Dear University of Stirling,

Please provide me with information on the following:
1. For each of the past ten academic years (2008-09 to 2018-19), how many University of Stirling students have died while a student at the university?

2. Please provide, if possible, a breakdown by gender for each year.

3. For each of the past ten academic years (2008-09 to 2018-19), how many University of Stirling students have committed suicide while a student at the university?

4. The university’s rationale behind choosing to record or not to record student suicides.

5. University policy regarding all actions the university take after a student commits suicide

Yours faithfully,

Michael Conway

Freedom of Information Unit, University of Stirling

Dear Mr Conway,

We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request and will respond as soon as possible.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Unit
University of Stirling

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    Procedure in the Event of the Death of a Student March 2019 Redacted.pdf

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Dear Mr Conway,

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request regarding student deaths. 
The responses to your questions are below:

 

1.       For each of the past ten academic years (2008-09 to 2018-19), how
many University of Stirling students have died while a student at the
university?

 

 

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Year |Male |Female |
|------------------------------+-------------------+---------------------|
|2008/9 |0 |2 |
|------------------------------+-------------------+---------------------|
|2009/0 |0 |1 |
|------------------------------+-------------------+---------------------|
|2010/1 |2 |0 |
|------------------------------+-------------------+---------------------|
|2011/2 |1 |0 |
|------------------------------+-------------------+---------------------|
|2012/3 |2 |0 |
|------------------------------+-------------------+---------------------|
|2013/4 |0 |0 |
|------------------------------+-------------------+---------------------|
|2014/5 |2 |0 |
|------------------------------+-------------------+---------------------|
|2015/6 |1 |0 |
|------------------------------+-------------------+---------------------|
|2016/7 |1 |1 |
|------------------------------+-------------------+---------------------|
|2017/8 |1 |0 |
|------------------------------+-------------------+---------------------|
|2018/9 (to date) |2 |2 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

2. Please provide, if possible, a breakdown by gender for each year.

 

See above.

 

2.       For each of the past ten academic years (2008-09 to 2018-19), how
many University of Stirling students have committed suicide while a
student at the university?

 

The University has been recording student death by suicide since 2017.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Year |Number |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2016/171 |1 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2017/18 |0 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2018/192 |3 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

1 Jan 2017 – July 2017

2 To date

 

 

3.       The university’s rationale behind choosing to record or not to
record student suicides.

Information not held.

 

 

5. University policy regarding all actions the university take after a
student commits suicide

See attached pdf.

 

 

You have a right under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
(FoISA) to request a review of this decision by the University of
Stirling. If you wish to exercise this right, you must write to the
University to request a review within forty working days of receipt of
this decision. Your request for a review must be in writing and you must
specify your name and address for correspondence. You must also identify
the decision that you wish reviewed.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of a review, you have a right
under the FoISA to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner. If you
wish to do so, you must appeal to the Commissioner within six months
following the date of receipt of the review notice.  Details on how to
appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner are available on their
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You also have the right to appeal to the Court of Session on a point of
law following a decision of the Commissioner.

 

Yours faithfully

Freedom of Information Unit

University of Stirling

 

 

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