Make the student service fee rise information publically available

K Gillies made this Official Information request to University of Otago

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From: K Gillies

Dear University of Otago,

On October 12th 2017 Lillian Ward made three requests to the a University of Otago for information on the student service fee increase. These requests were responded to by sending her the information privately.

I ask that the same
information that was responded to by post be made available online publically for all to read, as it is a matter of public interest.

Yours faithfully,

K Gillies

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University of Otago

Attachment 171010 University Council minutes Pt 1.pdf
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Attachment 05 2018 Compulsory Student Services Fees.pdf
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Please see below and attached the information provided to Lilian Ward in October 2017.

"Dear Lillian

I respond to your three requests for information, one dated 11 October 2017 and two dated 12 October 2017.

In response to your request relating to the most recent University Council meeting (12 October 2017), I attach the Part 1 Minutes of the 10 October 2017 meeting. I advise that there has been no discussion of student services fees and domestic tuition fees at previous Council meetings in 2017.

The information relating to your request for financial reporting on the Compulsory Student Services Fee (12 October 2017) is publicly available in the University’s Annual Reports which can be found at Information relating to the Compulsory Student Services Fee has been reported on from 2012 – 2016. Prior to 2012 there was no requirement to report on the Fee and this information is not readily available. Financial reporting on the 2017 Fee will be included in the 2017 Annual Report which will be published in the first quarter of 2018.

The information on how the student services fee was allocated in 2017 and the proposed changes for 2018 (11 October 2017) are included in the attached Council Agenda paper on Compulsory Student Services Fees."


Jan Flood

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