We will always acknowledge receipt of your request.
We will always do our best to get the information to you within the
timescale. If for whatever reason there will be a delay we will always keep
you informed and set a new deadline.
The University aims to comply fully with its obligations under the Data
Protection Act 1998 (DPA), the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) and the
Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). The Information Assurance Manager has
responsibility for ensuring compliance with the legislation.
You should contact the Freedom of Information Team if you have any concerns at
all about any aspect of the management of personal data by the University,
including your right to access data about you, or if you feel the service
you receive as part of an FOI or EIR request doesn’t meet your expectations
or our aims of providing a simple, efficient and effective service.
If you still feel your complaint has not been dealt with sufficiently,
there are two courses of action open to you. You can either make an internal
complaint using the University’s complaints procedures or go directly to the
Information Commissioner, the independent body that oversees the Act.
SU Advice provides independent advice, support and guidance and representatives are permitted to accompany students to meetings at any stage of the complaints procedure.
The Student Services Hub can also direct you to the Student Progress Team that can advise you on the Academic Offences Procedures, or to any other relevant support and wellbeing services that may be required. Please note that the complaints procedure is an internal process and does not have the same degree of formality as a court of law. It is not normally permitted for students to be legally represented at investigative meetings that form part of the complaints procedure.
If you have a disability or an ongoing medical condition, and you are having difficulties in taking part in these procedures, then we can also consider making individual arrangements for you. To find out if this is available for you, please contact the Student Wellbeing and Disability Service via the Student Services Hub.
Freedom of Information TeamInformation is available on request.