FOI response update – where’s the information?

Sent an FOI request regarding the increase in university tuition fees and which universities will be charging the full amount; more importantly, I wanted to find out how some universities can justify charging the full amount, what measures will be put in place to support poorer students, and whether higher education institutions are risking failing the government’s proposals by effectively increasing their tuition fee amounts regardless of status, popularity or ranking. I fear if every university charges the full £9,000 this will put each university on the same par as the other, potentially risking the reputation of our top twenty. But do universities need to increase fees as a result of government cutbacks?

Here is my response to the Freedom of Information (FOI) request – I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s nothing more than a bulk response!

View my entire FOI request here

FOI University of Birmingham

28 March 2011

Dear Mr Hill

Thank you for your request for information below which the University of Birmingham is processing under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know. If a fee is payable a fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.


Freedom of Information Team
University of Birmingham


About Cuts, News and Views

The site’s author is a student at the Birmingham School of Media and a journalist for both Birmingham Budget Cuts and Sony Music Entertainment. He is a PR consultant as well as having worked for the BBC. The author also contributes on a freelance basis to The Times and The Guardian. Dean Hill is a member of The Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

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