This Freedom of Information (FOI) publication scheme highlights all the information that’s publicly available about University of Portsmouth Investments Limited (UPIL), a subsidiary company of the University of Portsmouth.

The information is arranged under 7 headings to help you find what you want quickly:

  1. Who we are and what we do
  2. What we spend and how we spend it
  3. What our priorities are and how we're doing
  4. How we make decisions
  5. Our policies and procedures
  6. Lists and registers
  7. The services we offer

1. Who we are and what we do

This class contains information on how University of Portsmouth Investments Limited (UPIL) was set up, including its legal status and contact details.

Roles and responsibilities

University of Portsmouth Investments Limited (UPIL) is a limited company, which is a fully owned subsidiary of the University of Portsmouth.

UPIL was formed in 1994 and was dormant until September 2006. The principal activity of UPIL is the provision of student recruitment services in China on behalf of the University. UPIL doesn't employ any staff directly. The UPIL board meets twice a year.

Articles of association

Articles of association are available from the UPIL Company Secretary at adrian.parry@port.ac.uk.

Board members

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Portsmouth, UPIL Board members are taken from University staff. They are:

  • Paul Myers
  • Professor Graham Galbraith (pro tem Chair)
  • Professor Bob Nichol
  • Emma Woollard
  • Professor Djamel Ait-Boudaoud
  • Adrian Parry (Company Secretary)
Contact points

For more information on UPIL and the UPIL Board, please contact the UPIL Company Secretary on adrian.parry@port.ac.uk.

2. What we spend and how we spend it

This class contains financial information relating to income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.

Annual accounts

Records of the UPIL accounts are available from the UPIL Company Secretary at adrian.parry@port.ac.uk.

3. What our priorities are and how we're doing

This class contains information from the last 3 years relating to the University's strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.

UPIL financial statements are available from the UPIL Company Secretary at adrian.parry@port.ac.uk.

4. How we make decisions

This class contains information on how the organisation makes decisions.

Paper copies of the minutes of UPIL Board Meetings and of the Resolutions of the Board as submitted to Companies House are available from the UPIL Company Secretary at adrian.parry@port.ac.uk.

These minutes won't include any confidential items of business.

5. Our policies and procedures

This class contains details of written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering UPIL services and responsibilities.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the University, UPIL is bound by University policies on matters such as complaints management, data protection and records management.

Details of these policies are available in sections 5.10–5.12 of the University of Portsmouth publications scheme.

6. Lists and registers

UPIL doesn't hold, and isn't required to hold, any information in publicly available registers.

7. The services we offer

This class contains details of services offered by UPIL, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters. This is an extension of the first section, "Who we are and what we do".

Details of the services offered by UPIL are included in the who we are and what we do section, above.

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