This section covers information relating to the institution’s relationship with its external environment. These include the formal reports the institution is required to provide to its funding bodies, arrangements with other institutions, how it manages its relationship with the local community and how it retains contact with its former staff and students.

By virtue of its nature, most institutions will probably find that the majority of these classes are already made available to the public in some means. Members of the public are also likely to find the same or related information is available from the external partners with which the institution has links.

Where these are already in the public domain, web links should be provided or details of how they can be obtained.

8.1 Community Liaison


This class contains information about the institution’s relationship with the local community. The information included within this class represents the institution’s approach to maintaining and fostering that relationship.

Minutes of the Young Peoples Partnership meetings Paper Free
Minutes of the Neath Town Centre Forum meetings Paper Free

8.2 Fundraising


Information included within this class relates to the activities undertaken by the institution to raise additional revenue to that provided by its main funding bodies. An example of the type of information in this class is:

trainingwales Promotional Leaflets Paper Free
Pathways Training Prospectus Paper Free

8.3 Government and Regulator Relations


This class relates to the information that the institution is legally obliged to make available to its funding and/or monitoring bodies. Such material may provide information as to how well the institution is performing. Examples of the type of information in this class include:

  • Reports/returns to funding councils, inspectorates, standards bodies, research councils, professional bodies, government departments, etc.
  • OFSTED Inspections (for FE), Teaching Quality Assessment and Research Assessment Exercise Policies (see also Teaching and Learning).

Many of these may already be published, but an institution may wish to provide links to them in these cases.

8.4 Marketing and Recruitment


This class includes publications relating to student recruitment (UK and International), including the College prospectus. It also includes information related to the learning experience:

Marketing Strategy Paper Free
College Prospectuses Full-time Students
Part-time Students
Higher Education
Return to Learn
Welsh for Adults
Pathways Training.
Website Free
Course/Subject Promotional Leaflets Paper Free

8.5 Public Relations


This class contains information that is created specifically by the institution to help publicise its facilities and activities. The majority of such information will have been created for prospective and current students, but may still be of considerable interest to those wishing to know more about what the institution has to offer and the activities of its students and staff:

Press Releases Paper Free
College Newsletters
Paper Free
Pathways Training Paper Free