Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 promotes greater openness and accountability across the public sector by requiring all ‘public authorities’ to make information available proactively, through a publication scheme.

A publication scheme is a document which describes the information a public authority makes routinely available. The scheme is not a list of the actual publications, because this will change as new material is published or existing material revised. It is, however, a guide to the “classes” or types of information the institution is making a formal commitment to publish.

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Request for information relating to yourself

Under Data Protection Law you are allowed to ask the University for any information held about you as an individual. For example, you may wish to see your staff or student file, your library borrowing record, etc.

Request for information relating to the University

If your request is about the university rather than about your personal information you can use the link below to make a Freedom of Information request.

Alternatively you can email us on or write to:

Freedom of Information Office
Staffordshire University
College Road
Staffordshire ST4 2DE

Make a Freedom of Information request

How we will handle your request

We will acknowledge your request as soon as possible and will provide you with our response to your enquiry in accordance with the time limits set out under the Freedom of Information Act. In most cases you can expect your reply within 20 working days of receipt. It may not always be possible to respond fully within this timescale, but we will notify you if any further time is needed and tell you the reason why.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your request or the way we have handled it, you can request an internal review. You can do this by writing to us within 40 working days from the date of our response.

If you remain dissatisfied you can contact the Information Commissioner Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

Further information

You can visit the ICO website for up-to-date information.

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