Publication Scheme


The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 received Royal Assent in May 2012. Part 6 of the Act extends the existing Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), extending the scope of FOIA and amending the role of the Information Commissioner.

In October 2012, the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) published draft definitions of information institutions such as the University, should make publicly available as part of their publication scheme. As part of a joint Higher Education response, the University provided feedback to the ICO through Chris Hale, Deputy Policy Director at Universities UK.


This paper has been written following a review of the new definition document and aims to illustrate the information required to be published on the University’s website by 31 July 2013 to be compliant with the Act .

Please note that the Service Improvement & Governance team would undertake/co-ordinate the works required to move information from non-public facing arenas following approval from the relevant Dean or Director.

James Eaglesfield
20 June 2013

Who we are and what we do

How we make decisions

What we spend and how we spend it

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.

How we make decisions

Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.

Lists and registers

We expect this to be information contained only in currently maintained lists and registers.

The services we offer

Information about the services we offer: