Introduction to Records Management

The Records Management Office supports the whole University in organising, storing and managing its records. As well as developing policies, including retention schedules, we offer a range of training and advice. The office is supported by the Records Management Network which ensures that at least one person in each area has a basic understanding of records management, data protection and freedom of information issues.

The Records Management Office is also responsible for ensuring that the University is compliant with the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts, and with the Environmental Information Regulations.

On these pages, you will find information on all aspects of the University's records management activity, including advice and guidance on your rights and responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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