Freedom of Information

Welcome to Edge Hill University’s Freedom of Information website. The links to the right will assist you in finding information relating to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Edge Hill University’s publication scheme, a hard copy of which is available upon request.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act came fully into force from 1 January 2005. It gives the public a right of access to information held by public authorities. The definition of a ‘public authority’ includes all universities, further education colleges and 6th form colleges. Any person who makes a request to Edge Hill University for information must be informed if the University holds it and, subject to exemptions, be supplied with the information within 20 working days.

Edge Hill University is committed to the principles of openness and transparency and therefore fully supports this increased public access to information. However, not all information held by the University can be released. The University may still not be able to release information for a number of reasons, such as data protection, confidentiality, health and safety or to protect its commercial interests. We aim to provide information free of charge but sometimes we may need to make a charge towards administrative costs. If this applies to your request, you will be contacted before the information is provided. Hard copies of documents may be available upon request.

According to government guidance, Students’ Unions are not considered public authorities for the purpose of the Act.

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