Make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request is when an individual asks for a piece of information from a public body such as the University.

You can ask for any information the University holds that is suitable for the public to see. The right covers recorded information - emails, printed or handwritten documents, images, video, and audio recordings.

If you cannot find the information in our Publication scheme, you can make a request by:

  • Email to
  • Post to Freedom of Information Officer, Legal & Governance, University of Liverpool, Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 7ZX. 

Your request must include:

  • your real name
  • an address for correspondence (email address is sufficient).

If a request is unclear, we will ask for more information. For statistics, tell us which academic year and any other criteria. Broad or random requests that are trying to solicit information will be refused.  

The University will reply within 20 working days from the date that your request is received and verified. We will tell you the response date in your acknowledgment email or letter (depending on how you made your request).

If a request is complex, it can be extended by two months. We will tell you if an extension is needed.

We will provide the information unless there is an exemption or if gathering it will be time-consuming. You can read more about exemptions on the Information Commissioner's website.

If you are unhappy about our response, you can ask the University to review it.  If you remain dissatisfied after the review, you can appeal to the Information Commissioner. See An appeal is free of charge. 

We will keep records of our FOI correspondence with you. We do this to meet our legal obligations, to check compliance, and to monitor demand. See our Information Compliance Privacy Notice.

Page updated: 14 February 2024

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