Freedom of Information

What is the Freedom of Information Act?
  1. Freedom of InformationThe Freedom of Information Act (2000) gives a general right of access, subject to certain exemptions, to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, which for the purposes of the Act includes universities. The aim of the Act is to promote greater openness and transparency in how public authorities operate and in their use of public funding.

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Freedom of Information Act Policy and Guidance

Under the Freedom of Information Act, Universities such as Leicester are classed as public authorities and as such are required to produce and maintain a publication scheme through which information must be made available proactively.

Policy and associated documents specifying how requests for information held by the University of Leicester under the Freedom of Information Act will be handled.

Freedom of Information Act (2000)

Information Requests

Basic guidance on how the Freedom of Information Act can act as a tool for researchers who wish to obtain recorded information and/or data from public authorities.

To make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please email us to

Information Commissioner's Office

Contact IAS

Further Information about the Freedoom of Information Act can be obtained from:

For information about Freedom of Information or to request information.

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Request Information

To make a Data Subject Access Request, or a Freedom of Information Request, please contact IAS directly.

Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer is:

Elisabeth Taoudi, Data Protection Officer and In-House Commercial Lawyer, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH

0116 229 7640