Freedom of Information Act
About the Freedom of Information Act and the University
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 promotes greater openness and accountability by the United Kingdom's public authorities. Among other things, it requires us to make known to the public, by means of a Publication Scheme, information which we publish or intend to publish.
In this context, 'publish' means to make information available, routinely. Publication Schemes set out the classes of information published, explain how the information can be obtained or accessed, and list any charges that may apply.
As an individual you will be entitled to access information from public authorities including from The University of Northampton itself.
The University of Northampton employees need to be aware of the Act and be prepared to act quickly if they receive a request for information.
All University records are potentially now open to greater scrutiny by the public (with a few exemptions).
University policy and procedure
University of Northampton Publication Scheme
How to make a request
Guidance on making a request.
Our online disclosure log provides a searchable index of the type of requests that the University has received so far.
Help for staff
The following guide is available to assist staff with FoI requests:
There is also a short DVD, Tick Tock, produced by the Information Commissioner's Office.
- View Tick Tock online.
If you require further information or help please contact the Records Management Unit.