Dear University of Reading,
I would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
1) How many students have faced discipliniary action at the University of Reading since January 1 2011, broken down by year.
2) The reasons of each discpliniary at the University of Reading since January 1 2011.
Dear Courtney Friday,
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 22/11/2016.
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Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH
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Dear Courtney Friday,
We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
We can confirm that we do hold the information specified in your request.
Our responses are given below each limb of your request in blue.
Information provided is that which is contained within formal disciplinary
records relating to academic and non-academic disciplinary actions.
Please be advised that information within the broad scope of all matters
that could fall under ‘disciplinary’ action is not held in an easily
retrievable form, and may be located in different parts of the University,
for instance in respect of fines or charges administered within student
halls, libraries and other student facilities, such as those for sports
and recreation. There are several other post-holders who are empowered to
discipline students within their area of responsibility. To conclusively
check all possible records for the date range and summary reasons would
have exceeded the appropriate limit and engaged a section 12 refusal on
the grounds of taking longer than the appropriate limit (18 hours) to
complete. Under Section 16 of FOIA (duty to provide help and assistance)
we have provided as much information as possible in relation to formal
disciplinary offences and those which are retrievable within the
appropriate limit threshold.
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
Email: [email address]
Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading,
Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH
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