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Freedom of Information


Universities fall within the definition of a public authority

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, anyone has the right to request information from a public authority in the UK. Our university Governance and Legal Affairs team are responsible for:

  • Ensuring our University complies with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act
  • Providing information via a publication scheme
  • Responding to requests for information

Finding and requesting information about our University

Publication Scheme

Leeds Beckett University follows the format of the publication scheme for universities required by the Information Commissioner's Office. The scheme sets out what information our University publishes or intends to publish, how the information can be accessed and whether or not a charge is payable for it.

Where information falls into the following categories, it is not published as part of the scheme:

  • Our University does not hold the information
  • The information is exempt under one of the FOI exemptions or Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) exceptions, or its release is prohibited by another statute
  • The information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible
  • It would be impractical or resource intensive to prepare the material for routine release.

If you have any questions about the publication scheme, or wish to request information that is not available on our website, please contact the Compliance Officer by email at: foi@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or by post at: Governance & Legal Affairs, Leeds Beckett University, Room 101, Old Broadcasting Place, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9EN.

Information

1. Who we are and what we do
Introduction

This section covers information relating to organisational information, structures, constitutional and legal information, locations and contacts.



Description and Location

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Legal Framework

This sub-section contains information relating to how the University was established and its standing from the point of view of the law.

Leeds Beckett University is a higher education corporation under the provisions of the Education Reform Act 1988 and the Further and Higher Education Act 1992

Click here to view Education Reform Act 1988

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Click here to view Further and Higher Education Act 1992

Information relating to the legal and regulatory framework within which the University operates is set out in the Governance pages of the University's website:

Click here to view

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Specifically:

The University's legal status is set out in the:

Instrument of Government
Click here to download
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Articles of Government
Click here to download
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How the University is organised

This sub-section contains information about the management structure of the University.

Organisational structure
Click here to view our Leadership and Structure

Click here to view the faculties

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Terms of reference, membership and descriptions of boards and committees are available on the University's Governance pages:

Click here to view

Specifically:

Board of Governors of the Higher Education Corporation and its committees

Click here to view

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Academic Board and its committees

Click here to view

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The University has one wholly-owned subsidiary company:

Leeds Beckett University Enterprises Ltd. is a company limited by guarantee. Its main areas of activity are the undertaking of consultancy work, the organisation of conferences and the provision of conference facilities.

Further information about the subsidiary company is available on request.









Location and contact details

How to contact the University:

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University phonebook:

Click here to view

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Student activities

This sub-section includes information relating to the operation and activities of the Student Union and other clubs, associations and non-academic activities.

Students' Union Constitution:
Click here to view

Leeds Beckett University Students' Union Code of Practice:
Click here to download

LBUSU Executive Officers:
Click here to view

Societies at LBUSU:
Click here to view

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2. What we spend and how we spend it
Introduction

This section covers financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit. Information that may damage the University's commercial interests will be excluded from publication.

The accounts of the wholly-owned subsidiary companies/trust (Leeds Beckett University Enterprises Ltd) is consolidated into the University's annual published accounts. Leeds Beckett University Students' Union is a separate legal entity; its accounts are therefore a matter for LMUSU and are not consolidated into the University's accounts.


Class Description and Location Manner Fee
2.1 Finance This class contains information relating to budgets and accounts, contracting, goods and services, pensions, salary scales and employment benefits:



HEFCE revenue
Click here to view
HEFCE
website

At HEFCE's discretion



Financial performance by operating unit and income and expenditure categories
Click here to view

HESA website

At HESA's discretion


Financial Statements for 2009-13

Financial Statements for year ending 31st July 2013

Financial Statements for year ending 31st July 2012

Financial Statements for year ending 31st July 2011

Financial Statements for year ending 31st July 2010

Financial Statements for year ending 31st July 2009

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Financial Statements for earlier years are available on request

Hard copy available on request

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Contracting
Click here to view
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Insurance
Click here to view
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Pensions
Click here to view

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Salaries and benefits
Click here to view Pay Information

Click here to view Employee Benefits

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Travel and Subsistence:
Click here to view

Information on major plans for capital expenditure:

Click here for the Estate Strategy

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2.2 Resource planning This class includes information that defines how the University undertakes its planning and resource allocation, how it regulates the deployment of resources and how it publishes the outcomes.



