Printing Statistics

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Lukas Price-Nowak

Dear Manchester Metropolitan University,

I am writing to make an open request for information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I am researching printer paper usage at UK universities and would like to acquire the following information:

1. How many members of staff with access to the university's printing services were employed by the university in each of the calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018?

2. How many students with access to the university's printing services were enrolled at the university in each of the calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018?

3. How many sheets (not sides) of A4 paper were printed by members of staff using the university's printing services in each of the calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018?

4. How many sheets (not sides) of A4 paper were printed by students using the university's printing services in each of the calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018?

5. How much money did the university spend on A4 printer paper in each of the calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018?

If you are unable to provide me with the above information pertaining to each of the calendar years, please provide me with the information for each academic year instead.
I.e. 2013-2014 (academic) instead of 2014 (calendar) etc.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Lukas Price-Nowak

FOI, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Dear Mr Price-Nowak

 

Apologies for the delay in responding to your request.  Please find below
the information held by the University in the categories you have
requested:

 

1. How many members of staff with access to the university's printing
services were employed by the university in each of the calendar years
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018?

Staff numbers are provided below:

Calendar Number
Year Employed
2014 5531
2015 5791
2016 5771
2017 5875
2018 6019

 

2. How many students with access to the university's printing services
were enrolled at the university in each of the calendar years 2014, 2015,
2016, 2017 and 2018?

13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19
Number of enrolled students* 26,856 27,075 28,878 29,514 29,853 29,607

*Note: this figure excludes students who would not be using on-campus
facilities, such as external, dormant, distance learning or students in a
Sandwich year.

 

3. How many sheets (not sides) of A4 paper were printed by members of 
staff using the university's printing services in each of the calendar
years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018?

The University does not hold this information broken down by year in the
way you have requested.  Please see the table below for the data currently
held:

 

02.03.2014 31.10.2018 Usage
                   
813,427.00
                
1,482,686.00
                   
597,814.00
                
1,482,685.00
01.11.2014 31.07.2017 Usage
                        
5,242.00
          
            23,107.00
                      
13,227.00
                   
204,204.00
28.02.2017 30.11.2018 Usage
                   
105,262.00
                   
785,200.00
                   
107,959.00
                
1,577,304.00
01.12.2016 30.11.2018 Usage
                
2,677,567.00
                   
116,377.00
                      
33,576.00
                        
7,604.00
08.11.18 30.01.19 Usage
                      
19,154.00
                   
396,772.00
08.11.18 30.01.19 Usage
                        
6,406.00
                   
302,137.00
06.01.2015 29.10.2018 Usage
                   
241,151.00
                
2,979,744.00
06.01.2015 29.10.2018 Usage
                   
295,443.00
     
           2,031,227.00
08.12.2011 26.04.2018 Usage
                
3,345,629.00
              12,353,103.00
                   
201,367.00
                   
504,282.00
08.12.2011 26.04.2018 Usage
                
2,653,164.00
              18,413,444.00
                   
117,370.00
                   
381,759.00
08.12.2011 29.10.2016 Usage
                   
107,292.00
                        
6,094.00
                
2,316,478.00
                      
62,123.00
05.12.2014 29.10.2016 Usage
                      
49,017.00
                      
18,390.00
                
2,360,150.00
                      
44,567.00
05.12.2014 29.10.2016 Usage
                      
28,442.00
                        
2,792.00
          
         834,601.00
                      
17,518.00
08.12.2011 26.04.2018 Usage
                
3,345,629.00
              12,353,103.00
                   
201,367.00
                   
504,282.00

Please note that the University’s estate during this time has changed and
there are likely to have been printers used in buildings and campuses
which are now closed, which are not included/recorded in the report above.

 

4.  How many sheets (not sides) of A4 paper were printed by students using
the university's printing services in each of the calendar years 2014,
2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018?

2018:  20,072,162

2017:  22,723,821

2016:  21,672,336

Information is not held for the years prior to 2016.  Please also note
that the University’s estate has changed over the years and there will
have been printers used in buildings and campuses which are now closed,
which are not recorded in the report above.

 

5. How much money did the university spend on A4 printer paper in each of
the calendar years

2014   £144821.49

2015   £226319.93

2016   £165204.83

2017   £140820.29

2018   £160651.05

 

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Dear Manchester Metropolitan University,

 

I am writing to make an open request for information to which I am
entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I am researching printer paper usage at UK universities and would like to
acquire the following information:

 

1. How many members of staff with access to the university's printing
services were employed by the university in each of the calendar years
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018?

 

2. How many students with access to the university's printing services
were enrolled at the university in each of the calendar years 2014, 2015,
2016, 2017 and 2018?

 

3. How many sheets (not sides) of A4 paper were printed by members of 
staff using the university's printing services in each of the calendar
years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018?

 

4.  How many sheets (not sides) of A4 paper were printed by students using
the university's printing services in each of the calendar years 2014,
2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018?

 

5. How much money did the university spend on A4 printer paper in each of
the calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018?

 

If you are unable to provide me with the above information pertaining to
each of the calendar years, please provide me with the information for
each academic year instead.

I.e. 2013-2014 (academic) instead of 2014 (calendar) etc.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Lukas Price-Nowak

 

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