Reportable Event - University of Derby - External Course Validation

The request was refused by Office for Students.

Dear Office for Students,

Please provide sight of all reportable events relating to the external validation of a Legal Practice Course (LPC) offered by the University of Derby, to include any related investigations, arrangements, and instructions.

Yours faithfully,

David Gale

FOI, Office for Students

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Dear Mr Gale

FOI Response 2021-284-FOI

Thank you for your request for information. Attached please find our response to your request.

Kind regards,
Robyn

FOI Team | Governance | 0117 931 7292 |
www.officeforstudents.org.uk | Twitter @officestudents |

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Dear Office for Students,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Office for Students's handling of my FOI request 'Reportable Event - University of Derby - External Course Validation'.

The Office for Students has claimed exemption in circumstances where:

1. Any assessment of regulatory action should by now have been completed. The provision of the requested information cannot therefore prejudice 'the purpose of ascertaining whether circumstances which would justify regulatory action in pursuance of any enactment exist or may arise',

2. There is a overriding public interest in publishing the information held.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

David Gale

FOI, Office for Students

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Dear Mr Gale

Please see attached letter regarding the outcome of your appeal of our recent response to your request for information under the FOIA (ref: 2021-284-FOI).

Best wishes
Alison

FOI Team | Governance | www.officeforstudents.org.uk | Twitter @officestudents |

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Dear FOI

Thank you for your response in which you have confirmed the OfS's refusal to disclose the requested information.

Since the request relates to a potentially fraudulent act, the OfS will be cognisant that any SRA regulated solicitor who has reviewed the FOI request will be mandated to report to the SRA and the police any suspected fraud, dishonesty, or serious misconduct of any involved solicitors or their employees. That would include themselves.

Yours sincerely

David Gale