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Freedom of Information - Model Publication Scheme - December 2021

Under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) we are required to publish a Model Publication Scheme. The Scheme identifies seven classes of information, each of which contains a number of sections.

Under each section there is a list of documents or webpages containing information about St George’s. Some documents may be available electronically and can therefore be printed directly from this website. Other documents may only be available in paper copy. If you wish to receive a copy of any of these documents, please contact us via email

Who we are and what we do

Who we are and what we do’ covers information concerning the way St George’s, University of London is governed and how we make decisions. This includes the legal status of the university, how the university is structured, our council, senate, and committees, key personnel, and what our Professional Services departments and Research Institutes do.

Legal Framework

 

University Scheme and Statutes

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/about/governance/governing-body/charitable-status

St George’s is an exempt charity and is responsible to the Office for Students as Principal Regulator.  Information on our responsibilities as an exempt charity can be obtained from the Office for Students.

Office for Students Guidance

St George’s is subject to various legislation including Education Acts.  Legislation is publicly available and can be accessed at Legislation.gov.uk

Legislation.gov.uk – the Official Home of UK Legislation

How St George’s is Organised

 

The Scheme and Statutes are St George’s main constitutional documents.  The documents can be found at the bottom of the page. 

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/about/governance/governing-body/charitable-status

Comprised of 9 internal members and 13 independent members, Council is the governing body of St George’s, and is subject to the Schemes and Statutes.  Information on Council including the terms of reference, membership, and agendas and minutes are publicly available. 

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/about/governance/governing-body/council

Senate is the academic authority of St George’s, and is subject to the Schemes and Statutes.  The terms of reference, membership, and meeting minutes and agendas are all publicly available. 

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/about/governance/governing-body/senate/senate

Our Strategic Plan sets out we will sustain our excellence and impact for the next five years.

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/about/vision-mission-and-strategy/strategy-2017-2022/strategy-download

How the institution is organised:

 

St George’s Senior Leadership Team

 

 

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/about/who-we-are/leadership-team

Information on our senior committee’s including meeting dates, committee structure, and procedures for operating the committees is available.  Currently a SGUL login is required to access this information.  Please contact foi@sgul.ac.uk if you would like to access. 

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/about/our-professional-services/governance-legal-and-assurance-services/our-committees

Information on our Departments, Research Institutes, and our Education Centres and Graduate School is available; this includes their responsibilities and the work they carry out. 

 

Our Institutes

 

Our Education Centre & Graduate School

 

Our Professional Services

 

Established in 1996 the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is a joint enterprise between St George’s and Kingston University.  Via the partnership courses in nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, radiography, social work, and rehabilitation sciences are offered. 

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

St George’s maintains links with other institutions, enhancing our research opportunities and offerings.

Our Partners

St George’s run a number of commercial services including retail tenancies, filing, accommodation, conference and research facilities, and consultancy.  

Our Commercial Services

Where we are and how to contact us:

 

Details on how to contact St George’s and planning your visit is available.

Our Location

 

Contact Us

Student activities:

 

The Students’ Union is home to the SU Bar, SU Shop and over 100 clubs and societies.  The SU also offers welfare and wellbeing support alongside other advice.  Information on the SU can be accessed via their website.   

https://www.sgsu.org.uk/ 

What we spend and how we spend it ‘What we spend and how we spend it’ covers information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts, and financial audits. Not all the information is publicly available via the publication scheme however, we have signposted where the information is available and it can be requested via foi@sgul.ac.uk.

Information on the sources of our funding and income.  Income is generated from numerous sources including tuition fees, research funding grants, endowments, and investments.

Annual reports.  Information on income from tuition fees, funding body grants, research grants and contracts, investment income, and donations and endowments. 

 

Research Excellence Framework 2021

 

Office for Students

 

UK Research and Innovation

 

Financial statements, budgets and variance reports. 

 

St George’s financial summary provides an overview of income and expenditure. 

 

Also available are:

 

Reviews and statements 2017 –

Annual reviews 2009 –

Financial statements 2009 -

 

Annual Review and Financial Statements

Capital programs.  Information on St George’s capital projects can be obtained from our website and from reports in council minutes.

Capital Projects

 

Council papers

St George’s financial regulations set out the responsibilities and policies for financial management and control at the university. 

Financial Regulations

Staff allowances, expenses and pay and grading structures

Expenses including policies, FAQs and guides.  (Please request via foi@sgul.ac.uk)

 

Allowances (please request via foi@sgul.ac.uk)

 

Salary scales (please request via foi@sgul.ac.uk)

 

Remuneration information for senior staff can be obtained in our Annual Accounts , including the Annual Remuneration Committee report

 

Terms of reference for the Remuneration Committees

 

 

Finance arranges insurance for St George’s and provides advice and support on insurance matters. 

