Students and information

Harvey Slater made this Freedom of Information request to University of Huddersfield

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The request was refused by University of Huddersfield.

Dear University of Huddersfield,

1. Please explain the steps that the university took last summer, prior to the main autumn enrolment period, to comply with Paragraphs 39, 45, 46, and 52 of the following Office for Students guidance, with particular reference to obtaining consent from students for changes to the material information.

https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/med...

2. Please supply a copy of the review that you were asked to carry out during the first half of the spring term of your compliance with consumer protection law, as required in this letter from the Office for Students.

https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/med...

Yours faithfully,

Harvey Slater

Freedom of Information requests, University of Huddersfield

Thank you for your email.

 

If your enquiry is a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Regulations 2004, you will
receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20
working days, as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being
exempt. Please note that if the information you request contains reference
to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being
taken on whether or not to release the information to you.

 

If the request relates to your own personal data under the Data Protection
Act 2018, please email [1][email address]

 

For any other enquiry, please visit the University’s contact pages to help
you redirect your email: [2]https://www.hud.ac.uk/contact/

 

Yours sincerely,

 

The Information Governance Officer

University of Huddersfield inspiring global professionals.

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Freedom of Information requests, University of Huddersfield

Good morning,

 

Our response to your request for information dated 3 March 2021 is
provided below.

 

Please note that the University has been receiving legal advice and
guidance relation to compliance with the Office for Students guidance. The
information requested therefore is exempt under section 42(1) of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and is therefore being withheld. The
information requested constitutes legal advice and having considered the
public interest, the University's decision is to withhold the information
under legal professional privilege (LPP). Section 42 provides an exemption
under the Freedom of Information Act for information protected by legal
professional privilege.

 

Further information about the University's procedure in changes to the
material information is available on our website
[1]https://www.hud.ac.uk/registry/guidance/

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within 40 working days from the date of our response to your
original request and should be addressed to the University Secretary,
University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH or by email
to [University of Huddersfield request email].

 

Please note that all copyright in this response belongs to the University
of Huddersfield; you are not permitted to publish, reproduce, copy or
otherwise use this response, except as permitted by the Copyright, Designs
and Patents Act 1988.

 

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act can be obtained
from the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, http://www.ico.org.uk/.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Esha Goswami

Information Governance Officer

University of Huddersfield

 

 

 

 

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Dear University of Huddersfield,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Huddersfield's handling of my FOI request 'Students and information'.

That you received legal advice on the review does not in and of itself make the review exempt. It is the legal advice that is exempt, not the review itself.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Harvey Slater

Freedom of Information requests, University of Huddersfield

Thank you for your email.

 

If your enquiry is a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Regulations 2004, you will
receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20
working days, as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being
exempt. Please note that if the information you request contains reference
to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being
taken on whether or not to release the information to you.

 

If the request relates to your own personal data under the Data Protection
Act 2018, please email [1][email address]

 

For any other enquiry, please visit the University’s contact pages to help
you redirect your email: [2]https://www.hud.ac.uk/contact/

 

Yours sincerely,

 

The Information Governance Officer

University of Huddersfield inspiring global professionals.

This transmission is confidential and may be legally privileged. If you
receive it in error, please notify us immediately by e-mail and remove it
from your system. If the content of this e-mail does not relate to the
business of the University of Huddersfield, then we do not endorse it and
will accept no liability.

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2. https://www.hud.ac.uk/contact/

Freedom of Information requests, University of Huddersfield

Good morning,

I acknowledge receipt of your email dated 12 April 2021 which is being dealt with as a request for an internal review of our handling of your Freedom of Information Request, and has been has been passed to the University Secretary who will respond accordingly.

Yours sincerely

Esha Goswami
Information Governance Officer
University of Huddersfield

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Freedom of Information requests, University of Huddersfield

Good morning,

 

Further to your e-mail dated 12 April 2021, requesting an internal review
of our response to your request under Freedom of Information Act (the Act)
dated 30 March 2021, please find below my response on behalf of the
University of Huddersfield (“the University”).

 

 1. Review Process

In conducting this internal review, I have reviewed carefully your request
and the University’s response, which are summarised below:

•           Your initial Freedom of Information request dated 3 March 2021
and our response dated 30 March 2021.

•           Your e-mail dated 12 April 2021 requesting a review of the
University’s handling of your request.

 

 2. Response

The University’s previous response explained that the University had been
receiving legal advice and guidance in relation to compliance with the
Office for Students guidance and refused your request using the exemption
under section 42(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Our previous response also referred you to the University’s website about
the general procedure in relation to changes to the material information
for students.

 

 3. Outcome of Internal Review

In addition to our previous response, I can confirm that the University
published updated information on its website for all students that
explained the University’s planned approach to delivery of the courses
commencing or continuing in the academic year 2020/21. The University
contacted the students to explain the above and how to access the further
information. 

 

When considering the application of the Section 42 exemption I took into
account the following factors:

o The concept of legal professional privilege and the rationale behind
the concept, and
o The nature of the legal advice provided to a very current and live
matter.

 

Having reviewed the above, against the factors in favour of disclosure
i.e. accountability and transparency, I do not consider that the public
interest in disclosure would outweigh the importance of maintaining the
privilege of the review. I therefore consider that the Section 42 was
applied appropriately.

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the handling of the internal
review, please do not hesitate to contact me via [1][University of Huddersfield request email]

 

If you are not satisfied with this response, you have a right of appeal to
the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF: [2]http://www.ico.org.uk/

Yours sincerely,

 

Alison Jones

University Secretary

University of Huddersfield

 

 

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