Records Management

Records management is the systematic management of all records in all formats, and the information or data that they contain.

Manchester Metropolitan University recognises that effective management of its records and information supports compliance with the legal obligations to which the University is subject, including the General Data Protection Regulation, Data Protection Act 2018 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The University is committed to establishing and maintaining a records management framework that will allow management of records throughout their lifecycle. This framework will consist of a Records Management Policy, Records Management Standards and a suite of guidance documents providing practical advice.

The University’s records management function forms a part of the Information Governance function, along with Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Information Security. 

Records management policy

View the University’s retention and disposal schedule.

The Records Management Standards and guidance documents are intended for internal use and are available to staff on the Records Management pages of the intranet.

Any further information or guidance can be requested by emailing

Records Management