Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material removed]

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Dear University of Aberdeen,
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

Yours faithfully,

Amsu Hiran

Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear Amsu Hiran,
I refer to your email of 5 February and, on behalf of the University, I acknowledge receipt and confirm that your request is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. In terms of the Act, a reply will be sent to you as soon as possible and within the statutory timescales.

Yours sincerely,
Mary Sabiston
Information Compliance Officer
University of Aberdeen

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Foi, University of Aberdeen

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Dear Amsu Hiran,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST FOI 2021-033

I refer to your email of 5 February 2021 requesting information relating to Stonewall.

Your request has now been considered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, ‘the Act’.

**Due to the file sizes of some of the information you have requested the files for questions 1 and 3 will be sent as separate emails**

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

Refer to folder Question 1.

The scheme did not run in 2020.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.
Refer to folder Question 2.

The scheme did not run in 2020.

Please note that the information provided for Question 1 and 2 refers to the University’s submission in 2019. The information contained in the application and supporting documentation is no longer current and the feedback supplied for question 2 will not reflect work that has been carried out since the feedback was supplied.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).
Refer to folder Question 3.

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).
No information on this is held, please accept this message as notice under section 17(1)(b) of the Act that the information you have requested is not held by the University.

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.
2019
23/05/2019 – Payment for University of Aberdeen Subscription (Stonewall) - £2,500
17/09/2019 – Training Allies in the HE sector - £100 (one HR colleague attended this)

2020
10/06/2020 – Annual Subscription for Diversity Champions programme £2,500

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

The University’s Strategic Plan provides a commitment to achieving equality and diversity accreditations which may include Stonewall WEI.

Should you be dissatisfied with this response, you have the right to request a review. A request for review must be made within 40 working days of the receipt of this reply. It must include your name and address for correspondence and specify the request for information and the grounds for dissatisfaction with the decision. Please send your request for review to [University of Aberdeen request email].

If you are unhappy with the outcome of the University’s internal review, you have the right to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner within six months of the receipt of the University’s review response. Details on how to make an appeal to the Commissioner are available at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal. Should you be dissatisfied with the Commissioner’s decision, you have a right of appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law.

Yours sincerely,
Mary Sabiston
Information Compliance Officer
University of Aberdeen

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Dear Amsu Hiran,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST FOI 2021-033

Please find attached the files for question 1. Please see previous email for full response to your FOI request.

If you have any issues accessing the files please let me know.

Kind regards,

Mary

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Foi, University of Aberdeen

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Dear Amsu Hiran,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST FOI 2021-033

Please find attached the files for question 3. Please see previous email for full response to your FOI request.

If you have any issues accessing the files please let me know.

Kind regards,

Mary

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