Dear University of Edinburgh,

Please could you provide

(a) the amount paid to Stonewall per annum for the past three complete years (academic, calendar or financial as most appropriate), as fees or fee-like payments for participation in any schemes of accreditation run by Stonewall or any subsidiary organisations of Stonewall

(b) copies of all documents submitted to Stonewall for its scrutiny or approval as part of taking part in any such schemes, for the last full year for which these are available

(c) any correspondence between the University and Stonewall relating to conditions the university was expected to fulfill, including policies the university was advised it was required to change, in order to meet any standards set by Stonewall, since 1July 2018.

Yours faithfully,

Mr M Hunter

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Thank you for your email. The University’s working arrangements are
affected by the Coronavirus outbreak but we will respond to your enquiry
as soon as possible.

 

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aware that in some cases unfortunately we will not be able to respond
within statutory timescales. The [1]Scottish Information Commissioner’s
Office and the [2]Information Commissioner’s Office have both issued
statements about requests during the Covid-19 pandemic which you may find
helpful.

 

[3]The University of Edinburgh's request privacy notice, which describes
how we use the information you have supplied about yourself and your
request, is published on the University website.

 

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland,
with registration number SC005336.

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Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Dear M Hunter

Thank you for your email of 2 July 2020 requesting information about the
University’s relationship with Stonewall.

As explained in our automatic reply message, the University’s working
arrangements are affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Unfortunately, I am
currently unable to tell you exactly when you will receive a response to
your request. However, I can confirm that it is actively being progressed
and that we are making all efforts to respond to your request promptly.
The [1]Scottish Information Commissioner’s Office has issued a statement
about requests during the Covid-19 pandemic which you may find helpful.

If you are unhappy with the way the University has handled your request,
you do have the right to ask the University to conduct an internal review
of the reasons for the delay. The [2]Scottish Information Commissioner’s
guidance about this during the Covid-19 pandemic is available on their
website. If you wish to submit a review request you should write to the
Records Management Section (using this email address), describing the
original request, explaining your grounds for dissatisfaction, and
including an address for correspondence. When the review process is
complete, if you are still dissatisfied, you may use the Scottish
Information Commissioner’s guidance on making an appeal to make an appeal
to the Commissioner. 

[3]The University of Edinburgh's request privacy notice, which describes
how we use the information you have supplied about yourself and your
request, is published on the University website.

Yours sincerely

Dean McAdam

Information Compliance Officer

Records Management Section

The University of Edinburgh | Old College | South Bridge | Edinburgh | EH8
9YL

 

Email: [4][University of Edinburgh request email]

 

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Dear University of Edinburgh,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Edinburgh's handling of my FOI request 'Matters related to Stonewall'.

This request is now long overdue and beyond the legal limit for providing a reply. Please could the absence of any response be reviewed?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours faithfully,

M Hunter

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Thank you for your email. The University’s working arrangements are
affected by the Coronavirus outbreak but we will respond to your enquiry
as soon as possible.

 

Information requests (freedom of information requests, environmental
information requests, data subject rights requests)

While we will make all efforts to respond to requests promptly, please be
aware that in some cases unfortunately we will not be able to respond
within statutory timescales. The [1]Scottish Information Commissioner’s
Office and the [2]Information Commissioner’s Office have both issued
statements about requests during the Covid-19 pandemic which you may find
helpful.

Please note that if you have only provided your first (or given) name in
the body of your email your request will not be valid.  To ensure your
request is valid and that the University is obliged to answer it, you must
provide your real name.  If you are making the request on behalf of
someone else you must provide their real name.  The Office of
the [3]Scottish Information Commissioner's guidance on this point explains
that if you do not provide your real name or the name of the person on
whose behalf you are making the request, you will lose your right to
appeal to the Commissioner should you be unhappy with the handling of your
request. The guidance also explains what constitutes a real name for the
purposes of making a request valid. Please refer to the guidance for
further details.

 

[4]The University of Edinburgh's request privacy notice, which describes
how we use the information you have supplied about yourself and your
request, is published on the University website.

 

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland,
with registration number SC005336.

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Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Dear M Hunter

 

Thank you for your email of 21 October 2020 requesting an internal review
of your freedom of information request. I apologise for the delay in
responding to your request.

As explained in our acknowledgement, the University’s working arrangements
are affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Unfortunately, I am currently
unable to tell you exactly when you will receive a response to your
request. However, I can confirm that it is actively being progressed and
that we are making all efforts to respond to your request promptly. The
[1]Scottish Information Commissioner’s Office has issued a statement
about requests during the Covid-19 pandemic which you may find helpful.

[2]The University of Edinburgh's request privacy notice, which describes
how we use the information you have supplied about yourself and your
request, is published on the University website.

Yours sincerely

Dean McAdam

Information Compliance Officer

Records Management Section

The University of Edinburgh | Old College | South Bridge | Edinburgh | EH8
9YL

 

Email: [3][University of Edinburgh request email]

 

 

 

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Records Management, University of Edinburgh

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Hunter

 

Thank you for your email of 21 October 2020 requesting an internal  review
of the University’s handling of your request for the University’s
relationship with Stonewall.

 

Please find our review response attached.

 

Yours sincerely

Dean McAdam

Information Compliance Officer

Records Management Section

The University of Edinburgh | Old College | South Bridge | Edinburgh | EH8
9YL

 

Tel: 0131 651 4056

[1][email address]

 

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Dear Records Management,

I am grateful to you for replying so fast. I am not sure if all the attachments you meant to include are there? There are two copies of the 2020 submission, but not as far as I can tell what you describe as "a staff engagement survey. Please note that I have redacted the names of individual members of staff. This is because disclosing this information would enable individuals to be identified". I am sorry if I am missing something.

Please would you mind checking and confirming that all the intended attachments are there?

Yours sincerely,

M Hunter

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

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Dear M Hunter,

Thank you for your email of 1 November 2020 relating to our response to your freedom of information request regarding the University's relationship with Stonewall.

I apologise for not attaching all of the specified documentation within this response. Please find attached the missing document, specifically a copy of our staff engagement survey.

Yours sincerely
Dean McAdam
Information Compliance Officer
Records Management Section
The University of Edinburgh | Old College | South Bridge | Edinburgh | EH8 9YL

Email: [University of Edinburgh request email]

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