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The University's Careers Services' business expenditure

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Dear Oxford Brookes 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

Vanna Leathart, Oxford Brookes University

Dear Mr McCaree,

Freedom of Information Act Request - our reference 2018-186.

Thank you for your email dated 3 October 2018 requesting information from
Oxford Brookes University about our Careers Service.

The University will respond on or before 31 October 2018, the date on
which the 20 working day response period permitted by the Freedom of
Information Act ends.

I may need to contact you again if the request needs to be clarified; this
is to ensure that we provide you with the information you require.

Please note that in certain cases some information you have requested may
not be provided to you; this will only be information that can be withheld
by law. In these cases the reasons will be explained to you along with
your copy of any information that can be released to you.

Yours Sincerely

Vanna Leathart
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Vanna Leathart
University Records Manager
IT Services
Oxford Brookes University
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484046
Please note my normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Vanna Leathart, Oxford Brookes University

Dear Mr McCaree,

Freedom of Information Act Request - our reference 2018-186.

Further to your request about our Careers Service operating costs, we
would like to ask for clarification before we start to gather the
information for you.  This is to ensure that the data we provide to you is
as accurate and pertinent as possible.

* Firstly, you asked for the data relating to "the academic years
2016/17 OR 2017/18".  Which of these do you need?

* You asked " What was the total expenditure budget of the University’s
Careers Services (excluding operational costs such as salaries)?"  We
are not sure what you would like included in this as we regard all of
the budget as operational.  Could you tell us what we should include
in this figure?

* You asked "Approximately how much did the University’s Careers
Services spent on acquiring products and services from third-party
private companies?"  Could you explain how you define "products"? For
example, are you including items used in the day to day running of the
department like laptops and stationery, or have you got something more
specific in mind?

Once we have recieved your clarification I will reconfirm the date by
which we will reply and we will start to process your request.

I may need to contact you again if the request needs to be clarified
further; this is to ensure that we provide you with the information you
require.

Please note that in certain cases some information you have requested may
not be provided to you; this will only be information that can be withheld
by law. In these cases the reasons will be explained to you along with
your copy of any information that can be released to you.

Yours Sincerely

Vanna Leathart
--
Vanna Leathart
University Records Manager
IT Services
Oxford Brookes University
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484046
Please note my normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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