Dear University of Edinburgh,

Under the Freedom of Information Act please could you provide me with some information about student mental health.

Across the University, what was the number of students, broken down for each academic year between 2008-9 and 2018-19, who intermitted for specifically mental health issues?

Of these students who intermitted, how many each year returned to the University to resume their studies one year after intermitting?

Of these students who intermitted, how many each year never returned to the University to resume their studies?

Please could you also provide me with the number of students, broken down for each academic year between 2008- 9 and 2018- 19, who have accessed counselling services provided by the university. If possible, please provide a breakdown of the types of issue the students are seeking help for.

Please could you provide me with this information in an excel spreadsheet.

If you need any clarification then please do not hesitate to contact me. Under Section 16 it is your duty to provide advice and assistance and so I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way.

Yours faithfully,

Tilda Coleman

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Dear Ms Coleman

 

Thank you for your email of 16 November 2019 requesting information about
mental health. I am writing to let you know that we have received your
request, and to ask for clarification in relation to part of your request.
We have interpreted your request as referring to [1]authorised
interruption of study, rather than [2]intermittent study (see Biomedical
Sciences example), as this would seem to fit better within the context of
your request. Please let us know if this is what you intended so we can
explore the extent to which we can provide information.

 

We will process your request as soon as reasonably possible, and within 20
working days of the day we received the request. We will reply by 14
December 2019.

 

The University of Edinburgh's privacy notice, which describes how we use
the information you have supplied about yourself and your request, is
available on-line at
[3]https://www.ed.ac.uk/records-management/....

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Rob Don

Information Compliance Officer

Records Management Section

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

 

Telephone: 0131 651 4099

Email: [University of Edinburgh request email]

Website: [4]http://www.ed.ac.uk/records-management

 

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

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Records Management, University of Edinburgh

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Dear Ms Coleman

 

Thank you for your email of 16 November 2019 requesting information about
student mental health. Please find our response attached.

The University of Edinburgh's privacy notice, which describes how we use
the information you have supplied about yourself and your request, is
available on-line at
[1]https://www.ed.ac.uk/records-management/....

Yours sincerely

 

 

Rob Don

Information Compliance Officer

Records Management Section

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

 

Telephone: 0131 651 4099

Email: [University of Edinburgh request email]

Website: [2]http://www.ed.ac.uk/records-management

 

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

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2. http://www.ed.ac.uk/records-management

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

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Dear Ms Coleman

 

Further to my previous email of 13 December 2019 in relation to your
request for information about student mental health, I am attaching the
information you have requested in an Excel spreadsheet as requested.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Rob Don

Information Compliance Officer

Records Management Section

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

 

Telephone: 0131 651 4099

Email: [University of Edinburgh request email]

Website: [1]http://www.ed.ac.uk/records-management

 

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

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