In summary

Please be aware of the implications of the Freedom of Information Act, and please make sure that, if you receive a written request for information you cannot easily answer, you immediately pass the details to your Information Coordinator. Crucially, always remember that:

  • individuals may now ask for us to provide them with much of the information held by the University, whether held at departmental or central level
  • any request in writing is legitimate, whether or not it uses the standard University request form and whoever it is addressed to
  • if in doubt refer any potential/apparent information request to your departmental officer: we may have as little as 20 working days to respond.