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The University's Careers Services' business expenditure

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Dear Ulster University,

Could you please provide me with the following information regarding the University’s Careers Services and its business relationships with private ltd companies?

For the academic years 2016/17 OR 2017/18:

• What was the total expenditure budget of the University’s Careers Services (excluding operational costs such as salaries)?
• How many private ltd companies did the University’s Careers Service do business with?
• Approximately how much did the University’s Careers Services spent on acquiring products and services from third-party private companies?
• How much did the University’s Careers Services spend on careers literature (booklets, leaflets, handouts, etc.) provided by Graduate Prospects ltd?

Many thanks!

Yours faithfully,

Mark McCaree

foi, Ulster University

Dear Mr McCaree

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT – Ref: FOIA/18/192

We acknowledge receipt of your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, reference number FOIA/18/192. Your request is receiving attention and we hope to have a response to you no later than 1 November 2018.

Yours sincerely

Elinor Byrden
Office of the University Secretary

Elinor Byrden
Policy Co-ordinator
Office of the University Secretary

Ulster University l Cromore Road l Coleraine l BT52 1SA
T: +44 (0)28 7012 3354
E: [email address]
www.ulster.ac.uk

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foi, Ulster University

Dear Mr McCaree

Further to your FOI request, ref no. FOIA/18/192 please see response below from Ulster University.

1.What was the total expenditure budget of the University’s Careers Services (excluding operational costs such as salaries)?
£117K

2.How many private ltd companies did the University’s Careers Service do business with?
1,000+

3.Approximately how much did the University’s Careers Services spent on acquiring products and services from third-party private companies?
£6,402

4. How much did the University’s Careers Services spend on careers literature (booklets, leaflets, handouts, etc.) provided by Graduate Prospects ltd?
£1,188

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Yours sincerely

Elinor Byrden
Office of the University Secretary

Elinor Byrden
Policy Co-ordinator
Office of the University Secretary

Ulster University l Cromore Road l Coleraine l BT52 1SA
T: +44 (0)28 7012 3354
E: [email address]
www.ulster.ac.uk

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