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What is Freedom of Information?

 

The University of Wolverhampton (the University) is committed to the principles of openness and transparency. We are happy to comply with the Freedom of Information Act by providing a guide to the information we make available, and by responding to requests for information.

Freedom of Information gives individuals and organisations the right to access information held by the University. Any person requesting information has the following rights:

• To be informed, in writing, whether the University holds the information  

• To have the information communicated to him/her

Who can request information from the University?

Under the Freedom of Information Act, any individual, anywhere in the world, is able to make a request to the University for information. An applicant is entitled to be informed in writing as to whether the information is held and have the information communicated to them.

If any of the requested information is to be refused, the University must provide you with a refusal notice which clearly states the reasons why we are withholding the information you have requested and making clear the appeals process.

What type of information can I request?

You have the right to request any information held by the University. The Act allows applicants access to recorded information, such as emails, meeting minutes, research or reports, held by the University.  Before you make a Freedom of Information request, please view our policies and regulations page to see if the information is already available. If you are unable to locate the information, please make a Freedom of Information request, as detailed below.