Data Subject Access

The Data Protection Act gives you the right to ask for a copy of personal data held about you by the University. This includes the right to know whether any personal data is being processed, a description of the personal data and the reason it is being processed. In certain cases the University may not be able to provide all or some of the information requested. This can occur when the information includes personal data relating to third parties as well as yourself, or when the data is covered by certain exemptions detailed in the Data Protection Act.  Amongst other things, these exemptions relate to legal cases, suspected crime, commercial data, research data, management information and negotiations.

Requests should be submitted in writing and with a payment of a fee of £10. It is advisable to use the Data Subject Access Request Form as this will facilitate the processing of your request.

The University is required to provide an answer to your request within 40 calendar days. This period only commences upon receipt of the £10 fee or upon receipt of any supplemental information required to identify and locate the personal data.