Our Policies and Procedures - Freedom of Information Act

Policies and procedures for the conduction of university business

Information about Freedom of Information Procedures and the University Publication Scheme

Policies and procedures relating to academic services

  • Student charter

    • Hard Copy Location: Academic Registrar

    • Website: Student Charter (PDF, file size: 41.85KB)

Policies and procedures relating to student services

  • Disability statement

    • Hard Copy Location: Student Support

    • Website: Disability Equality Scheme 2006-2009

Policies and procedures relating to human resources

  • Trade union recognition agreement

    • Hard Copy Location: Personnel

  • Grievance procedures and policies

    • Hard Copy Location: Personnel

    • Website: Grievance Procedure (PDF, file size: 157.88KB) (available on-campus only)

  • Disciplinary procedures and policies

    • Hard Copy Location: Personnel

    • Website: Disciplinary Procedure (PDF, file size: 296.08KB) (available on-campus only)

  • Harassment and bullying policy

  • Policies and procedures relating to the on-going development of staff, including Investors in People

Policies and procedures relating to recruitment

 

Code of conduct for members of governing bodies

  • Codes of conduct for members of governing bodies

    • Hard Copy Location: Vice Chancellor's Office

Equality and Diversity

Health and Safety

  • Health and safety policy and procedures

  • Estate Management

    Website: Estates

Estate Management

  • Estates strategy and plan

    • Hard Copy Location: Facilities Management

Complaints policy

  • Complaints procedure

    • Hard Copy Location: Vice Chancellor's Office

    • Website: Complaints Procedure (PDF, file size: 222.76KB)

Records management and personal data policies

Publically funded research outputs

At Staffordshire University we are renowned for achieving high levels of excellence in applied research.

We promote knowledge transfer. We support postgraduate research. We engage with industry, commerce, the healthcare professions and our communities.

Charging regimes and policies

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act

Publishing Datasets for re-use:

Public authorities must publish under their publication scheme any dataset they hold that has been requested, together with any updated versions, unless they are satisfied that it is not appropriate to do so. So far as reasonably practicable, they must publish it in an electronic form that is capable of re-use.

 

If the dataset or any part of it is a relevant copyright work and the public authority is the only owner, the public authority must make it available for re-use under the terms of a specified licence. Datasets which the Crown owns the copyright or the database rights are not relevant copyright works.

The Datasets Code of Practice recommends that public authorities make datasets available for re-use under the Open Government Licence.

The term ‘dataset’ is defined in Section 11(5) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). The terms ‘relevant copyright work’ and ‘specified licence’ are defined in Section 19(8) of the FOIA. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published guidance on the dataset provision in FOIA. This explains what is meant by “not appropriate” and “capable of re-use”.