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The Freedom of Information Act (2000) aims to ensure a greater degree of openness and accountability among universities and other public authorities by giving the public the right to ask any public sector organisation for the recorded information they have on any subject.

You can contact us by emailing foi@sgul.ac.uk at any time to make a request for information under the Act. You can also read our Freedom of Information policy.

The Act requires us to publish a Model Publication Scheme. This is a guide to the information that we hold, categorised using seven ‘classes’. The Scheme explains how we make certain information available and whether a fee will be charged for providing it.

Read our Model Publication Scheme.

Are you requesting data from several universities?

If so, please review this guidance from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and UCAS (Word) to find out how to access their freely available data.

Information not contained in the scheme

Requests for information not available under the Model Publication Scheme can be made in writing to our Governance Manager:

Sheila Durkin
Governance Manager

St George’s, University of London
Cranmer Terrace
Tooting
London SW17 0RE

Email: foi@sgul.ac.uk

In most cases we're expected to respond to you within 20 working days, though under some circumstances we may agree with you to extend this. We try to provide information free of charge wherever possible; however, on some occasions a fee may apply and we'll let you know if this is the case.

Exemptions

The Freedom of Information Act recognises that specific information may be exempt from the general right of access established by the law, for example, information that's commercially sensitive, personal details and information that an organisation otherwise intends to publish. In addition, we may not be required to provide information in draft form, or information that's no longer readily available or is difficult to access.

Complaints and appeals

If you're unhappy with our response or the way we've handled your request, you can appeal in writing to our Secretary and Academic Registrar:

Paul Ratcliffe
Chief Operating Officer

St George’s, University of London
Cranmer Terrace
Tooting
London
SW17 0RE

Following this, if you remain unsatisfied, you can make an appeal to the Information Commissioner's Office, who have overall authority and responsibility under the Freedom of Information Act:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Email: data@dataprotection.gov.uk

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