Freedom of Information

Dealing with FOI requests

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests and responses are managed by the Freedom of Information Officer, based in the Office of the University Secretary. 

As an employee of the University, if you receive a non-routine request for information you should forward it immediately to John Evans, Freedom of Information Officer, by email or telephone on 01225 383225.

Please remember there is a 20 working day legal deadline to respond to requests (starting from next working day after the request is received).

Please do not attempt to answer the FOI request yourself, especially if information is being withheld using exemptions, but use the following information as guidance.

  1. Identifying a FOI request
  2. Managing FOI requests
  3. Implications of FOI