The University's Careers Services' business expenditure

Mark McCaree made this Freedom of Information request to University of Winchester

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Dear University of Winchester,

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

Joseph.Dilger, University of Winchester

Dear Mark,

 

Further to your 4 October 2018 FOI request below, please see below the
University’s response here.

 

I am sorry for the delay in answering this request, but my counting of the
days and time limit is that we are (as of today 1 November) just within
the 20 working days’ limit (which starts the working day after request
receipt).

Best wishes,

Joe Dilger CIPP/E CIPM

GDPR Project Lead and Interim Data Protection Officer.

Ext. 7670.

 

The University of Winchester.

 

Tel: 01962 827 670.

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

 

 

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I’ve had a look at this request and below in red are my answers.

 

For the academic year 2017/18:

 

•             What was the total expenditure budget of the University’s
Careers Services (excluding operational costs such as salaries)?  For
2017/18 our budget, excluding salaries, was £44,550.00

•             How many private ltd companies did the University’s Careers
Service do business with? None that I can think of

•             Approximately how much did the University’s Careers Services
spent on acquiring products and services from third-party private
companies? We spent approximately £6,000 on marketing materials including
posters, flyers and banners, which were all printed externally

•             How much did the University’s Careers Services spend on
careers literature (booklets, leaflets, handouts, etc.) provided by
Graduate Prospects ltd? £720.00 (this is our subscription to the Higher
Education Careers Services Unit which includes free Graduate Prospects
booklets for students, and the use of a job vacancy handling website
called Prospects Net)

 

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