Freedom of Information 

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) aims to promote transparency and accountability in the public sector. The University, as a public body, must comply with the Act. This means people have the right to request any information held by the University.

If our published records do not include the information people need, we will make every effort to provide more information on request, where practical and allowed.

How to find and request information about the University of Liverpool

Is the information already available on our website? We make certain types of information routinely available e.g. prospectuses, who we are, what we do, 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.

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

FOI Compliance Statistics

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Code of Practice 2018, the University publishes statistics regarding FOI requests. Publication commenced in 2019 and takes place quarterly.  The next update is due, and internal review totals, will be published in January 2020.

Period: 2019

Jan-Mar

Apr-Jun

Jul-Sept

Oct-Dec

Total

Requests received during period

133 

111 

158

 

 

Requests not yet processed

27 

26 

34

 

 

Requests processed in full

106 

83 

117

 

 

Outcome - information granted in full

47 

52 

65

 

 

Outcome - information refused in full

10 

7

 

 

Outcome - information granted in part and/or refused in part

48 

17 

26

 

 

Outcome – withdrawn by requester/lack of valid name or clarification

9

 

 

Requests referred for internal review (published annually in January)

       

 

To find out more about FOI at the University of Liverpool, email foi@liverpool.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)151 794 5819.