Please request via foi@sgul.ac.uk

Register of suppliers

Please contact foi@sgul.ac.uk

The Corporate Procurement Unit manages procurement matters for both St George’s and Kingston University.  The procurement strategy, supplier relationship management strategy and how the unit approaches sustainable procurement are all available. 

 

Information on work undertaken with the London Universities Purchasing Consortium can accessed as can information for potential suppliers. 

Corporate Procurement Unit

Procurement policies.

The procurement policy is available under ‘non-academic policies’.

Contracts

Please request contract via foi@sgul.ac.uk

Research funding

Information on research funding can be found in our annual report.

 

Details of sources for funding can be found at ‘funding opportunities’. 

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What our priorities are and how we are doing ‘What our priorities are and how we are doing’ includes information St George’s strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections, and reviews.

Strategic vision

Vision, mission, and strategy

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/about/vision-mission-and-strategy

Annual reports

Annual reports

Corporate and Business Plans

Vision, Mission and Strategy

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Education and Students  

 

 

External examiners at St George’s

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/for-staff/teaching-and-student-experience/external-examiners

Academic Quality and Standards.  Links to information on St George’s current internal procedures for assuring academic quality.

 

includes information such as our monitoring and review process, roles, responsibilities and the authority of different bodies within St George’s involved in program approval and review. 

Quality Manual – procedures to ensure the quality and standards of the awards we confer.

 

Periodic Review and Other Quality Assurance Reports – results of reviews carried out by an independent panel of our programmes to ensures they are relevant, up to date, adequately resourced and continue to meet the needs of students and employers. 

 

Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee (QAEC) – QAEC is a sub-committee of the Senate; and its purpose is to develop and evaluate our quality assurance processes.  Agendas and minutes and the terms of reference can be accessed here. 

 

 

Government and Regulatory Reports

 

Higher Education Statistics Agency – HESA (external link) – HESA collects and disseminate data regarding higher education in the United Kingdom.  Open data and official statistics.

 

Quality Assurance Agency (external body) – Institutional Audit Report

 

GMC https://www.gmc-uk.org/education/reports-and-reviews/medical-school-reports

 

Nursing and Midwifery Council Results of annual monitoring - https://www.nmc.org.uk/education/quality-assurance-of-education/how-we-monitor-education-institutions/monitoring-results/

 

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - https://www.hcpc-uk.org/ - body that approves programmes professionals should undertake to register with them. 

 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

 

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) - https://www.hesa.ac.uk/ agency that collects and publishes data about higher education providers.

 

Ofsted inspection reports can be obtained from https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/

 

 

National Student Survey (NSS)

Results can be obtained via the Office for Students https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss/ 

 

National Student Survey – Office for Students (external body) - National Student Survey - NSS

 

Data Privacy Impact Assessments  (DPIA)

Available upon request to foi@sgul.ac.uk.

 

Corporate relations – St George’s has links with many other institutions and further information can be found by clicking the ‘Our Partners’ link.

Our partners

 

Study Abroad Summer School and Study Abroad (sgul.ac.uk)

St George’s compliance with its duties under the Equality Act 2010.

Public Sector Equality Duty

 

St George’s Access and Participation Plan – aims to ensure equality of opportunities for a range of underrepresented groups. 

 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

 

Race Equality  

How we make our decisions Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations. This is for the current and previous three years.

Agendas, minutes, and papers from our governing bodies the Council and Senate, academic boards, and committees.

Council

 

Senate

 

Our Committees – includes structure, meeting dates, and operating procedures.  Available upon request to foi@sgul.ac.uk. 

 

Quality Assurance & Enhancement Committee

Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee

 

Staff consultation meeting minutes

 

 

Staff-Student consultation meetings

Available upon request to foi@sgul.ac.uk.

 

Available upon request to foi@sgul.ac.uk.  

Nominations and Honorary Awards Committee – minutes and agendas

Available upon request to foi@sgul.ac.uk.

 

Minutes and agendas of other committees

Available upon request to foi@sgul.ac.uk. 

  

Our policies and procedures

Policy A – Z

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/about/governance/policies

Student policies

General regulations for students and programmes of study

 

Procedure for considering allegations of assessment irregularity

 

Procedure for consideration for an extension to a maximum period of study

 

Academic appeal procedure

 

Procedure for consideration of fitness to study or practise

 

Student concerns and complaints procedure

 

Student disciplinary procedure

 

 

Student services

The Student Life Centre

 

Policies for applicants and new students.  Includes:

 

  • Accommodation fee policy,
  • Student selection and admissions policy,
  • Attendance and Academic engagement policy
  • General Regulations for Students and Programmes of Study
  • Refund and Compensation policy
  • Student Protection plan
  • Tuition Fee policy
  • Under 18s Admissions and Support policy

 

Widening participation

 

Management of student records: student privacy

Notice.  Available upon request to foi@sgul.ac.uk. 

