Legal information & UA92 board members
University Academy 92 Limited (UA92), a company limited by shares incorporated and based in England, is a joint venture between Lancaster University, and several individual shareholders drawn from former Manchester United footballers the Class of 92 and their associates.
UA92 is registered with the Office for Students and is a registered provider of higher education in England.DOWNLOAD ANNUAL REPORT
Gary Neville is Co-Founder of University Academy 92.
Since retiring from football, Gary took up coaching and media roles as well as multiple business projects, including co-founding UA92 with his fellow members of the Class of 92. In the media, Gary is one of the most popular commentators on international broadcasters and at UA92, Gary is an active part of the team.
As UA92’s CEO, Sara has big ambitions to put the students at the heart of UA92, and position UA92 to be recognised within industry as the place to go for work-ready graduates.
With over 30 years’ experience in retail across all channels to market in the UK, US, and Europe and having led and build iconic names such as Hotter Shoes and what is now The Very Group, Sara is an experienced Consumer Brand CEO who joined the UA92 team in 2021.
DR MARNIE MILLARD
Marnie is passionate about inclusivity and talent development, which is why she has chaired the UA92 board ever since the doors officially opened in 2019.
As Former Group Chief Executive of Nichols PLC, the home of Vimto, and current president of the Board of Management at the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA), Marnie’s successful career in Soft Drinks spans over 25 years, and her involvement as chair for the CBI, and Advisor to the Board of International Trade led to her being awarded an OBE in 2018.
Greg currently holds the position of Non-Executive Director at UA92 and is chair of the Audit and Risk and Remuneration Committees.
A qualified chartered accountant and experienced auditor, Greg was a former partner and National Higher Education Assurance Leader at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) and is current Director of the National Audit Office (NAO) whilst also helping develop young people through coaching of junior cricket and golf.
PROFESSOR ANDY SCHOFIELD
Andy is the Vice-Chancellor of UA92’s co-founder, Lancaster University.
Andy has an impressive career in the education industry as the former Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Engineering at the University of Birmingham, as well as having studied Natural Sciences followed by a PhD at Gonville and Caius College, with a Royal Society University Research Fellowship award to his name too.
UA92 IS REQUIRED TO PUBLISH THE FOLLOWING TRANSPARENCY INFORMATION AS A CONDITION OF ITS REGISTRATION WITH THE OFFICE FOR STUDENTS (OFS).
The information published on these pages shows:
- The number of applications for admission on to recognised, higher education courses that we have received from the UK domiciled applicants.
- The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications.
- The number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us.
- The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.
It also shows these numbers by reference to:
- The gender of the individuals to which they relate.
- Their ethnicity.
- Their socio-economic background.
UA92 PUBLICATION SCHEME FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000, UNIVERSITY ACADEMY 92 LIMITED IS CLASSED AS A PUBLIC AUTHORITY, MEANING THAT IT IS SUBJECT TO THE ACT AND MUST MAKE CERTAIN INFORMATION PUBLICLY AVAILABLE, INLUDING THE PUBLICATION SCHEME.
Under the FOIA, public authorities such as UA92 are required to have a publication scheme, telling people about the broad classes of information which public authorities will routinely make available to the public, including information held in any form like websites, paper files and public registers.
UA92 has adopted the Information Commissioner’s Model Publication Scheme for Higher Education Institutions. The Information Commissioner is an independent regulator who enforces and advises on the FOIA and has produced and approved of this scheme. A copy of our publication scheme can be found here:
UA92 Publication Scheme
By adopting this scheme, UA92 has committed to:
- Proactively publish information (including environmental information) which is held by it and contained within each class.
- Provide a means by which UA92 can make the public aware of the types of information it will make readily available, how they can access that information and whether they will have to pay for it.
- Review and update the information on a regular basis.
The Model Publication Scheme contains seven ‘classes’ of information, of which UA92 is committed to making publicly available:
- Who we are and what we do.
- What we spend and how we spend it.
- What our priorities are and how we are doing.
- How we make decisions.
- Our policies and procedures.
- Lists and registers.
- The services we offer.
ICO GUIDANCE / RESOURCES
If you have any questions about freedom of information at UA92, or need help with a request, please contact:
Email: [email protected]
You can download the policy here.
WHAT IS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION?
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) gives people the general right to see recorded information held by public authorities. Under FOI, anybody may request information from any public authority, including higher education institutions, which has functions in England, Wales and/or Northern Ireland.
The Act confers two statutory rights on applicants;
- To be told whether or not the public authority holds the information they request, and if so;
- To have that information communicated to them.
The Act means that University Academy 92 Limited is legally required to answer all written enquiries and requests for information from any person or organisation in the world within 20 working days, subject to certain exemptions.
The public also has access to information within the Publication Scheme.
HOW DO I MAKE A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST?
You can make a request for information from UA92 Limited under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by:
- Emailing [email protected]
- Write to: Data Protection Officer, University Academy 92 Limited, Brian Statham Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0PU.
To make a valid request, you must include the requester’s real name, a valid address for correspondence, and a clear description of the information you are requesting. The Information Commissioners Office has ruled that applicants must provide their real name and requests using pseudonyms may be refused.
COSTS FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED FOLLOWING AN FOI REQUEST
Information will be made available on request, in cases where it is not practical to include on the website.
Where information cannot be made available free of charge, we may charge to cover the cost of actual disbursements such as photocopying, printing, postage and packaging and the cost directly incurred as a result of viewing information.
Any charges will be specified within the publication scheme and be in accordance with the UA92 policy.
PROCESS FOR MAKING A COMPLAINT ABOUT THE HANDLING OF A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST
If you feel the service that you have received does not meet your expectations, please contact [email protected], adding FOI Complaint to the subject line and quoting the Request ID number we issued upon receipt of your request.
Alternatively, you can write to us at Data Protection Officer, University Academy 92 Limited, Brian Statham Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0PU.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this process, you may appeal to the Information Commissioner by writing to: The Information Commissioner, Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lance, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
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STRATEGIES AND POLICIES
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Read more about our student policies and regulations.
UA92 approach to quality assurance and enhancement is to:
- Ensure that UA92 adopts rigorous processes whilst maintaining flexibility to allow UA92 to develop and mature.
- Ensure that they are fit for purpose at this point in UA92’s development but are cognisant of UA92 future development plan.
- Satisfy the expectations of external regulators and quality assurance agencies while at the same time serving UA92s and Lancaster University’s quality assurance requirements.
- Provide reliable intelligence and promote effective action.
- Promote a culture of continuous reflection and improvement to support the delivery of a superlative student experience at UA92.
- Put student voice at the heart of decision making at UA92.
- Actively and willingly supported and engaged with by key stakeholders, including employees, students, and partners.
3.2 UA92 policies align with expectations for standards as outlined in the UK Quality Code for Higher Education. In particular:
- The academic standards of UA92 courses meet the requirements of the relevant national qualification’s framework.
- The value of qualifications awarded to students at the point of qualification and over time is in line with sector-recognised standards.
- UA92 Courses are well-designed, provide a high-quality academic experience for all students and enable a student’s achievement to be reliably assessed.
- From admission through to completion, all UA92 students are provided with the support that they need to succeed in and benefit from higher education.
Quality and Standards Review is the process the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) uses to provide evidence to the Office for Students (OfS) about whether new providers applying to be on the OfS’s Register meet the Core practices of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education (the Quality Code).
UA92 underwent QSR in January 2020 as part of its application for Registration with the Office for Students.
View our report on the QAA website here.