Information Request

Freedom of Information Requests

The Freedom of Information Act came into full force on 1st January 2005.  It provides a statutory right to information held by public authorities.  The Act gives individuals and companies, from anywhere in the world, the right of access to all types of ‘recorded’ information, which is held by public authorities.  For the purpose of the Act, Edge Hill University has been designated a Public Authority.

If you are unable to find the information you require from our website or publication scheme, a request can be made, providing you name and address, and detailing the information requested, to:

Information Governance Office
Strategic Planning & Policy Unit
SIC Building
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP


Under the Freedom of Information Act a Public Authority is required to provide the information requested within 20 working days.  However it may be necessary to go back to the enquirer for clarification on what information is being requested. In these cases, the 20 day period may be extended.

Requesting personal information

Under the Data Protection Act, individuals have the right to submit a Subject Access Request if it is believed that personal data relating to them is being processed by the University. Individuals wishing to make a request for personal information held by the University under the Data Protection Act can do so by sending a completed Subject Access Request form to:

Data Protection Office
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
L39 4QP

or by email to:

Subject Access Requests made in other formats will also be accepted. This Subject Access Request form is designed to speed up the process.

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