Freedom of Information (FOI) promotes more openness among public authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This includes the University.

The Freedom of Information Act (2000) gives anyone the right to request to see the information that we hold.

You can get information about the University in 2 ways:

1. View our publication schemes

Our publication schemes hold lots of information about us and our subsidiary companies.

Publishing and maintaining publication schemes is a requirements of section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act. Our publication scheme includes information that all Higher and Further Education institutions must make publicly available.

View our publication schemes

2. Make a Freedom of Information request

If the information you want isn't covered by our publication schemes, you can make a freedom of information request.

We'll usually send you the information you request within 20 working days. If we can't give you some or all of the information you ask for, we'll tell you why.

Make a Freedom of Information request

Complaining about a response to your freedom of information request

If you're unhappy with our response to your Freedom of Information request, you can complain or request a review of the decision in writing to the Vice-Chancellor.

In your request you need to explain why you think we should provide the information you want.

Email vice-chancellor@port.ac.uk with your request or send it to:

The Vice-Chancellor
University House
Winston Churchill Avenue
Portsmouth
PO1 2UP

Appealing a decision

If you're not satisfied with the response to your complaint, you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office, the regulatory body for information governance matters.

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