Mental health

Tilda Coleman made this Freedom of Information request to University of Glasgow

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Dear University of Glasgow,

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

FOI Office,

 

Dear Tilda Coleman,

 

Thank you for your email which was received by the University on 19
November 2019 timed 12:33 hours. The University has reviewed your request,
however we require further information in order to identify and locate the
requested information.

 

Your request:

 

“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”

.

Clarification requested:

 

Can you please provide clarification of what you mean by “..students who
intermitted..”

 

Until we receive clarification, the University will consider this
information request to be suspended. The 20 working days to respond will
begin when we receive your clarification.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

 

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523

 

University of Glasgow

Tay House

Glasgow G12 8QQ

 

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

 

 

Dear University of Glasgow,

Thank you for replying promptly. By “students who intermitted” I mean students who took a complete break from study for a year, with the intention of returning to study the next year.

Yours faithfully,

Tilda Coleman

FOI Office,

 

Dear Tilda Coleman,

 

Thank you for your email which was received by the University on 19
November 2019 timed 12:33 hours and subsequent clarification received on
19 November 2019 timed 14:52 hours providing clarification as follows -

 

Your request:

 

“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”

.

Clarification requested:

 

Can you please provide clarification of what you mean by “..students who
intermitted..”

 

Clarification received:

 

Thank you for replying promptly. By “students who intermitted” I mean
students who took a complete break from study for a year, with the
intention of returning to study the next year

 

 

 

 

As the University of Glasgow is a Scottish Public Authority, your request
is subject to the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
(“FOISA”). The University acknowledges receipt of your request and
confirms a response will be sent to you promptly; and in any event not
later than 17 December 2019.

 

The Freedom of Information Office will contact you if we require any
further information.

 

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523

University of Glasgow
Tay House
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

FOI Office,

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Dear Ms Coleman,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 19 November 2019 timed 12:33 hours.

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523

University of Glasgow
Tay House
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401