Freedom of Information Requests


The Freedom of Information Act 2000 promotes openness and transparency. The Act came into force on 1 July 2005. Under the act, you have a general right of access to all types of information held by us. The act also places a number of obligations on public authorities, including this University.

Things you can do:

Please be aware that we are currently following the ICO's guidance during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whilst we will endeavour to meet our statutory timescales, the ICO recognises that during the pandemic there may be understandable delays when making information rights requests. Please see the ICO's guidance for more information.

Our main obligations

We have two main responsibilities under the act:

Additional information and guidance

Guidance can be found by downloading our Freedom of Information Policy or visiting the Information Commissioner's Office website. If you have any specific questions relating to this legislation, or how to access information please contact our FOI team.

Need advice?

Contact or +44 (0)1332 592151.

Our Data Protection Officer is Mrs Helen Selby. You can contact her directly on +44 (0)1332 591954.