Financial regulations, including procurement policy
Click here to download
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Planning and budgeting procedures
Click here to view

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Strategic plan
Click here to view

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3. What our priorities are and how we are doing
Introduction

This section covers strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.

Class Description and Location Manner Fee
3.1 Strategies and plans

Strategic plan 2010-2015:

Click here to view

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Assessment, Learning & Teaching strategy:

Click here to view

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3.2 Academic quality and standards

Information on the University's internal procedures for assuring academic quality and standards:

Click here to view

3.3 External review information

External review information, including annual monitoring and review:

Click here to view

Outcome of the Funding Councils' Research Assessment exercise:

Click here to view

4. How we make decisions
Introduction

The classes in this section cover information on decision making processes and records of decisions.


Class Description and Location Manner Fee
4.1 Decision making processes and records of decisions

Membership profiles, terms of reference, agenda, minutes (unless specified) of the University's committees.

Board of Governors and its committees

Academic Board and its committees

Executive groups

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5. Our policies and procedures
Introduction

This section contains our current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.


Class Description and Location Manner Fee
5.1 Policies and procedures for conducting university business

This class of information includes the University's governing documents:
Click here to view Instrument and Articles of Government and Standing Orders

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5.2 Policies and procedures relating to academic services

This class includes information related to academic quality and assessment.

Click here to view information about academic quality and assessment

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5.3 Policies and procedures relating to student services

This class includes policies and procedures on student admission and registration, accommodation and student regulations.

Click here to view Admissions and Registration

Click here to view information about student accommodation

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5.4 Procedures and policies relating to human resources

This class includes the University's full range of human resources policies and procedures.

Click here to view the University's HR policies

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5.5 Procedures and policies relating to recruitment

This class includes recruitment policies and current vacancies.

Click here to view the recruitment policy

Click here to view current job vacancies

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5.6 Equality & Diversity

This class includes policies, statements, procedures and guidelines related to equality and diversity.

Click here for the University's Equality & Diversity policies

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5.7 Health and Safety

This class includes information about health and safety procedures and policies.

Click here to view current policies

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5.8 Records management and personal data policies

This class contains the University's data protection policies.

Click here to view data protection policies

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5.9 Research policy and strategy

This class includes information on research, research ethics and knowledge transfer.

Click here for information about research ethics

Click here for information about knowledge transfer

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5.10 Estate management

This class includes information on estates strategy, facilities management, grounds and building maintenance.

Click here to view the Estate Strategy

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Whistleblowing Procedure
Corporate Social Responsibility Statement - This class of information provides an overview of how we ensure corporate social responsibility is featured in all aspects of our business
6. Lists and registers
Introduction

This section covers currently maintained lists and registers.

Class Description and Location Manner Fee
6.1 Registers of interests
Committee members' registers of interests

Available for inspection on request

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7. The services we offer
Introduction

This section contains information about the services that the University offers.


Class Description and Location Manner Fee
7.1 Prospectus Course descriptions (included in the University Prospectus)
Click here to view our Prospectus
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7.2 Services for outside bodies

This class includes services that the University provides to external bodies:

Click here to view Services to Business

Click here to view Conferencing & Hospitality 

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7.3

Welfare and counselling

This class includes information about the University's counselling services.

Click here to view details of Counselling Services

Click here for details of Student Services

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7.4 Careers

This class includes information about the University's careers advisory services.

Click here to view

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7.5 Chaplaincy services

Click here to view

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7.6 Sports and recreational facilities

This class includes details of the University's sports and recreational facilities.

Click here to view

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7.7 Libraries

This class includes information about the Universities libraries, including opening times, facilities and services available and details of the collections.

Click here to view

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7.8 Media releases

This class includes University press releases.

Click here to view

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