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Dear Ulster University,
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,

U. Winfield

foi, Ulster University

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foi, Ulster University

Dear Sir/Madam

 

We acknowledge receipt of your recent request under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (ref FOIA/21/027).  Your request is
receiving attention and we hope to have a response to you by 05 March 2021

 

Ulster University’s campuses are now closed as a response to the impact of
COVID-19.  We continue to work remotely and although we will strive to
provide a response within the timeframe there may be delays.

 

We will keep you updated in respect of the status of your request.   

 

Regards

 

Azlina Cohen

 

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foi, Ulster University

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

RESPONSE FOIA/21/027

 

Further to your Freedom of Information request, please view Ulster
University’s response as follows –

 

 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.

See attachment Q1

 

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

See attachment Q2

 

 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).

See attachment Q3 2019 correspondence.  Q3 2020 correspondence folder will
be sent in a second email due to the size of the folder

 

 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 EQIA conducted

 

 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.

Description 2019 2020
Subscription fee £3,000 £3,000
Training £840 Nil
Conference/Event Delegate fee Nil £628.20
Total £3,840 £3,628.20

 

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

Membership of the Stonewall Diversity Programme is reviewed annually. We
intend to continue our membership of the Stonewall Diversity Programme in
2021/22.

 

If you are unhappy with how the University has dealt with your request you
may raise the matter under the University's internal review process for
FOI requests. Please submit written details of your appeal to Damian
McAlister, University of Ulster, Coleraine BT52 1SA, email at
[1][email address] The University will normally undertake
to issue a decision on an appeal within 20 working days of receipt.

 

If you do not wish to submit an appeal to the University in relation to
your request or if you are unhappy with the outcome of an appeal you may
apply to the Office of the Information Commissioner. Full particulars of
the FOI Act including the Information Commissioner's address may be found
at [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Azlina Cohen

This email and any attachments are confidential and intended solely for
the use of the addressee and may contain information which is covered by
legal, professional or other privilege. If you have received this email in
error please notify the system manager at [email address] and
delete this email immediately. Any views or opinions expressed are solely
those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Ulster
University.
The University's computer systems may be monitored and communications
carried out on them may be recorded to secure the effective operation of
the system and for other lawful purposes. Ulster University does not
guarantee that this email or any attachments are free from viruses or 100%
secure. Unless expressly stated in the body of a separate attachment, the
text of email is not intended to form a binding contract. Correspondence
to and from the University may be subject to requests for disclosure by
3rd parties under relevant legislation.
The Ulster University was founded by Royal Charter in 1984 and is
registered with company number RC000726 and VAT registered number
GB672390524.The primary contact address for Ulster University in Northern
Ireland is Cromore Road, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

RESPONSE FOIA/21/027

 

Further to your Freedom of Information request, please view Ulster
University’s response as follows –

 

 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.

Attachment Q1 in first email

 

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

Attachment Q2 in first email

 

 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).

Attachment Q3 2019 correspondence in first email.  See attachment Q3 2020
correspondence

 

 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 EQIA conducted

 

 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.

Description 2019 2020
Subscription fee £3,000 £3,000
Training £840 Nil
Conference/Event Delegate fee Nil £628.20
Total £3,840 £3,628.20

 

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

Membership of the Stonewall Diversity Programme is reviewed annually. We
intend to continue our membership of the Stonewall Diversity Programme in
2021/22.

 

If you are unhappy with how the University has dealt with your request you
may raise the matter under the University's internal review process for
FOI requests. Please submit written details of your appeal to Damian
McAlister, University of Ulster, Coleraine BT52 1SA, email at
[1][email address] The University will normally undertake
to issue a decision on an appeal within 20 working days of receipt.

 

If you do not wish to submit an appeal to the University in relation to
your request or if you are unhappy with the outcome of an appeal you may
apply to the Office of the Information Commissioner. Full particulars of
the FOI Act including the Information Commissioner's address may be found
at [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Azlina Cohen

 

[3]Ulster University

Azlina Cohen

Policy Coordinator

T: 028 7012 4403

E: [4][email address]

 

This email and any attachments are confidential and intended solely for
the use of the addressee and may contain information which is covered by
legal, professional or other privilege. If you have received this email in
error please notify the system manager at [email address] and
delete this email immediately. Any views or opinions expressed are solely
those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Ulster
University.
The University's computer systems may be monitored and communications
carried out on them may be recorded to secure the effective operation of
the system and for other lawful purposes. Ulster University does not
guarantee that this email or any attachments are free from viruses or 100%
secure. Unless expressly stated in the body of a separate attachment, the
text of email is not intended to form a binding contract. Correspondence
to and from the University may be subject to requests for disclosure by
3rd parties under relevant legislation.
The Ulster University was founded by Royal Charter in 1984 and is
registered with company number RC000726 and VAT registered number
GB672390524.The primary contact address for Ulster University in Northern
Ireland is Cromore Road, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA

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