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To Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment by Robert Dunn 1 February 2013
University of Canterbury Budget and Financial Reports
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From: Joshua Grainger
23 August 2012
Dear University of Canterbury,
I would like to request under the Official Information Act some
various information about the financial state of the University. I
would like to request:
1) A copy of the Universty's budget for the current financial year.
2) A copy of the Universty's budget and actuals for the last
3) If it is not revealed in the answer to (1), how much the
University is spending on communications, advertising and
marketting in the current financal period.
4) If it is not revealed in the answer to (1), how much the
University is spending on Human Resources in the current financial
5) How much the University stands to save by cutting 50 staff each
year for the next three years (as reported in 'Massive Job Cuts at
Canterbury Universities' on the Stuff Website, 01/08/12)
6) Any expected costs that the University will face in executing
these staff cuts, such as in redundancy payouts.
7) My understanding is that there is a PricewaterhouseCoopers
report that analyses the financial state of the University (this
maybe just limited to the financal impact of proposed cuts to
several courses). I would like to request a copy of this report.
8) Finally, I would like to request the ratio of staff per
department by EFTS students enrolled in those courses. It has been
suggested that some of the departments facing cuts already face
high ratios of staff to students, and I would like to see if this
I realize that this is quite a big request covering a variety of
areas. I am happy to wait for a response if an extention is
required, or I am happy to clarify my request if anything is
Although it is not required, I understand it can sometimes be
helpful under the Official Information Act to spell out the purpose
for a request. I am a student at UC, and I am interested in some of
the thinking and reasons behind the proposed cuts to staff numbers.
As a student it is hard to hear what is going on, with a primary
source of information being rumors, whispers, and converstaions
with faculty, so I am making these requests to try to see what the
From: Juliet Hamill
University of Canterbury
5 September 2012
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