year to it
that you have information on.

 

When I reference Halls of Residence, I am referring to the following (and
any others that are advertised on Aberystwyth University's website):

 

Cwrt Mawr (Price Band 1)

Cwrt Mawr (Price Band 2)

Rosser

Rosser G

Trefloyne

Fferm Penglais

Pentre Jane Morgan

Seafront non en-suite (Aberglasney, Balmoral, Blaenwern, Caerleon,
Carpenter, Ceredigion, Glyndwr, Gwerin & Pumlumon) Clarendon (Seafront
en-suite) Penbryn

 

1.    The total number of rooms in each Halls of Residence managed by the
University. Please break this down further into the number of rooms
occupied and the number of rooms vacant.

 

2.    The academic year that housing applications for the following
residences was opened:

 

3.    The academic year that housing applications were opened for
now-defunct University accommodations. This should include the year that
housing applications were closed and the fate of the now-defunct
accommodation e.g. Pantycelyn closing for refurbishment, Alexandra Halls
being sold, etc.

 

You will receive a response as soon as possible, and in any event not
later than in 20 working days (18^th December 2017). 

 

Yours sincerely,              

 

Julie Archer

 

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Julie Archer Julie Archer

Rheolwr Cofnodion Records Manager
   

Llyfrgell Hugh Owen Hugh Owen Library 

Prifysgol Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth University,

Penglais, Penglais,

Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth,

SY23 3DZ SY23 3DZ

DU UK

   

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Info Compliance [infstaff], Aberystwyth University

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Dear Mr Male,

 

I am writing in response to your recent request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’).  Please find below the
information requested.

 

Could you please provide the following under the FOI Act. This information
relates to the current (2017/18) academic year, or the closest year to it
that you have information on.

 

When I reference Halls of Residence, I am referring to the following (and
any others that are advertised on Aberystwyth University's website):

 

Cwrt Mawr (Price Band 1)

Cwrt Mawr (Price Band 2)

Rosser

Rosser G

Trefloyne

Fferm Penglais

Pentre Jane Morgan

Seafront non en-suite (Aberglasney, Balmoral, Blaenwern, Caerleon,
Carpenter, Ceredigion, Glyndwr, Gwerin & Pumlumon) Clarendon (Seafront
en-suite) Penbryn

 

1.    The total number of rooms in each Halls of Residence managed by the
University. Please break this down further into the number of rooms
occupied and the number of rooms vacant.

Cwrt Mawr (Price Band 1) - 110

Cwrt Mawr (Price Band 2) - 427

Rosser - 336

Rosser G - 60

Trefloyne - 147

Fferm Penglais - 1000

Pentre Jane Morgan - 997

Seafront non en-suite (Aberglasney, Balmoral, Blaenwern, Caerleon,
Carpenter, Ceredigion, Glyndwr, Gwerin & Pumlumon) - 357

Clarendon (Seafront en-suite) - 110

Penbryn – 67

 

With regard to the number of rooms vacant in our halls of residence, the
University believes this information to be exempt under section 43(2) of
the Act as its release would prejudice its commercial interests and those
of its students.  The University operates in a highly competitive market
in terms of accommodation in the locality and to release into the public
domain details of the level of vacant bed spaces could have an impact on
the cost of rents set by other accommodation providers in the area. 

 

Any subsequent increase in rents would adversely affect our student body
and, conversely, any reduction would affect the University.

 

2.    The academic year that housing applications for the following
residences was opened:

Cwrt Mawr (Price Band 1) - 1966

Cwrt Mawr (Price Band 2) - 1966

Rosser - 1990

Rosser G - 2012

Trefloyne - 1990

Fferm Penglais – 2015/16

Pentre Jane Morgan - 1993

Seafront non en-suite (Aberglasney, Balmoral, Blaenwern, Caerleon,
Carpenter, Ceredigion, Glyndwr, Gwerin & Pumlumon) – 2000 under current
ownership

Clarendon (Seafront en-suite) – 2003 under current ownership

Penbryn – 1960 (phased building programme)

 

3.    The academic year that housing applications were opened for
now-defunct University accommodations. This should include the year that
housing applications were closed and the fate of the now-defunct
accommodation e.g. Pantycelyn closing for refurbishment, Alexandra Halls
being sold, etc.

Since 1872, the University has provided accommodation in a vast number of
properties, both owned and leased by us, including the Old College, the
former Queen’s Hotel, Padarn Hall (now Spar), Llanbadarn Halls, etc.  To
research the range of dates in which they operated and their subsequent
‘fate’ would be a considerable task and we estimate that the cost of
complying with this element of your request would exceed the appropriate
limit of £450.

 

The appropriate limit has been specified in regulations and for
universities it is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one
person spending 3½ working days in determining whether the University
holds the information, and locating, retrieving and extracting the
information. Under section 12 of the Act the University is not obliged to
comply with this element of your request and we will not be processing it
further.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Julie Archer

 

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Julie Archer Julie Archer

Rheolwr Cofnodion Records Manager
   

Llyfrgell Hugh Owen Hugh Owen Library 

Prifysgol Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth University,

Penglais, Penglais,

Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth,

SY23 3DZ SY23 3DZ

DU UK

   

Ffôn: +44 (0) 1970 62 8593 Tel: +44 (0) 1970 62 8593

Gwefan: [2]http://www.aber.ac.uk/cy/infocompliance/ Website: [3]http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/infocompliance/

http://archiveshub.ac.uk/contributors/ab... http://archiveshub.ac.uk/contributors/ab...

Twitter: @AberUniArchives Twitter: @AberUniArchives

 

 

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Prifysgol y Flwyddyn ar gyfer Ansawdd Dysgu - The Times & The Sunday Times
2018.

Aberystwyth University www.aber.ac.uk
University of the Year for Teaching Quality - The Times & The Sunday Times
2018.

References

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1. http://www.aber.ac.uk/
2. http://www.aber.ac.uk/cy/infocompliance/
3. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/infocompliance/