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Correspondence regarding the guidance to students issued by Universities Scotland on 24 September 2020: FOI release

Published: 30 Nov 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
30 Nov 2020
Correspondence regarding the guidance to students issued by Universities Scotland on 24 September 2020: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000091487
Date received: 25 Sep 2020
Date responded: 23 Oct 2020
Information requested

You asked for any communications (including emails, letters, phone calls, text messages, typed or hand-written notes) between the Scottish Government and Universities Scotland regarding the guidance to students issued by Universities Scotland on 24 September 2020, and any matters connected to this such as media coverage. I would like this information from 17 September 2020 to 25 September 2020.

Response

enclose a copy of most of the information you requested. Some of the information you have requested is available from Universities Scotland Website, specifically their FAQs which was sent to Scottish Government officials.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption(s) under section(s) s.33(1)(b) Commercial interests, pertaining to Scottish Government conference call details, and s.38(1)(b) Personal data relating to third party, pertaining to individuals below Senior Civil Service (i.e. Deputy Director or above) grades of FOISA applies to that information.

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