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Obligations under Education Act 1994 wrt Students' Union

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Dear Queen Margaret University,

Please consider this as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

1. Does Part II of the Education Act 1994 apply to Queen Margaret University (as defined in section 21)?

2. Is Queen Margaret University Students' Union a Students' Union as defined in section 20 of Part II of the Act?

3. Provide the policy and procedure documents that detail how QMU's governing body implements the requirements to be observed under section 22 of Part II of the Act.

4. In particular provide the information required by subsection (5) of section 22 of Part II of the Act.

Thank you,

Jeremy Yaxley

Freedom of Information Act,

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Dear Jeremy,

I refer to your request for information dated 5 October 2018, which is being managed under the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“the FOISA”). We are now in a position to respond to your request.

1. Does Part II of the Education Act 1994 apply to Queen Margaret University (as defined in section 21)?

- Yes

2. Is Queen Margaret University Students' Union a Students' Union as defined in section 20 of Part II of the Act?

- Yes

3. Provide the policy and procedure documents that detail how QMU's governing body implements the requirements to be observed under section 22 of Part II of the Act.

- Please find attached the QMU Student’s Union written constitution.

- Please find attached the Students Union-QMU Code of Practice.

- Please find attached the ‘Essential Information for Students 2018/19’.

4. In particular provide the information required by subsection (5) of section 22 of Part II of the Act.

- Please find attached the QMU Student’s Union written constitution.

- Please find attached the ‘Essential Information for Students 2018/19’ in particular the Terms and Conditions at point XIV on page 5. A version of this document is issued to students each year.

- Please find attached the Students Union-QMU Code of Practice.

If you have any queries or concerns please contact:

FOI
Queen Margaret University
Queen Margaret University Drive
Musselburgh
East Lothian EH21 6UU
[email address]

If you have any complaint about the University’s handling of your request for information, you may require the University to review its actions and decisions in relation to this response by writing within 60 working days of the date of your request to FOI, Queen Margaret University, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6UU or at [email address].

You may, within a further six months, if you are dissatisfied with the outcome or with the University’s failure to review its actions and decisions in relation to this response, apply to The Scottish Information Commissioner. Details on how to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner is available on their website: www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Best wishes,

FOI
Queen Margaret University

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