Dear University of Bedfordshire,

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

Legal Office, University of Bedfordshire

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Kind Regards 

Legal Office

 

University of Bedfordshire

Legal Office, University of Bedfordshire

Dear Ms Persson,

Thank you for your email.
Could you please clarify what you mean by "actively enrolled"?

Please note that if we do not hear back from you within 20 working days, we will consider your FOI closed.

Kind Regards

Legal Office
University of Bedfordshire

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Legal Office, University of Bedfordshire

Dear Ms Persson,

As a follow up to our previous email, could you also please clarify which academic year/years you are requesting data for?

Please note that if we do not hear back from you within 20 working days, we will consider your FOI closed.

Kind Regards

Legal Office
University of Bedfordshire

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Dear Legal Office,

Thank you for your response and request to clarify “actively enrolled" and “which academic years.”

The purpose of defining the students who are ‘actively enrolled’ is to determine the number of students who are currently using or could be using the university campus. Ie. Not alumni — ie a layman’s understanding of “how many students (undergrads and post grads and other students’ courses) are at the university.”

If you use another definition and description for this population, please use that, and I would be grateful if you can include the definition.

For timing, please use the date of receipt ie this academic year, or the most recent available data and in the response declare which year(s) it is for. Ie we want to ascertain what is the answers to the questions as-is at your university now.

Sincerely,

Jen Persson

Legal Office, University of Bedfordshire

We acknowledge receipt of your email.

 

If your query relates to a Freedom of Information Request we will
endeavour to respond to your request within 20 working days pursuant to
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If your query relates to a Subject Access Request we will endeavour to
respond to your request within 1 calendar month pursuant to the Data
Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation.

   

Kind Regards 

Legal Office

 

University of Bedfordshire

Legal Office, University of Bedfordshire

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Good afternoon,

 

Please find attached the University of Bedfordshire’s response to your
request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Kind Regards

 

Legal Office

University of Bedfordshire