Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act came into force on 1st January 2005. It 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 purposes of the Act, the University has been designated a Public Authority.
The Act gives two related rights:
- The right to be told whether the information exists, and
- The right to receive it (subject to certain exemptions)
A substantial amount of information about the University can be found by visiting the University homepage or by consulting our Publication Scheme. If you are unsuccessful in locating the information you require, please make a formal request for information.
Further detail is set out in the University's Freedom of Information Act Policy
and in the Freedom of Information Act FAQs
How to make a request for information
If you are unable to find the information you require from our website or publication scheme, a request can be made in writing, giving your name and address and detailing the information requested, to:
Edward Elgar Building
University of Worcester
Worcester WR2 6AJ
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the University might require the payment of a fee for recovering and providing the information, or refuse to supply all or some of the information by claiming an 'exemption' i.e. we will provide a lawful reason why we will not do so.
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 enquirier for clarification on what information is being requested or to request a payment of a fee. The 20 working day period commences once the clarification is received and/or the fee paid.
Further information regarding the Freedom of Information Act is available on the Information Commissioners website