University student data: regsitration requirements

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Dear Aston University,

I am conducting research into the student registration requirements and its methods, at UK universities, and therefore request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would be grateful if you can respond within the standard 20 days. If you believe further information would be beneficial to suppply please do so. For example, if you have a guide for foreign students on the subject, please provide a link or attach a copy.

For all students that may physically attend the university site(s):

Q1. How many students are currently actively enrolled?

Q2. What is the requirement to digitally register for lectures or classes ie: to sign in on arrival / with what frequency?

Q3. Which technology are used? (ie. with an RFID chipped badge / swipe card / fingerprint / camera using facial recognition etc)

Q4. Do you use lecture capture to record lectures?

Q5. Does lecture capture record voice of the students as well as the lecturer?

Additional for Tier 4 visa students

Q6. Some students are required to have UK visas. How many of your students currently are required to do this?

Q7a. What is the requirement to digitally register for lectures or classes ie: to sign in on arrival?

Q7b. Which technology are used (ie. With an RFID chipped badge / swipe card / fingerprint / camera using facial recognition etc)?

Q8. How often must students registeron site at the university due to their visa requirements in addition to lectures or classes ie. weekly / monthly / termly?

Q9. To whom must students register (to fulfil Q8). Such as a university office / NUS body / Student Immigration Advice Team?

Q10. a) Some nationals are required to register with the police as part of their visa conditions. How many of your students currently are required to do this?

Q10. b) How often is each student required to register with the police as part of their visa conditions over the course of their studies? (ie on arrival once / termly / etc)

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Jen Persson

FOI Requests, Aston University

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Dear Jen

 

Our ref: FOI/1920/060

Thank you for your email of 4 October 2019. Your request will be dealt
with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be
answered within twenty working days of receipt. We will endeavour to
provide the information as early as possible.

If you have any queries about this request please do not hesitate to
contact us, quoting the reference number above.

Kind regards.

Yours sincerely,

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko

Counsel

Office of the General Counsel

 

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Aston Triangle

Birmingham B4 7ET

 

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From: Jen Persson [mailto:[FOI #609178 email]]
Sent: 04 October 2019 12:25
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - University student data:
regsitration requirements

 

Dear Aston University,

 

I am conducting research into the student registration requirements and
its methods, at UK universities, and therefore request the following
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I would be grateful if you can respond within the standard 20 days. If you
believe further information would be beneficial to suppply please do so.
For example, if you have a guide for foreign students on the subject,
please provide a link or attach a copy.

 

For all students that may physically attend the university site(s):

 

Q1. How many students are currently actively enrolled?

 

Q2. What is the requirement to digitally register for lectures or classes
ie: to sign in on arrival  / with what frequency?

 

Q3. Which technology are used? (ie. with an RFID chipped badge / swipe
card / fingerprint / camera using facial recognition etc)

 

Q4. Do you use lecture capture to record lectures?

 

Q5. Does lecture capture record voice of the students as well as the
lecturer?

 

Additional for Tier 4 visa students

 

Q6. Some students are required to have UK visas. How many of your students
currently are required to do this?

 

Q7a. What is the requirement to digitally register for lectures or classes
ie: to sign in on arrival?

 

Q7b. Which technology are used (ie. With an RFID chipped badge / swipe
card / fingerprint / camera using facial recognition etc)?

 

Q8. How often must students registeron site at the university due to their
visa requirements in addition to lectures or classes ie. weekly / monthly
/ termly?

 

Q9. To whom must students register (to fulfil Q8). Such as a university
office / NUS body / Student Immigration Advice Team?

 

Q10. a) Some nationals are required to register with the police as part of
their visa conditions. How many of your students currently are required to
do this?

 

Q10. b) How often is each student required to register with the police as
part of their visa conditions over the course of their studies? (ie on
arrival once / termly / etc)

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jen Persson

 

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Dear Jen

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko

Counsel

Office of the General Counsel

 

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Aston Triangle

Birmingham B4 7ET

 

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From: Jen Persson [mailto:[FOI #609178 email]]
Sent: 04 October 2019 12:25
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - University student data:
regsitration requirements

 

Dear Aston University,

 

I am conducting research into the student registration requirements and
its methods, at UK universities, and therefore request the following
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I would be grateful if you can respond within the standard 20 days. If you
believe further information would be beneficial to suppply please do so.
For example, if you have a guide for foreign students on the subject,
please provide a link or attach a copy.

 

For all students that may physically attend the university site(s):

 

Q1. How many students are currently actively enrolled?

 

Q2. What is the requirement to digitally register for lectures or classes
ie: to sign in on arrival  / with what frequency?

