Dear Edinburgh Napier University,

please confirm whether you've conferred a PhD to Siouxsie Wiles (possibly known as Susanna Wiles). The likely dates of conferral are 1998 to 2005 but please provide any information up to and including 2021.

If such a degree has been conferred please provide details of her thesis, including title, date submitted, number of pages and supervisors of her thesis.

Also please provide a reason why her thesis is not available on your website if there is a thesis.

If possible please also provide the thesis, preferably by return email. If that's not possible please advise how to access her thesis.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Seager

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Dear Shona,

thank you Shona.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Seager
(adult human male)

Watt, Diana-Leigh, Edinburgh Napier University

Dear Mr Seager,

Apologies for the delay in responding to your request. Please bear with us, we are still working on it and will provide you with our response as soon as possible within the next few days. Thanks in advance for your patience.

Yours sincerely,

Diana Watt
Information Governance Manager
Edinburgh Napier University
Sighthill Campus
Sighthill Court
Edinburgh
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Dear Diana,

Thanks for the update Diana. I look forward to the response.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Seager

Dear Diana,

It's been a 'few days' so I'm wondering if a response is now forthcoming?

Yours sincerely,

Richard Seager

Watt, Diana-Leigh, Edinburgh Napier University

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Dear Richard,

Apologies for the delay. I can confirm that Susanne Wiles was awarded her PhD by Edinburgh Napier University and that we are in the process of publishing the information online. I will provide you with a formal response to your request once information has been published. I hope that is acceptable to you and thank you once again for your patience in this matter.

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Hi Diana,

although I am happy that you are going to publish this information online, as it is odd that it has never been there in the first place, you have provided me with none of the details that I requested other than a confirmation that you did award Siouxsie Wiles a PhD.

You have also given no time-frame for this. So no it is not acceptable.

Can you please provide the remainder of the information that I requested, including information on when the PhD was awarded.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Seager

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Dear Edinburgh Napier University,

please confirm whether you've conferred a PhD to Siouxsie Wiles (possibly known as Susanna Wiles). The likely dates of conferral are 1998 to 2005 but please provide any information up to and including 2021.

If such a degree has been conferred please provide details of her thesis, including title, date submitted, number of pages and supervisors of her thesis.

Also please provide a reason why her thesis is not available on your website if there is a thesis.

If possible please also provide the thesis, preferably by return email. If that's not possible please advise how to access her thesis.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Seager

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Dear Freedom of Information,

thank you for this information, it has been a very long time coming and you're but the last in a series of requests to get this information. Interestingly the first reference to this Thesis that I've seen was provided on Twitter a few days ago by a colleague of Ms Wiles who claims to have a copy of the thesis.

I look forward to the remainder of the information in my OIA request being provided.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Seager

Dear Edinburgh Napier University,

can you please confirm receipt, or not, of the thesis that is subject to this FOI request by the University Library.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Seager

Freedom of Information, Edinburgh Napier University

Dear Mr Seager,

Please find the details online here:
https://napier.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/d...

Yours sincerely,

Governance and Compliance Services
Edinburgh Napier University
6th floor Sighthill Campus
Edinburgh
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E: [Edinburgh Napier University request email]
http://www.napier.ac.uk/about-us/univers...

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Dear Freedom of Information,

now that you have a copy of the thesis in your library can you answer the following original questions.

"If such a degree has been conferred please provide details of her thesis, including title, date submitted, number of pages and supervisors of her thesis"

Yours sincerely,

Richard Seager

Freedom of Information, Edinburgh Napier University

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Dear Richard Seager,

Thank you for your recent information request. Please find the response to your request embedded within the attached response document, in blue text for ease of reference.

Unless otherwise stated, Edinburgh Napier University reserves copyright in all information provided under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). Although the information is available under the legislation this does not mean that the University has waived its copyright and therefore the information must not be reproduced in any way or made available in whole or in part without the written permission of the copyright holder.

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If you are not satisfied with the way the University has dealt with your request for information, you have a right under FOISA to request a review of this decision. If you wish to exercise this right, you must write to the University to request a review within forty working days of receipt of this decision. Your request for a review must be in writing and you must specify your name and address for correspondence. You must also identify the decision that you wish to have reviewed.

Should you wish to request a review, please address your request to:

David Cloy
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Edinburgh Napier University
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Sighthill Court,
Edinburgh EH11 4BN, or email: [email address]

Your review will be undertaken by staff not involved in the original decision making process. If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of a review, you have a right under the FOISA to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner. If you wish to do so, you must appeal to the Commissioner within six months following the date of receipt of the review notice. The Commissioner’s contact details are as follows:

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Yours sincerely,

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Edinburgh
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