 

 

Bullying and harassment

 

 

Human resources

Recruitment including:

 

  • Guidance on employment status
  • Recruitment and selection policy

 

Current vacancies, including information for applicants. 

 

Trade unions – includes the current recognition agreement.  Available upon request to foi@sgul.ac.uk. 

   

 

Dignity and respect at work

 

Whistleblowing and public interest disclosure: includes whistleblowing policy 

 

Staff development: available upon request to foi@sgul.ac.uk

 

Equality and Diversity

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/about/who-we-are/equality-and-diversity

 

Information on the institutional review race equality, our anti-racism statement, and the fair recruitment specialist initiative.  https://www.sgul.ac.uk/about/equality-diversity-and-inclusion-edi/about-edi-at-st-georges/race-equality

 

Health & Safety policies and procedures.

Available upon request to foi@sgul.ac.uk.

 

Estates Management.  Includes strategy, policies, and commercial services. 

Commercial services including retail, consultancy, and filming

 

Campus maps - available upon request to foi@sgul.ac.uk

 

Capital projects

 

About Estates and Facilities - available upon request to foi@sgul.ac.uk.

 

 

 

Complaints procedures for admissions and student complaints

Student concerns and complaints procedure

 

Admissions policy:  includes information on the complaints procedure. 

Information Management policies including records management, freedom of information, and data protection.

Data projection

Data Protection, link to the data protection policy and guidance page.

Freedom of Information

Information on freedom of information at St George’s. 

Records Management

Records management policies and procedures including disposal policy and the retention schedules. 

Information Governance

Information Governance roles and policies and procedures.

Research policy and strategy.  This includes policies and procedures, information on our Institute’s, ethics and research integrity. 

Our Research

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/research information on our people,

our research, research operations, research day, and our research facilities. 

SGUL Research Institutes

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/about/our-institutes

Research ethics

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/research/research-ethics includes our ethics committees, the ethical review process, and the Concordat to Support Research Integrity. 

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The REF is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

Research Outputs and Data

St George’s Online Research Archive (SORA)

Use SORA to access details of published research and where

you can obtain a copy.

 

Research and datasets can also be obtained via https://www.dimensions.ai/

Accessing research datasets. 

St George’s follow the FAIR data principles of findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable data. 

 

Requests for access to datasets should be made to the Research Data Support Manager via researchdata@sgul.ac.uk and information on the process can be obtained è

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/about/our-professional-services/information-services/library/researchers/research-data-management/sensitive-data

 

Charging regimes and policies.  Details of statutory charging regimes.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee details for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, includes the tuition fee policy.

 

Accommodation fees

Accommodation fees policy. 

 

Accommodation fees.

Lists and Registers

Information contained in lists and registers currently maintained by St George’s.

Information asset register

Available upon request to foi@sgul.ac.uk

  

CCTV

Security and safety on campus

 

CCTV Code of Practice

 

Register of interests for members of Council

Available upon request to foi@sgul.ac.uk

 

Senior Staff’s Declaration of Interests

Available upon request to foi@sgul.ac.uk

 

The Services We Offer This section covers information about the services St George’s offers. This include information on facilities, counselling services, and museums, libraries, special collections and archives.

Prospectus

Prospectus.  Our prospectus outlines life and study at St. George’s. 

Course content

Prospectus

 

Details of our courses can also be located:

 

Undergraduate study.

 

Postgraduate study.

 

Study at George’s.

 

Course fees

Tuition fees – tuition fees for the 2020/21 period.

 

Accommodation fees

 

Funding including loans, scholarships, and alumni discounts. 

Fees and Funding

Welfare & counselling Services and health, including medical services.

Health and welfare

Careers Service

Careers service

Sports Clubs

Sports clubs

The Student Union’s website has details of the activities and societies at St George’s.  

Student Union

Museums, Libraries, special collections and archives

Library

 

Archives and Special Collections

 

Museum of Human Diseases

Information on our conference facilities, research facilities, and filming opportunities can be found here. 

Our Commercial Services

St George’s news

News


Popular Information Requests In this section we provide links to resources that answer the most popular requests we receive.

Admissions statistics.  Key statistics for Medicine MBBS including UCAT scores, and GAMSAT scores.                          

Admissions statistics 

 

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