Freedom of Information 

These pages provide practical and straightforward advice on how to request information from the University under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI).

A Freedom of Information request is when an individual asks for a piece of information from a public body such as the University. The information will be shared unless there is a legal reason not to, or gathering the information will be very time consuming.

What do you already publish?
We already publish accounts, budgets, finances, information on how we are governed and our plans and policies.  You can see what information is available by checking the University Publication Scheme. Any other information can be requested under the Act.

How do I make a Freedom of Information request?
This page provides straightforward guidance on how to make a Freedom of Information request. If your request is for information about yourself, you should make a Subject Access Requests under the UK GDPR.

Will my response be handled within FOI timescales?
In accordance with the FOI Code of Practice, we publish statistics regarding our performance of handling FOI requests.

Year 19201920192019201920
Period  Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec Total
Requests received 133 163 111 101 158 150 136 153 538 567
Requests in progress  27 29 26 35 34 5 39 27 39 27
Requests processed  106 130 110 98 145 147 155 168 516 540
Outcome - information provided in full  47 69 68 46 80 56 77 68 272 239
Outcome - information refused in full  17 18 17 6 18 32 27 28 79 82
Outcome - information provided in part  38 40 22 37 37 55 43 61 140 192
Outcome - request withdrawn or invalid 4 3 3 9 10 4 8

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25 27
 

In 2020, 9 requests were subject to an internal review. We update this total annually each January.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you need further advice about FOI at the University of Liverpool, please contact Legal & Governance:

Freedom of Information Officer
Legal & Governance
Foundation Building
University of Liverpool
Brownlow Hill
Liverpool L69 7ZX
Email: foi@liverpool.ac.uk

Last update: 6th January 2021