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Freedom of Information

The information below is provided to fulfil the University's requirements under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, which promotes openness and accountability by public bodies and provides public rights of access to information held by public bodies.

The Freedom of Information Act relates to general information about the University. Information about individuals (members of staff/students/other individuals) is dealt with separately under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998.

How to find and request information about MMU:

  • Manchester Metropolitan University Publication Scheme – This is a guide to the information routinely published by the University and information which is available on the University website. The University is required to hold and maintain a Publication Scheme under the Freedom of Information Act. If you require information about the University, please check the Publication Scheme before making a formal request for information, as the University is not obliged to provide further copies of data already published within the Scheme.

  • Request for Information - If you cannot find the information you are looking for within the Publication Scheme, the Freedom of Information Act allows you to make a formal written request for information. The University has provided a Request for Information Form for this purpose. You are not obliged to use the form, but it will help you meet the requirements for making a valid request. Your request must be in writing (handwritten or typed), you must supply an address for response (email address is acceptable) and it must include your own name. Your request should be submitted (by email) to foi@mmu.ac.uk or (by post) to:

    Legal Department
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    All Saints Building
    Manchester, M15 6BH

    The University’s response to your request will be subject to the terms and provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office.

Complaints

If you wish to make a complaint regarding the service you have received in relation to the University’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, you may write to the Head of the Legal Department (at the above address) in the first instance. If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the University's complaints procedure.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone +44 (0)1625 545700