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The University's Careers Services' business expenditure

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Dear University of Hertfordshire,

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

Tomlinson, Abigail, University of Hertfordshire

Dear Mark

 

Acknowledgement of your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom Of
Information Act 2000, which I acknowledge.

 

I will obtain a response for you by 31^st October 2018 as required by the
Act.

 

Kind regards

 

Abigail Tomlinson

University Records Manager

Legal and Compliance Services

University of Hertfordshire

College Lane

Hatfield

Herts

AL10 9AB

Tel. 01707 286215

Website: [1]www.herts.ac.uk

 

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Tomlinson, Abigail, University of Hertfordshire

Ref: UHRFI002446

 

Dear Mark,

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Following your request for information on 3^rd October 2018 regarding
Careers Service business expenditure, here is the response of the
University of Hertfordshire.

 

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

 

The total expenditure budget of the University of Hertfordshire’s Careers
and Employment Service (excluding operational costs such as salaries) for
2017/18 was £82,600.

 

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

           

In 2017/18 the University did business with approximately 53 Private
Limited Companies. N.B. companies the University works with who recruit
our students and graduates have been excluded but all other Private
Limited Companies we have purchased from in 17/18 (including one off
purchases of any materials) are included.

 

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

 

The University spent approximately £29,900 on acquiring products and
services from third-party private companies (includes consultancy/annual
subscriptions/software licences).

 

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

The University did not pay for any Graduate Prospects materials in 2016/17
and paid a half yearly membership (Feb-July 2018) of £1035 to HECSU
(Prospects) in the 2017/18 financial year; this fee includes the books,
leaflets and handouts sent within the half year period.

 

I trust that this sufficiently answers your information request. If you
have any queries about the above, please get back to me.

 

Should you wish to appeal about the way your request was handled please
email [1][University of Hertfordshire request email] or write to me at the address below.
Alternatively you can contact the Information Commissioner
at [2]https://ico.org.uk/concerns or write to: FOI/EIR Complaints
Resolution, Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

 

Kind regards

 

Abigail Tomlinson

University Records Manager

Office of the Vice Chancellor

University of Hertfordshire

College Lane

Hatfield

Hertfordshire  AL10 9AB

Direct Line: 01707 286215 (internal x3215)

e-mail: [3][email address]

web: [4]www.herts.ac.uk

 

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