Freedom of Information: your rights

The Freedom of Information Act aims to increase public confidence in public authorities through transparency and openness. The Act gives you a right of access to recorded information held by the University. You have the right to be told whether or not the University holds the information and if it is to have the information communicated to you.

The University has 20 working days in which to deal with your request.

This does not mean that all information must be provided in response to a request, there are reasons including Data Protection, Confidentiality and Commercial Interests that may exempt the information for being provided. If this is the case the University will explain in full why information is being withheld and you have the right to appeal.

If you wish to request information from the University please visit our 'Accessing Information' pages.