University bus service subsidies

Adam Hodgson made this Freedom of Information request to The Robert Gordon University as part of a batch sent to 18 authorities

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Dear The Robert Gordon University,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to know:

1. The subsidies provided by the university, to external bus companies operating university bus routes, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Any other subsidy provided
If the breakdown is not possible, a single subsidy figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

2. The expenditure on, and income from, any university provided bus services, including shuttle buses, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Bus staff salary
o Equipment costs, covering vehicles and facilities
o Any other operating costs
If the breakdown is not possible, a single expenditure and single income figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

3. The number of complaints received by the university regarding university bus services, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19).

If the data is collected in financial years, rather than academic years, please do provide the information in this format, for the last 5 financial years (including 2018-19 if possible), making it clear which format has been used.

Yours faithfully,

Adam Hodgson

FOI, The Robert Gordon University

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Gordon University | SB39| Garthdee House Annex | Garthdee Road | Aberdeen
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Dear Adam
 
F (03/04) 150320-1 University bus service subsidies
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Robert Gordon University has been awarded a TEF Gold award for the quality
of its undergraduate teaching and learning, placing it in the top 20% of
Universities in the UK

Robert Gordon University, a Scottish charity registered under charity
number SC 013781.

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