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Consent and Privacy Notices

As a hybrid authority through GDPR we are using “Legitimate Interest” for the lawful collection of relevant data to both our Widening Participation (WP) and Uniconnect programmes.

Why do we need this?

As a University we receive government funds through The Office for Students (OfS) to offer FREE opportunities, resources and activities for schools, to help raise aspiration and attainment.  We are required to report accurately on the engagement of children and young people from our target widening participation opportunities so that the Government can evaluate the impact of activities on the progression of children into higher education. The information provided is used for research purposes only and is stored within a secure database based in the UK.   To ensure that we continue to receive further funding to be able to offer schools opportunities for free we are reliant on your support to gain the appropriate data from your parents and carers.  Full information is provided on the documents at the bottom of the page.

Primary school data

For all KS2 opportunities, each child’s parent or carer will need to complete a consent form. Please find a copy of the University of Northampton’s 1-page consent form as a downloadable resource on this page. You will need to collate the consent forms and bring to the university opportunity that you are attending.

Secondary school data

Year 7 & 8 opportunities

For all year 7 and 8 opportunities, each child’s parent or carer will need to complete a consent form. Please find a copy of the University of Northampton’s 1-page consent form as a downloadable resource on this page. You will need to collate the consent forms and bring to the university opportunity that you are attending.

Year 9, 10, 11 and post 16 opportunities

You will need to host The University of Northampton’s Privacy Notice on your school/college website and annually within your newsletter

You will need to refer to it when writing to parents/carers about any opportunity you are participating in with the university. No consent form will be needed; however, you will need to provide by password protected email, a digital register for the event which will include the following information about the cohort of children attending the university opportunity:

  • School name
  • First name
  • Surname name
  • Date of birth (DOB)
  • Post code
  • Looked After Child – under a care order
  • Ethnicity
  • FSM
  • Disability

An Information Sharing Agreement (ISA) will be in place between the university and your school/college to allow this information to be provided to the University of Northampton (please check with your data manager or Headteacher).

Important documents

Consent Forms

Privacy Notices

Information Sharing Agreement

Online Safety Procedures and Guidance

Why do we need this data?

We have created a short animation explaining why we need students data when participating in our Schools Engagement activities. This is to be sent to any parents, carers or students who are required to complete our consent forms.

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