Data Protection

Data Protection notification

The Information Commissioner maintains a public register of organisations that use personal data. The University has an entry on this register which specifies the main types of data we hold (for example, personal details, education and training info), the main purposes for which we use the data (for example, HR administration, student and staff support services, education and research, and so on) and those to whom it may be disclosed (for example, funding councils, central government).

The University's Registration Number is Z6290890. Our registration is renewable annually, although we can make additions or changes to it at any time, (for example, if we start to process a new type of data).

In practice most routine uses of personal data by staff will be covered by our Registration. However, if you are processing any data (for example, maintaining a database or running a research project involving the use of personal data) and think it may involve us handling new personal data for the first time or using personal data for a new purpose, please email the Data Protection team at for advice, and so that our Registration can be amended if necessary.

The University's current Registration can be viewed via the search facility on the Information Commissioner's website.