REVIEWED Instances of sexual assault at UAL

Nicole Garcia Merida made this Freedom of Information request to University of the Arts London

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Nicole Garcia Merida

Dear University of the Arts London,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I request the following information about all instances of sexual violence reported by students in all UAL campuses in London.

- The number of reported instances of sexual assault
- The number of reported instances of rape
- How many of these result in expulsion for the perpetrator
- How many of these have been referred to the Police

By instances of sexual violence I mean those which British Law defines under the Sexual Offences Act (2003) and also instances that have been reported in which a student makes unwanted or inappropriate sexual advances towards another student.

I would like to receive all data available from September 2015 to present day in an academic year format.

I would prefer to receive this information electronically, preferably as a data set in Excel, NOT a PDF .

If there are parts of this request which are easier to answer than others I would ask that you release the available data as soon as it is ready.

If clarification is needed do not hesitate to contact me. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you within the 20-working day statutory time period.


Nicole Garcia Merida.

Freedom of Information Requests, University of the Arts London

Dear Nicole,

Further to your Freedom of Information submission on the 13th November 2018, I would like to advise that unfortunately we are unable to meet the statutory time frame of 20-working day. I therefore request that you bear with us as we collate the requisite information which will enable us to respond to your request. I would like to apologise for this delay and I can assure you that we are dealing with your request and will send you a full reply as soon as possible. We endeavour to send a response to you by the 19th December 2018.

Should you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to email: [University of the Arts London request email] quoting your reference: FOI181131MER

Yours sincerely

FOI/DP Administrator

University of the Arts London |8th Floor |272 High Holborn |London |WC1V 7EY

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Freedom of Information Requests, University of the Arts London

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Dear Nicole,

Our sincere apologies for the delay in replying to your request for information from the University. Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

Freedom of Information complaints procedure

UAL is committed to making information available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and to ensuring that the service it provides for those wishing to gain access to information is simple, efficient and effective.

If you feel the service you have received does not meet these aims or your expectations please write, giving details of your complaint, to:

Kastur Kerai,
Data Protection Officer
University of the Arts London
8th Floor
272 High Holborn
[email address]

Your complaint will be fully investigated and treated confidentially. If your complaint is about a response to a request for information, it will be dealt with by an officer who was not involved in the original decision. A full investigation and any decision will be made and conveyed to you within 20 working days. If we are unable to deal with your complaint within this time, we will inform you and let you know the reason for the delay.

If your complaint is upheld you will be notified of what action will be taken. If it is a request for information, the information will be provided to you. If the complaint is not upheld you will be given a reason for the decision.
If we do not deal with your complaint to your satisfaction, you are entitled to refer your complaint to:

The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate)
Tel: 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number

Kind regards,

Information Governance Team
University of the Arts London |8th Floor |272 High Holborn |London |WC1V 7EY
[University of the Arts London request email]

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