Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) establishes a right of access to all types of recorded information held by a public authority (which includes a university). 

Before you make a request, consider the following questions.

  • Is the information already available on our website? The University must make certain information routinely available e.g. prospectuses; who we are, what we do; and what we spend and how. You can find out what information is available by checking the University’s Publication Scheme
  • Do you want your own personal data? If your request is for information about yourself, you should make a subject access request under the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • Is the University likely to have the information? It may save you time if you check first. We must give reasonable advice and assistance to anyone asking for information, so feel free to contact us via for help before making your request.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, you can make a Freedom of Information request.