Categories of information

For links to and an overview of the information covered by each category see the sections below.

8.1 General information

  • Name and address 
  • Principal Officers 
  • Contact information 
  • Location  
  • Opening hours  
  • Academic year dates 
  • Holidays 
  • Complaints 
  • Document serving (ie contact details for serving legal documents) 

8.2 Access to information

  • How to make a request for information and freedom of information enquiries contact 
  • Information legislation policies 
  • Records Management and archiving policy 

8.3 Governance

  • Legal Framework 
  • Governance Structure 
  • Governance precepts (ie compliance with good rules of conduct) 
  • Conflict of interest policy  
  • Register of interests 
  • Institutional structure 
  • Major committees 
  • Relationship with the General Council (Edinburgh Napier University does not have a General Council) 
  • General Council 
  • Subsidiary companies 
  • Honorary degrees

8.4 Financial resources

  • Financial statements 
  • Budgetary processes 
  • Budget overview 
  • Financial regulations 
  • Insurance 
  • Senior staff remuneration 
  • Investments 

8.5 Corporate planning

  • Edinburgh Napier University's Mission Statement 
  • Corporate Plan 
  • Strategies 
  • Performance indicators 
  • Planning procedures 

8.6 Procurement

  • Procurement policies 
  • Procurement procedures 
  • Procurement contracts 
  • Tender documentation 
  • Supplier contracts 

8.7 Management of research and development

  • Research funding 
  • Research quality 
  • Research strategies 
  • Research management structures 
  • Research support arrangements 
  • Research ethics   
  • Research students policies and procedures

8.8 Commercialisation and knowledge transfer

  • Support arrangements 
  • Contract information 
  • Commercialisation funding 
  • Commercialisation resources 
  • Commercialisation outcomes 
  • Consultancy services

8.9 Human resources

  • Staff profile 
  • Recruitment policies 
  • Employment terms 
  • Performance management 
  • Promotion 
  • Pensions 
  • Discipline 
  • Grievance 
  • Employee relations 
  • Public interest disclosure 
  • Staff development 
  • Staff records 
  • Staff facilities

8.10 Physical resources

  • Description of estate 
  • Estate development plans 
  • Buildings under construction 
  • Maintenance 
  • Estates indicators 
  • Environmental policies 

8.11 Health and safety

  • Policies 
  • Annual Reports and statistics  

8.12 Equality and diversity

  • Equal opportunities policies and guidance 
  • Equal opportunities consultation 
  • Equality management infrastructure

8.13 Support for disabled people

  • Disability policies 
  • Support structures 
  • Accessibility of buildings and services  
  • Contacts 
  • Strategies 
  • Statistics

8.14 Student administration and support

  • Course information 
  • Recruitment and admissions 
  • Fees and charges 
  • Scholarships and bursaries 
  • Registration 
  • Induction 
  • Examinations 
  • Progression 
  • Learning support provision 
  • Student liaison 
  • Student records 
  • Student discipline 
  • Student accommodation 
  • Graduation arrangements 
  • Student complaints 
  • Student facilities 
  • Relationship with Students Union / Association 
  • Students Union / Association

8.15 Teaching quality

  • Programme approval 
  • Assessment 
  • Student satisfaction 
  • Institutional internal reviews 
  • Professional accreditation of courses by external bodies 
  • Validation 
  • Assessments of Edinburgh Napier University's provision by the Quality Assurance Agency

8.16 Information services

  • Library facilities 
  • Computing facilities 
  • Other information facilities 
  • Major strategy documents 
  • Collections 
  • Collection strategy 
  • Open archives 
  • Other archive facilities and special collections

8.17 External and community relations

  • Alumni 
  • Community Relations 
  • Development activities 
  • Public Relations

8.18 Government and regulator relations

  • Funding body statistical reports and returns 
  • Other statutory reports 
  • Information on student admission, progression and completion
More information is available in the Commissioner's Guide to Publication Schemes, available from the Scottish Commissioner's website.