Dear Dundee and Angus College,

I am contacting you to make a Freedom of Information Request. Please provide the following information, via the email provided, or via the ‘what do they know’ FOI system.

1) How many students, enrolled in any course at your college, have been unable to undertake assessments in the academic year 2023/24, as a result of the ongoing dispute. This should only include the number of students who have been impacted as a result of industrial action. This should not include details of students affected by sickness or staffing issues.

2) How many students, enrolled in any course at your college, have been unable to attain their final award, as a result of industrial action. This should not include details of students affected by sickness or staffing issues.

3) How many complaints has your college received from students relating to the industrial action, and the impact it has had on students?

4) How many teaching hours, in total, have been lost during the academic year 2023/24, as a result of industrial action?

Please provide the requested information, inline with the requirements under FOI legislation.

I look forward to your reply.

Kind Regards,
Ryan Donachie

Shared Mailbox - foi, Dundee and Angus College

Dear Ryan, thank you for your request for information. The answers to each of your questions are appended below:

1) How many students, enrolled in any course at your college, have been unable to undertake assessments in the academic year 2023/24, as a result of the ongoing dispute. This should only include the number of students who have been impacted as a result of industrial action. This should not include details of students affected by sickness or staffing issues.
None

2) How many students, enrolled in any course at your college, have been unable to attain their final award, as a result of industrial action. This should not include details of students affected by sickness or staffing issues.
None

3) How many complaints has your college received from students relating to the industrial action, and the impact it has had on students?
None

4) How many teaching hours, in total, have been lost during the academic year 2023/24, as a result of industrial action?
This data is not available as staff engagement in industrial action covers a mix of teaching and non-teaching activity, with some staff providing on-line learning materials whilst on strike and others providing catch up and other support sessions.

If you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been dealt with, you are entitled in the first instance, and within 40 working days of receiving a refusal notice, to request a review of the decision. Should you wish to do so, please email us at [Dundee and Angus College request email] within 40 working days. Note that if you wish to request a review of our handling of this request you must clearly state so.

If you were to remain dissatisfied following the outcome of that review, you would thereafter be entitled to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner within six months for a decision at http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Kind Regards

FOI@DundeeandAngusCollege

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