Information Governance

The University Publication Scheme


About the Publication Scheme

As part of our obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, the University produces a a Publication Scheme which details the types of information the University routinely provides to the public and how the public may access the information. It includes things like what the the University does, what it spends money on etc.

The purpose of the Publication Scheme is to assist the public in finding information held by public authorities and remove the requirement to make a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Scheme is based upon the model publication scheme developed by the Information Commissioner and adopted by all public sector organisations from 1 January 2009.

As part of the model, public authorities must produce a guide to the specific information they hold and which is contained within any of the scheme's seven classes. This document is intended to serve as that guide.

Access to the University's Publication Scheme is made without charge. The University does, however reserve the right to charge a fee for providing access to any of the information within each class, particularly if a large amount of hardcopy information is requested.

The University also has designated members of staff responsible for Freedom of Information. These people are based in the Information Governance Team , Tel: 0161 295 3152. Email: foi@salford.ac.uk.

Most information is available online, however in a few cases, information may only be available in hard copy. If you cannot find the information you are looking for and it falls under one of the headings outlined in the Scheme, please contact us using the details above and we will normally provide you with the information requested within 20 working days.


The University Publication Scheme 2011

1. Who we are and what we do

Legal framework

The University charter and statutes is listed on the University Governance web pages: http://www.governance.salford.ac.uk

How the institution is organised
TThe Corporate and Governance areas of the University web pages provides information on how the University is structured and organised:

http://www.corporate.salford.ac.uk

http://www.governance.salford.ac.uk/

Lists of faculties and schools and support divisions can also be found on the main University web pages: http://www.salford.ac.uk/

Location and contact details
University location and contact details can be found on the main University web pages.

Student activities
Information relating to student activities can be located on the Students' Union website:
http://www.salfordstudents.com

Lists of and information relating to organisations it works in partnership with and any companies wholly owned by it
Details of the Collaborative Provision Panel and related procedures can be found on the following pages
http://www.governance.salford.ac.uk/page/collaborative

http://www.governance.salford.ac.uk/cms/resources/uploads/File/AQA/Collaborative_Provision_Procedures.pdf


2. What we spend and how we spend it

Funding/Income
Funding and income information can be found on the Finance pages: http://www.finance.salford.ac.uk

Financial Audit Reports
Audit reports and financial statements are located on the corporate pages of the University web site:
http://www.corporate.salford.ac.uk/annual-report

Financial regulations and procedures
Financial policies and procedures are located in the intranet section of the Finance web pages:
http://intranet.salford.ac.uk/finance

Staff pay and grading structures
Information relating to staff pay and grading structures is available on the Personnel web pages:
https://www-personnel.salford.ac.uk/display.php

Register of suppliers
A list of suppliers and supplier information can be found on the purchasing web pages, as follows:
http://www.purchasing.salford.ac.uk/

Research funding
The Research and Graduate College website provides information on the funding, grants and contracts:
http://www.rgc.salford.ac.uk/research_support


3. What our priorities are and how we are doing

Annual report and financial statements
Audit reports and financial statements are located on the corporate pages of the University web site: http://www.corporate.salford.ac.uk/annual-report

Corporate and business plans
The University planning web pages provides a variety of planning information, including the Strategic Framework: http://www.planning.salford.ac.uk

Teaching and learning strategy
The University's Teaching and Learning Strategy can be accessed at the following location: http://www.ldu.salford.ac.uk/

Academic quality and standards
Policies, procedures and internal/external reports relating to academic quality and standards can be found on Academic Quality and Standards web site: http://www.aqs.salford.ac.uk


4. How we make decisions

Minutes from governing body, council, academic boards and steering groups

Information relating to the Council, Senate and other committees can be located on the Goverance web pages. Minutes for these committees can be provided upon request. Please contact the ILS Compliance Team using the contact details above.
http://www.governance.salford.ac.uk/


5. Our policies and procedures

Policies and procedures for conducting university businesses

Various policies and procedures are located on the University policies and procedures web pages, the Governance web pages and the Academic Quality Assurance Handbook. Please see links below:
http://policies.salford.ac.uk
http://www.governance.salford.ac.uk/
http://www.governance.salford.ac.uk/page/academic_handbook

Procedures for the running of the The Library can be found on the following page:
http://www.library.salford.ac.uk/policies/

Procedures and policies relating to academic services
Various procedures and policies relating to academic services can be found at the following locations on the University website:

