Dear Heriot-Watt University,
My request is regarding your widening participation and outreach activities,
specifically those related to working with and engaging parents. I am
asking for this information to support a research project into parental
engagement in higher education.
Please send me a list of any outreach programmes or activities currently
delivered by the university or by partners of the university in which the
programme directly with parents. Please provide this information as an
Excel or CSV file, using one activity/programme per row, with columns for:
1. The name of the activity
2. Which external partner, if any, you worked with to deliver
3. The aims of the activity
4. The key features of the activity e.g. delivery methods,
format of sessions, partners
5. The duration of the activity
6. The number of parents reached through the activity in the
last 12 months
7. Methods used to recruit parents to the programme
8. Whether particular groups of parents were targeted (e.g. by
ethnic group, socio-economic status, level of education)
9. Any evidence of the programme’s success, including how
success was defined and measured
I would like the above information to be provided to me in electronic
format, as an Excel or CSV file.
If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could
contact me. I understand that you are required to
respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this
request. I would be grateful if you could confirm by email that you have
received this request.
I look forward to receiving your response.
Senior Research Associate
Thank you for your information request dated the 9^th February 2018
regarding Wider Access and outreach. We are a Scottish University and we
comply with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Background and contextualisation
As additional contextual information, matters concerning Higher Education;
Health; Scottish transport and roads are just some of the areas which fall
under the devolved powers, jurisdiction and responsibility of the Scottish
Government, not the English one. I hope you find this useful background to
your research as there will be different national policy objectives set by
Ministers across the various countries that make up the UK. Wider access
and outreach falls within the responsibilities of the Scottish Government
and more information can be read on their website.
Please see the enclosed where we have answered your questions where the
University holds the information. Where we state that we do not record,
this information, then the information is exempt from release under
Section 17 of the Scottish Act. Please also visit the websites (below) or
some of our partners which may be of interest to your research.
We thought you might also appreciate sight of our outcomes regarding
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation Index entrant numbers.
SIMD 20/40 entrant numbers
2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
No. 96 124 137 128 127 156
No. 241 322 337 321 333 342
Should you want additional information, please do not hesitate in
contacting us directly via [Heriot-Watt University request email].
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If you are not satisfied with our response or our reasoning set-out above,
you have forty working days from today in which to request a review of our
decision. Any request should be put in writing and should be sent to Ann
Jones, Head of Heritage and Information Governance, at the address
detailed at the bottom of this email. The request should:
(a) detail your request for a review of our decision to be undertaken;
(b) describe the nature of your original request; and
(c) explain the reasons why you are dissatisfied with our response.
If you remain dissatisfied with how your request for information has been
dealt with, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether we have handled your request
Information relating to your right to seek review is available from the
Scottish Information Commissioner's web page at:
or by contacting the Scottish Information Commissioner's Office at the
Scottish Information Commissioner,
Fife KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
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Finally, should you wish to discuss the contents of this email, please do
not hesitate to contact me.
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