 

Q3. Which technology are used? (ie. with an RFID chipped badge / swipe
card / fingerprint / camera using facial recognition etc)

 

Q4. Do you use lecture capture to record lectures?

 

Q5. Does lecture capture record voice of the students as well as the
lecturer?

 

Additional for Tier 4 visa students

 

Q6. Some students are required to have UK visas. How many of your students
currently are required to do this?

 

Q7a. What is the requirement to digitally register for lectures or classes
ie: to sign in on arrival?

 

Q7b. Which technology are used (ie. With an RFID chipped badge / swipe
card / fingerprint / camera using facial recognition etc)?

 

Q8. How often must students registeron site at the university due to their
visa requirements in addition to lectures or classes ie. weekly / monthly
/ termly?

 

Q9. To whom must students register (to fulfil Q8). Such as a university
office / NUS body / Student Immigration Advice Team?

 

Q10. a) Some nationals are required to register with the police as part of
their visa conditions. How many of your students currently are required to
do this?

 

Q10. b) How often is each student required to register with the police as
part of their visa conditions over the course of their studies? (ie on
arrival once / termly / etc)

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jen Persson

 

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Dear FOI Requests,

Re ref: FOI/1920/060

Thank you for the information provided.

1. Please can we ask that you reconsider the referral to HESA for the number of students currently enrolled and ask that you provide the numbers in both parts of the request?

2. Please confirm how many uniCARDS have been issued at Aston in each of the last 3 academic years.

Sincerely,

Jen Persson

FOI Requests, Aston University

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Dear Jen

 

Thank you for your email.  We will consider your request for an appeal of
our decision and will respond within 20 working days.  We will respond
separately to your new FOI regarding the number of Unicards issued.  

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
Counsel
[1]http://static.aston.ac.uk/emails/sigs/au...
Office of the General Counsel
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
aston.ac.uk

 

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From: Jen Persson [mailto:[FOI #609178 email]]
Sent: 28 November 2019 00:02
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - University student data:
regsitration requirements

 

Dear FOI Requests,

 

Re ref: FOI/1920/060

 

Thank you for the information provided.

 

1. Please can we ask that you reconsider the referral to HESA for the
number of students currently enrolled and ask that you provide the numbers
in both parts of the request?

 

2. Please confirm how many uniCARDS have been issued at Aston in each of
the last 3 academic years.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jen Persson

 

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FOI Requests, Aston University

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Dear Jen

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information. 

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
Counsel
[1]http://static.aston.ac.uk/emails/sigs/au...
Office of the General Counsel
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
aston.ac.uk

 

The contents of this email and any attachments may be privileged and are
confidential.  It may not be disclosed to or used by anyone other than the
addressee, nor copied in any way.  If received in error, please notify the
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From: FOI Requests
Sent: 29 November 2019 16:06
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - University student data:
regsitration requirements

 

 

 

Alice Mineyko
Counsel
[2]http://static.aston.ac.uk/emails/sigs/au...
Office of the General Counsel
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
0121 204 4055
aston.ac.uk

 

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From: Jen Persson [[3]mailto:[FOI #609178 email]]
Sent: 28 November 2019 00:02
To: FOI Requests <[4][Aston University request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - University student data:
regsitration requirements

 

Dear FOI Requests,

 

Re ref: FOI/1920/060

 

Thank you for the information provided.

 

1. Please can we ask that you reconsider the referral to HESA for the
number of students currently enrolled and ask that you provide the numbers
in both parts of the request?

 

2. Please confirm how many uniCARDS have been issued at Aston in each of
the last 3 academic years.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jen Persson

 

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FOI Requests, Aston University

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Dear Jen

 

Please find attached our response to your appeal request.

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

Alice Mineyko
Counsel
[1]http://static.aston.ac.uk/emails/sigs/au...
Office of the General Counsel
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
aston.ac.uk

 

The contents of this email and any attachments may be privileged and are
confidential.  It may not be disclosed to or used by anyone other than the
addressee, nor copied in any way.  If received in error, please notify the
sender and then delete it from your system.  Aston University does not
accept service by email.

 

From: Jen Persson [mailto:[FOI #609178 email]]
Sent: 28 November 2019 00:02
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - University student data:
regsitration requirements

 

Dear FOI Requests,

 

Re ref: FOI/1920/060

 

Thank you for the information provided.

 

1. Please can we ask that you reconsider the referral to HESA for the
number of students currently enrolled and ask that you provide the numbers
in both parts of the request?

 

2. Please confirm how many uniCARDS have been issued at Aston in each of
the last 3 academic years.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jen Persson

 

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