Policies and procedures pages
http://policies.salford.ac.uk

Academic Handbook
http://www.governance.salford.ac.uk/page/academic_handbook

Isite, Student Information and Guidance pages
http://www.isite.salford.ac.uk

Academic Division pages
http://www.academic.salford.ac.uk

Procedures and policies relating to student services
Various procedures and policies relating to student services can be found at the following locations on the University website:

Policies and procedures pages
http://policies.salford.ac.uk

Student Registration
http://www.registration.salford.ac.uk

Isite, Student Information and Guidance pages
http://www.isite.salford.ac.uk/index.php

Academic Division pages
http://www.academic.salford.ac.uk

Student Accommodation
http://www.accommodation.salford.ac.uk

Banner (Student Information System)
http://intranet.salford.ac.uk/sis/

Academic Handbook
http://www.governance.salford.ac.uk/page/academic_handbook

IT Services
http://www.its.salford.ac.uk/

The Library
http://www.library.salford.ac.uk/

 

Procedures and policies relating to human resources
Various procedures and policies relating to human resources can be found at the following locations on the University website:

Policies and procedures pages
http://policies.salford.ac.uk

Human Resources web pages
http://www.hr.salford.ac.uk/

Staff development and training information can be located on the Education Development web pages
http://www.hr.salford.ac.uk/development/

Procedures and policies relating to recruitment
Various policies and procedures are located on the University policies and procedures web pages and the Human Resources web pages.

Human Resources web pages
http://www.hr.salford.ac.uk/

Code of conduct for members of governing bodies
Codes of conduct, ordinances and appointment of members of governing bodies can be located on the University policies and procedures pages. Some information is also available in the committees section of the Governance web pages.
http://policies.salford.ac.uk
http://www.governance.salford.ac.uk/

Equality and Diversity
Policies, procedures, plans and strategies relating to Equality and Diversity can be found at the following locations on the University website:

Equality and Diversity
http://www.equality.salford.ac.uk/

Human Resources web pages
http://www.hr.salford.ac.uk/

Policies and procedures pages
http://policies.salford.ac.uk

Health and Safety
The majority of policies and procedures relating to Health and Safety can be are located on the Occupational Health and Safety Services website:
http://www.hr.salford.ac.uk/health-wellbeing/

Estate management
Policies and procedures relating to the management of the estate facilities are available on the Estates and Property Services pages:
http://www.estates.salford.ac.uk

The CampusWatch pages provides information relating to campus security:
http://www.campuswatch.salford.ac.uk

Complaints policy
A guide to student policies and procedures including the the student complaints procedure can be found on the link below:
http://www.governance.salford.ac.uk/page/student_policies

Records management and personal data policies

Information governance and records management policies are available on the following page:
http://www.infogov.salford.ac.uk/dataprot/docs/

Some personal data policies may be located in the Academic Handbook:
http://www.governance.salford.ac.uk/page/academic_handbook

 

Photography and the Data Protection Act
http://intranet.salford.ac.uk/extrel/marketing_communications/toolkits/Photography%20and%20the%20Data%20Protection%20Act.doc

Research policy and strategy
Policies and procedures relating to the research policies, strategies and funds can be located on the Research and Graduate College web pages and the University Policies and Procedures pages.
http://www.rgc.salford.ac.uk
http://policies.salford.ac.uk

Charging regimes and policies
Freedom of Information charging regime:
http://www.infogov.salford.ac.uk/freedom/fees.pdf

External relations and marketing

Press office
http://www.salford.ac.uk/press-office/

Alumni
http://www.salford.ac.uk/alumni/


6. Lists and registers

Freedom of Information disclosure logs:
http://www.ils.salford.ac.uk/freedom/DisclosureLog


7. The services we offer

Course information and prospectus
http://www.salford.ac.uk/course-finder/

Commercial services (includes conference and catering services)
http://www.commercial.salford.ac.uk

Health advice, personal welfare, religion and support information is available from the student information and advice pages (isite).
http://www.isite.salford.ac.uk/

Careers service
http://www.careers.salford.ac.uk/

Sports and recreational facilities
http://www.sport.salford.ac.uk/leisure_centre

The Library
http://www.library.salford.ac.uk/

IT Services
http://www.its.salford.ac.uk,

Museums, libraries, special collections and archives
http://www.ils.salford.ac.uk/library/resources/special/

Student advice and guidance
http://www.isite.salford.ac.uk

Media releases
http://www.salford.ac.uk/news/