Student demographics and demographic details pertaining to academic misconduct

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Dear Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh,

I would like to request the following information please. Where possible could this be provided in a spreadsheet:

Questions about student demographics:

1.1 In the final semester of the academic year 2020/2021 how many students in total (across all levels and modes of study) studied at your institution?
Of this total please provide a breakdown by:
1.2 Nationality
1.3 Ethnicity
1.4 The number that were required to provide evidence of English Language competence to commence study due to International status.
1.5 Disability, as a total figure and where possible a breakdown of type, for example in the following format:
A No disability
B social/communication impairment such as Asperger's syndrome/other autistic spectrum disorder
C Blind or have a serious visual impairment uncorrected by glasses
D Deaf or have a serious hearing impairment
E Long standing illness or health condition such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, chronic heart disease, or epilepsy
F Mental health condition, such as depression, schizophrenia or anxiety disorder
G Specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D
H Physical impairment or mobility issues, such as difficulty using your arms or using a wheelchair or crutches
I Disability, impairment or medical condition that is not listed above
J Two or more impairments and/or disabling medical conditions

Academic misconduct questions:

Total number of referrals:

2.1 In the final semester of the academic year 2020/2021 how many students were referred for academic misconduct (institution wide)? If a student was referred more than once, please only count them once.

Of that number please provide a breakdown (in numbers) by:
2.2 Nationality
2.3 Ethnicity.
2.4 The number that were required to provide evidence of English Language competence to commence study due to International status.
2.5 Disability, as a total figure and where possible a breakdown of type, for example in the following format:


A No disability
B social/communication impairment such as Asperger's syndrome/other autistic spectrum disorder
C Blind or have a serious visual impairment uncorrected by glasses
D Deaf or have a serious hearing impairment
E Long standing illness or health condition such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, chronic heart disease, or epilepsy
F Mental health condition, such as depression, schizophrenia or anxiety disorder
G Specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D
H Physical impairment or mobility issues, such as difficulty using your arms or using a wheelchair or crutches
I Disability, impairment or medical condition that is not listed above
J Two or more impairments and/or disabling medical conditions

Total cases proved / substantiated

3.1. In the final semester of the academic year 2020/2021 how many student cases of academic misconduct (institution wide) were found proven/ substantiated? If a student was referred more than once, please only count them once.

Of that number please provide a breakdown (in numbers) by:
3.2. Nationality
3.3 Ethnicity.
3.4 The number that were required to provide evidence of English Language competence to commence study due to International status.
3.5 Disability, as a total figure and where possible a breakdown of type, for example in the following format:

A No disability
B Social/communication impairment such as Asperger's syndrome/other autistic spectrum disorder
C Blind or have a serious visual impairment uncorrected by glasses
D Deaf or have a serious hearing impairment
E Long standing illness or health condition such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, chronic heart disease, or epilepsy
F Mental health condition, such as depression, schizophrenia or anxiety disorder
G Specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D
H Physical impairment or mobility issues, such as difficulty using your arms or using a wheelchair or crutches
I Disability, impairment or medical condition that is not listed above
J Two or more impairments and/or disabling medical conditions

4. Does your institution use Turnitin to help staff identify cases of academic misconduct?

5. Does your institution give students access to Turnitin to help students understand academic misconduct prior to submission of work?

Yours faithfully,

Rob Keasley

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