8.17 External and community relations


This category covers information relating to the institution’s relationship with its external environment.  These include 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 by some means.

In some instances information will be exempt from disclosure where it contains personal information, or information which, if released, may substantially prejudice the commercial interests of any person.

Category NameCategory DescriptionExamples/CommentsFormat of informationFeeWithheld information


Arrangements for keeping in touch with former staff and students Examples include, services provided to alumni, reunions and events Available on website Free  
Community Relations Description of the facilities and services available to the local community   Available on website Free  
Development activities Promotional material relating to institutional fundraising objectives Current projects, details on how to donate Available on website Free Some material may be exempt as it is intended for future publication under S.27 of the Act
Public Relations Information created specifically to publicise facilities and activities. Press releases

Newsletters and magazines