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Statistics of Tier 4 International Students During the COVID-19 Lockdown

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Dear De Montfort University,
We are requesting responses to the following questions.

1. How many Tier 4 international students are enrolled at the university in the 2019-2020 academic year?

2. How many Tier 4 international students have contacted the student funding services to report difficulties with paying their tuition fees on time?

3. What sort of assistance is in place for Tier 4 international students who are unable to pay their tuition fees?

3. What sort of COVID-19 provisions are in place for Tier 4 international students? Please answer for the following:
a. Health and wellbeing, including mental health
b. Immigration advice
c. Other, please elaborate

4. Is the university providing hardship funds for Tier 4 international students? If yes, please also answer the following:

a. How many Tier 4 international students applied for hardship funds?
b. How many Tier 4 international students were granted hardship funds?
c. If a Tier 4 international student was denied a hardship fund, what were the primary reasons for this?

5. Have any Tier 4 international students been reported to the Home Office during the COVID-19 lockdown? If yes, how many?

6. How many Tier 4 international students have contacted the university's immigration support office requiring advice and/or reporting immigration difficulties from March 2020 until August 2020?

Yours faithfully,
Sanaz
Unis Resist Border Controls (URBC)

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Dear Requester

 

Thank you for your request submitted under the Freedom of Information Act.
Unfortunately we cannot currently process this as a Freedom of Information
request as you have not provided us with enough information. Specifically
with regard to your name.

 

Section 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) sets out the
criteria for making a valid request.  Section 8(1)(b) states that that a
request must include the name of the applicant and an address for
correspondence. 

 

The Information Commissioner's Office guidance states the following;

 

For a request to be valid, the requester must provide enough of their real
name to give anyone reading that request a reasonable indication of their
identity

 

And specifically:

 

Requests made through the whatdotheyknow.com website will be valid,
provided the requester supplies their real name and describes the
information concerned

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office guidance on what makes a valid
request can be found [1]here

 

De Montfort University confirms that it recognises the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act, and applies the guidance issued by the
Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

We will be unable to process your request under the Freedom of Information
Act until you have provided a valid name.

 

Regards

 

Michael Davies

 

Information Governance Officer

Governance and Legal

 

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

Trinity House

The Gateway

Leicester

LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 6513

E: [2][email address]

W: dmu.ac.uk

 

 

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Freedom Of Information, De Montfort University

Dear Requester

 

You made a request for information on 17 September 2000, and we further
corresponded on the 29 September 2020, copy of my latest email is shown
below.

 

I explained that we would be unable to further process your request for
information until we receive your response.

 

To date, I have no record of any further communication from you and I
assume therefore, that you no longer require the requested information.  I
will treat your request as withdrawn.

 

If you require this information, or any other information covered by the
Freedom of Information Act in the future, then please make a request to
the Freedom of Information mailbox, [1][De Montfort University request email]

 

Michael

 

 

Michael Davies

 

Information Governance Officer

Governance and Legal

 

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

Trinity House

The Gateway

Leicester

LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 6513

E: [2][email address]

W: dmu.ac.uk

 

 

 

From: Freedom Of Information
Sent: 29 September 2020 12:06
To: Unis Resist Border Controls (URBC)
<[FOI #691977 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Statistics of Tier 4
International Students During the COVID-19 Lockdown (Ref 1381)

 

Dear Requester

 

Thank you for your request submitted under the Freedom of Information Act.
Unfortunately we cannot currently process this as a Freedom of Information
request as you have not provided us with enough information. Specifically
with regard to your name.

 

Section 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) sets out the
criteria for making a valid request.  Section 8(1)(b) states that that a
request must include the name of the applicant and an address for
correspondence. 

 

The Information Commissioner's Office guidance states the following;

 

For a request to be valid, the requester must provide enough of their real
name to give anyone reading that request a reasonable indication of their
identity

 

And specifically:

 

Requests made through the whatdotheyknow.com website will be valid,
provided the requester supplies their real name and describes the
information concerned

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office guidance on what makes a valid
request can be found [3]here

 

De Montfort University confirms that it recognises the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act, and applies the guidance issued by the
Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

We will be unable to process your request under the Freedom of Information
Act until you have provided a valid name.

 

Regards

 

Michael Davies

 

Information Governance Officer

Governance and Legal

 

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

Trinity House

The Gateway

Leicester

LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 6513

E: [4][email address]

W: dmu.ac.uk

 

 

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