Revenue from student fines in Halls

Dan Rodgers made this Freedom of Information request to University of Reading

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Dear University of Reading,

Please provide a breakdown of all fines levied against students in Halls of Residence, both owned directly by the University and those under the management of other companies under the authority of UoR.

Please also clarify who is authorized to issue fines (e.g. University only, or contracted hall management companies also).

Please provide details of all revenue from fines and their associated offences for Sibly Hall for the academic years 2010 to the first term of the current academic year.

Please also provide the procedures for failure and/or refusal to pay fines.

Yours faithfully,
Dan Rodgers

IMPS, University of Reading

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IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Dan Rodgers
This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information below and to let you know it is being processed.

We'll get back to you as soon as we can, but in any case within 20 working days from 20/01/12.

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Yours sincerely

Kim Stock
Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH
[University of Reading request email] t: +44 (0)118 378 8981 f: +44 (0)118 931 4404

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IMPS, University of Reading

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Dear Mr Rodgers

We have completed compilation of information in response to your request.

We do hold some information of the description specified in your request; this information is attached in the form of an Excel spreadsheet that provides a response to paragraphs 1 and 3 of your request below.

You can find the information you have requested in paragraphs 2 and 4 of your request below in Section G of the University Calendar, Regulations for Conduct, which can be found here:
Section G gives details on who may fine a student for breaches of the Regulations for Conduct (only Wardens can issue a fine with regard to conduct in halls) and the procedure/possible consequences following the failure/refusal to pay a fine. We provided a link to this information here, but under FOI this information is, technically, exempt information on the basis of the following FOIA exemptions: s.21 - information accessible to applicant by other means.

We are required to include details of our complaints procedures, including your rights to apply to the Information Commissioner. The procedure is detailed in our Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations policy on the web at

If we are unable to resolve any complaint, you can complain to the Information Commissioner, the independent body who oversees the access to information regimes:

Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
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Email: [email address]

Yours sincerely

Lee Shailer
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer

Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH
[University of Reading request email] t: +44 (0)118 378 8981 f: +44 (0)118 931 4404

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Dear IMPS,

Can you please confirm if the spreadsheet of fines is exclusively those issued by Wardens and not those issued by hall management such as cleaning fines or for damages?

Yours sincerely,

Dan Rodgers

IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Mr Rodgers
There is a difference between 'Fines' and 'Charges'. ‘Fines’ relate to disciplinary sanctions, ‘charges’ relate to cleaning/damages etc. They are two separate areas and are dealt with separately. The spread sheet we sent to you relates to only to fines (i.e. disciplinary sanctions imposed by the Warden), as requested in your original email.

I hope this clarifies the situation for you.
Kind regards,

Information Management and Policy Services (IMPS)
University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH
t: +44 (0)118 378 8981    f: +44 (0)118 931 4404

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